Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament

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Hello, gamblers! To be honest, I was surprised by the poker news this week. Poker giants changed how their websites would work. PokerStars continues to fight with regulars, PokerOK changed its name and PartyPoker announced a new online tournament. Let’s start from the beginning of the week!

 

Rebranding of PokerOK

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At the beginning of 2019, the Asian Good Game Network announced that they would launch a new poker room called PokerOK. It replaced LotosPoker and showed good results after GGNetwork joined the European market.

Since December, GGNetwork started changing the brand and now it is called GGPokerOK.

Poker players like this platform for handy design, big numbers of chips, great support system and numerous promotions and bonuses.

Also, the poker room launches a tournament with a prize pool of $ 300,000 called Rush & Cash.

PokerOK is one of the most popular and dynamic poker rooms online. This December is full of updates and news. We would like to wish them good luck and we are looking forward to an updated version of the website.

Bryn Kenney wins Rock & Roll Poker Open High Roller Tournament

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Seminole Hard Rock Casino, located in Florida, opens its doors to members of the Rock & Roll Poker Open series. A $ 25,500 high roller tournament has recently taken place. This is the most expensive event of the festival. Event format: no-limit hold ’em.

In total, the tournament registered 45 entries, and the guarantee was set at around one million dollars. The most popular poker players were there: Bryn Kenney, Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel, Rainer Kempe, Anthony Zinno and others.

The victory took the American professional Bryn Kenney, who currently heads the All Time Money List. Throughout his career, he has earned more than $ 55.8 million in live tournaments, and he is not going to stop there.

RRPO High Roller Final Table Results for $ 25,500

  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Bryn Kenney – $354,565*
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Brock Wilson – $310,215*
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Jerry Robinson – $161,170
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Jason Mercier – $111,150
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Anthony Zinno – $77,805
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Andjelko Andrejevic – $61,135
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 Lazaro Hernandez – $44,460

This year turned out to be the most successful in the career of 33-year-old Kenny for sure. The highlight of his life was a 1,000,000-pound buy-in tournament in London where he received more than $ 20 million. Moreover, the American managed to win even more than $ 10 million at the poker tables in 2019! The phenomenal result!

PokerStars PA Cash Traffic Exceeds All Expectations

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Pennsylvania became the 4th state in the United States (along with Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey), where online gambling is absolutely legal. It was a very long way, but on November 6, the company finally introduced the PokerStars PA client.

Pennsylvanians were very happy to meet PokerStars, and high traffic rates in the poker room proved this. It works for a month, but the outcomes are really amazing, especially in cash games.

From the beginning, the total number of active cash tables on PA exceeded 400 tables, and their number increased over the past month.

PokerStars chooses the right time to launched the PA client because December and January are the most dynamic and competitive months for online poker. The results, of course, can be worse closer to the summertime (as is usually happen on all poker platforms), but PokerStars has high hopes and plans to add popular games in the lobby (Spin & Go and Zoom) later. To retain its players and attract new users, the company will also launch various promotions. Well, we wish them only best of luck and success.

PokerStars entirely changed Spin & Go

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The company continues to focus on armatures, not regulars. This week PokerStars changed the structure and grid of Spin & Go.

Not long ago, regular players were very disappointed with PokerStars because of their updates. Rakeback has almost been removed, a multi-table restriction has been imposed on 4 tables, and soon they will ban a table selection.

Spins are one of the most dispersive games on Stars, so players started creating pools to distribute winnings by EV.

There are 4 Spin & Go formats in the PokerStars lobby now:

  • Classic Spin & Go (Hold 'em Spins)
  • PokerStars Spin & Go Flash (Hold 'em Spins)
  • Backs from Omaha
  • Max Hold 'em is a Spin & Go with 3-8 opponents

The Spins were removed from the lobby for $ 3, $ 7, $ 15 and $ 30. The tournament grid now looks like this:

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Spin & Go worse structure

The stack size of 300 chips was left the same, but the blind growth time was reduced, although the fast structure of the tournaments still remains.

