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Dusk Till Dawn’s popular Grand Prix launches today

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Feb 3, 2014
The tournament is split over eight Day 1’s: four ONLINE (Monday – Thursday) and a total four LIVE flights split over Friday (1pm & 6pm) and Saturday (1pm & 6pm). The £50 buy-in appeals to all bankrolls and gives everyone the chance to qualify or buy in directly. £5 online satellites on Dusk Till Dawn have already qualified over 500 players. These players are automatically eligible for the Golden Chip Promotion. If they reach the final table with the Golden Chip in play they will win a £2,000 VIP package for the UKIPT at Dusk Till Dawn which is guaranteed at £1Million.
Schedule:

DAY 1′s:

- Monday 3rd Feb (Online) – 8pm

- Tuesday 4th Feb (Online) – 8pm

- Wednesday 5th Feb (Online) – 8pm

- Thursday 6th Feb (Online) – 8pm

- Friday 7th Feb (Live) – 1pm

- Friday 7th Feb (Live) – 6pm

- Saturday 8th Feb (Live) – 1pm

- Saturday 8th Feb (Live) – 6pm

Late Reg available for 3 levels & Re-entry for 6 levels

DAY 2:

Sunday 9th Feb (Live) – 1pm

Structure:

Starting stack – 20,000

Levels – 12 min online/30 min live (40 mins day 2)

Day 1’s – 16 levels played

Re-entry – 1 RE per flight + future Day 1′s

*Players may play multiple Day 1’s taking their highest stack into Day 2*

DTD Statement:

‘This is our tenth Grand Prix now, it seems like yesterday we hosted the first. Our Grand Prix’s are all about grassroots poker and giving some of our lower bankroll players their shot at a big score. This time if you consider the included seats and Golden Chips Promo we are potentially looking at seeing a £5 qualifier win a five figure score, Sky UK Poker Championship and a UKIPT £1Million GTD seat.

We are also doing loads of fun promos for our Poker League players, through social media and our online software. We try to make it as fun and appealing to everyone and that’s what makes it so unique.’

Satellites:

DTD have qualified over 500 players so far, each of which has won a Golden Chip entry.

£5 Golden Chip satellites are running until Friday with a minimum 10 seats GTD in each

Buy-in:

Buy in is only accepted through the Dusk Till Dawn online client and is £50+£10.

Download the software here »
Create a new account (if you don’t already have one)
Deposit £60 via the cashier (bottom right) – RECEIVE A FREE £5 MEGA SAT TOKEN JUST FOR MAKING 1ST DEPOSIT
Search DUSK TILL DAWN > GRAND PRIX
Choose the Day 1 of your choice (please note live day 1 start times show as 1 hour before)
ONLINE – Day 1′s play 16 levels and players carry their chips through to Day 2 (Sunday 1pm)
*LIVE – Simply let cash desk know when you arrive (bring photo ID if first DTD visit) play 16 levels and players carry their chips through to Day 2 (Sunday 1pm)

*Please note players can use our terminals on Friday & Saturday to register online for the live day 1′s*

Useful links:

Dusk Till Dawn Grand Prix:

http://www.dusktilldawnpoker.com/news/grand-prix/2390

The UK Poker Championships:

