Preheat Festival Kicks Off This Friday, as WPT Global Boosts Summer Festival to $8 Million GTD to Host Biggest Online Series Yet

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WPT Global is thrilled to announce the boost of our upcoming Summer Festival, increasing the guarantee from $7 million to a personal record $8 million. This isn’t the end of WPT Global giving back to players, as we are giving each Preheat Festival champion a $220 seat in the Summer Festival Championship, which will total over $35,000 in added value.

The Summer Festival also caps a landmark for WPT Global as the biggest online poker series held on the site so far, building from the $4 million GTD Winter Series and building on the recently successful Spring Festival which had $7 million GTD. As usual, WPT Global is the only place you become a WPT Champion from the comfort of your own home, and etch your name in the poker history books.

Preheat Festival

Prepare to warm up your online poker summer this month with $3 million in guarantees at the Preheat Festival, running from July 12-21. This 10-day series features 160 tournaments, with each champion getting a seat locked for the $220 Summer Festival Main Event.

Highlights of the Preheat Festival:

  • ● $220 Championship, $300,000 GTD – This event kicks off with a starting flight on the first day of the festival, with a dozen flights following to get players through to the final Day 2.
  • ● $22 Mini Championship, $80,000 GTD – Following the Championship, this event has numerous starting flights and follows the Best Stack Forward format, which allows players to fire multiple starting flights and build a mountain of chips for Day 2.
  • ● $2,100 High Roller PKO, $200,000 GTD – One of the marquee events of Preheat Festival, this event allows players to make money as soon as they knockout players, generating tons of action pre and post flop.

Preheat Festival has a variety of formats throughout the series, including Short Deck and both standard and progressive bounty formats.

Win $250,000 With the WPT Global Player of the Year Leaderboard

Every event in the Summer Festival allows players to win points and scale up the Player of the Year Leaderboard, which is awarding four $12,400 WPT Passports to live World Poker Tour events all across the world, as well as $25,000 in tournament dollars and $25,400 in cash.

In total, there’s $250,000 on offer in the Player of the Year leaderboard, with the Summer Festival being a prime opportunity to climb your way up and get a prize.

Boost Your Bankroll with The $30,000 GTD Preheat Festival Freeroll

If you play in more than 20 festival events during Preheat, you get a ticket into the $30,000 GTD freeroll, which has a host of Summer Festival tickets up for grabs.

Win Your Way Into The Summer Festival Championship

Any Preheat Festival champion will get a seat in the $500,000 GTD Summer Festival Championship, giving some extra added juice throughout the entire series.

Play More, Win More During Preheat Festival

Your total buy-ins amount during Preheat Festival can earn you up to $1,000 in cashback as well as Summer Festival seats, Global Spins tickets and some Casino Coins to use on the app.

Summer Festival

A week after the Preheat Festival concludes, players can hop straight back into some huge MTT action on WPT Global. The Summer Festival will also be the BIGGEST series WPT Global has hosted, with the original $7 million guarantee getting boosted by an additional $1 million this week. The stakes and action just got even bigger during the Summer Festival, which runs from July 28 to August 18.

Highlights of Summer Festival:

  • ● $3,500 WPT Championship, $1 million GTD
  • ● $1,050 WPT Prime, $750,000 GTD
  • ● $530 WPT500, $400,000 GTD
  • ● $220 Summer Festival Championship, $500,000 GTD
  • ● $22 Summer Festival Mini Championship, $150,000 GTD

The jam-packed Summer Festival schedule aims to replicate the success of Spring Festival, giving WPT Global players the chance to become WPT Champions online, win their way onto the live World Poker Tour and secure huge prizes on the online felt.

Stay posted to our social media channels and blog to keep up-to-date on our Preheat and Summer Festival results and promotions as they happen.

For more information, please reach out to: [email protected]


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ACR Poker recently announced they are running their biggest Mystery Bounty and PLO Venom tournaments together this August, with $10 million in combined guarantees. Now, they’re making it easier than ever for players to qualify by guaranteeing almost 1,000 seats via their Venom Fever promo.

