PokerStars Player Wins a $25K WCOOP Ticket via Sweepstakes Promotion

With WCOOP currently underway, PokerStars is being quite generous this year, offering $1.5 million in series tickets via their WCOOP Sweepstakes promotion.

To take part in the promotion, all players have to do is opt-in to the WCOOP Sweepstakes challenge and play at least one WCOOP tournament to win entry into the day’s giveaway. The bigger the buy-in of the WCOOP tournament entered, the more entries players receive for that day’s sweepstakes drawing.

Winners are picked randomly.

One of the players has reportedly won a $25,000 WCOOP ticket through this generous promotion.

“On Monday morning I checked my Stars account and saw that I have won a $25,000 WCOOP ticket for the upcoming Sunday Slam tournament this weekend,” wrote a user on the 2p2 forum.

“As I have a standard job and playing regularly tournaments up to $200 I am kinda overwhelmed,” he added.

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This year’s WCOOP guarantees over $80 million spread across 225 tournaments, with buy-ins starting as low as $2.20.

It comes with various new perks including the $1.5 million WCOOP Sweepstakes, a new slate of Sunday Slam tournaments, daily “cards-up” livestream coverage on Twitch, Fast Track satellites, and much more.

The series is off to a great start but the operator had to bear some big overlays. At the time of writing, over $450,000 in overlays have been racked up.

The series runs until September 23, culminating in a $10 million guaranteed Main Event.

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LISTEN: Bill Perkins Joins CardPlayer’s Poker Stories

High stakes poker player and hedge-fund manager Bill Perkins joins CardPlayer for their podcast Poker Stories.

Tune in to listen to Perkins talk about a wide range of subjects including “why you don’t want to be rich and old” — a philosophy Perkins has turned into a book called Die with Zero.

Catch the interview with CardPlayer via YouTube below.

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Run It Once Poker Running 101% Rakeback Promotion

If you’re looking to play online poker at a room that offers great rewards, then look no further as Run It Once Poker is offering 101% Rakeback in its latest promotion to celebrate the poker room’s emergence from Beta.

That’s right, 101%! And that money is being distributed in a number of different ways that changes each day.

From Daily Leaderboards, to Direct Rakeback, Run It Once is using a number of creative ways to get that extra cash into the pocket of players – and don’t forget Splash the Pot, RIO’s at-the-table rewards mechanism. Then, at the end of the week, RIO will be giving away €101 prizes via a random draw that they call the 101 Drop.

Plus, for players that make their first deposit by September 6 (the day the 101% Rakeback promo ends), they will get lifetime access to *Run It Once Training*’s No Limit Hold’em cash game course, From the Ground Up which comes with 1 month of the site’s Essential content.

So, use the link below to sign up, make your first deposit, get trained up and start collecting those sweet rewards!

Sign up to Run It Once today and enjoy up to €600 in deposit bonuses! »

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Daniel Negreanu Back on Twitch

A month after getting kicked off Twitch, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu is back on the streaming platform.

DNegs got kicked off the platform in July for launching into a verbal tirade against a viewer which broke Twitch’s terms of service.

“As for Twitch, whatever, it’s their prerogative,” Negreanu said via his YouTube channel, a day after his account got removed.

“They have every right to adhere to their Terms of Service. I didn’t read them, to be honest with you. Nobody does … I didn’t realize what I had done had broken the TOS, I get it, they have every right to give me either a warning … or a suspension. “I think a permanent suspension is a little much, if that’s the case so be it, we move on. We still have plenty of opportunities to stream,” he went on to say.

However, the ban was not permanent as Negreanu first feared, and the poker pro is back streaming coverage from his online GGPoker WSOP 2020 run.

You can catch Negreanu’s latest stream below.

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Partypoker Going Live in Pennsylvania This Week?

The next meeting for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), the state regulators responsible for overseeing iGaming and casino industry in the state, is scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday.

And there are expectations that the Partypoker US Network may get the green light from the regulators in tomorrow’s board meeting and become only the second online poker room to go live in the Keystone State after PokerStars.

In a statement to pokerfuse, our sister site, in July, PGCB Communications Director, Doug Harbach commented that testing of the partypoker platform has already begun and that they expect a soft launch “this summer or early fall.

PGCB staff have been working closely with Roar to launch the Party Poker and BetMGM apps, which will include interactive slots, table games and poker,” said Doug Harbach, Director of Communications for the PGCB, in an exclusive statement to pokerfuse.

“This includes testing of ROAR’s interactive gaming platform and games. PGCB anticipates overseeing a soft launch sometime this summer or early fall,” Harbach added.

But as per the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, there is no mention of GVC Holdings or ROAR, the company in charge of operating partypoker in the US, raising doubts whether partypoker PA will go live this week.

However, it is important to note that when PokerStars went live in the state, PokerStars or parent company at the time, The Stars Group (TSG) were not included on the agenda either, so despite partypoker or ROAR not being on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, there are still hopes of partypoker PA soft launching its online poker platform this week.

If that doesn’t happen, the next PGCB meeting after tomorrow is scheduled to take place at the end of September.

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PokerStars Ambassador

Ben “Spraggy” Spragg

Wins His 1st WCOOP Title on Day 1 of WCOOP 2020

After finishing 9th in Event 05-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Sunday Cooldown SE] for more than $5k, PokerStars ambassador Ben “Spraggy” Spragg bested 12,192 entrants to take down the Low version of that same event to capture his first-ever WCOOP (World Championship Of Online Poker) title and $4,349.41 in prize money.

Spraggy live-streamed his victory on Twitch so fans could follow along with his action, but starting today, PokerStars will provide cards-up coverage on its Twitch and YouTube channels. This marks the first time that WCOOP events will be broadcast with cards-up coverage.

PokerStars will also make a selection of final table replays available on its Twitch channel.

WCOOP 2020 features $80 million in guaranteed prize pools across 75 events that all have low, medium and high stakes buy-ins. Buy-ins start as low as $2.20 and satellites offer players a way to win their way into WCOOP events.

WCOOP runs until September 23.

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