There have been some very interesting developments in the world of online poker over the past week, as PokerStars has put out some feelers in New Jersey by sending former players a gambling questionnaire as it preps for a reentry into the US market.
In this week’s roundup we’ll bring you the details of the PokerStars survey, along with news about the Football League’s new sponsor; an updated look at the online poker traffic rankings; as well as some information from a couple of mobile online poker providers, Switch Poker and Terminal Poker.
The battle for the right to be called PokerStars bridesmaid is still hotly contested, and this week it was the iPoker Network (which Bet365 Poker is a part of) that is edging out Full Tilt Poker for that honor according to the latest traffic rankings at PokerScout.com.
Over the past seven days iPoker has had a rolling average of 2,350 cash-game players at their tables while Full Tilt Poker comes in just below that number with 2,300. The trail pack also includes 888 Poker in the #4 spot, with a seven-day rolling average of 2,050 players, while Party Poker’s fall continues, as the former #2 site has dropped to 5th place with a seven-day rolling average of just 1,860 players.
PokerStars’ hold on the top spot seems untouchable at this point, as the site boasts a seven-day rolling average of 20,000 players.
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With their New Jersey partnership with Resorts Casino pending approval, PokerStars has already started gauging the interest of New Jersey residents by sending former PokerStars players in the Garden State a quick survey. For the most part the survey asked basic questions about people’s gambling habits, but also two near identical questions that may be significant down the road:
How likely would you be to play online poker with PokerStars if they were granted a license to offer online poker in New Jersey?
How likely would you be to play online poker with Full Tilt Poker if they were granted a license to offer online poker in New Jersey?
The rephrasing of the question with Full Tilt Poker as the operator may signal that it will be Full Tilt Poker that will seek a New Jersey online gaming license, since like Delaware, New Jersey has licensed casino games along with online poker –Nevada licenses are for online poker only—and Full Tilt Poker offers both poker and casino games, while PokerStars is online poker only.
For a look at the questions and for more information on the survey that was sent to former PokerStars players in New Jersey I suggest the following article: http://www.onlinepokerreport.com/7863/15-questions-pokerstars-has-for-former-new-jersey-customers/
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Terminal Poker is offering all mobile users a first-time deposit bonus of 200% up to a maximum of €400.
If you’ve already taken advantage of Terminal Poker’s no deposit offer and are now thinking about depositing at the site you may be interested in Terminal’s current deposit bonus for mobile users, where you will receive a 200% match on your first deposit up to a maximum of €400. This means that anyone depositing €200 at Terminal Poker will receive €400 in bonus money.
Terminal Poker has an excellent €50 no deposit bankroll offer currently running.
Beginning with the 2013/2014 season Sky Bet will become the official sponsor of the Football League, with each of the leagues three divisions renamed to represent the new sponsorship deal which will last five seasons:
The Sky Bet Championship League
Sky Bet League 1
Sky Bet League 2
According to Wikipedia, The Football League is entering into its 125th season with six dozen clubs across the UK part of the league. The Football League dominated English football for over a century before 22 teams broke away in 1992 to form the English Premier League, which is now the top-level of English soccer. The Football League is still important as it acts as the farm system for the EPL and serves as the promotion and relegation league for the EPL -- the top two teams in the Football League Championship Division are promoted to the EPL the following year as is the top playoff team not already promoted.
You can get £10 free from Sky Poker by taking advantage of their latest free bankroll offer.
There are very few online poker rooms that accept Bitcoins as a payment method and one of those rooms is Switch Poker, which not only accepts Bitcoins as a deposit method but also as a withdrawal option; along with the more conventional options like Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, UKash, and Neteller.
After depositing with Bitcoins at Switch Poker you can then exchange your Bitcoins for Euros at the site and begin playing at the Switch Poker tables. Additionally, players who deposited with Bitcoins can also convert their account balance from Euros back to Bitcoins and withdraw the cyber-currency from the site.
For more information on using Bitcoins at Switch Poker you can visit https://www.switchpoker.com/en/bitcoin.
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