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PKR Introduces New Hand Replayer Video Editing Feature

       is well known for having some of the most technologically advanced online poker software in the industry. The renowned gaming site has now taken its reputation one step further with the introduction of Hand Replayer, a new tool that helps players show off their best games through YouTube.
                PKR's Hand Replayer is, in essence, a simple video editor that gives site members the ability to capture, edit, and share footage. The new feature capitalizes on the detailed player avatars, tables, and room environments modelled in PKR's 3D poker software. Site members can use Hand Replayer to take footage from their games, edit using a variety of camera angles (either pre-set or full control options), then upload the finished product to YouTube as a shareable video. PKR hopes to see highlight reels and favourite gaming moments spread across social media platforms and its own site forums using the new feature.
                Leon Walters,'s Chief Operating Officer and Head of Product Development, said that the introduction of the Hand Replayer "was always the natural step for us given our products' advanced video game graphics." Considering the wide reach that a shared video, shot and uploaded via PKR, can have, the Hand Replayer seems to be a smart marketing move that will benefit both players and alike. PKR's Hand Replayer currently allows users to edit video from the site's sit and go, ring, and multi-table tournament games.

PKR Brings Mobile Gaming to Android Users

      's mobile gaming application rollout continues with the release of a new version of the site for Android devices. Like the recently launched iPhone and iPad PKR apps the Android program will let players enjoy real-money poker play while on the go.
                The Android version of brings a faithful version of the popular online poker network to smartphones and tablets powered by Google's operating system. Players can enjoy real-money sit and go and ring games after downloading the free application. The app's ring game tables range from as cheap as $0.01/$0.02 to as expensive as $25/$50 while sit and go games will feature stakes from an inexpensive $0.10 to a substantial $1,000. PKR plans to add further game types, tournament multi-tabling features and more in the future.
      's Chief Operating Officer, Leon Walters, said that it was important for his company to develop an Android version of the app since "we've always appreciated the importance of offering our unique software across a wide range of mobile devices." Now that the majority of smartphone and tablet owners can access PKR from anywhere they wish, Walters said that his business is "ready for a full scale assault on the mobile market."'s Android app is compatible with devices such as the LG Nexus 4, HTC One and phones from Samsung's Galaxy series.

PKRs Real Money Poker App Leaves Beta Testing

       has finally finished the long process of bringing its 3D online poker software to British iPhone and iPad owners. After extensive testing the application is now available, allowing players to enjoy a great poker experience while on the go.
                The iOS version of has only just now become available after a slow roll-out of mobile PKR products. Months of beta testing and software refinement appear to have paid off. After a short time on Apple's App Store the full version of PKR's app has received an average user review score of 4.5/5. The warm reception is likely due to the care that PKR's team has taken in translating their popular computer-based platform to mobile devices. The PKR iOS app brings lifelike graphics to players, making the program's selection of games — a line-up that includes Omaha (pot-limit and hi-lo), Texas hold 'em sit and go tournaments and a variety of ring games — extremely lifelike and immersive.  
                A statement from stated that the company "couldn't be any more psyched about launching [its] real-money poker on mobile." PKR added that it was extremely excited to offer players the ability to "whip out the iPhone and enter a sit-and-go" in situations like "[waiting] around in the airport for three hours before [a] flight." The iOS app is available now and is compatible with the iPad, iPhone 4 and newer models of Apple's smartphone. Debuts Real Money iPhone Poker App

       has always been quick to take advantage of the most exciting new technologies involved with online poker. With the recent launch of real money games for its iPhone application the popular platform looks to continue doing so by further branching out into mobile gaming.
                PKR recently unveiled its iPad app, complete with a number of portable games alongside its trademark player avatars, and now plans to continue its Apple support with an iPhone version of its site. The new edition of the iOS app allows any iPhone owner to play real money sit and go or ring matches without having to access a computer. Multi-table tournaments (and multi-tabling features) are also being worked on as priorities for the next update. Currently, only British PKR members can access the app, though the company has spoken about its plans to bring both the iPad and iPhone software to the rest of the world in the future. PKR also confirmed that the development of another rendition of the app — this one meant for Android-based smartphones — continues to move forward.
                A cheeky statement from PKR called the launch of the iPhone app "another leap forward" in the company's "plan for world mobile poker domination." The press release went on to say that the app was a great way for "owners of any generation of iPhone" to get a game of poker in during a "morning commute, lunch queue" or even a "business meeting [if] you have a great poker face." The iPhone app is now available as a free download from the Apple App Store.

PKR.Com Announces Easter Weekend PKR Live VII Tournament Schedule

The latest edition of's PKR Live tournament series has finally been announced, the popular online poker network having scheduled the event for this year's Easter Weekend. The seventh PKR Live is set to include plenty of action for both competitors and fans alike.

PKR Live VII will consist of three days of no-limit hold 'em competition. The event will bring hundreds of excited and talented players from across Europe to London, England for a chance at making their name — and, of course, some cash — in the poker world. More than 300 players culled from PKR Italy, PKR France, PKR Sportsbook and can buy a seat for PKR Live VII directly (for $500) from PKR's multi-table tournament lobby, but may also earn their entry by competing in upcoming satellites. These qualifiers will provide prize packages (worth $800) that send winners to PKR Live's new home at Westfield Stratford City's Aspers Casino in London in style. PKR describes Aspers Casino, a brand new venue with 500 person capacity located near the 2012 Olympic Village, as "the UK's first 'super casino'" and "a true taste of Las Vegas" within England itself. told press that it believes PKR Live VII "will set the standard for friendly and affordable live poker" through its "outstanding venue, more than 300 expected entrants and six-figure prize pool." PKR Live VII will kick off on Friday, 29th March, 2013.