http://www.dusktilldawnpoker.com/news/the-sky-poker-uk-poker-championships/2380

Oct 10, 2012

$184 MILLION ON ITS WAY BACK TO FULL TILT

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Poker Stars revealed details of its plan to repay $184 million to former customers of Full Tilt Poker outside of the United States of America and announced that Full Tilt Poker.com will re-launch during the first week of November.
Poker Stars has been working with regulators in all relevant jurisdictions to ensure that repayment is conducted in strict compliance with local regulatory requirements that ensure the security of player accounts and confirmation of the rightful ownership of those accounts.
Depending upon their jurisdiction, players will follow slightly different processes for accessing their funds.
•    France, Spain, Denmark, Estonia and Belgium:  In order to comply with local regulations, former Full Tilt Poker players will be repaid through the locally-licensed Poker Stars platform.  Players will ‘pair’ a Poker Stars account with their Full Tilt account allowing them to withdraw or use their balances on the licensed Poker Stars site.
•    In Italy, Poker Stars is working with regulators to determine the appropriate process to ensure compliance with local regulations.  Those details will be announced as soon as possible.
•    In all other markets (with the exception of the USA), Full Tilt Poker players will have full access to their accounts when www.Full Tilt Poker.com re-launches during the first week of November.
Poker Stars received the assets of Full Tilt Poker this summer under a wide-ranging agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice.  As part of that agreement, Poker Stars committed to repaying the former Full Tilt Poker players outside of the United States.  The total of those balances is USD$184 million.   Poker Stars also paid the U.S. Government USD$547 million, which will in part be used to reimburse former Full Tilt Poker customers in the United States through a remission process to be administered by the U.S. Government.
About Poker Stars:
Poker Stars operates Poker Stars.com, the world’s most popular online poker site that serves the world’s largest poker community with more than 49 million registered members since it launched in December 2001. It is the first choice of the world’s top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else, and with the best security online. More hands have been dealt on Poker Stars.com than on any other site; that’s over 85 billion hands and more than 590 million tournaments played.

PokeStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate worldwide under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. Poker Stars also operates under separate government licenses in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy and Spain.

 

Oct 9, 2012

About two months ago Bodog Poker withdrew from 20 countries within Europe and on first glance it seemed like a move to avoid specific countries where online poker regulation is unclear or already established, similar to the move of other competitors such as Genting Poker and IGT earlier this year as well. The list of excluded countries was as follows: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

However, when you tried to launch the BodogUK client in the last two days, you were greeted by the following surprise:

Even though there were claims that this change out of the blue was communicated to the customers, the majority of members on 2+2 reported that there was no such email and we have not been able to confirm it either. The Asian brand Bodog88 and Bodog.ca as well as Bovada (the client for US customers only) are not affected by this move, however no new registrations are accepted and players from Europe will only be able to enjoy the casino product whereas poker and the sportsbook will cease to exist.

It is the first move of a major online gaming company to close down the poker client for players in Europe voluntarily and if you don’t wish to continue with -EV casino games, you can request the withdrawal of your remaining balance by sending an email to service@bodog.co.uk . From what we can tell, all funds are safe and you can even cash out via methods that have not been verified / used before. The customer support is reliable as usual and quick to reply by email, all withdrawals seem to be processed within 24-48 hours.

Oct 9, 2012

Another Merge Gaming skin bites the dust – FeltStars closes shop

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Back in December 2010 FeltStars acquired ReeferPoker and it was a headache for quite some time to move all players to the new platform, get all reporting set straight and FeltStars itself was working on their own cashier to speed up the processing. For almost half a year though the result was the complete opposite as the company they hired to get the job done was unable to do so in a reasonable time.

Ultimately and with some pressure, they finally switched to the Merge Gaming network cashier in 2011 and this should play a certain role in the below details as the following notification showed up today when players tried to launch the software of the white label skin:

The very same lack of communication and progress started about 2 months ago once again and private tournaments were not listed anymore, the affiliate payments for August and September were not only delayed but are just done as we speak in the last few days. When asked, FeltStars had the following to say:

Merge has implemented so many unexpected changes to the back end that is was a bit overwhelming.  One of those was our ability to create tournaments schedules for our affiliates.   To avoid this, my only suggestion is to get your schedule in as early as possible so that it can be forwarded to merge to get in the system.  The delay you experienced was just the bottleneck at Merge because of this new policy.

We are currently working with Merge to get this capability back so that you won’t have this experience in the future.  We are also attempting to regain control of our cashier, so that Deposits, cashouts, transfers, and affiliate commissions will no longer be delayed.

The last paragraph has been confirmed by other sources as well and FeltStars indeed tried to get their own cashier running again. Furthermore it seems there have been negotiations to look for another network, but as we now know this attempt has not been successful. A somewhat fortunate timing is the fact, that the Merge Gaming network is holding all player funds and thus the player balances are guaranteed.