Sportsbook Poker Holds Poker Maximus 7

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pm7Sportsbook Poker has announced the coming of Poker Maximus 7, scheduled to start this Thursday, November 21 and run through Sunday, December 1, 2013, featuring 56 events in that time, all with buy-ins of less than $22.

The Sportsbook Poker Maximus 7 also features more than $225,000 in guaranteed prize pools total, with at least 4 events scheduled to run each day. Buy-ins start as low as $0.25 and players can use cash or VIP points to buy-in. There are satellites running around the clock for all the events, and players can even freeroll their way into several of those events’ satellites.

During the week, Poker Maximus 7 events take place at 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, and 21:00 each night. On the weekends, events take place every hour on the hour between (and including) 15:00 and 21:00.

All events on the Poker Maximus 7 schedule are in No Limit Texas Hold’em. There are 5 main events total, all on December 1, each for a different buy-in level. There’s a $0.25 main event with a $2,500 GTD prize pool, a $1.10 main event with a $4,000 GTD prize pool, a $3.30 main event with a $4,000 GTD prize pool as well, an $11 main event with a $15,000 GTD prize pool, and a $22 main event with a $7,500 GTD prize pool (yes, you read that right.)

Events on the schedule include turbo and hyper turbo events, rebuy events, and several combinations thereof. For the complete Poker Maximus 7 schedule, see the promotion’s page on the Sportsbook Poker website. $160,000 Turbo OPS Coming Up

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The next Turbo Online Poker Series (Turbo OPS) is coming up this Thursday through Sunday, July 25 to 28. Made up of 18 events, all turbo tournaments, the series features a guaranteed prize pool of more than $160,000.

The action starts on July 25th at 18:00 with a $5,000 GTD with 1 rebuy for a $1 + $0.10 direct buy-in. From there direct buy-ins range up to $100 + $9 for both the $25,000 GTD and $10,000 GTD 6-max turbo No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha main events, on Sunday, July 28 at 16:00 and 16:00, respectively. There’s one other Po Limit Omaha event on the schedule, taking place Friday, July 26 at 19:00, this one a 6-max hyper-turbo for a direct buy-in of $5.24 + $0.26. The rest of the events on the Turbo OPS schedule are in No Limit Hold’em.

Many of the events are 6-max games and some have rebuys. There’s also one heads-up event, on Saturday, July 27 at 16:30 for a $5,000 prize pool, with a $30 + $3 buy-in. The lowest prize pool on the schedule, in fact, is $5,000 guaranteed.

And is now hosting lower cost satellite tournaments throughout the day every day until and throughout the series, awarding seats in its various events.

To find the Turbo OPS tournaments and satellites in the Poker software, just go to the tournament lobby and look under the special Turbo OPS tab.

Other Poker promotional terms and conditions apply.

Sportsbook and Players Only Leaving the US Market

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Just when things were starting to settle a bit we have more online poker sites choosing to leave the US Market.

We just learned this information out and wanted to share it with all of you ASAP. Both and are going to cease accepting U.S. players and traffic as of May 1st, 2011.

Existing players with accounts created prior to May 1st, 2011 will still be able to wager, deposit, and withdrawal
. However no new accounts will be able to be created from U.S. customers. So basically it’s open an account before the end of the month or you’ll never be able to. This one hurts online poker players because both of these poker sites have great banking options and both are Mac compatible.

USA Poker Sites for April 2011

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With recent developments for United States players we have decided to summarize the current choices for US poker online.  This is not meant to be a listing of every site that allows players from the Land of the Free, rather it is a compilation of the sites that Holdem Poker Chat has confidence in and that we feel comfortable recommending to you, the players.




Sportsbook PokerSportsBook Poker

Sportsbook Poker is a financially stable company.  They run the rapidly expanding Merge Gaming software.  As the name implies, you will run into poker players who are really just sports gamblers without a good grasp on poker fundamentals.  Soft play and easy marks are what you can expect with Sportsbook Poker.  The initial signup bonus is a liberal 100% up to $1,000.  No special code is needed to receive this bonus.