You can see Blind Growth Rate

MultiplierTime for blind growth
x2

x3-5

x10-25

x120+

2 minutes

3 minutes

4 minutes

5 minutes

Now gamblers will play up to 50% of Spins with blinds that grow every 2 minutes.

Well, I don't know what PokerStars wants to reach as a final result but now it looks like they change everything. As for players, they will be very disappointed but they should get used to it. Let's wait and try! Maybe it is not so bad as we expect!

PokerStars.es cancelled Rakeback for non-residents

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Despite a large number of players from other countries, the poker room decided to make some changes. From December 11, all non-residents who play at PokerStars.es will no longer participate in the Stars Rewards program.

Recently, players have got the message where it was said that Rakeback would be cancelled for players who don't live in Spain.

The main point of the letter is that non-only Rakeback but also all poker bonus offers are prohibited for non-residents.

PokerStars.es hasn't decided to ban the game completely for those who are not residents of Spain. It is unlikely that they will do it, because of significant traffic reduce.

After this decision of the Spanish Stars, many regulars could leave the room and play on other websites. What is it for again? Does PokerStars want to protect ordinary players from professional ones? Alternatively, their message can mean that poker is a game to have fun and not to earn money on.  Also, they profited from experience of Asia companies which protect their citizens. Anyway, Spanish Stars have to be ready for the outflow of players.

PokerStars raffles off two Platinum Pass among streamers on Twitch

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PokerStars have successfully integrated Twitch into their poker client. Now PokerStars players can easily connect their PokerStars account with Twitch right in the game client.

PokerStars decided to celebrate their integration with Twitch and will draw two Platinum Pass, each of € 22,500. Thanks to them, the lucky ones will go to Barcelona at the PokerStars Players Champions.

Players who have linked their PokerStars account with Twitch will be able to take part in the promotion. Also, there are just a few requirements:

  • Link Twitch and PokerStars accounts
  • Watch at least 24 hours of coverage on the PokerStars Twitch channel
  • Play at least 10 hours on the PokerStars and stream your game on Twitch

It's time to define the winners

The final day of the promotion is December 23. After this, the winners will be determined by PokerStars Twitch Ambassadors Georgina "GJ Reggie" James and Mason "PyeFace" Pye. Each of them will choose one lucky fellow who gets the main prize.

You need three criteria to win: innovation, entertainment content and the quality of your product. In addition to Platinum Pass, PokerStars are going to present streamers a computer and $ 1,000 each to their game accounts.

It is a good present right before Christmas! It is very interesting how streamers surprise PokerStars Ambassadors for 10 hours? It would be nice to join this promotion! Anyway, good luck to all the participants of this event!

PartyPoker Launches Sit & Go Leaderboards With $ 23,500

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A few days ago, PartyPoker launched leaderboards for tournaments in Sit & Go format. $ 23,500 will be raffled off every week in the leaderboard.

Weekly leaderboard work hours: from Monday to Sunday. Each week, players will score points in one of the four leaderboards.

Leaderboards are divided into four limits:

  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 low with an entry fee of $ 1 to $ 99 and a prize pool of $ 1,000;
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 medium - from $ 10 to $ 49.99 - $ 5,000;
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 high - from $ 50 to $ 119.99 - $ 5,000;
  • Poker news of the week: Rebranding of PokerOK, Bryn Kenney wins RRPO High Roller Tournament 3 High Roller - from $ 200 and above - $ 7,500.

For getting into the top 3, the payouts will be from $ 75 to $ 2,500. The remaining players will receive a reward in tournament dollars.

The organizer of this event is a member of the PartyPoker team of professionals Jaime Staples. According to his words, he began his professional career in poker with leaderboards in Sit & Go tournaments.

PartyPoker pleases us with its best tournament with an incredible guarantee again. Best of luck to all players who will take part in the event!

Those were all news for now! Onlinecasinopolice reminds you one more time: play on trusted and accredited casinos only. Do not fall into tilt and everything will be fine!

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