Venom Fever satellites run from Sunday, July 7th through Sunday, August 18th. They are guaranteeing close to 900 seats to the 58 Million Mystery Bounty and 100 seats to the $2 Million PLO Venom tournaments. Each tourney has a $2,650 buy-in and its Day 1A on Sunday, August 4th.

“We know that a $2,650 ticket is out of the price range for many poker players, which is why we always run our Venom Fever satellites,” stated ACR Pro Chris Moneymaker. “These are our biggest Mystery Bounty and PLO tourneys ever and you can qualify for cheap, or even free!”

Venom Fever is guaranteeing players multiple opportunities to secure their $2,650 seat to the Mystery Bounty Venom. There are Direct Satellites (starting at $33) and Mega Satellites (paths start at $0), each offering more than 300 seats. There are also 55 seats guaranteed via several $16.50 buy-in multi-flight tourneys. What’s more, a final 160 seats are guaranteed via the weekly Beast Satellite which starts Sunday, July 7th.

Moneymaker also noted that the $2 Million PLO Venom will be really coveted by players. With Venom Fever, there are 100 PLO Venom seats up for grabs through Direct Satellites (60 seats) and Mega Satellites (40 seats).

In addition to Venom Fever, players can warm up for the Mystery Bounty and Venom PLO tourneys by participating in the Venom Warmup-ACR Poker’s event with a $1 million guarantee for only a $55 buy-in, starting July 7.



GGPoker Launches Second Year Of microFestival Online Poker Series with $10 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

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GGPoker is thrilled to announce the return of its microFestival, the world’s largest micro stakes poker festival, running from June 23 through July 7, 2024. With an impressive $10 million in guaranteed tournament prizes, this year’s series promises to be even more exhilarating for poker enthusiasts of all levels.

GGPoker’s microFestival stands out as the premier online poker event for players with modest bankrolls, featuring No-Limit Holdem, Progressive Knockout (PKO) and Pot Limit Omaha tournaments with buy-ins from just $1. The highlight of the series is the $10.80 Mystery Bounty Main Event, which boasts a staggering $1 million guarantee and a top mystery bounty of $100,000.

Adding to the excitement, GGPoker has introduced a unique freeroll promotion to ensure every participant feels like a winner. Players who fail to cash in any microFestival event will receive a free ticket to one of three $5K freeroll tournaments held the following day. This “Second Chance” offer gives all players another opportunity to win cash prizes, reinforcing GGPoker’s commitment to providing exceptional value and entertainment. In total, 50 freerolls will be held, awarding $250,000 in prizes.

Sarne Lightman, Managing Director of GGPoker, expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming series: “We are incredibly excited to bring back microFestival for a second year, with bigger and better tournaments and prizes. GGPoker’s goal has always been to make poker accessible and enjoyable for everyone, and with events starting at just $1, microFestival offers incredible value and excitement. Adding Second Chance freeroll tournaments is our way of thanking our players and ensuring everyone has multiple opportunities to win big.”

GGPoker’s microFestival 2024 is set to attract a diverse and dynamic field of players, from newcomers looking to dip their toes into online poker to seasoned veterans seeking to showcase their skills in a low-stakes environment. With a packed schedule of events and millions of dollars on the line, the series promises unforgettable moments and life-changing wins.

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ACR Poker has been breaking records in 2024, including running their $12.5 Million Venom tourney. Now, the popular online poker site is keeping the momentum going with their Online Super Series XL from May 5th-27th, offering over $40 Million in guarantees.

“Our record-setting $12.5 Million Venom ends Wednesday, May 1st and we’re unveiling an extra-large version of our flagship tourney series just days later,” said ACR Pro Chris Moneymaker. “This is our effort to provide huge poker action for 12 months a year.”

The OSS is the series designed for the beginner to the poker pro, with a mix of small, medium and large buy-ins. Players can choose from Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Turbos, Hyper Turbos, Mega Stacks, Progressive Knockouts and more.

