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POKER770 BOWS OUT OF SPAIN
2014-02-18

A ring-fenced national player market and high taxes are thought to be the reason for the recently announced withdrawal from the Spanish online poker market of Poker770, a skin on the iPoker network.

The company used Twitter to announce its withdrawal last Friday, confirming that it intends to shut down on March 1, and that arrangements have been made to safeguard the account balances of its Spanish players and marketing affiliates.

Full details will be made public in a statement scheduled for this week.




ONLINE POKER TRAFFIC CONTINUES TO DECLINE
2013-04-25

Reporting in its weekly assessment Football Live Betting Lines nfl football betting NFL Betting Lines of global online poker traffic Tuesday, the independent monitor Pokerscout noted that traffic has declined 6 percent week-on-week for its seventh consecutive week of lower traffic. All top ten sites and networks showed weaker traffic.

Pokerscout also notes that since this time last year, traffic has slipped a worrying 12 percent.

Pokerstars remained the dominant force in the industry, well ahead of nearest rival iPoker Network, with Full Tilt Poker dropping to third, PartyPoker at fourth and 888Poker at fifth.

"The huge drop in overall traffic can be attributed to a European epidemic of spring fever," reports Pokerscout. "Temperatures well above average were seen from London to Moscow as a wave of unusually good weather struck across Europe. As usual, the fair weather sent players scrambling to get outside and away from their keyboards, causing traffic to plunge across the board."



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2015-02-15

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POKERSTARS MAKE CHANGES TO VIP CLUB
2012-12-04

PokerStars has announced changes in the structure of its VIP Club for next year which includes the introduction of a new VIP level, faster progression through the early levels and an ongoing PokerStars Hall of Fame.
The new VIP status named ChromeStar is placed between entry levels BronzeStar and first rung on the VIP ladder, SilverStar. Players would need to achieve 100 VPPs to attain the level which grants access to the 100K Privilege Freerolls.
According to the PokerStars VIP team, it will be easier and quicker to move up through the early levels due to decreased VIP status requirements, broken down as:
-SilverStar: 500 VPPs (down from 750)
-GoldStar: 2 500 VPPs (down from 3 000)