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PokerStars & Fultilt Poker closed to USA

Bad news for USA based poker players several major rooms including PokerStars and FulTilt Poker has their doors closed to US real money players.

Read more about the USA poker ban a.k.a “Black Friday”

Not to fear we have sourced the latest online casino USA poker rooms that allow Americans to play for real money along with some great sign up bonuses.

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PartyCasino Bonus Code now $/£/EUR 3000

Party Casino have launched a new bonus code for slot players.

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  • 3000GBP 100% up to £3000*

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To enable the $/£/EUR 3000 bonus simply use the either bonus code PC3000/3000EURO/3000 when making your first deposit then use Party Casino bonus code 750SLOTS to activate the next three deposit bonus codes. This is a limited time special offer only for new depositing players.

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FaceBook Poker Freeroll at UWINPOKER

July 2010

UWinPoker have added a facebook poker freeroll series that requires no deposit to enter, simply sign up for a new player account and get free entry into the facebook poker tournaments.

To Join the UWinPoker facebook group, then select like, suggest to friends, you can even play the flash version of the software right from Facebook or download the full game.

UWinPoker offer a choice of sign up bonus codes for their online poker room at which players can choose to play in either Euros or Dollars as the currencies are seamlessly integrated on the platform.

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FulTilt Poker upgrade software

August 2009

FulTilt Poker have just upgraded their poker platform with many new features. The main changes that have been made include 2 new lobby choices named Basic View and Standard View.

Should players prefer the old FullTilt poker lobby they will still be able to do so, the old version of the Full Tilt Poker lobby is now called Classic view and can be changed back by clicking the lobby tab at the top left corner a drop down menu then appears from where you select choose lobby view and then select your preferred Fultilt lobby view.

FullTilt’s basic lobby view is for newbie’s and is as the name suggests basic yet fully functional.

Standard View has many new features added with customizable widgets and stat tools to help you along.

Classic view is the old FulTilt-poker version for those who are too stuck on the old lobby view.

Get a FullTilt Poker bonus when using promotional code WAP on sign up and deposit, you will get a 100% deposit match up to $600.

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Bonus Codes for PartyCasino -new bonuses up to $/£/EUR 500

June 2009

PartyCasino have increased their sign up bonuses for the already popular Party Casino by introducing a new range of super sign up bonuses. New depositing players will be rewarded with their choice of either $/£/EUR 500 as a welcome bonus. PartyCasino have launched a new campaign dubbed “FEEL IT” with the new range of bonus codes for PartyCasino.

In addition to the biggest bonus code PartyCasino has ever offered for their Party Casino software they will encourage new players using PartyCasino reload bonus code MATCH100 for their next three deposits to get an additional 100% deposit match up to $ 100, so that’s a $500 bonus + 3x$100 bonuses.

Note that the Party Casino reload bonus will only apply to reloads for those using the below bonuses when signing up for a new player account and using one of either three PartyCasino bonus codes depending on the choice of currency.

* New Bonus Codes for PartyCasino

PCAS500 – 100% up to $500

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GBPARTY – 100% up to £500

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NEW * bigger + better | Bonus Code Titan Poker

May 2009

After a long tedious process of negotiation with TitanPoker we are very pleased to announce that we have a new exclusive bonus code for Titan Poker bearing in mind that the standard welcome bonus is usually 100% to $500 we worked our hardest to get the biggest Titan Poker bonus I have ever seen.

Bonus code Titan Poker

We have taken this bonus to a new level by offering our players a 150% up to $600 Titan Poker bonus, to activate your bonus simply use SUCCESS as your bonus code when making your first deposit, first time depositing players will also get an instant bonus of $25 in addition to the already enlarged signup bonus, first time depositing players will also get access to exclusive Titan Poker freeroll events which this month of May 2009 are very impressive to say the least with over $63,000.

