New poker arriving this week


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Feb 22, 2001

Revamped site to offer poker on a brand new platform

There's a prominent notice on the new website that this successful and long-established US-facing online casino, horse and sportsbetting operation is "no longer owned or endorsed by the Sportingbet plc group" - a sombre reminder that the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act forced the respected British publicy listed Sportingbet to relinquish its Sportsbook subsidiary for a token $1 only weeks ago.

The time has been well spent on a highly professional revamp of the site and the introduction of a brand new online poker room on as yet unidentified no-download software. This opens at the end of this week in Beta format and will undoubtedly attract more American players appreciative of the inclusive position this private company has adopted toward US gamblers.

Twice named the "Best US Sports Book" by the industry magazine (2005, 2006), eGaming Review, has been a leader in the online gaming industry since the pioneering days and shows no sign of slowing down now despite the difficult business conditions in the USA.

The new poker service is likely to start with a bang with the first of 57 nightly freerolls that will run every evening at 9:00 PM EST and give pokerheads a chance to try out the new software for has promised nightly cash prizes, and an opportunity to win a tempting $100 000 grand prize in an exotic location.

The top 10 finishers in each of the 57 freerolls will win cash prizes and also be entered into the online “Semi-final Freeroll” which will take place on January 20. The top 50 finishers in this 570 member tournament will all be 'in the money' and those who make the top ten win an all expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl Party in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they will participate in the live $100 000 winner-takes-all finals.

The beta launch of the new poker platform has an additional treat in the form of easy-on-the-eye Carrie Ann Stroup as the dealer. Contestants can enter the Black Friday $100,000 Freeroll immediately. The Black Friday $100 000 Freeroll is one of several ways is giving members a chance to win $100 000, including a weekly $100 000 Perfect Parlay Challenge and the $100 000 Black Friday Trivia Challenge.

Taking a more general and statistical look at the impact of the UIGEA on US online poker, members on the poker message board 2+2 have been tracking and calculating the changes since the UIGEA passed, based on the Pokersitescout data.

The latest dynamic data show that PokerStars is up 2961 over 6 weeks, Full Tilt is up 2261, and Party Poker is down 3597. The total number of players at peak times across all rooms this week was 59 885 compared to a peak of 69 671 in September, leading to a conclusion that there was possibly 10 000 less players in total.

Those interested in more detail can use the following link to the 2+2 discussion: xx
I don't see how this is going to go smoothly, unless they're going to open up beta testing and allow poker signups either today or tomorrow. Black Friday is in 2 days.

Contestants can enter the Black Friday $100,000 Freeroll immediately. The Black Friday $100 000 Freeroll is one of several ways is giving members a chance to win $100 000 ...

edit: Dirty Pool. Some "FREEROLL". What BS. They can take their "FREEROLL", and "FREE TRIVIA CHALLENGE" and shove it up their ...well, you know where. Talk about false advertising. They say jack sh!t about any qualifying bets to play in the freeroll/participate in the trivia contest in that article.

$100,000 Poker Freeroll Tournament
When our $100,000 Black Friday Poker Freeroll restarts, you can win a seat to the main event through our satellites on Sunday and Monday nights and you could find yourself playing for a cool $100,000 prize pool. No buy in is needed, just place a $100 wager on that day 's Pro Football games in order to qualify.

Push all the way to the finals in February and you could be watching the Big game after raking in $100k cash--just from knowing sports. All free, just have placed a $100 in wagers on Pro Football games in order to qualify.
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