PKR.Com Extends into Mobile Marketplace with New iPad App

Never a company to balk at technological innovation, has just launched its latest foray into the rapidly expanding mobile gaming market. The new iPad application brings the company's critically acclaimed software to a new platform and is looking to provide plenty of on-the-go fun for online poker fans.

iPad owners are now able to enjoy a portable version of the experience through a free download available from Apple's App Store. Though this iteration of the online poker experience is missing some of the desktop PKR's features it does come equipped with some of the site's most famous trademarks. These include unique player avatars, emotes, 3D environments, real-money sit and go, ring games and more. PKR has already announced future updates that will help achieve feature parity between the desktop and mobile clients, too. Upcoming revisions will see the PKR iPad app gaining multi-table tournaments and support for other smartphones.

Leon Walters,'s Chief Operating Officer, told press that he is "pleased to have launched the [iPad] app after several months of hard work by [our] team." Walters went on to say that the app "represents one of the most significant steps forward for since our inception in 2006" and that his company now plans to begin creating iPhone and Android versions that will cater to other segments of the mobile marketplace. Covers the World Poker Tour National Dublin Main Event in Style

The World Poker Tour (WPT) National Dublin tournament is quickly approaching and is set to be one of the most exciting events of next winter. In order to properly celebrate the series, online poker network has unveiled plans to cover the games with live streaming and expert commentary.

WPT National Dublin will take place early next month, running from 3rd to 6th January at the Irish city's Citywest Hotel. Many players are anticipating the series' €1,320 buy-in main event, the climatic end of a fierce competition that will see some of Europe's top players duking it out for bragging rights and a large cash prize., having successfully live streamed last year's main event, has announced plans to do the same for the 2013 edition. The site plans to bring in professional players like Jesse May to analyze the action as it happens while also hosting "side event" games that allow PKR members to watch tables (starting as low as €60 and maxing out at €2,700) that will bring extra enjoyment to the viewing experience. Lastly, PKR will also be streaming pre-finals events like the €2,700 Buy-in Double Chance High-Roller that will help determine which competitors make it to the main event itself. Pro, Vladimir Geshkenbein, told press that "the mix of PKR qualifiers, locals and top pros" featured at WPT National Dublin should "[create] pure entertainment" and predicted that the coverage will make for a "perfect start to the year."'s PKR TV Records More Than 500,000 Total Views always attempts to provide online poker players with something different. From the site's emphasis on a lively avatar system to its PKRTV videos, fans have rewarded PKR's innovative business practices with plenty of attention and praise.

The most recent demonstration of PKR's success involves PKRTV, the platform's dedicated YouTube channel. recently celebrated the popularity of PKRTV after achieving more than 500,000 video views, a feat that proves the value of the channel to the site's fans. PKRTV features expert gameplay commentary and analysis from members of Team PKR Pro and is presented by Dan Grant and Rachael Downie. A diverse line-up of shows, ranging from footage of prestigious tournaments to poker tips and strategies meant to improve a viewer's poker game, have helped PKRTV to garner acclaim both on the web and through international Poker Channel broadcasts. To date, has recorded and presented incredible wins from the final tables of events like PKR Masters, capturing high level play for casual or serious video reference.'s Media Manager, Dan Grant, explained that PKRTV was started with the goal of recording memorable moments like beautifully executed tournament wins or "huge cash game bluffs." Grant went on to describe PKR's commitment to providing "every level of player" with access to professional analysis of these moments in order to share the excitement — and learning opportunities — offered by their recordings. Cashes Out $400,000 Jackpot, Achieves Five Million Registered Members has had a very eventful week, the online poker network celebrating a major business milestone and awarding two lucky members with massive cash payouts.

Donegal, Ireland's "jayleigh76" has just received a $408,479 windfall after wagering only twenty cents at one of's slot side games. The player, a 36 year old mother of two, hit the biggest progressive jackpot ever amassed at by playing on PKR's Adventures in Wonderland slot. After triggering the jackpot jayleigh76 reported that her big win felt "surreal" and that she plans to take her children to Disneyland with some of her earnings. The same day saw another Irish player, "lucky4345" from Belfast, take home the Chain Reactors Super Trails progressive slot for a $63,514.

jayleigh76's and lucky4345's wins came just after achieved the landmark of signing on a total of five million players.'s Marketing Director Simon Prodger reported that the company is "delighted" at arriving at the 5M milestone and looking forward to "continuing to welcome more and more poker players" through upcoming "marketing initiatives, product developments" and its "first mobile poker product." Prodger acknowledged the consistent growth of registered members that have flocked to the site since its launch only six years ago and went on to attribute the ongoing success of to its innovative software offerings and business approach. Provides Players with Even More Software Updates has received plenty of accolades for its fantastic 3D poker software. Now, with the announcement of yet another substantial software update, the online poker network looks to continue providing its members with one of the most immersive gaming experiences available.