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First Time Deposit at Titan Poker May 2009 Special offer

New players who deposit in May will have access to the Titan Poker monthly $20,000 New Depositors Freeroll via satellite tournaments plus they will be able to enter Titan Poker Peugeot 207cc Freeroll on June 5 2009 where the winner will drive away in a brand new Peugeot 207cc Coupe Cabriolet convertible car worth $30,000, finally first time depositing TitanPoker players will stand a chance to win a 2009 World Series of Poker package which includes a $10,000 buy-in to the WSOP 2009 Main Event + travel to Las Vegas + 7 nights of luxury accommodation and spending money.

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WinAllPoker Exclusive Poker Freeroll Series

APRIL 2009

Exclusive Freeroll tournament at PartyPoker, CarbonPoker and Titan Poker password

Winallpoker.com have announced a series of exclusive poker freerolls with several top poker sites. The freeroll Tournaments include exclusive events to be held at PartyPoker, Titan Poker and Carbon Poker all the tourneys are password protected to get the password for any of the poker freerolls by simply joining the free poker newsletter.

WinAllPoker’s Exclusive Poker Freeroll series

Carbon Poker Freeroll
Name: WinAllPoker Freeroll

Description: Freeroll for WinAllPoker newsletter subscribers

Registration Date/Time: 2009-04-25 13:00

Start Date/Time: 2009-04-25 14:00

Prize Pool: $100

PartyPoker Exclusive Freeroll
Name: $250 WinallPoker

Date: Sunday 26th of April

Time: 14:00 EST

Prize Pool: $250

Titan Poker Exclusive Freeroll
Name: WAP $250 FR

Date: Sunday 26th April 2009

Time: 20:05 GMT

Tournament #: 272030211

Tournament type: No-Limit Texas Hold´em

Prize pool: $250 USD

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PartyPoker – Biggest bonus code ever

AUGUST 2008

PartyPoker is offering new players a new beefed up SUPER SIGN UP BONUS CODE for new deposits at Party Poker which will include a 100% up to $500 bonus or £250 (UK), the biggest the site has ever offered, for those who have not yet joined PartyPoker there has never been a better time to join, get the biggest PartyPoker bonus code !

To enable your PartyPoker bonus, simply use either of the bonuses below:

* For US Dollars (USD $) use SUPERBIG as your Party Poker bonus code.

* For UK player in GBP – Pounds use POUNDS as your bonus code at PartyPoker.

Note: the new biggest ever PartyPoker Super Bonus code is only valid for play at PartyPoker and is not valid at PartyCasino or the other PartyGaming brands.

How do you as a poker player benefit?

Party Poker’s new big bonus code is the most aggressive bonus they have offered to date, this bonus is unique as it is partially released according to play but USD players will get a 100% up to $500 Bonus when signing up with our newest PartyPoker bonus code SMSBIG and English players are set up with a massive 100% up to £250 Bonus when using POUNDS when creating a new PartyAccount.

Due to the size of the new bonus PartyPoker have put limits on them obviously for players who may abuse them, there is a minimum deposit required and a restricted release depending on the currency you select when creating your account.

The minimum deposit for US $ – 100% up to $500 Bonus is $25 and in order to release the full bonus amount payers need to earn 5 times the bonus amount in PartyPoints, for UK players or those using the Pounds offer of 100% up to £250 the minimum deposit is £15 with players needing to earn ten times the bonus amount in PartyPoints.

Other restrictions include: PartyPoints earned through play at PartyPoker.com only will apply towards the release restrictions of this bonus, The bonus is split into 5 equal parts with each part making up 20% of the actual full bonus amount, all release restrictions must be met within 90 days of the account creation date.

As an example:

A player deposits $100 will be eligible to receive $100 as a sign up bonus. He then need to accumulate 500 (5 x 100) PartyPoints to receive the full bonus. The bonus amount is divided into 5 parts with each part being $20, each time the player earns 100 PartyPoints $20 of the total bonus amount will be released into his account.

Lets say an English player makes a deposit of £50 he will be eligible to receive a bonus of £50. He will need to earn 500 PartyPoints (10 x 50) in order to receive his full bonus amount which is also divided into 5 parts of £10 a piece. As the player earns 100 PartyPoints £10 of the bonus amount will be released into his Party Poker account.