Luvin Poker

Luvin Poker is the only room on the growing Everleaf Network that Holdem Poker Chat recommends.   Ladies, if you are tired of the male dominated world of poker, Luvin Poker’s player base is 40% female.    They also offer a huge 200% bonus up to $1,000.  you must enter the code HPCMAX for this bonus.


Lock Poker

Lock Poker is on the Merge Network.  They have recently signed some poker pros to represent them at live events.  Lock Poker has some of the most rewarding monthly promotions.  Cash game players will especially like their rake races and challenges.  Lock Poker offers an initial deposit 200% bonus up to $1,200.  No bonus code is needed to get this deal.


Bodog Poker

Bodog Poker is one of the oldest and most respected names in online wagering.  Their core sportsbook business insures a steady flow of less than savvy players to the poker tables.  In the new order, Bodog offers some of the highest prize pool tournaments available to US players.  The initial deposit bonus of 110% up to $1,100 is nothing to sneeze at.  No bonus code is needed to get this great bonus.


Carbon PokerCarbon Poker

Carbon Poker is the flagship of the Merge Network.  They have perhaps the widest selection of tournaments available on a daily basis.  there is usually always a tournament starting in a few minutes.  There are a few high buyin events, but with the new influx of players expect more mid and high level buyin events to appear.  their $109 buyin $50k guaranteed tournament runs every Sunday.  Initial deposit bonus at carbon poker is 200% up to $500.  you must use the code HPC500 to receive this bonus.

Sportsbook Poker Tourney King

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Sportsbook PokerSportsbook Poker announces a new tournament player competition for August. The Tourney King promotion will feature leaderboards for Multi Table Tournament players. In a unique twist, there will be two leaderboards. One for buyins of $20 or more and one for lower buyins. The top 50 on both boards get cash and ticket prizes. Also the top 250 in both leaderboards will win entry to a $20,000 tournament. Details are not widely available but I think you get more chips in that tournament for placing higher on the leaderboards.

Below is all the information. There is quite a bit of info, so read it all. this is the perfect promotion for multi table tournament players. I believe more than one Merge Network site is doing this promotion, but I do not think all of them are. I know Carbon Poker is doing it but Feltstars does not appear to be.

Are you the Tourney King?
Over $20,000 to be won

Our quest for 2 new Tourney Kings begins this August here at Poker. To show just how serious we are, we’re putting up over $20,000 in cash and prizes along with a crazy new KING accolade that you can show off at the tables.

What do I need to do?
Starting August 1st, play in as many multi-table tournaments as you can. Note that freerolls and sit’n’gos will not count. For every tournament you play you’re eligible to win valuable leaderboard points based on the formula below. Tournaments with more players and bigger buy-ins will award more points than those with few players and cheaper entries.

Two Leaderboards
We’re actually looking for two Kings this summer! We’ll feature a high limit and a low limit leaderboard to satisfy all levels of royalty:

The High Limit Leaderboard
MTT’s with buy-ins of $20 or more will count

The Low Limit Leaderboard
MTT’s with buy-ins up to $20 will count

Players will be allowed to participate in both leaderboards. To view these leaderboards now and to see your current status, click on the ‘Player Admin‘ button on the lobby screen and select ‘Tourney King’.

Over $20,000 in Cash and Prizes
Finish in the Top 250 on either leaderboard and you’ll move on to the final tournament where you could win your share of over $20,000 along with the fame and glory that comes along with being crowned the KING. Both the High Limit and Low Limit finals are set take place on Sunday, September 12th.

To view the payouts for both the High Limit and Low Limit Tournament Finals please see the chart at the bottom of this page.

