Paddy Power Poker launches payment gateway for Irish Open; WorldSpreads boasts of its trading platform success; Sky Poker’s new tournament

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Irish Poker; Worldspreads; SkypokerPaddy Power Poker has launched an online payment gateway for the Irish Open 2012, which has now gone live.

In a company statement, the Communications Manager for, said: “The Irish Open online payment facility is a quick and easy way to guarantee your seat in the Irish Open this April. The system is safe and secure and is extremely easy to use, with step by step instructions on how to pay with credit card, bank transfer or cheque.”

The online payment service will be available on until 30 March 2012, after which the only payment method will be cash or ‘chip & pin’ credit cards on the 6th April 2012 at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

Paddy Power said those wishing to register and pay for any Irish Open 2012 event now via credit card, bank transfer or cheque should go through the online payment system.


Financial spread betting services company, WorldSpreads, has announced that its recent trading platform release which offered clients the ability to trade on their iOS devices via smartphones, has gone down a treat.

In a press release the company said over 17% of the WorldSpreads’ global active client base has used the mobile trading platform to log onto their account and review their positions whilst on the move.

CEO of the company, Conor Foley, said: “It is encouraging to receive the feedback that there has been widespread satisfaction from WorldSpreads’ clients regarding our new mobile trading platform. I am confident that the next releases will continue to improve the client’s mobile trading experience.”

With the news, WorldSpreads said it believes these figures will only increase once the mobile platform has been optimised for other operating systems “especially when factoring in the increasing take-up of smartphone and tablet devices,” the statement said.


Sky Poker has launched a new poker tournament to take place once a week; Sunday through to Saturay.

In a  press statement the company said the initial buy in is £1, however this amount doubles with each consecutive day of the tournament, “so if a player is knocked out, they can buy back in again at the new rate”.

A spokesperson for Sky Poker said: The Survivor Series tournament is very inclusive. With such a low initial buy in, it allows newer players the chance to play quality tournament poker without breaking the bank. At the same time, it will give veteran players a chance to test their endurance, playing progressively higher stakes in a progressively more competitive environment.

“The attraction here will be the opportunity to win a £1000 guaranteed pool from an initial £1 buy in – I’m sure that even the most conservative of poker players will want to try their hand in the competition.”

All buy-ins go towards the final winning pool and to enter the next round, players must finish within the top 50% to avoid having to buy in again.



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