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Bovada This Week

100% Poker Welcome Bonus – Deposit Fee Waived

Bovada just added appeal to its continuing promotion of awarding a 100% matching bonus of up to $1,000 on a first deposit by waiving the 4.9% deposit fee on the VISA deposit option. The site gives no timeline on this offer, only mentioning a “limited time” nature of it under Cashier, but suddenly increasing the value of the first deposit by almost five per cent.

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Super Sundays

For someone looking for serious Sunday MTT action Bovada.lv is a definitely a right place. The afternoon and nightly scene here gives you a wide selection of regular and turbo tournaments reaching into four, five, and six digits in guaranteed prizes. Starting at 2 PM Eastern with a 5K guarantee the day concludes with 8K Turbo at 11 PM. The highlight of the Sunday variety is, of course, the 100K Big Deal that starts at 4 PM ET. You can enter it directly for $162, or win the ticket through satellites starting for as low as $1.

Full Sunday schedule is below.

Super Sunday Schedule

Time ET Super Sunday Tournament Guaranteed Prize Pool Buy-in Starting Chips
2:00 PM $5,000 Guaranteed $5,000 $33 5,000
2:10 PM The Big Deal $100K Special Qualifier 50 seats to the $100K Guaranteed $19.80 1,500
2:30 PM $4,000 Guaranteed $4,000 $22 3,000
3:00 PM $10,000 Guaranteed $10,000 $109 3,000
3:30 PM $3,000 Guaranteed (Turbo DS) $3,000 $11 3,000
4:00 PM The Big Deal $100,000 Guaranteed $100,000 $162 5,000
4:30 PM $8,000 Guaranteed $8,000 $11 3,000
5:00 PM $3,000 Guaranteed (Turbo SS) $3,000 $33 5,000
6:00 PM $10,000 Guaranteed $10,000 $60 3,000
6:05 PM $3,000 Guaranteed $3,000 $22 3,000
7:00 PM $4,000 Guaranteed $4,000 $55 2,500
9:00 PM $15,000 Guaranteed (Turbo DS) $15,000 $109 3,000
9:15 PM $2,500 Guaranteed (1R + 1A) $2,500 $11 2,500
11:00 PM $8,000 Guaranteed (Turbo) $8,000 $82 2,500

 

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The Beast Daily Leaderboard

This August, ACR is celebrating its first anniversary of the Beast promotion that has so far awarded over $2 million in cash prizes and tournament entries.

To mark the anniversary, the site throws in an additional $31,000 in cash to be won in August on the daily leaderboards. Every day in August you can compete for a piece of $1,000 in cash in ACR’s daily leaderboard. Top finishers will be given extra cash based on the amount of points they have accumulated over a 24-hour period.

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Nevada and New Jersey are Working on Online Poker Compact

The two jurisdictions, first ones in the U.S. to pass an online poker legislation, are hard at work to create partnership to share the players pool.

The driving force behind this collaboration is the desire to increase the “liquidity” of the fledgling industry with the potential to dominate the entire industry. The idea of joining forces between the two states makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons: both have the regulatory framework to run the industry, the combined expertise of governing operation of land-based casinos, and due to the fact that major gaming firms, such as Caesars and MGM, have interests in both places.

Such a deal could very likely materialize some time in 2014, with the immediate result of combining Nevada’s 2.75 million population and New Jersey’s 8.86 million in one marketspace. The research on how to make it work is currently conducted by the regulatory bodies and is nearing completion.

Meanwhile, operators are lining up to enter the new industry. Caesars, owner of the WSOP brand, is planning to join the one running real-money site, Ultimate Poker, sometime this summer. New Jersey said it will have at least one operator by November.

AGA Considers Using Poker Film “Runner Runner” to Push Legislation

The American Gaming Association plans to use the movie “Runner Runner”, starring Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck, to raise awareness about the need for a federal online poker legislation. This was revealed in an e-mail sent by AGA CEO and president Geoff Freeman to his colleagues on the AGA board, which was published by Ralston Reports.

Runner Runner, penned by the same writers who created “Rounders”, is scheduled for release in theaters on October 4 and portrays “illegal online poker and unscrupulous offshore operators”, illuminating “the risk that American consumers face in a poorly regulated market”, according to Freeman.

The timing of the release is very fortunate as federal legislators are currently considering the need for consumer protection in online gambling. Freeman’s idea is to coincide a campaign to release statistical data about the amount of unregulated online gambling with the theatrical release of the film, urging moviegoers to support AGA’s lobbying effort.