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‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land
poker players were playing, getting in one last hand.
The bad-regs were grinding at the tables with care
in hopes that some run good soon would be theirs.
After 34 events and more than $1 million in total prizes won, 888poker’s XL Winter Series wrapped up on Sunday with ‘Kazi070486’ winning the $500,000 GTD Main Event PKO for $34,685 plus an additional $26,178 in bounties for a total score of $60,863.
November was a virtual feast for all of the PocketFivers who enjoyed the new “Made To Play” mobile poker platform over on 888poker. Whether they were taking advantage of the Early Bird Rackback program or just extracting the incredible value in the online site’s tournament schedule, it was clear that players had plenty to be thankful for last month.
Hot on the heels of their recently released “Made To Play” mobile poker app, more changes are in store for 888poker as they announced a rebranding of their championship online poker series from XL Blizzard to XL Winter Series.
The “King Of Instagram” is coming to GGPoker as the online site announced that noted social media influencer Dan Bilzerian has signed on to become the latest addition to Team GGPoker in the role of brand ambassador.
The month of October was scary good for PocketFivers over on the 888poker tables. In addition to racking up wins during the Millions Superstorm and taking advantage of the Early Bird Rakeback program, 888’s new ‘Made To Play’ mobile platform was rolled out at the end of the month giving players a brand new experience when it comes to playing poker on the go.
After two years of development, 888poker has introduced its brand new mobile poker platform for both iOS and Android. Branded as the “Made To Play” poker platform, the latest overhaul of the 888 software promises a vastly upgraded experience for players, created with user’s input and the latest in online poker industry standards.
Having discovered that more than 60% of their players get into their games on their smartphones, 888poker decided to make their mobile platform a priority. They have updated the entire design, from lobbies to table layout, to a more sleek portrait mode. The new look allows for users to play as well as scroll through lobbies one-handed, making it easier to get into the action. It also makes it easier to multi-table where users can play up to four tables at a time and jump in and out of the action with a single swipe.
The new-look poker lobby is now similar to the rest of 888’s online products, including 888casino and 888sport. This gives players who take part in those other features a seamless experience when they switch back and forth between each activity.
888poker has loaded up the new release with brand new features to keep its customers coming back for more. Gone is the traditional chatbox, replaced by a more modern “emoji display’ which allows people to communicate through a variety of quick pick emojis. ‘Throwables’ add to the fun as players celebrate a big win or a bad beat by hitting their opposition on-screen with virtual objects like an egg, a cupcake, or a snowball. New player tags give players quick reference to the type of player they think they are up against.
But behind all the small details which promise to make the mobile experience a more player-friendly experience, 888poker says that the new platform has all of the powerful features necessary for users to customize their own experience from a four-color deck to personalized lobby filters to getting into a pre-defined game of a particular buy-in with the click of a single button.
Also new on the platform is ‘The Winner Spinner’ where, twice-a-day, players win prizes with a spin of the virtual wheel. And ‘Gift Drops’ are prizes awarded to players at random times while they are seated at a table. In addition, some of 888poker’s most popular exclusive games are now available across all platforms including SNAP fast-fold poker, where players get moved to a new table with brand new cards as soon as they fold or finish a hand. As well as BLAST Jackpot Sit & Go’s, the short-handed SnG that gives variable prize pools and can award players up to a $1,000,000 top prize.
To roll out the new “Made To Play” software, 888poker is giving away more than $1,000,000 in prizes with non-stop freerolls that will hand out $30,000 in prizes every week. There will be daily Happy Hours and Gift Drops every five minutes that will award up to $1,000 each.
The new 888poker app is being rolled out to all users and will be able to be downloaded on both iOS and Android.
GGPoker is ready to take another shot. On the heels of their successful GG Series of Poker, the online site has announced their next major, massive online poker series that takes aim at players who enjoy going for the knockout.
GGPoker’s Bounty Hunter Series will take place from October 11-25 and guarantee $40 million in total prize money. For two weeks, the GGPoker schedule is absolutely packed with non-stop bounty tournament action with 353 official events and more than 500 total tournaments with side events included.
During the month of September, PocketFivers continued to grind and thrive in the midst of the 888poker Millions Superstorm. With the bulk of the $8 million in total guaranteed prize pools up for grabs last month, players at every level were able to find no shortage of value and bankroll boosting opportunities.