Weekly Roundup August 9 2013

Weekly Roundup August 9 2013

Bovada Launches Zone Poker

Bovada launched Zone Poker this week.  It is a new game where players that fold are immediately taken to a new table instead of having to wait for the completion of the hand.  This can increase the number of hands played by as much as 400%.  Each table draws a new set of players.  Like the standard Bovada tables, Zone Poker is anonymous.  It is currently only available in No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha at $.02/$.05 and $.05/$.10 blinds.  Higher limits will be added as demand increases.  This is the first fast fold option available to U.S. players since Full Tilt Poker left the market on April 15, 2011.

U.S. Poker Bonuses

There are several bonuses available to U.S. online poker players.  Americas Cardroom and True Poker are offering a 50% up to $300 reload bonus.  The bonus code is FAST300.  It clears at a rate of 24 Benefit Points for every $1 in bonus.  It releases in $5 increments and expires after 45 days.  The bonus offer may be claimed between now and August 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

Carbon Poker is offering a 100% up to $1,000 reload bonus.  The bonus code is AUG1000PK.  The bonus clears at a rate of 150 VIP Points for every $1 in bonus and releases in $5 increments.  Any portion of the bonus that has not been cleared in 90 days will expire.  A withdrawal request will also cancel any pending bonus.  This offer is available between now and August 16, 2013.

Ultimate Poker is offering a $25 bonus to all players that provide it with their Boarding Pass number.  Players must make a deposit by 11:59PM PT on August 31, 2013.  The bonus will be awarded on September 3, 2013 to all players that have been dealt into 100 raked hands since making a deposit and have added their Boarding Pass information to their Ultimate Poker account.  The Boarding Pass is the the player’s card used by Station Casinos.  It appears that it will be tied into Ultimate Poker’s VIP program.

Winning Poker Network Peak Traffic is Now Second Largest in U.S. Online Poker

The Winning Poker Network’s peak traffic is now the second highest in all of U.S. online poker according to PokerScout.  It passed both Merge Gaming and Revolution Gaming this week.  This could be attributed to the network adding over $50,000 in prizes to its August monthly points race known as TheBeast.

(Updated 8/10: Last two sentences removed and title of last paragraph corrected)