PokerStars announces WCOOP

August 2007

PokerStars will host World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) their premier event on the online poker calendar, is back for the 6th consecutive year!

Satellites begin on July 15th, and the 2007 WCOOP is going to be bigger than ever before, with more prizes, more events, and most importantly more chances for you to win. Here´s what you can look forward to at Pokerstars main event:

o 23 events – total guaranteed prize pool of $15 million

o New events this year – PL 5-Card Draw and FL 2-7 Triple Draw

o NL Main Event with a guaranteed prize pool of $5 million ( guaranteed $2 million more than the

2006 WCOOP event)

Fulltilt Poker announces FTOPS V (August)

July 2007

FTOPS IV proved to be a success with nearly 18,000 players competing for more than $4 million in guaranteed prize money. This August Fulltilt poker will be upping the ante with FTOPS V, which will feature 14 tournaments with guaranteed prize pools worth more than $7 million.

PartyGaming is launches new Bonus Codes

April 2007

PartyGaming has added new bonus codes to all their games, these new bonuses allow players a choice of either $50 free with their first real money deposit or 100% match bonus up to $500. This new incentive will surely attract more players to sign up with the wide variety of games PartyGaming now offer owners of PartyPoker & PartyCasino. To see the latest in bonus code offers.

PartyBets is launched

March 2007

PartyBets now allows sports betting from your Partygaming account wagers can be made on a variety of sports and events at Partybets including:

American Football Games

Aussie Rules Football

Baseball

Basketball NBA games

Boxing

International Cricket

Darts

NFL Ice Hockey

PGA Golf

Handball

Motor Sports

Rugby

Snooker & Pool

Soccer / Football

Tennis

Winter sports

Bandy

Entertainment

Financials

Horse Racing

Politics

For a Partybets bonus of 30% match up to $150 use bonus code: SMSBETS

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PartyPoker lower their limits

October 2006

Partypoker have lowered their minimum deposit to a mere $10 in order to cater to the international market by offering a new bonus code SMS10 which gives partypoker players a $10 bonus on sign up along with a small deposit of only $25. These low-limit buy-in’s, low limit poker tables and small initial deposits have been brought into effect after the recent ban on online poker players from the USA.

It’s time for US poker players to find a new place to play

(Our recent press release at PRNews) October 2006

StartMySuccess.com has compiled a list of alternate poker rooms and websites that continue to offer the game of online poker to US poker players.

With the recent online gaming bill being signed into action today by U.S president George Bush also known as the “UIGEA”, several large poker sites have closed their doors to the US poker and online gaming market leaving US poker players looking for alternate venues to play poker online, ones that still accepts wagers from those who reside in the USA.

StartMySuccess.com have updated their website to now reflect the status of several large poker sites and have included several picks that still accept US poker accounts.

Included in the top picks is Fulltilt poker which has recently launched an ad campaign stating that ” We’re here to stay! ” and went furthermore by saying ” we are committed to providing you with the best online poker experience anywhere. We want to remind you that your money is completely safe and secure at our site, and that you can always deposit and withdraw funds quickly and easily using one of our many payment processors”, Fulltilt poker still offer bonus codes and bonuses to US poker players and the game can be downloaded from this link.

Such statements show Fulltilt poker’s true commitment to the large US poker market which is a source of billions of dollars in revenue for the online gaming industry and their view point is in stark contrast to many of their staunch rivals who have folded their hand in on US poker players.

The online payment processor Neteller too have come out stating that they too will remain active in the US market the online gaming payment processing powerhouse generates around 85% of its earnings from it´s North American customers, Neteller executive, vice president of marketing and sales, Bruce Elliot confirmed, “We are staying in the US, I don’t think we have a very big problem.”

Elliot made these remarks at an online gambling conference held in Barcelona. This was greeted as great news by many in the online gaming community.

