888 Stamps Out the Bots

85 accounts have been closed, $100,000 reimbursed.

888poker has closed 85 accounts that were found to be using bots. The operator recovered nearly $100,000 and paid back more than 4000 players who had been affected.

Head of 888Poker, Amit Berkovic said, “We are proud of our continued progress in tackling bots that use software to create an unfair advantage over real-life players.”

“We know that online poker players see bots as a concern when choosing their online poker platform, and we are proud to be leading the way in cracking down to ensure that 888poker provides an enjoyable, safe, and level playing field for all.”

The operator is following in the footsteps of partypoker and WPN, and has committed to monthly monitoring of bot activity on the site.

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20th Birthday Celebrations at PokerStars Features The Big 20 Rewind Series

Global poker giant PokerStars celebrates its 20th anniversary with a huge tournament series guaranteeing $5.5 million on 20 games.

With 20 years of online poker under its belt, PokerStars has grown to become an industry leader in online poker. To help celebrate, part of the Big 20 party this month will be the Big 20 Rewind, a retro-themed tournament series with more than $5 million guaranteed.

Big 20 Promotions: Key Details at a Glance

Date Promo Details
Nov 8 Ticket Machine Random giveaways to Finale at the tables
Nov 14 Rewind 20 themed tournaments with $5.5 million guaranteed
Dec 5 Finale $55, $5 million-guaranteed tournament

Among the highlights of the series will be games celebrating milestone moments in PokerStars’ past. Included will be games remembering the birth of one of the most iconic online tournaments on the schedule, the Sunday Million, as well as the Platinum Pass and Spin & Go games.

Some of the highlight tournaments that we know will take place during The Big 20 Rewind include:

  • Year of PokerStars (2001) – $11 buy-in and $100,000 guaranteed
  • Year of the Sunday Million (2006) – a $215 event with a cool $1MM guarantee
  • Year of Spin & Go (2014) – $10 buy-in and $150,000 guaranteed
  • Year of the Platinum Pass (2018) – a $5 tournament with $50,000 GTD
  • Year of the PSPC (2019) – a $25 buy-in and $150,000 GTD

The full schedule is still being compiled, but the operator has already guaranteed $5.5 million across the 20 planned games. Get all the details about everything going on for the 20th birthday party at PokerStars with our handy guide to The Big 20.

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Global Poker Brings Back the Eagle Cup

The Eagle Cup is back at Global Poker for a 5th time, and the Sweeps Coin prizes are bigger than ever.

Global Poker is running a massive series right now, as the Eagle Cup returns for the 5th time. There are more than 1.5 million Sweeps Coins (SC) guaranteed up for grabs across 102 trophy events.

Games for the Eagle Cup V are already underway on the client, with the first action in the series running on October 25. However, there is plenty of action left, as games in the Cup are running through Nov 14. The series comes to an end with a huge Main Event with SC200,000 guaranteed.

This latest edition of the Eagle Cup is more than triple the size of the first one and has an extra SC300,000 guaranteed over the last time the Cup ran. Further, the Main Event is less than half the cost with double the guarantee versus the last series.

Global Poker runs a “sweepstakes” model for online poker, which is free to play. The SC games, however, offer Sweeps Coins as prizes, which are redeemable for cash (see our full guide for more details).

In addition to the main Eagle Cup V series for SC, there is also a play-money Gold Coin series. Gold Coins aren’t redeemable for real money, but there are GC750 million of them guaranteed in the fun side-series.

Players will be playing for more than just the individual prizes, however. There will also be leaderboards for both series and Global Poker swag for players through the series.

Check out our full look at the two series to plan your shot at some of the Coins on offer.

Global Poker Eagle Cup V: Schedule Highlights

Date Event Variant Guarantee Format Buyin
10/29 05-M NLHE 15,000 Progressive Bounty, 6-Max SC 33
10/29 05-H NLHE 25,000 Progressive Bounty, 6-Max SC 99
11/01 10-M NLHE 15,000 Progressive Bounty, Deep Turbo SC 33
11/01 10-H NLHE 20,000 Progressive Bounty, Deep Turbo SC 99
11/07 17-M NLHE 30,000 Deep SC 99
11/07 17-L NLHE 12,500 Deep SC 22
11/07 17-H NLHE 75,000 1R1A, Deep SC 99
11/14 26-M NLHE 50,000 Deep SC 99
11/14 26-L NLHE 15,000 Deep SC 22
11/14 26-H Main Event NLHE 200,000 1R1A, Deep SC 99
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