The flagship series includes $2.5 Million, $2 Million and $1 Million Main Events that have its first Day 1 on Sunday, May 19th. There’s also two big multiflight events ($2 Million and $1.5 Million) with flights from Sunday, May 5th to Monday, May 27th, and Day 2 on that final day. Note the $1.5 Million one is a special Mystery Bounty tourney.

Also happening again during the OSS XL is a Leaderboard Competition, paid out of ACR Poker’s pockets. Players can win part of $60,000 in cash and tourney tickets just by playing in OSS XL events. This is three separate leaderboards based on low, medium and high buy-ins, so all player types have a chance to win.

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GGPoker Unveils $250M Prize Pool For GGPoker World Festival Tournament Series

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The record-breaking online poker tournament series returns on May 5, featuring hundreds of series events across four buy-in tiers

GGPoker, the World’s Biggest Poker Room, is thrilled to announce the return of its highly-anticipated GGPoker World Festival online tournament series, set to take place from Sunday, May 5 through Tuesday, June 11.

Following the groundbreaking success of last year’s series, which boasted a record-breaking $200M in prize pool guarantees, the 2024 edition raises the stakes even higher with an unprecedented $250M in guaranteed prizes.

The GGPoker World Festival schedule will feature a diverse array of tournaments across four buy-in tiers, ensuring that players of all levels can find events suited to their preferences:

  • Low Tier ($2.50+ buy-in)
  • Medium Tier ($25+ buy-in)
  • High Tier ($150+ buy-in)
  • Super Tier ($1,050+ buy-in)

Players will have the opportunity to qualify for festival events through satellite tournaments running throughout the series.

In addition to the monumental prize pool, participants will compete for a share of $2.5 million in extra prizes through the GGPoker World Festival tournament leaderboard. Leaderboard points will be awarded for each series event played, with $250K in prizes distributed between the Low Tier leaderboard winners, $500K between Medium Tier leaderboard winners, $750K between High Tier leaderboard winners and $1M between Super Tier leaderboard winners.

Various series events will be broadcast at, with details to be confirmed in the near future.

Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador, expressed his excitement for the upcoming series, stating, “Let the festivities begin on May 5 as we continue our tradition of revolutionizing poker year-on-year! We made history in 2023, and now, with $50 million in additional prize guarantees, the GGPoker World Festival is bigger and better than ever!”

New players joining GGPoker can take advantage of the Welcome Bonus and Honeymoon for Newcomers promotions and will automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, offering regular cash prizes.

Further details about GGPoker World Festival 2024, including series highlights and the full event schedule, will be released in the near future; visit regularly to find out more.

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Alex Botez issues a $50,000 Spin & Gold ELO Challenge To Fellow Chess Content Creators

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Alex Botez, celebrated chess player and GGPoker’s newest brand ambassador, today announced a Spin & Gold ELO Challenge, which will see some of the most engaging chess content creators from across the globe compete on GGPoker’s digital felt during May for a $50,000 prize.

Testing if the skills that have taken them to the top of chess can drive the same success at the poker table, the ELO Challenge participants will play GGPoker’s innovative Spin & Gold poker games throughout the month.

Each player will be assigned an ELO rating, which ranks them by relative skill levels; this system will be very familiar to those playing chess competitively. The participant with the highest ELO rank on May 30 will claim GGPoker’s inaugural Spin & Gold ELO Challenge title and a winner’s prize of $50,000.

Confirmed content creators include:

  • Raffael Chess (Brazil)

  • Dina Belenk (USA)

  • Jan Gustafsson (Germany)

  • Eric Hansen (Chessbrahs – Canada)

  • Aman Hambleton (Chessbrahs – Canada)

  • Jose Pepitoperu (Mexico)

  • Nemo Zhou (Chinese-Canadian)

“One of the reasons I am so excited to join GGPoker is being able to share my newfound love of poker with my fellow chess players from across the globe,” said Alex Botez, GGPoker Brand Ambassador. “The traits and skills that make good chess players translate so well into poker that I am sure this will be an incredibly close and exciting competition. I suspect many chess names will move up the poker ranks over the next few years!”

