Weekly Roundup January 30 2015

Weekly Roundup January 30 2015

WSOP Changes Main Event Payouts

The World Series of Poker announced last month that it would guarantee a $10 million first prize.  Many players voiced displeasure towards this, stating that a flatter payout would be better for the poker economy.  The World Series of Poker management took the feedback well and returned with a new payout structure.

First place will now be guaranteed $8 million.  All players that make the November Nine final table will be guaranteed at least $1 million.  The tournament will also pay at least 1,000 players, assuming 5,000 enter the Main Event.  The min-cash will be just $15,000.

WSOP Drops PokerNews as Live Reporter

In other World Series of Poker news, the world’s largest poker series will likely run its own live reporting, according to F5Poker.  It was announced this week that PokerNews would no longer provide this service.  The longstanding agreement was discontinued for the 2015 World Series of Poker after the two sides were unable to come to terms.  PokerNews will still be at the WSOP along with many other poker media groups, just without its previous exclusivity.

Full Flush Poker Reload Bonus

Full Flush Poker is offering a 100% up to $1,500 reload bonus on deposits of at least $50.  Profrb.com describes the bonus terms, that include 10% in instant cash for some deposit options.  Players earn $1 in bonus for every $2 in rake paid using the contributed method.  Players have 30 days to clear the bonus.

There will also be a $25,000 guaranteed tournament on Super Bowl Sunday at 1pm ET.  This tournament has a buyin of just $30.