Calculating Leaderboard Points
Here’s the formula that we’ll be using to calculate your leaderboard points. Only your top 25 results for the month will count towards your leaderboard score:

Buy-in: – Average Buy-in cost for tournament
– Buy-in for R/A tournaments = prizepool / (Entrants + Rebuys + Addons)

Entrants: The total number of players in the tournament

Position: Your final placing in the tournament

Final Table Bonus: Make it to a final table and your point totals will be multiplied by the following:

Place FT
Multiplier Place FT
1st 1.5 6th 1.35
2nd 1.45 7th 1.35
3rd 1.45 8th 1.3
4th 1.4 9th 1.3
5th 1.4 10th 1.25

To view both leaderboards and your current status, click on the ‘Player Admin‘ button on the lobby screen and select ‘Tourney King’.

What can I win?

High Limit Leaderboard Payouts
Place Prize Value
1 $3,000 Cash $ 3,000
2 $1,800 Cash $ 1,800
3 $1,200 Cash $ 1,200
4 $600 Cash $ 600
5 $450 Cash $ 450
6-15 $100 cash + $50k Guaranteed Seat $ 209
16-30 $50k Guaranteed Seat + $60 satellite entry $ 169
31-39 $50k Guaranteed Seat $109
40-50 $60 satellite entry $ 60

Low Limit Leaderboard Payouts
Place Prize Value
1 $1,500 Cash $ 1,500
2 $900 Cash $ 900
3 $600 Cash $ 600
4 $300 Cash $300
5 $225 Cash $ 225
6-15 $50k Guaranteed Seat + $60 satellite entry $ 169
16-30 $50k Guaranteed Seat $ 109
31-39 $60 satellite entry $ 60
40-50 $11 satellite entry $ 11

Terms & Conditions:

As a member of Sportsbook Poker, herein “the Promotion”, you are bound by the following Terms and Conditions:
The ‘Tourney King’ promotion will run from August 1st until August 31st 2010. Only those tournaments that end before 23:59 (poker lobby time) on August 31st will be eligible for this promotion. Tournaments that finish after that will NOT count towards prize requirements.

In order to be eligible to receive cash prizes, a player must have made a minimum of at least one deposit between a player’s joining date and up to August 31th (inclusive), 2010.
All Tourney King cash prizes will be paid in full directly to a player’s poker account, without any further play through requirements. Any cash prizes will be available for withdrawal after 7 days of being issued to your account, but can be played with at the tables immediately.

Any form of cheating or collusion will not be tolerated. Please stay within the spirit of this promotion and do not play a friend over and over again. We will be checking all game histories and if it looks like something fishy is going on against the spirit of the competition you will become ineligible for the prize and may have your account closed.
Any points earned on freerolls and sit’n’gos during the promotional period will NOT count towards prize requirements for the Tourney King.
Sportsbook Poker reserves the right to alter, modify or terminate the Promotion and/or these Terms at any time, without giving you any prior notice (written or verbal) where it is reasonable to do so or for reasons beyond the Promoter’s control. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility or liability for any late or undelivered entries or registrations, notifications or communications or for any form of technical failure, error, malfunction or difficultly or for any other event beyond its reasonable control that may cause the operation of the Promotion to be disrupted, unavailable or incorrect.

In order to be eligible a player must setup a real money account, which includes his full contact details, so that we can pay any winnings to his account should he win.
Offer only open to players that are of the legal age of majority as determined by the laws of the country where you live. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Sportsbook Poker, its associated companies, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies are not eligible to take part in the Promotion. Entry to the Promotion is limited to those people who are resident in countries where their registration and use of the Cardroom is permitted by the law of their country.
The company reserves the right to ask for proof of age from any customer and customer accounts may be suspended until satisfactory proof of age is provided.
By downloading the software and registering an account, a customer is deemed to have fully accepted and understood all rules, terms and conditions published by this website.
All players must meet Sportsbook’s Terms & Conditions, and Sportsbook Poker reserves the right to modify these rules at any time, and for any reason, at its sole discretion.

In case of any disputes regarding any terms or conditions of this promotion, the decision of Sportsbook Poker’s management is final.