GGPoker’s innovative Spin & Gold game is a fast-paced single-table poker variant for either three or six players. Buy-ins start from $0.25, and in each game, the prizes on offer depend on a random multiplier; in a $1 game with three participants, the prize pool can reach a maximum of $100,000!

New GGPoker players can claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

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A Seat At Poker’s Biggest Table Beckons For Players Taking GGPoker’s Road To Vegas

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Hundreds of World Series of Poker® Main Event tickets to be won at GGPoker.

GGPoker, the World’s Biggest Poker Room, today launches the Road to Vegas series of online poker tournaments, offering hundreds of ticket packages to this summer’s WSOP $10,000 Main Event.

Players can win their WSOP tickets via satellite tournaments hosted at GGPoker and at ClubGG, the world’s leading subscription poker platform. Qualifier and step satellite tournaments are running daily, with buy-ins starting from $1.

As in 2023, GGPoker has an additional sweetener for those that qualify for the 2024 Main Event; if any GGPoker qualifier becomes this year’s WSOP Main Event champion, they’ll snag an extra $1,000,000 bonus on top of the winner’s purse.

The highlight of the annual live poker schedule, the WSOP $10,000 Main Event is where reputations are cemented and legends are born. This year’s event begins on Wednesday, July 3, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with final table play scheduled for July 16-17. Last year’s event saw a record 10,043 participants battle across the felt, with Daniel Weinman claiming the title of world champion and a $12.1M prize, the biggest in WSOP history.

Each WSOP 2024 Main Event package won at GGPoker will include:

  • $10,000 WSOP 2024 Main Event tournament entry
  • $1,000 for Las Vegas accommodation (credited to each player’s GGPoker account)
  • Promotional code for discounted accommodation at Caesars Entertainment properties
  • $1,000 for travel expenses/spending money (credited to each player’s GGPoker account)
  • GGPoker-branded merchandise & gifts
  • Access to the exclusive GGPoker Platinum Lounge
  • Direct registration to tournament with no need to queue

“It’s time to think about the biggest live tournament in the world again, and after last year’s record-breaking Main Event, I’m already super excited for this year’s WSOP,” said Daniel Negreanu, GGPoker Global Ambassador and six-time WSOP bracelet winner. “It’s the tournament that every single one of us players wants to take down more than any other. Get onto the Road to Vegas and meet me at the tables in Las Vegas this summer; I can’t wait for this year’s WSOP to begin!”

Added Sarne Lightman, Managing Director of GGPoker: “GGPoker is the only place for international players to qualify for the WSOP $10K Main Event, and after 774 players snagged their seats with us last year, we hope to see even more on the Road to Vegas in 2024. Let’s see if we can send 1,000 GGPoker players to experience the ultimate poker dream!”

New GGPoker players can also claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

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Online Poker Market Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis to 2030: Rapid Growth Forecasted for Smartphone Poker Games and Services, with Europe Witnessing the Highest Growth

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The “Online Poker Market Report: Trends, Forecast and Competitive Analysis to 2030” report has been added to’s offering.

The global online poker market is expected to reach an estimated $193.8 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 11.5% from 2024 to 2030. The major drivers for this market are increasing internet penetration and smartphone usage and growing popularity of poker games. The future of the market looks promising with opportunities in the gambling enthusiast, dabbler, and social exuberant sectors.

Online Poker by Segment

The study includes a forecast for the global online poker by device, game, end use, and region.