The last software update saw the site adding the ability for players to buy virtual cocktails for themselves and their fellow competitors. Following in the same vein as those features, PKR is expanding its offering with digital food, new drinks and more. The addition of new beverages (such as Mexican beer, vodka tonics and lemonade) are joined by foods like cookies, pizza and sushi. Most interestingly, has added collectable "lucky items" (like horseshoes and toys) and a number of new avatar animations. These animations play out while the player's avatar eats or drinks, but also allow competitors to perform new chip tricks that add a bit of flash to table play. Lastly — and as usual for most PKR software updates — avatar clothing and accessory options have also been expanded, providing even greater customization options.

A statement from's Chief Operating Officer, Leon Walters, discussed the new additions, explaining that the "goal at has always been to deliver an engaging and entertaining experience." Walters said that the expanded drinks options, virtual food and avatar expressions will "take to the next level of immersion." Launches Oktoberfest Tournament Series Long After Oktoberfest Ends

Real life Oktoberfest celebrations may have come to an end, but is extending the holiday with the return of its Oktoberfest autumn tournament series. Set to run over the next several weeks, the series in question consists of 51 events, all contributing to a total of approximately $450,000 in prizes.'s Oktoberfest kicked off on 27th October and is set to run until 18th November. The beginning of the tournament series saw players entering into competition with the first of the daily tournaments — ongoing events featuring low, mid and high stake varieties meant to appeal to all types of players. PKR has also provided an exciting leaderboard promotion alongside these daily events. Players who earn enough ranking points to climb the boards will gain entry to a six-handed freeroll event (set to take place after Oktoberfest concludes) that offers the incredible incentive of earning the title of Oktoberfest Champion and a $3,000 World Poker Tour National Dublin prize package. PKR has also set up $3,500 of tournament ticket prizes to be awarded to lower ranking leader board positions.'s Card Room Manager, Neil Wright, told press that the decision to revive its Oktoberfest series for 2012 was easy, describing how the site has "always had a soft spot for this particular series." Wright went on to mention PKR's happiness with its decision to mix "old favourites [with] new and entertaining game types." Oktoberfest event buy-ins start at $1.50. Invites Members to Enjoy a Virtual Drink maintains a well deserved reputation for being the most technologically progressive online poker network. With the unveiling of its latest feature, a new addition that came alongside PKR's recent software update, this commitment to innovation is set to continue.
                The new feature allows players to further simulate aspects of live poker competition through their site of choice. Virtual drinks, ready to be bought for oneself or another member, have now arrived at PKR in an effort to make the platform's 3D poker rooms more realistic than ever before. These drinks can be "purchased" in exchange for PKR points and have been carefully modeled to look and sound as authentic as possible. Pints of beer, cups of coffee in polyester cups and mojitos that are detailed enough to allow players to "hear the ice cubes clink against their glass" when their avatar takes a sip have all been added to the bar.
      's software update press release was enthusiastic about the addition of its unorthodox new feature, calling the virtual drinks "great fun." The statement went on to describe the gameplay possibilities of ordering these fake drinks, detailing how "buying a cocktail for a guy you just destroyed in a hand can be seen as [either] a polite gesture or the ultimate insult." Virtual drinks are available now as part of's recent software update. Provides Poker Advice Through Raise Your Game Tutorial Series

Poker — especially the Hold 'Em style most popular today — isn't a particularly difficult game to learn the rules to, but mastering it can take a lifetime. In order to help its members with this learning curve, online poker site has just launched a new series of tutorials.
                "Raise Your Game" takes the form of an ongoing collection of helpful videos, fielding information ranging from 6-max basics to in-depth ring game strategies. has drawn on the knowledge and experience of its team of experts to create a comprehensive set of lessons that cover different areas of poker, providing invaluable tips for those who enjoy a quick table game as well as fans of high stakes tournaments. "Raise Your Game" is available alongside "How to Play", making the ideal location for first-time poker players, seasoned veterans and everyone in between. The star power available through PKR also lends the series substantial credibility. Recent features include breakdowns of career-changing hands from the poker professionals who played them and crucial tips on how to avoid commonly encountered mistakes.
                PKR told press that "Raise Your Game" was designed as the site's "way of helping more players enjoy online poker" and a great way to work on "perfecting [their] style of play." The new series is a smart move, allowing to become an invaluable resource for players of all skill levels and a great place to kick off a new online poker account. Expands PKRTV with New Comedy Videos

