Weâre one week into October and even though the year is coming closer to its end, 2023 still has lots to offer in terms of poker. Weâve been treated with an action-filled poker summer both in terms of live- and online poker events, and there is no doubt that the fall will deliver its fair share of interesting series, lucrative offers, exciting live poker stops and more.
There are of course certain things that should be highlighted. In the near future, there will be a very exciting live poker event in Dublin â which players are now able to qualify for. All the PKO lovers are also treated with a huge Bounty series on the online scene. Also, whatâs the latest regarding the iGaming market in the US? Let us dive into these three subjects and dissect them one by one!
Qualify for the MILLIONS Irish Poker Festival on partypoker
Following their latest stop at partypoker MILLIONS in Malta about a week ago, partypoker will now host the MILLIONS Irish Poker Festival. Running from October 31st to November 5th, players will visit the iconic poker city of Dublin and battle for the titles in the marvellous Intercontinental Hotel. Partypoker keeps treating us with good live events, and whatâs not to expect from such a long-time giant on the global poker scene? With ambassadors such as Matt Staples poker professional, thereâs no coincidence that partypoker is one of the most respected poker sites out there.
If youâre interested in participating in this poker festival Ireland event, youâd be delighted to hear that you now have the opportunity to qualify for the â¬700 000 GTD Main Event (running 1st-5th of November) through the satellites at partypoker. Starting from as little as $0, 01, thereâs for sure a golden opportunity to make your dream run all the way to poker Dublin.
The packages that are up for grabs through the satellites include a â¬3,000 Buy-in to the Main Event, a five-night stay at the extraordinary five-star Intercontinental Hotel (where the series will take place), as well as â¬500 in spending money. This is the last partypoker MILLIONS event of the year; what could be a better end to 2023 than a live poker event and live poker Dublin experience?
Irish Poker Festival schedule (key events):
October 31st-November 1stpartypoker Mystery Bounty â¬50 000 GTDâ¬400November 1st-November 5thMILLIONS Irish Poker Festival Main Event â¬700 000 GTDâ¬3 000November 2ndOmaha Championshipâ¬2 500November 2nd-3rdDublin Poker Cup â¬50 000 GTDâ¬750November 3rd-5thGrand Prix â¬100 000 GTDâ¬550November 4th-5thHigh Roller â¬100 000 GTDâ¬2 500
Current iGaming Regulations in the United States
iGaming/online betting regulations in the USA have always been a bit shaky. The laws and the conditions to play online US poker vary between the states. For example, states like Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Washington do not allow online poker in the traditional fashion. There are even more states than the four aforementioned ones; the fact that Texas Hold âEm isnât allowed in Texas strikes many as irony.
Even though regulated US poker is a hot potato in the States, players are still finding ways to play online poker and online US casino games. One of the latest big developments in online poker, the sweepstakes poker model, has enabled many online poker prospects to enjoy the game. There are many US casino sites that uses the sweepstakes model.
For the online casino/online poker lowers, social casinos are also a great tool to enjoy your favorite game. Online casinos are always free to play. SugarHouse Casino, for example, is a site that offers many different games that are free to play.
Source: Sugarhouse Casino
The Upcoming GG Bounty Hunter Series
It is hard to talk about online poker these days and not mention GGPoker. The site just recently concluded the WSOP Online series, and they are also preparing for WSOP Paradise at the Bahamas in December through their campaign Road to Paradise. As if this wasnât enough, they are now announcing their upcoming Bounty Hunter Series!
GGPoker series that will focus solely on Bounty tournaments? Yes, that is correct: running from October 15th to November 2nd, heads will roll over on the GGPoker client. Except for all the appealing online poker tournaments that will compose the bounty hunter schedule, there are a few key aspects of the Bounty Hunter Series that need to be highlighted. The series will have an overall guaranteed prize pool of a whopping $50,000,000. The $210 Mystery Bounty Main Event, which will be played November 6th, not only guarantees a $5,000,000 prize pool but also a $500,000 Top Bounty. There will also be a Bounty Jackpot for all events, with a cold $1,000,000 as the top prize.
We canât forget about the $10,000 Bounty King Daily Leaderboard! Every day, the total knockouts made by a player across all buy-in levels will be tracked and the one who stands tallest on the leaderboard will collect his or her price.
Whatâs better is that the series will include a tournament with exclusive access by first-time depositors at GGPoker! This is surely a creative way of welcoming new players to the GGPoker client.