Online Poker Market by Device [Analysis by Value from 2018 to 2030]:

  • PC/Laptop
  • Smartphone
  • Others

Online Poker Market by Game [Analysis by Value from 2018 to 2030]:

  • Texas Hold’em Poker
  • Omaha
  • 7-Card Stud
  • 5 Card Omaha
  • Others

Online Poker Market by End Use [Analysis by Value from 2018 to 2030]:

  • Gambling Enthusiast
  • Dabblers
  • Social Exuberant

Online Poker Market by Region [Analysis by Value from 2018 to 2030]:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • The Rest of the World

List of Online Poker Companies

Companies in the market compete on the basis of product quality offered. Major players in this market focus on expanding their manufacturing facilities, R&D investments, infrastructural development, and leverage integration opportunities across the value chain. With these strategies online poker companies cater increasing demand, ensure competitive effectiveness, develop innovative products & technologies, reduce production costs, and expand their customer base. Some of the online poker companies profiled in this report include:

  • Tencent
  • Partypoker
  • Baazi Games
  • Bovada
  • Pokerstars
  • American Cardroom
  • Ignition
  • Pocket52
  • Arkadium
  • Delta

Online Poker Market Insights

The report forecasts that smartphone is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period due to growing preference for mobile-friendly poker games and services as its easy accessibility, engaging, and convenient for players worldwide.

Within this market, gambling enthusiast is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period due to their growing focus on top-notch games that are ease of use and provides fascinating prizes and promotions.

Europe is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period.

Features of the Global Online Poker Market

  • Market Size Estimates: Online poker market size estimation in terms of value ($B).
  • Trend and Forecast Analysis: Market trends (2018 to 2023) and forecast (2024 to 2030) by various segments and regions.
  • Segmentation Analysis: Online poker market size by device, game, end use, and region in terms of value ($B).
  • Regional Analysis: Online poker market breakdown by North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World.
  • Growth Opportunities: Analysis of growth opportunities in different devices, games, end uses, and regions for the online poker market.
  • Strategic Analysis: This includes M&A, new product development, and competitive landscape of the online poker market.
  • Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model.

For more information about this report visit researchandmarkets.



GGPoker Launches Exclusive WSOP Circuit UK Satellites Press Release

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GGPoker, the World’s Biggest Poker Room, is proud to launch exclusive online satellite tournaments to the upcoming WSOP Circuit UK £1,100 Main Event, which will be hosted at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn Poker Club from March 15 through March 24.

The winner of the WSOP Circuit UK Main Event, which boasts a £500,000 guarantee, will claim a prestigious WSOP-C Gold Ring and the lion’s share of the massive prize pool.

Phased WSOP-C UK satellite tournaments are currently running at GGPoker, with buy-in to Centroll satellite tournaments set at £0.01, Phase 1 at £1,10, Phase 2 at £11 and the Final Phase at £110. At least five WSOP-C UK £1,100 Main Event tickets will be won in each Final Phase satellite.

Players that win £1,100 Main Event tickets will be registered into the exclusive OnLive Day 1 hosted by GGPoker on March 19, with all Day 1 survivors making it through to the live Day 2 on March 24.

“We’re delighted to partner once more with World Series of Poker and Dusk Till Dawn, with UK and Irish players promised a super event in Nottingham next month,” said Angela Martin, UK & Ireland Head of Marketing at GGPoker. “Players can win their way to the WSOP-C £1,100 Main Event for just a single penny and take aim at a guaranteed £500,000 and WSOP Gold Ring!”

New GGPoker players can also claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.


Stretch Network launches an exclusive tournament series – “For Ortaks Only.”

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Join the celebration of the launch of a groundbreaking product in the igaming industry – ORTAK.

Introducing Ortak, an innovative solution empowering online game creators to freely trade shares of their game revenue. Whether you aspire to be a shareholder in a blue-chip company or invest alongside a high-return trader, Ortak opens doors to exciting possibilities. To celebrate this launch, Stretch Network is thrilled to announce the exclusive tournament series, “For Ortaks Only.”

The tournament series will launch from February 23 to March 31 in a KO format with a prize pool of 1,000,000 EUR.

Moreover, top-performing players will have the chance to seize an extra 10,000 EUR thanks to the daily updated leaderboard.

This is your chance to become Stretch’s Ortak.