One of the best aspects of comes from the online poker site’s concentration on creating great original video content. The latest announcement from PKR recognizes this, adding a brand new comedy series to the company’s YouTube-based PKRTV.
The light-hearted show stars Ashley Hames and other poker fans attempting to keep a straight face while being distracted in extreme ways. In homage to the difficulty of maintaining a neutral “poker face” while under immense pressure, the PKRTV program features Hames and crew doing their best to remain unfazed by splashes of water, slaps and, most notably, being pelted with the components of a full English breakfast. The new comedy episodes join PKRTV’s regular line-up of videos, bringing some laughs to the channel’s existing body of interviews with poker professionals and video captures from the high-profile online games and big wins played out through the website. Expanding on PKRTV is part of a larger push toward making an ideal home for poker fans of all types. Along with electronic versions of PKR’s Stacked magazine, PKRTV is meant to help create and foster a community of live and online players who can discuss their love of the game with others through a single multimedia network.
A statement from described the company’s ongoing efforts toward striking the right “balance between online and live play”, a process wherein PKR hopes to provide quality entertainment for “everyone in the community.”  PKRTV is available through’s YouTube channel of the same name. Unveils Software Update and New Site Features, never content to rest on its laurels, has just announced yet another software update. The latest revision of the online poker network not only improves on the existing interface, but also improves the user experience by adding new features.
                The latest facelift has, as always, been designed to provide players with the most immersive virtual poker option on the internet. The latest improvements bring practical, game-focused updates like a reiterated multi-tabling system that allows players to more easily rearrange, resize and reformat up to nine currently open windows. Alongside this is the introduction of a beta quickplay feature. The trial version of’s quickplay looks to make getting into a favourite style of poker game as quick as possible while also allowing players to try out a hand replay tool where past hands can be recorded and/or posted to YouTube. In a further extension of its detailed avatar system, PKR has now added a “virtual drinks” feature where player points can be used to buy pints of beer, shots of liquor and other cocktail for themselves or friends. The last piece of the update sees PKR adding a “luxury yacht” to its line-up of table environments.
      ’s Chief Operating Officer, Leon Walters, told press that players “who enjoy a more social poker experience will love the ability to buy drinks” while “hardcore multi-tablers will appreciate the new multiple windows feature” and “hand replay tool.” Members of the network are able to hop onto their site of choice now to try out the new software features for themselves. Changes Up Multi-Table Tournament Schedule in Recent Revision

Members of the widely acclaimed online poker network are set to enjoy more multi-table tournament play than ever before with the launch of a new revision to the site’s tournament schedule. The changes, informed by feedback garnered from the site’s players, will help to diversify tournament options while adding in a few new features as well.

The biggest changes to’s multi-table tournament schedule come from the addition of a wide variety of new daily events. These tournaments have been designed with the implementation of member feedback firmly in mind, bringing a larger range of stakes levels (especially for micro and low stakes players) and time zone accommodations to the roster of events. These changes are meant to make the tournaments more accessible than ever before, giving players from different locations — and with various bankroll sizes — the opportunity to compete in games with greater convenience. Alongside format changes that standardize buy-ins and improve play by changing from ten to nine seat tables, PKR will also be hosting a daily Lab feature that allows players to compete in experimental formats and themed games every night.’s Poker Room Manager, Neil Wright, released a statement that detailed the changes being implemented to the site’s multi-table tournament schedule. Wright called the revision “an exciting makeover” and “a work in progress” that will “add even more innovative choices to ensure [a] schedule as dynamic as the [site’s] software itself.” Branches Into Social Media with New Facebook App

Social media makes up a huge part of a modern business’ success and, the critically acclaimed online poker network, is using this fact to boost their brand awareness and customer engagement. The latest social strategy from PKR involves the launch of a brand new Facebook app and an innovative way for the site’s members to win prizes while following along with the 2012 World Series of Poker (WSOP).

PKR’s new Facebook app — Fantasy Poker League — allows users to create a personalized team of eight poker pros (from a list of 180 well-known names) in either a public or private league. App users then take on the role of a league manager and watch to see how their team performs across the 59 events of the 2012 WSOP. Points are awarded depending on the real world wins and losses of the selected players. The user who creates the most successful poker team will receive an iPad 3. Those who place below the champion will be given poker chip sets that commemorate their participation.

Dan Grant,’s Community Manager, explained the concept behind his company’s new app by detailing how the poker world lacked a proper fantasy sports option for its biggest annual event. His statement mentioned that Fantasy Poker League should help fans to follow “poker’s biggest stars more closely and [share] in their success.” The app is PKR’s first on Facebook.

PKR Casino Announces the Addition of 3D Software for Select Games

The software behind’s online poker site has lead to critical and commercial acclaim since its launch. Now, members of PKR’s casino offshoot will be able to enjoy the same, high level of quality as the company has announced the addition of three dimensional versions of some of its most popular games.

PKR Casino looks to be expanding its services in much the same way as its poker-based sister site, most likely hoping to garner the same type of attention that its previous implementation of 3D technology has attracted. Fans of the site will now be able to play site favourites like blackjack, Casino Hold’Em and Caribbean Stud Poker with all of their favourite gaming features translated into more graphically impressive versions. Along with the revisions of these games, PKR Casino’s update has also added in nine new avatar emotes, eleven new hairstyles (for both female and male avatars), improved virtual agent customer support, synchronized tournament breaks and more.

Leon Walters, PKR Casino’s Chief Operating Officer, told press that the decision to add 3D software to the site came as part of a continuing effort to provide “realistic, immersive and engaging games that put players at the heart of the action.” His statement outlined the full range of platform improvements while adding that PKR is “confident that [the updated games will] prove to be hugely popular additions.” Further updates to PKR Casino are expected to arrive throughout future months as well. Signs Jake Cody to Team PKR Pro

Team PKR Pro has just announced the addition of another member to its squad of professional players/brand ambassadors. The newly sponsored player, Britain’s Jake Cody, brings even more talent to an already stacked line-up of fantastic competitiors.

Jake Cody is already well known to poker followers, the young pro having made his mark throughout a number of tournaments in recent years. At only 22 years old, Cody has already banked more than three million dollars and won the title of the youngest “Triple Crown” player (one who has taken home titles at the World Poker Tour, European Poker Tour and World Series of Poker) in the industry. Cody’s career began when he first tried online poker, taking a tiny $10 investment and playing with it until it grew to his current bankroll. He diversified over time by competing not just in online games but in live tournaments as well. Cody has gone on to win at many major live events and continues to attract attention for his performance on the web as well.

