Weekly News and Rumor Roundup for July 23rd


Maybe these poker rooms and software developers better take a long hard look at the Apple market.  According to Betanews, Apple claimed 91% of the market share for computers that cost $1,000 or more sold in June in brick-and-mortar retail stores.  The trend shows that among premium computer sales, the public is picking Apple.

PokerStars Announces Americas Cup of Poker

PokerStars announced a new promotion that will take place on the popular Mac-friendly poker room and kicks off on July 27th.  The promotion is a team event where qualifiers compete for their country at a live tournament with over $250,000 on the line.  Before the live event, the action will start online.

Players from 13 different countries will have the chance to compete: United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Canada, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay.  Any PokerStars player in these countries can play in the event and qualify through a daily freeroll, $0.20 tournament, or $5.50 tournament organized by country of origin.

To see more about the Americas Cup of Poker, from the PokerStars lobby, click on “Tourney,” and then click on “Regional.”

Turbo Takedown Team Pro Edition at PokerStars

Another exciting event at PokerStars is the Turbo Takedown Team Pro Edition that boasts a $1 million prize pool where 33% of the field will finish in the money.  The event takes place on July 26th and members from Team PokerStars Pro will be participating, each with a cash bounty for the player who knocks them off.

The $1 Million PokerStars Turbo Takedown Team Pro Edition will take place at 14:30 ET on July 26th and costs 2,000 Frequent Player Points (FPPs) to enter.  First place in the tournament pays $40,000; the bounties range from $20 to $60 depending on your registration date.

Bodog Double Poker Points Promotion

Bodog has catered to Mac customers through its web-friendly software.  The site recently announced the Double Your Poker Points promotion for players.  Bodog customers who earn 2,000 or more poker points will have their points doubled in a lump sum into their account.  From there, players can convert their poker points to cash or use them in special tournaments.


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