Bodog Poker have announced they too will remain in the booming US poker market and will accept players residing in the USA. Bodog Poker have also added several incentive poker bonus codes to snatch some of the US poker players looking for a new venue to host their online poker games. http:www.startmysuccess.com/ bodog-poker-bonus-code.htm [More details on Bodog Poker and bonus codes]

StartMySuccess.com is committed to continue running articles on the recent US poker ban and will include relevant updates as the saga develops to aid the US poker players finding a new venue to play their favorite game.

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Money Processing Firms suspend US gaming business

October 2006, StartMySuccess.com

Processing payments for online poker will soon be deemed illegal in the USA

At least two companies announced they will be suspending their US operations due to the introduction of new internet gambling laws restricting USA citizens.

Fairground Gaming -“US clients would be unable to play online casino and poker games once President Bush signs a Congressional bill into law.”

Fireone Group an online credit card payments processor for the gaming industry, is to stop all US based gaming transactions.

Both firms said they would now need to cut costs as part of a wider restructuring process to accommodate the new market.


Bill does NOT make Online Poker Illegal- says Congresswoman

October 2006, StartMySuccess.com

“This internet gambling legislation has a loophole big enough to drive a truck through that was designed solely to protect betting on horse racing and lotteries over the Internet” said Shelley Berkley a US Democrat Congress woman from Nevada.

Berkley cites the loophole itself as primary evidence of the hypocrisy displayed by those who back the new bill.

Berkley went on to say that “Despite its misleading name, there is no getting around the fact that this bill very clearly and specifically states that betting on horse racing over the internet is not prohibited. The same holds true for lotteries, which enjoy special protections under this legislation and despite the misinformed and misguided claims of this bill’s supporters, it would neither prohibit Internet gaming, nor increase the enforcement capabilities of the United States government”

Congresswoman Berkley recently discussed her point of view regarding this legislation recently passed by the U.S. Congress during an on the record interview with Gambling911. The legislation is formally known as ” the Unlawful Internet Enforcement Act of 2006″ . Which when signed by the President Bush, will try to make it illegal for financial institutions to handle transactions between U.S customers and online gambling sites.

Berkley went on to question the effectiveness of such a ban, especially given the limited information available at this time and on how such legislation could be in reality be enforced as both the Federal Reserve Board and Attorney General have a mere 270 days within which to define the new procedures that financial institutions are set to follow.

Berkley added concern over federal intrusion into an arena that is usually reserved for each individual state.

“The vast majority of states allow gaming and regulate it, whether it be lotteries, racing, card rooms, or casinos. This bill would make a legal activity illegal in those same states solely because it is done online rather than in a casino. In reality the intent of this bill is to attack and undermine legal gaming in our nation”

“I continue to be amazed by the members of this body who constantly rail against an intrusive federal government, and yet, when it comes to gaming, they are the first to call for more government intrusion,” Berkley announced. “A man’s home is his castle unless he chooses to participate in online gaming. Then his home becomes the province of the federal government.”

Congresswoman Berkley firmly supports further research on how to regulate the online gambling industry and turn it into a profitable enterprise for both the public and private sectors.

In May Berkley co-sponsored legislation called “The Internet Gambling Study Commission Act ” with it’s goal being to create a federal study on Internet gaming and to report its findings and recommendations for a future course of action. This study bill was in direct response to House efforts to ban all forms of online gaming. It was originally introduced by Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV) and was co sponsored by more than 40 other House Members.

Congresswoman Berkley again voted in July against Republican led efforts to ban casino gaming on the Internet and unsuccessfully fought to amend the legislation to close a loophole in HR-4411 giving special exemptions to horse racing and lotteries.

“Internet gaming is becoming more popular every day and we need a comprehensive federal study that looks at the question of whether or not it can be effectively regulated and what role technology can play in accomplishing that goal” said Berkley, who co chairs the Congressional Gaming Caucus.

“Nevada is the world model for well regulated gaming and people who come to the Las Vegas strip know they are not going to be ripped-off. As a nation, we should look at whether or not the Nevada model can also be used to regulate gaming on-line. That is just one of the many questions I hope this study will answer,” said Berkley. “It is not the role of the federal government to tell adults how they should spend their money, and that includes betting online.”

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