3: Barrels: American Poker Awards date; Prominence Poker free on Steam; PokerStars removes fold button

TAGs: American Poker Awards, Global Poker Leaugue, PokerStars

Three small barrels of value including an update on the American Poker Awards; Prominence Poker moves onto Steam, and PokerStars removes the fold button.

3: Barrels: American Poker Awards date; Prominence Poker free on Steam; PokerStars removes fold buttonThe third iteration of the Global Poker Index (GPI) American Poker Awards (APA) will take place Feb 23, 2017, at the Sofitel in Beverly Hills, California.

Global Poker League (GPL) sponsor PokerStars will also sponsor the three-hour award ceremony. The event will start at 7 pm with a cocktail reception followed by pigs in blankets served at 8 pm.

888Poker Ambassador, Kara Scott, will make sure everything runs to order. The categories and shortlists are a secret for now. Keep an eye on for the updates.

From 2 pm to 6 pm Alex Dreyfus and his team will once again host the GPI American Poker Conference with at least four panels of some of the brightest minds in the business sitting down for a pow-wow. Everyone can get involved in the debate. If there is a particular itch you want scratching, then send an email to [email protected] to get it sorted.

If you want to immerse yourself in action in both events, then follow this link to apply.

Prominence Poker is Free on Steam

 Back in August, I revealed that Prominence Poker was set to debut on the Xbox and PlayStation 4. The cross between Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and a night on the couch playing on a pukka online poker room looked to be fresh and futuristic.

Well, it’s expanding its reach.

Following a successful stint on the Steam Early Access program, the powers to be and Steam users have given the thumbs up to promote Prominence Poker to the real thing.

With immediate effect, the game is available on the free version of Steam. And that’s a good thing for the game’s developers Pipeworks because Steam has over 125 million active users.

Max Pescatori, was the lead consultant when it came to the poker content.

PokerStars Ditch The Fold Button

PokerStars has come up with a nifty little technical tweak that will reduce mistakes from recreational players. Stars have removed the ‘Fold’ button when the player can ‘Check’ or ‘Bet.’

Folding when you can check has to rank as one of the most common beginner mistakes, so it’s a sound move by Stars. The only dissenting voices will be regs preferring to open-fold rather than checking. And a tiny minority who feel they are losing a slight edge.

I could never find the ‘Fold’ button when I played.


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