Key changes in poker rooms in May 2019

May 2019 brought lots of changes in different poker rooms (introduction of new games, prohibition of third-party software, online series and much more). Today we want to tell you about the most important of them.

We remind you that all the latest news / promotions / conditions for rakeback in various poker rooms can be found in our Telegram channel.


Recently we wrote about the upcoming ban on HUDs at PartyPoker. This rule will come into force on May 28, 2019. On the same day, all players will have the opportunity to change their nicknames.

GG network (BestPoker, Natural8, Breakout, BetKings)

From May 12 to May 26, 2019, GGNetwork will host a large online series called «Good Game Series 2» with a total guarantee of $10 000 000. The series will include 158 tournaments with buy-ins from $10 to $25 000.

From May 1 to May 25, at fast poker tables (Rush & Cash) $104 000 will be drawn in the form of tickets (from $88 to $1 000) to the Good Game Series 2. Tickets will be drawn in daily tournaments (from Monday to Saturday with a prize pool of $3 000) and weekly tournaments (on Sundays with prize pools from $10 000 to $15 000).

To get a ticket to the daily tournament you need to play:

400 hands at ¥0.1 limit or 200 hands at ¥1 limit or 100 hands at ¥5 limit or 50 hands at ¥10 limit.

To participate in the weekly tournament you need to play:

3 000 hands at ¥0.1 limit or 1 500 hands at ¥1 limit or 700 hands at ¥5 limit or 350 hands at ¥10 limit.

If any of the above conditions are met, you will be automatically registered for the next tournament.

The room offers a welcome bonus of $1 000 for new players. After successful registration, you need to follow the tabs «My Bonus» – «Welcome Bonus» and press «Opt-in». You will have 180 days to clear the bonus, which is paid in chunks of $5 for every $50 of rake.

The «Honeymoon» promotion – new players complete different daily tasks during a month (for example, show your cards after winning a hand or play 50 hands in PLO) and in the end they can get rewards worth $300.


PokerKing offers a great reload bonus of 25% for every deposit made before January 1, 2020. The bonus amount ranges from $5 to $200. Thus, to get the maximum bonus – you need to make a deposit of $800. The bonus is paid in chunks of $2 for every 135 Status Points and it gives approximately 9-10% of rakeback. You will have 60 days to clear the bonus.

Pay attention to the following rules:

– to get the reload bonus, you need to contact the support within 7 days after the deposit;

– do not make cashouts until you clear the bonus completely, otherwise it will expire.

RedStar Poker

In May 2019, RedStar Poker holds a traditional lottery. The main super prize is the GoPro HERO7 action camera (the price in the official store is about $500). Other prizes include cash rebates ($100, $25, $5), tournament tickets, poker and casino reloads, free spins. More than 11 000 prizes worth over $30 000 will be drawn.

Lottery tickets are awarded for completing various daily tasks:

1) make a deposit;

2) play 250 cash hands for real money;

3) place bets in the casino in the amount of $100;

4) place a $5 bet on sports;

5) send a screenshot (or a link to the screenshot) to the «Red Star Chat» telegram channel with a Red Star casino win (minimum amount is $20).

Each player can receive up to 5 tickets per day. Every lottery ticket is a guaranteed prize, but what kind of prize you will find out only after you spin a wheel of fortune.

RedStar also offers a first deposit bonus of 200% up to $2 000. You will have 60 days to clear the bonus, which is paid in chunks of $1 for every 50 Loyalty Point (you will get 10 Loyalty Points for every $1 of rake). Promo code is not required.


TigerGaming has recently added Holdem 6+ (aka Short Deck Poker). Currently, 8 limits are available: from NL10 to NL2000 inclusive.

Key features of Holdem 6+ at TigerGaming:

– flush beats full house;

– trips beats straight.

The first rule is valid at almost all rooms where Holdem 6+ is represented (PokerStars, PartyPoker, iPoker). But the second rule is currently valid only at TigerGaming and iPoker. Be careful if you are planning to do multi-rooming for Holdem 6+.

TigerGaming offers a first deposit bonus of 100% up to $1 000. You will have 30 days to clear the bonus, which is paid in chunks of $10 and provides about a 33% rakeback.

To get the bonus, you need to email the support with the subject «NEWTG» and the request to issue the bonus.