Cody told press that he’s “very excited about joining Team PKR Pro” and that his decision to sign with the company comes after being very “patient with sponsorship, waiting for the right deal to come along.” Jake Cody is now Team PKR Pro’s seventh member and will be celebrating his signing to the team by participating in two Bounty Day tournaments this Sunday (27th November). Closes Out the Month with Oktoberfest Promotion

With October wrapping up, is bringing the month to an end with the launch of its Oktoberfest tournament series. The promotional event, now celebrating its fifth edition, has already begun and will provide players with the ability to compete in a wide range of different poker styles, all guaranteeing massive cash rewards and challenging play.’s Oktoberfest series is made up of ten tournaments and comes with a total projected prize pool of $115,000. According to an official press release, the company has designed its tournament offerings with player versatility in mind, tailoring the line-up “to appeal to everyone.” Oktoberfest kicked off with a $22 buy-in, six-seat tournament (with a projected $14,000 prize pool) and will continue to provide exciting gameplay through to Sunday October 30th.’s Oktoberfest finale will be a $33 buy-in event with an $18,000 prize pool, bringing ten days of events (including Omaha, Turbo Triple Chance, Terminator and other styles of play) to an end. Those more interested in watching the last event play out than actually competing will be interested to know that the finale is scheduled for broadcast on YouTube, The Poker Channel and the site’s own video service.

Now that it’s entering its fifth year the Oktoberfest festival looks to have become a mainstay of’s autumn line-up. Players interested in getting in on the Oktoberfest action should head to now to buy their tickets or compete in special, entry-awarding satellite tournaments. Player Wins $100,000 PKR Masters through Satellite Entry

Some hopeful news for amateur poker players has just been provided by leading online gaming network after the close of its $100,000 PKR Masters last Saturday night. With entry into the huge event gained with a display of talent in a PKR satellite qualifier the event’s champion managed to grab an enormous cash sum through nothing more than skill and perseverance.

The winner of PKR Masters, playing under the handle ‘Vizdy’, took home a bit more than $26,000 after toughing it out against waves of competitors. Vizdy, hailing from Gateshead, was able to compete throughout almost two and a half hours of the tournament, defeating more than 400 other members and winning a huge cash reward. The player bought his way into the PKR Masters with only $1.81 (the fee for entering into the stage-one satellite that got him into the event) and made his way to the final table with a chip deficit. Despite this disadvantage Vizdy took down ‘ratmanloco’ (who held the highest number of chips going into the final), ‘Barkieboy’ (who would win the next day’s High Roller tournament) and last year’s PKR Masters’ winner, ‘Kusken777’. The stunning conclusion of the event saw Vizdy eventually triumph after 21 hands of heads-up play.’s $100,000 PKR Masters was deemed a success by the poker network. The website’s Community Manager, Dan Grant, told press that the company was delighted with Vizdy’s win and described how it was “absolutely fantastic [to] see somebody come from nowhere to put their name up in lights.”

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PKR Announces Qualifiers for Dublin Leg of World Poker Tour is ready to give its members a shot at taking their poker skills to the next level at one of next year’s biggest real-world tournaments through a new series of online qualifiers from the massive site. These upcoming games are aimed at rewarding talented players with a shot at competing in the World Poker Tour (WPT) stop in Dublin, Ireland.

While a firm date for the beginning of the promotion has yet to be set, has already started to provide details regarding its WPT Ireland qualifiers. The World Poker Tour has joined with as a promotional sponsor and now PKR is able to pass on several great prizes to its members as a result of the deal. Awards for the WPT Ireland qualifiers will include invitations to special parties and games at the event, free buy-in (a fee that is currently set at €2,500) and more. Once skilled members have made it to Ireland, they’ll also enjoy the opportunity to compete for a seat at the WPT World Championships (valued at $25,500!).

World Poker Tour Ireland will take place from 5th to 8th January, 2011 at Dublin, Ireland’s City West Hotel and mark the first time that the WPT has visited the region. Because of its close proximity to the larger event, the Irish Poker Championships have been made a part of the larger WPT festivities and will now be held in Dublin rather than their former, Galway home. Announces New Software Upgrade has always enjoyed critical and popular acclaim, not least of all because of its highly sophisticated software. Now the online poker giant has announced yet another comprehensive upgrade that looks to make its service an even more popular choice for internet gamers.

The recent software upgrade (which went live as V2.04.07) includes a number of new features and revisions. Most notable is the inclusion of auto top-up and default buy-in options, something that has often been requested by players that frequent ring games (where table bankroll customization and management is extremely important). PKR has also added in-depth player statistics that allow users to view essential data on their friends and competitors. These statistics can be conveniently accessed (as text or graphics) through the in-game chat box, giving players the ability to more accurately gauge tournament foes while still concentrating on their game. Last but not least is the addition of a set of new avatar “emotes” that let players act out a wider range of feelings through their digital counterparts. These five new actions look to breathe even more life into the already impressive range of virtual emotions that PKR avatars can display during games.

PKR Lite, a minimalist version of the site’s robust, traditional software (intended for less powerful computers), has also been provided through the upgrade. Never content to rest on its laurels, has provided hints toward an end-of-year update as well, demonstrating that the company’s devotion toward offering unparalleled software won’t be stopping anytime soon. Offers Prize Packages to Its World Series Experience, one of the most popular online poker platforms on the market, is giving back to its many fans with new opportunities to compete in massive physical tournament events. The World Series Experience is the network’s accompaniment to the 2011 World Series of Poker and gives lucky players the chance to take part in the poker season’s biggest tournament series in style.

