Bodog Poker Network’s Anonymous Poker Series will see its first live qualifiers next month with events taking place simultaneously in London and Macau. The qualifiers will kick off on March 12th with the Far East B2B leg coinciding with the iGaming Asia conference and it is, as such, open to all online gambling industry operators attending. The B2C event in London will be free to enter and takes place at a central London location to be revealed on March 4th. The winner of the two events gets an automatic place in the $100,000 Grand Final being held in Manila in January 2014, flight and accommodation for the winner and a friend included. Everyone playing in the London tournament gets a Bodog goody bag as well as dinner and drinks.
Full Tilt Poker has confirmed the launch of a dot.eu version of their site under a licence from Malta’s Lotteries and Gaming Authority. The move is similar to one made by PokerStars in Feb. 2012 and FTP will see players from a number of EU countries migrate over to the new site. A statement on the site explained that: “You will not be able to move to FullTiltPoker.eu if you are not a permanent resident of Finland, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia or Sweden.” The company added that they’ll be “evaluating” rolling out the site to other countries but at this time there is no further information available.
Merge Gaming Network skin Carbon Poker has confirmed that it’s to launch a mobile poker offering. CarbonRyan, a poster on TwoPlusTwo who is a rep from the company, confirmed on the forum “our mobile poker client is now about to be pushed live,” adding that they were looking for a number of players on the forum to volunteer to test the first preview. The app will initially be available to iPhone and iPod Touch users before rolling out to a number of other platforms. For the moment it is free-to-play although plans are in place for a real money offering as well as iPad and Android editions of the app. Just weeks ago the same poster confirmed that Merge would no longer be offering rakeback and was instead switching back to a VIP program and a mobile app may signal a new direction to the firms strategy.