After a one-year hiatus, the National Heads-Up Poker Championship returns to NBC in full flourish. With the first episode set to air on March 19th at 9pm EST, the NCAA-style bracket tournament will include 64 internationally known poker players and celebrities. These tournament is exclusively invite-only, and with the $20,000 buy-in, only those serious about winning will be in attendance.
The 2013 Championship is the first tournament to be aired since NBC decided not to renew the poker series after seven successful years. The two major backers of the event, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, were entwined with Department of Justice indictments on the infamous Black Friday affair, resulting in their explusion from the US.
The rest, as they say, is history. And now it appears the US is ready for another televised poker tournament on a major network. This could signal the health and potential of online poker in the United States.
Stakelogic has announced the "groundbreaking deal" for reaching regulated markets in Europe, after signing a deal with PokerStars. With this collaboration they entered the Spanish market for the first time and the first game to be released in the country will be Black Gold Megaways!
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Fans of darts will surely enjoy the latest release from popular slot developer, Blueprint Gaming. The PDC World Darts Championship is their newest trademarked slot machine and is apparently motivated by the darts game and popular competition in the United Kingdom. The operator included some features that should be cool for those who love darts, and that's what players love about a themed title.
Casino operator, Red Rake Gaming (RRG), has grown its presence in the Eastern European market following a partnership with Pokerdom, which it praises as one of the biggest providers in the region. As a result of this deal, the provider from Spain and Malta will distribute its lobby of slot games to Joker Online and Pokerdom. Red Rake Gaming continues to push the limits with new gaming concepts based on the experience of players in the game development cycle.