Members of are currently able to compete to win the site’s World Series Experience, an extravagant prize package that provides accommodations and travel to Las Vegas during this year’s WSOP. Recently has announced that these prize winners will be able to attend a number of extra events (including welcome drinks at the Bellagio Las Vegas’ Caramel Lounge, a meal from Emeril Lagasse’s Table 10 restaurant, entry to the PKR Party at the Mirage Resort and Casino’s Revolution Lounge and a tour of Las Vegas). Aside from the fun and relaxation on offer, courtesy of, winners of the World Series Experience will also enjoy free entry to event 54 of the WSOP on 2nd July.

The World Series Experience is an unbeatable way to experience the 2011 World Series of Poker and is continuing to award the prize package to talented and lucky members of its site. Buy-ins to the World Series Experience satellites range in price and allow every type of poker player to try their hand at competing in the most prestigious event of the year.

PKR Social Dusseldorf Hailed as Success’s ongoing venture into live gaming events has most recently brought the company to Germany for the PKR Social Dusseldorf. The company, banking on the continued rise in popularity of poker in German-speaking Europe, gambled on exploring a new market and, luckily enough, has now reported that its foray was a success.

The Social was held over the weekend of 7th May and brought a large number of players and PKR staffers together for a series of poker games, sports and more. PKR Social Dusseldorf is notable for being the first time that PKR has hosted one of its Socials outside of the United Kingdom, a European region that is known for enthusiastic attendance at poker-based events. The company’s decision to try their luck in Germany paid off, however, some 45 players and team members coming to Dusseldorf to play paintball at the Kaarst Paintball Arena then return to the event’s hotel venue for poker. The attendees shared dinner then sat down to a freeroll (with prizes furnished by PKR) until late into the night.

With the success of Dusseldorf likely to bolster the company’s comfort in bringing its Socials to other European markets, fans can look forward to more events to come throughout the continent. Speaking to press, spokespeople remarked that the Dusseldorf weekend was “ . . . the perfect start for many European PKR Socials to come.” Creates Virtual Version of The Fox Poker Club, aside from a great selection of player bonuses and regular promotions, has always received accolades for the technology that goes into its online poker software. Now, bringing even more attention to this feature of the site, PKR has launched a highly original and unique new update to its offering.

The latest reveal from is a full, virtual replica of The Fox Poker Club, a venue well known to London, England based poker players. The Fox Poker Club, situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, has been a venerable institution in the city for years and is a great choice for recreation in a digital poker setting. All 6,500 square feet of the Poker Club are represented in the version of the club, the site including 20 tables, licensed poker chips and many other fantastic details painstakingly brought to every user’s screen. PKR’s Managing Director for the Fox Poker Club, Chris North, told press that the company is excited about its latest update and hopes that playing in the virtual rooms will encourage site members to drop by the real world venue.

Since its launch in August, 2006, has been devoted to raising the bar on online poker software, achieving massive success and critical acclaim for their efforts. With the release of the Fox Poker Club, PKR doesn’t look to be slowing down in this department.

Visit For the best online Poker experience now Offers Up Luxurious WSOP Experience Packages, always eager to maintain its positive reputation, isn’t going to lag behind its competitors as online poker networks are flooded with 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) prize packages. The site has recently announced that it will be offering members the chance to win its WSOP Experience package, a generous prize that awards entry to the series along with a number of fantastic extras.

The WSOP Experience Package was also made available last year, launching just before the massively popular tournament series was set to begin. Now the popular promotion is returning again, giving talented winners free entry to the WSOP as well as a six-night stay at Las Vegas’ prestigious hotel, The Cosmopolitan. WSOP Experience satellites are scheduled to run every Wednesday evening until 15th June. Satellite winners receive entry to the WSOP’s Event 54 (for buy-ins between $2.30 to $215), $1000 in travel money, $500 for spending, a WSOP prize bag, access to VIP events and free accommodations at The Cosmopolitan.

The Cosmopolitan is one of the most famous and luxurious hotels on the Las Vegas strip and has already been embraced by some of the biggest celebrities visiting the city. WSOP Experience Package winners will be able to compete and kick back like real professionals, taking part in the poker season’s highlight games and also relaxing in suites that come with private balconies, flat-screen televisions and much more.

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PKR Brings its PKR Social Event to Germany, one of the industry’s most popular online poker networks, has just announced that its live event, PKR Social, will be coming to Germany in the near future. Since its success in the United Kingdom in the past, PKR has decided to expand its get-togethers in order to cater to a wider market, branching out further into Europe this spring.

The upcoming PKR Social Dusseldorf is scheduled to take place over two full days, giving players a great opportunity for meeting their online friends and competitors in a series of games and social events. last held a PKR Social in London at the end of March, 2011 to great acclaim and has sought to expand the event by bringing it to German-speaking audiences. Germany was chosen as the next European location after the last London event saw German players traveling west to finish strong in the 26th March poker tournament held there. PKR has announced that PKR Social Dusseldorf will feature the usual line-up of community poker games along with a paintball competition and dinner party.

