Spin & Go Flash:

Check Out How this Fast & Furious Version of Spin & Go Works

The game is currently being trialed by PokerStars in its Italian market for real money.

The regular Spin & Go has been designed by PokerStars to last 7 to 12 minutes on average.

Well, now online poker giant has introduced an even quicker version of it dubbed Spin & Go Flash which seems to be heavily inspired by Winamax’s new Expresso Nitro.

Currently, Spin & Go Flash is being trialed in Italy for real-money and is expected to roll out to other markets including the dot-com market soon.

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In this fast & furious version, players get 300 starting stack instead of 500 and the blind levels go up every minute instead of the usual three—exactly what you’ll see in Winamax’s Nitro format.

You’ll also notice that Spin & Go Flash does not have its own tab. Instead, it is found in the default Spin & Go tab. Players can choose to either play the regular version or the “Flash” version.

Also, if you click on the background of the table, a sparkling lightning effect takes place at the table. Currently, this is possible only in Aurora clients, PokerStars’ new graphics engine released earlier this year.

published 11 months, 2 weeks ago • by permalink

70% Rakeback is Back at Run It Once Poker!

For the next 2 weeks, RIO Poker is bringing back its popular 35/35 promotion.

Starting today (Thursday October 10) and running for the next 14 days, every player at Run It Once Poker will get 35% direct rakeback for playing at the RIO Poker tables – PLUS, another 35% in rakback will be awarded right at the tables thought the fun and innovative Splash the Pot where random amounts of money are added directly to the pot.

Sound Good? Wanna play now? Sign up here and get up to €600 in deposit bonuses!

How Does Splash the Pot work?

At various intervals, the table will glow and chips will be dropped into the pot, with the winner of the hand keeping the extra cash.

Gold Chips are worth 1 big blind, bronze chips are worth 25 big blinds and platinum chips add 100 big blinds to the pot!

Whether or not Splash the Pot is activated is determined by the pot size of the previous hand.

Check the video below to see Splash the Pot in action.

When Will 35% Direct Rakeback Be Paid?

35% Direct Rakeback for play between October 10th (12:00) and October 17th (11:59) will be paid within five days of October 17th.

Payments for play between October 17th (12:00) and October 24th (11:59) will be made within five days of October 24th. All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST)

How Can You Earn Even More Rewards?

Click on this link to sign up to Run It Once Poker and you can get a 100% deposit bonus on every deposit you make during your first 30 days (up to a maximum of €600).

And there is no time limit to clear your bonus as long as you play at least one hand every 30 days.

published 11 months, 3 weeks ago • by permalink

The Postulation Station:

A Mike Postle Mega Post

An attempt to compile everything you could possibly want to watch, listen to and read about the Postle/Stones cheating scandal.

Right, let’s just dive straight in. You have no idea who Mike Postle is. You haven’t read anything about this whole cheating stuff. You need to get up to speed. Fast. You’ve come to the right place.

It all started with Twitter accusations and Youtube video compilations from a former Stones commentator and player Veronica Brill. She uploaded videos like below, which she said showed very suspicious play.

This quickly spilled into a huge 2+2 investigation, dozens of podcasts, countless hours of Youtube analysis, memes, threads, and coverage in mainstream media. In fact, perhaps the best three-minute primer you can get is this segment on ESPN Sports Center. For mainstream coverage, this does a great job summing up the situation for the layperson.

Now you’re primed and you want to know more? There’s this long-form piece by The Ringer if you want to keep things high level. But probably at this stage you’re ready to get your hands dirty. Let’s move on.

For a strong “week 1” wrap up article with more meat on the bone, you’d do well to spend 30 minutes on Dolk Polk’s video from last week.

The Two Plus Two thread is of course your canonical source with the latest. Make sure you keep your eyes on the first post, which is being updated with an FAQ. Here you can read about the early accusations, some of the data and analysis compiled, and a whole lot more.

Of course, if you have hours to kill, you may as well start at the start and watch the Joey Ingram deep dive videos, who has basically been live-recording the fallout almost every day for over a week. At the time of writing ,we are on part nine, and a staggering 36 hours of video. Start your journey with video 1 below.

The podcasters are also feverishly covering this in detail. You’ll find lots of episodes archived on the pokerfuse podcast directory, with takes from the guys at Pocket Fives, Thinking Poker, Poker Fraud Alert, PokerNews and more. Here’s one of our favs.

But perhaps most important are the Mike Matusow podcasts who does a two-part interview with Mike Postle himself there to defend himself against the acusations. Spoiler alert: Postle is absolutely, unconditionally professing his innocence. But his denials didn’t hold water for many.

There’s been various takes of this since, including this one from Card Player focusing on the “challenge” to Doug Polk. PokerNews has been doing diligent work throughout this as well—part 6 of their ongoing series of articles focuses on some of the highlights from the audio.

That still not enough for you? Well if you want to get deep into the data, there’s this community-shared Google Sheet of all Postle sessions.

The latest information at the time of writing:

published 11 months, 3 weeks ago • by permalink