Bovada This Week
Feel the Heat
From July 22 to October 20, you can play in daily qualifiers as low as $0.44 for a chance to win a $5,500 prize package to Punta Cana Poker Classic. The Punta Cana Poker Classic is hosted by the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Dominican Republic from November 12 to November 16 and combines a tropical vacation getaway with a $500,000 Main Event, making it one of the most popular poker destinations in the world.
The ladder structure of the contest offers several ways to win a seat at the Punta Cana Poker Classic. You can play all the way with Cheap Seat qualifiers for $0.44 or jump ahead into quarterfinals, semifinals, or even directly into a Punta Cana Satellite for progressively higher buy-ins of $2.75, $17.60 or $270 respectively.
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Americas Cardroom Completely Redesigns Software, Offers More Guaranteed Tournaments
The poker room just released their major software update for smoother look, easier navigation, and the overall better playing experience with a lot of new features.
It also recalibrated its slate of guaranteed tournaments now offering $1K, $1.5K, $2.5K (Omaha), $3.5K, $7.5K, $10K, $15K, and $50K guaranteed events on a daily and weekly basis. Even more, on August 11, at 7 PM ET, ACR will double the size of its $50K guarantee to replace it with a $100K tournament to give you a chance to walk away with a piece of 6-digit score!
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Poker Player Drafts His Own Online Poker Bill
Martin Shapiro, a poker player active with the Poker Players Alliance stepped up to the plate and drafted his own version of online poker legislation that he titled “Internet Wagering Citizens Protection Act” with the idea it will serve as a guideline for lawmakers.
Critical of every recent bill that has been introduced to Congress up to date, Shapiro believes there is a clear need for a “passable” bill with all of the protections necessary for poker-playing consumers. The bill, according to its author, combines the best of the previously introduced legislation by U.S. Representatives King and Barton covering in depth licensing, taxation, enforcement, regulatory oversight, consumer protection, and contains updates to existing federal laws such as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), the Wire Act, and the Illegal Gambling Business Act (IGBA).
Shapiro is currently soliciting feedback on the draft and plans to present his work to Reps. King and Barton, as well as U.S. Senators Reid and Heller, both of whom have shown support for federal regulation of online poker.