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.
Evolution Gaming, the leading provider of live casino solutions, has announced the launch of Side Bet City, a 1980s-themed poker room that promises to give punters a real taste of the 80s.
Transporting players back to 1985 it’s a Las Vegas poker room with a stunning setting complete with bright neon lights for an authentic late-night buzz.
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Pragmatic Play, one of the foremost providers of online video slots, has recently signed a deal with PokerStars Casino, which is one of the most widely recognized names in the industry. This new deal comes on the heels of several other partnership deals with major operators across Europe.
Specifics of the Partnership Deal
A big announcement has come for Net Entertainment as they will be making their official jump into Portugal thanks to the PokerStars Casino. This site is a part of the Stars Group brand, and that includes other major names like PokerStars, BetStars and Full Tilt. Frequently cited as the king of online poker, they have expanded into other areas in the past few years, and this deal is a good example of the results of that push.
What Will Be Offered