New Playing Cards Take Some of the Nastiness Out of Live Poker

“Don’t Play Dirty”

If you cringe at the thought of touching your hole cards at the poker table, because, let’s face it, you just saw that guy in seat 6 leave a bathroom stall without washing his hands….then this new product might come as welcome news.

AMPC Global playing cards recently released what it claims is the first-ever antimicrobial playing cards.

According to the company’s web site, “Microban® antimicrobial product protection is incorporated into the finish of AMPC Global playing cards during the manufacturing process,” and the protection reportedly “remains active 24/7 and for the expected lifetime of AMPC Global playing cards.”

Currently, these cards can be purchased under the Medicus Poker Cards brand.

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Justin Bonomo Takes Down Triton Short Deck Event Again

The American poker pro outlasted a field of 108 entries to take home £2.67 million.

After an incredible ten days of high-stakes poker action, the Triton Super High Roller Series in London has finally come to an end.

The final event of the series: £100,000 Short Deck Main Event attracted 108 entries including 55 re-entries to build a prize pool of more than £10.3 million.

In the end, American poker pro Justin Bonomo topped the field to pocket £2.67 million defeating Wai Kin Yong in the heads-up, who already won the No Limit Hold’em Main Event a couple of days ago. In total, 15 players made the money receiving a minimum of £177,000 prize.

Ahead of the start of Triton Super High Roller London, Bonomo was leading the all-time poker money list until Bryn Kenney snatched that pole position after taking down the world’s most expensive buy-in poker tournament.

With this win, Bonomo has now racked up over $48 million in total lifetime tournament earnings.

“My 2018 was incredible, so I’m kind of easing my way into retirement,” Bonomo said. “My plan is to play less poker, Bryn’s plan is to play a lot of poker, so as far as I’m concerned I’ll probably never get number one again. It’s not really a goal of mine, and I’m totally fine with that.”

He added: “I’m not going to completely retire, but I’m playing a lot less. Because of 2018 I’ve nothing but pride to look back on. I’ve nothing left to prove to anyone.”

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Watch: Streamer Hits $1 Million Spin & Go Jackpot Live on Twitch

The $1 million multiplier was hit at $100 buy-in level.

A Russian poker streamer with the screen name “MiracleQ” hit a miraculous $1 million multiplier on Monday morning while playing PokerStars $100 buy-in Spin & Go.

All this happened while he was streaming live on Twitch.

Unfortunately for him, he had to settle with 2nd place finish as he lost to “sejdeamiota” a player from Hungary.

Watch how calmly he reacts after hitting a 12,000x—the biggest multiplier triggering a massive $1.2 million prize pool.

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Check Out The All New All-in Cash Out Feature at PokerStars

PokerStars is at it again, this time innovating the game of poker by adding an insurance option to some of its play money cash tables.

You can see exactly how it works below or read more about it on pokerfuse.

All-in Cash Out lets players in an all-in situation with no more action pending get cash equal to their hand’s equity by paying a 1% administrative fee and giving up their hand. If after buying the insurance their hand wins, PokerStars gets the pot, but if the hand loses, PokerStars takes the loss instead.

The new feature recently debuted at selected 6-handed No Limit Hold’em tables and it is slated to hit Pot Limit Omaha and No Limit 6+ Hold’em cash games soon.

Eventually, All-in Cash Out is expected to make it to the real money games in jurisdictions that allow it.

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Watch: Day 2 of the £1,000,000 Triton Million

The £1 million buy-in Triton Million charity event enters Day 2 and you can watch it for free on PokerGO.

In this pros vs businessmen (and one businesswoman) event, its full-time businessman and part time poker player Bill Perkins with the chiplead.

36 players of the 54 entrants will take to the felt to start Day 2 with only the final 11 making the money. A min-cash is worth £1.1 million with £19 million up top.

While you can’t watch it here, you can catch the action on PokerGo by clicking here but stay away from social media because this tournament is on a delay.

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