Although Black Friday, the day on which the US online poker market lost PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, turned the lives of millions of US poker players topsy-turvy, it has hardly had any adverse effects on non US poker players. On the contrary, European online poker rooms such as 888 Poker, Party Poker, Titan Poker, Chili Poker, and William Hill Poker increased the size of their guaranteed jackpots and deposit bonuses.
888 Poker recently doubled the jackpots of its huge guaranteed tournaments, owing to which the Sunday Challenge now carries a huge prize pool of $100k. According to an 888 Poker press release, 888 Poker decided to withdraw its services from the US market after the introduction of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) 2006 in order to place itself in a strategic position enabling its quick return to the market when things became more favorable. 888 Poker also mentioned that the Nevada Gaming Commission approved its recent deal with Caesars Interactive, the online arm of Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Titan Poker has launched a $2k Black Friday White Monday Freeroll, which will be run at 20:00 GMT+1 today. Besides, Titan Poker has increased its first depositors’ bonus to a huge 200 percent match bonus up to $1000. The online poker room is also proving its stability “in the wake of recent upheaval in the industry” by adding more than $100k to its guaranteed jackpots. Players with VIP statuses at Titan Poker and Full Tilt Poker are lucky because Titan Poker will give them a matching VIP status as soon as they register at Titan Poker and verify their status.
Chili Poker and William Hill Poker now offer a new player bonus of 200 percent up to $1000. Chili Poker has launched the Purple Day promotion, offering to match the VIP levels of players from Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars.
Besides, all players who make a deposit and input the promo code 100PARTY will get a reload match bonus of 100 percent up to $100 at Party Poker. The online poker room has also increased its number of WSOP qualifiers, guaranteeing one WSOP package daily at 9:20 p.m. CET. Players will also receive a matching VIP status and an opportunity to upgrade to the Palladium Rewards Scheme to get 50 percent rakebacks.
The stock prices of the newly formed Bwin.party shot up to 35 percent while those of 888 Holdings went up by 15 percent.