The poker network’s decision to plan events in the rest of Europe follows PKR’s recent launch of German language forums and a business-wide embrace of providing international support. PKR Social Dusseldorf will be held on the weekend of 7th and 8th May in Dusseldorf, Germany with accommodations being made available at an as-of-yet unspecified hotel as part of the entry package.

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PKR Poker 2011 Update, the 3D online poker service, is set to increase the popularity of its already impressive software with the announcement of a brand new update. The successful internet gaming site has streamlined its existing services while adding in essential new features in order to give its players an even better venue for their gaming.

The new software update, version 2.04, adds a host of new tools and options that are designed to make the site the ideal choice for poker fans of all types. Star among the new additions is a drastic increase in PKR’s hands-per-hour rate. PKR’s website designers have worked hard to eliminate any unnecessary pauses in gameplay by removing redundant hand animations and allowing more of the site’s visuals to run simultaneously. told press that this increased speed will be most noticeable in heads-up and short-handed tables and that site tournaments look to feature a faster and more action-packed pace. The update also sees PKR adding in some 16 new player voices and 8 new dealer voices for a sum total of more than 25,000 lines of fresh dialogue.

Not content to settle for all of the improvements listed above, the 2.04 update will also add in an entirely new blackjack game that is meant to fit in alongside’s previous addition of roulette to their service. The greater diversity of game styles and update to PKR’s existing poker options is sure to garner further acclaim for the multiple award-winning gaming platform.

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Registration for PKR Social London Opens Now at

Leading online poker network,, is now offering buy-ins and registrations for the upcoming PKR Social London event. PKR’s celebration of the game is set to take place at the end of March at London’s Fox Poker Club and will feature plenty of action — both for spectators and players — as it gathers together an assembly of devoted poker fans.

Poker players have plenty of reasons for getting excited about PKR Social London. Registered players will enjoy access to two nights of tournaments and fun with fellow enthusiasts and stars from PKR’s team of professionals. Friday evening will feature Sit-and-Go Madness, a line-up of sit-and-go competitions and free drinks while Saturday hosts the $130 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. Players can opt to compete in PKR Social London’s most exciting feature by taking advantage of a newly opened direct buy-in to the gathering’s main event. Top prizes are available in amounts as high as $4,000 and additional cash rewards are on offer through Team PKR Pro player bounties and more.

The two-day affair promises great times for poker fans that wish to show off their skills and meet fellow competitors in an exciting setting. PKR Social London has been scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, 25th-26th March at the Fox Poker Club. Friday’s Sit-and-Go Madness begins in the evening while Saturday’s main event kicks off at 1pm.

Visit For the best online Poker experience now Takes Home the 2011 Online Poker Operator of the Year Award has always been a popular choice for online poker players due to its bustling player activity, regular promotions and excellent software and now, for the second consecutive year, it has been awarded the title of Online Poker Operator of the Year. The 2011 Online Poker Operator of the Year award is responsible for providing acclaim for sites that have demonstrated excellence in their operations throughout the year, celebrating platforms that provide optimal customer experiences.

The International Gaming Awards (IGA), managed by Clever Duck Ltd, hosts an annual award ceremony that selects the best online gaming platforms. The award for Online Poker Operator of the Year was given to, the renowned 3D poker site, for PKR’s second time. It received recognition from the IGA on the basis of its consistently “engaging and immersive poker experience”. The global economic downturn has made it difficult for many online poker operators and such recognition is sure to help keep PKR profitable.

The IGA’s also provided awards for some of 2011’s other most notable online gaming companies. Foxy Bingo picked up the title of Best Online Bingo Operator while awards were also provided in categories that include Best Casino Operator (divided by region), Customer Experience of the Year, Eco Friendly Company, Socially Responsible Casino Operator of the Year and more.

Visit For the best online Poker experience now Begins to Offer 2011 Asian Poker Tour Satellites is giving its players yet another reason to anticipate the upcoming 2011 Asian Poker Tour (APT) through a set of recently revealed satellites. The PKR satellites are designed to give online hopefuls an opportunity to try their luck at winning free seats to the APT’s Philippines leg — and maybe even jumpstart a career in the competitive field of professional level poker. will be offering its 2011 APT satellites (beginning on Monday, 17th January) as a weekly site feature. Each Monday evening, PKR members will be able to log onto the site to compete in satellite tournaments that give the winners the opportunity to test their skills against some of the best known professionals in the world. The Philippines stop of the 2011 APT (that the satellite provides a seat for) will run for five days beginning on 30th March. Satellite buy-ins range from as inexpensive as $2.28 or as much as £215.

In previous years gave one of its members the chance of a lifetime by awarding him with seats that would go on to establish him as a major force in the world of professional poker. Last year Adrien ‘Zlatan35’ Allain entered into a $6 satellite, managed to beat out all of his competitors and eventually take home a $390,000 prize and the honour of becoming a member of Team PKR Pro.

Visit For the best online Poker experience now Reveals 2010 Player of the Year Winners has just announced the latest winners in its 2010 Player of the Year awards, bringing recognition and noteriety to some of the most appreciated members of its bustling community. Nominations had been coming in to contest organizers throughout the entirety of 2010 and now, with the year at a close, the list of winners has been released.

