Weekly Roundup October 25 2013
Tropicana Receives Fifth New Jersey Internet Gaming License
The Tropicana in Atlantic City announced that it received the fifth New Jersey internet gaming license this week. Tropicana has partnered with Gamesys, which is still waiting to receive its own license. In fact, no software providers have received licenses yet. Tropicana joins Borgata, Golden Nugget, Trump Taj Mahal and Trump Plaza as the only five New Jersey internet gaming licenses issued as of today. This list on the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s website will be update as more companies are licensed.
WSOP Online Championships Start Today
WSOP.com launches its Online Championships tournament series today. It starts with a $100,000 freeroll available to all players that deposited by October 15th. There are 8 other tournaments with between $10,000 and $75,000 added to the prize pool. One event is held daily between today and November 2nd. The winner of all 9 events will compete in a sit and go on November 4th. The $100,000 prize pool will be awarded to the top 3 players. The last two players standing will compete live before the final table of the WSOP main event at Rio.
Ultimate Poker News
Ultimate Poker had several announcements this past week. It rolled out Pot Limit Omaha. It is now available in $.10/$.25 and $1/$2 blinds with buyins of 50-100 big blinds. It is also available in sit and gos and one daily tournament at 6pm daily. That event has a $10 buyin.
Ultimate Poker announced a milestone promotion tied to its 20 millionth hand. The promotion starts on the 19 millionth hand and is offered every 100,000 hands until the 19.9 millionth hand is dealt. Then a milestone occurs every 10,000 hands. Hand 19,999,999 is also a milestone hand.
The winner of each of these hands will receive $250. Each player seated at the table that was dealt in will win $25. Prizes double at $1/$2 and higher tables or sit and gos and tournaments with a buyin of $20 or more.
The 20 millionth hand will award $1,000 to the winner and $100 to every player that was dealt in the hand. Prizes are also doubled for this hand in games of $1/$2 and higher, as well as tournaments and sit and gos with a buyin of $20 or more.
Ultimate Poker also announced that the Ultimate Poker Championship will return on November 2nd. There are 13 events spreads across 8 days with a combined $300,000 prize pool. One event will be Pot Limit Omaha. The actual schedule has not yet been released.