Execs at bwin Could Cash in, PokerStars Takes another Shot at Guinness, and More

Posted: February 13th, 2014

bwin Executive CompensationApparently I’m in the wrong line of work, considering when an article I write happens to get a boatload of “likes” and “retweets” I don’t receive a 550% bonus, which is apparently what bwin.party executives are looking for.

In this week’s look at the goings on in the world of online poker I’ll detail this proposed bonus compensation plan bwin.party is trying to approve.

I’ll also fill you in on PokerStars' latest attempt to break their own record for the largest online poker tournament, and detail Full Tilt Poker’s new completely optimized Rush Poker app.

You’ll find all of these stories and a whole lot more below.

Bwin.party executives get new compensation package

In an article I find extremely interesting, The Telegram is reporting that bwin.party is looking to rework its executive compensation packages because some previous bonus compensation packages have “become worthless.”

The new bonus package could pay some executives upwards of 550% of their yearly salary (and these are executives so those salaries are generally in the mid-six-figures), but of course they are tied to performance, and for these bonuses to kick in the company would have to be doing very, very well.

According to The Telegram, “Shareholders will get a chance to vote on the plan at an extraordinary general meeting in Gibraltar, where the company is based, on February 24,” with UK investors getting to vote online a couple days prior.

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PokerStars making another run at a world record

PokerStars is making its semi-yearly run at the Guinness Book of World Records with a $1 buy-in tournament on February 23, 2014 featuring a massive $300,000 guarantee.

While I’m more of a “feel” player myself, even I can manage the math on this one; the tournament would need 300,000 players to reach its guarantee. But this will not be happening!

PokerStars is capping the field at 230,000 players, promising an overlay of at least $70,000, which should help them reach the 230,000 player mark when you stop and think about it.

If the $1 buy-in is a little more than you like to spend on a poker tournament (hopefully it’s not), PokerStars is offering satellite tournaments into the event, as well as different offers that can earn you a free entry –such as depositing at least $10 in the run-up to the potential record-setting tournament.

If you register an account and take advantage of PokerStars $20 free bankroll offer you can register for the tournament and still have another $19 to play with.

You had a bad day

Full Tilt Poker’s Rush Poker app is now live and available for both Android and iOS operating systems.

Rush Poker is a fast/fold poker game, which essentially means that instead of joining a specific poker table you join a pool of players. Each player in the pool is randomly assigned a seat and as soon as they fold their hand (or a hand they are involved in ends), they are instantly brought to a new table.

The new app makes the popular fast/fold poker game (Full Tilt Poker invented fast/fold poker back in 2010 when it debuted Rush Poker) available on most mobile devices, with the app being fully optimized for mobile gaming.

As Full Tilt Poker’s Head of Marketing Sarne Lightman stated:

“We are committed to continually enhancing and evolving the Full Tilt experience and we pride ourselves on being industry leaders when it comes to innovation and imagination. The Full Tilt Rush Poker app has been designed specifically for mobile phone play and allows for exciting fast-paced online poker action played virtually anywhere no matter how long you have to spare."

Sign up for Full Tilt Poker's $5 instant bankroll offer, and see if you can keep up with the lightning fast pace of Rush Poker.

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