The 2010 Player of the Year awards are divided into a number of different categories that see players winning titles such as Cash Game Player of the Year, Tournament Player of the Year and Forumite of the Year. 2010’s Cash Game Player of the Year went to Vladimir ‘Beyne’ Geshkenbein on the strength of the player’s aggressive play style (particularly in high-stakes, heads-up games) and his record as the first member of last year to cash out one million dollars. Tournament Player of the Year was awarded to Norway’s ‘Ovnis’, a well-regarded member of the community, winner of 12 major titles and recipient of roughly $80,000 in 2010 earnings. Ireland’s ‘Pkr1princess’ was the winner of the Forumite of the Year title because of her “positive presence in the forums” and work toward orchestrating Leeds-based community meetings. is one of the industry’s most popular online poker networks and its decision to recognize some of the fans that help keep it successful is a welcome one. Site spokespeople issued statements that congratulated the winners and encouraged future entries for 2011 Player of the Year nominations.

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This Christmas is looking to share a gift with its members by hosting a special tournament series that celebrates the holidays with great reward opportunities and exciting competition. The Christmas Cracker tournament series, a hit during previous holiday seasons, is returning to with a large prize pool.

Beginning on 23rd December, Christmas Cracker will be lighting up the tournament rooms. The series will be made up of 13 events with an estimated total prize pool of $238,000 and a few extra bonus features. Coming alongside the tournament series is PKR’s Santa’s Grotto freeroll, an event that also begins on the 23rd and features impressive, consumer technology giveaways to winners. Entry for Christmas Cracker events requires members to buy-in directly whereas Santa’s Grotto will see players receiving 500 chips in their account for each Christmas Cracker tournament they participate in. The two promotional events are linked in this way, encouraging site members to get busy at the tables if they want to rack up courtesy chips for later use.

PKR’s Christmas Cracker tournament series is bound to brighten up the holidays for poker players with the skill to triumph against other competitors. Combined with Santa’s Grotto, a freeroll with an assortment of generous prizes, holiday poker aficionados owe it to themselves to make the time to stop by during its two weeks of special events.

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Team PKR Pro Signs England’s Scott Shelley as Newest Acquisition

Team PKR Pro has always been renowned as one of the finest collections of professional players in the game and now, with their most recent signing, their positive reputation is set to continue. London, England’s Scott Shelley has become the newest member of’s group of brand representatives and looks to bring substantial talent and future potential to the line-up.

Shelley, a 24 year old player and previous employee of, has garnered attention recently for his outstanding performance at live tournaments like the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). Most recently, Shelley outlasted 581 competitors at the WSOPE’s £1,075 buy-in no-limit hold’em event, cashing £133,857, earning a WSOPE bracelet and, perhaps most importantly, catching the attention of Team PKR Pro. Now he has been promoted from his old position as customer service representative to that of a full-time poker professional. A regular competitor in both online and live games, Shelley has established an impressive reputation, even taking down notable pros like Phil Ivey, JP Kelly and Phil Hellmuth thus far in his career.

Shelley is set to make his debut as a sponsored player at’s upcoming London Calling festival and will continue his sponsorship with Team PKR Pro at November’s PKR Live V. site members will be able to share in the celebrations as the online poker platform prepares to launch a week of special promotional events tied in with Shelley’s acquisition.

PKR.Com and London’s The Fox Poker Club Announce London Calling Festival

PKR.Com and London’s The Fox Poker Club have teamed up to bring poker fans a fantastic month of live dealer tournaments with buy-in amounts appropriate for any level of player. Throughout October and early November the two poker giants will host London Calling, a festival dedicated to the beloved game, sharing fantastic prizes and the chance to compete for bragging rights at a massive series of events.

Beginning on 11th October and running for 28 days, London Calling will give poker players the opportunity to enjoy a total of 57 tournaments. The games are staked to suit any bankroll with buy-ins set at amounts as low as £20 and as high as £100. Various playing styles will also be represented, London Calling featuring no-limit hold ‘em, heads-up, pot-limit Omaha, pot-limit Omaha eight games and a two-day HORSE series. The festival will wrap up on 7th November with a £300 buy-in main event and a PKR.Com leaderboard will see online participants being able to covert finishing position points into stacks that can be used at a future PKR freeroll tourney.  

The Fox Poker Club and PKR.Com told press that London Calling was designed in order to give all levels of players the ability to compete in a high quality tournament without the intimidating stakes of professional series. PKR.Com is celebrating more than four years of success in the online poker industry and has recently revealed that it holds 3.75 million registered members and has provided almost three million dollars in freeroll tournaments.

PKR.Com Prepares Launch of New Website Software

Popular online gambling network,, launched back in August of 2006 and, after four years of success in its industry, has decided to revamp its image with a software overhaul that will revitalize and improve its interface. The update looks to give site members an easier platform for their gaming by streamlining current features and adding others.

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, has announced its Version 2.0 update, a facelift that seeks to improve both the aesthetics and functionality of its website.’s Version 2.0 will include a brand new user interface that has been designed in accordance with collected user feedback. Players can expect to find a fresh-looking lobby that now comes equipped with helpful features like the “game finder wizard” — technology that makes it simple for users to locate their desired tournaments, titles and more. Other changes, included in the Version 2.0 update, include a new multi-tabling system that allows players to simultaneously run up to nine different tables at one time.

Leon Walters,’s Chief Operating Officer, told press that Version 2.0 has been in the works for almost an entire year and that the company plans to launch the update as only the first step in an ongoing website improvement plan. also revealed that it’s member roster now clocks in at an impressive 3.75 million registered players and that, since it’s 2006 launch, the site has provided nearly $3 million in freerolls.