The Live Felt Gets a Bit Greener as 888 Shuns Single-Use Plastic

888poker is introducing biodegradable poker chip bags at all upcoming live events for 2022 and beyond.

A new partnership has allowed 888poker to debut new biodegradable poker chip bags at all future 888 LIVE events.

The rollout of these eco-friendly poker chip bags will start during 888 LIVE Barcelona, which kicks off on May 12.

By changing the style of bag to one that will biodegrade, 888 has helped remove approximately 130 kilograms of plastic from circulation.

888 is working with ECOSEC to make shunning single-use plastic a reality for poker players at its live poker events.

“It became clear to me that chip bags are essential for securing poker chips and in a tournament organizer’s processes, but that my organization could have a global impact in improving environmental awareness across the industry,” Karim Louis, CEO of ECOSEC said via press release.

“These new biodegradable bags are a bold invention, enabling players to post about their progress on social media in the usual way while also doing their bit for the environment. We’re very much looking forward to delivering these new bags to 888 for the first time and to continuing to partner with them at future events.”

For more information read the full story on 888’s new green initiative over on Poker Shield.

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PokerStars US SCOOP Scoops Up Success, Breaks Guarantees

A smashing success in all three states, PokerStars' Spring online poker tournament series had over 100,000 entries & exceeded its guarantees by almost $2 million.

PokerStars’ USA SCOOP 2022 is in the books and what a successful outing it was for the Spring Championship of Online Poker.

The online poker tournament series exceeded expectations, smashing guarantees across all three states (Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New Jersey), amassing almost $2 million more than the combined $4.5 million guarantee.

Thanks to our experts over on pokerfuse, here are the highlights of PokerStars USA SCOOP 2022:

  • Massive Prizes
    • $6.4 million in total prizes came in, far exceeding the OG $4.5 million guarantee.
  • Big Turnout
    • More than 100,000 entries were recorded across all states
  • New Champions
    • The series created 115 new SCOOP Champions each in PA, MI, and NJ, and 90 SCOOP Trophies were handed out across the three states
  • Big Main Events
    • All three Main Event games broke their guarantee, with 879 entries in PA, 689 in MI, and 353 in NJ
  • Million Dollar Day
    • Apr 10, Main Event Sunday, saw more than $1 million awarded across PA, MI, and NJ
  • Big Single Field
    • The biggest USASCOOP game, PASCOOP 07-L: $10 NLHE [Spring Special — Championship Trophy Event], saw more than 1,500 entries
  • Special Features
    • Among the extras that PokerStars US offered players were Championship Trophy Events, state- and tier-based leaderboards, and a multitude of freeroll offers to help players get into the games.

To read more about SCOOP USA check out the full story on pokerfuse.

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Newcomer WSOP MI Heats Up MI Online Poker Scene

Four weeks after launch, WSOP MI has already claimed its spot as the second most popular Michigan online poker room, squeaking past BetMGM.

WOSP MI is a newcomer to the Michigan online poker market, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming the second most popular poker room in the state.

  • First Place: PokerStars MI
  • Second Place: WSOP MI
  • Third Place: BetMGM Poker MI

Recent data showed it had the second-highest number of concurrent cash game seats, claiming 25% of total traffic.This is a really positive sign of the online poker operator, who is currently running its first-ever online tournament series in the state: the Online Circuit Series.

The series is currently underway and will run until May 1, 2022. 12 WSOP Circuit rings are up for grabs and $500,000 is guaranteed.

For more details on how WSOP MI is rising to the top, check out the full story over on pokerfuse.

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At PokerStars, Game Integrity & Player Security are Paramount

Learn about all the ways that PokerStars keeps games fair and safe.

In a recently published blog post, PokerStars has revealed details about the ways in which the operator makes the online poker site a safe and secure place for all players.

The post covers hot topics such as:

  • Game Integrity
  • Information on-screen recording
  • Their policy on confiscated funds
  • The use of RTAs

Check out more details on each of these topics over on PokerShield

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Overlay Alert: PokerStars Sunday Storm 11th Anniversary Edition

The 11th edition of the online poker tournament overlaid by $143K this past weekend.

The $11 buy-in Sunday Storm 11th Anniversary Edition played out on PokerStars US this past weekend.

It provided great value for players as the progressive knockout tournament overlaid by just over $143K.

Thanks to our online poker super sleuth @anuj2212 here are all the stats from the weekend.

Sunday Storm 11th Anniversary Edition: At A Glance

Gtd Prize Money: $1,000,000
Entries: 87,376 (49,911 unique players and 37,465 re-entries)
Buy-ins Collected: $856,248.80
Overlay: $143,715.2
Rake Collected: $104,851.20
Net Overlay/Actual Loss: $38,864

Grab the latest PokerStars US Bonus Code and get in on the action!

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PokerStars Reminds Poker Players to “Pause If You Start To Tilt”

New responsible gambling ad from PokerStars airs on Twitter, touting the benefits of RG tools on its platform.

PokerStars has launched a new responsible gaming (RG) social media ad campaign in the UK market.

The new ad is a great reminder to step away from the action if you feel yourself going on tilt and how responsible gambling tools can help players to do this.

PokerStars has a whole host of tools that players can access from within the client.

Responsible Gambling Tools Available to Players in the UK & USA:

  • Deposit Limits
  • Table Limits
  • Tournament Buy-In Limits
  • Time-Outs/Cooling-Off Periods/Self-Exclusion
  • Game Type Limits (in the US only)

The ad follows a highly effective RG campaign that PokerStars aired over in the US market earlier this year. The US responsible gambling campaign reminded players to take regular breaks from the action — something PokerStars continued to push during the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) that recently played out in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Learn more about gambling responsibly at PokerStars and all other online poker rooms on our sister site PokerShield »

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