Ontario Poker News

Pokerstars Ontario SCOOP 2024 is underway

April is heating up with the highly-anticipated return of SCOOP, the Spring Championship of Online Poker, exclusively at PokerStars from April 5 to 22. Brace yourself for an electrifying 18-day poker extravaganza featuring a jaw-dropping $2.3 million in guaranteed prize money which is a step-up

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Don't miss the poker action in Niagara this week

Coming off the heels of the wildly successful WSOP-C event at the Great Canadian Resort Casino is another Live Poker Tournament to feed the burgeoning appetite of poker players in the province and GTA for big MTTs. Starting on April 2 and running until April 5 is the Spring Main Event

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GGPoker will host 8 WSOP Circuit Ring Events in Ontario this March

Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is coming to Toronto for its first WSOP Circuit. From March 22 to April 1, 2024, to be held in cooperation with GGPoker at the Great Canadian Resort Toronto.There will be eight Circuit Ring events at the Great Canadian

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Pokerstars Ontario Bounty Builder Series

The Bounty Builder Series on PokerStars Ontario kicked off with a bang in the second half of February, offering an electrifying lineup of knockout poker tournaments for players across the region. With 73 exciting events on the schedule and guaranteed prize pools totaling $750,000, the series has

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Live Poker Tournaments are back in Niagara Falls Ontario

Get ready to shuffle up and deal because live poker tournaments are making a triumphant return to the vibrant city of Niagara Falls, Ontario! Casino Niagara is once again buzzing with excitement as players gather for thrice weekly showdowns and battle it out in $1,000 main events. If you're a poker

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Sunday Grind Ontario Poker

Sunday Grind Preview - Ontario Poker - Jan 20 2024 Edition

This Sunday's highlights on Stars are part of the Winter Series as they host two $50k GTD events. Both events are of the 8 Max format which has gained popularity. You can Late Reg for either event within the first 4 hours. Plenty of satellites feed into both events so you can take your shot

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Pokerstars Ontario 25 Days of Tournaments

The 25 Days of Tournaments is underway at Pokerstars Ontario When: December 5- 29 What : Daily game reveals with a different game each day with a $10 and $50 buy-in level.

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888Poker KO Games

888Poker Ontario KO Games Tournament Series starts Today (Nov 26) and runs to Dec 11

Are you ready to unleash your inner poker champion and experience the thrill of adrenaline-pumping action? Look no further than 888Poker Ontario's KO Games, where every hand dealt could be a chance to knock out your opponents and walk away with a thunderous victory. Brace yourself for heart-racing

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Fall Fest: Play for Your Share of Over $550K GTD

As the leaves turn and the weather cools, it's time to cozy up indoors and get ready for some intense online poker action. PokerStars has brought back Fall Fest from November 17-27, with a massive prize pool of over $550K guaranteed. With daily tournaments and exciting formats, this series promises

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GGpoker Presents "Game of Gold" TV series

Hey Ontario! Are you ready for a fresh twist in poker entertainment? GGPoker, in partnership with Poker After Dark, has launched "Game of Gold," a groundbreaking series that premiered on November 10 on GGPoker.tv. It's where the thrill of high-stakes poker meets the excitement of reality TV!‍

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CAESARS WINDSOR presents “The Legend” NO LIMIT TEXAS HOLD ‘EM TOURNAMENT

Play and you could win your share of over $390,000 with $100,000 going to first place. Annual No-Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament running over American Thanksgiving weekend. This event is sponsored by Coors Light. Main event consists of 2 preliminary rounds and final round running November 24-26

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You can win your way to WSOP Paradise in Bahamas on GGPoker Ontario

This December, the World Series of Poker brand is holding the WSOP Paradise tournament series at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. This inaugural series features 50M in Guarantees and awards 15 WSOP Bracelets and features a massive $15M GTD Main Event. The series runs from Dec 3 to Dec 14

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888Poker XL Autumn Tournament Series is underway in Ontario

888poker is gearing up to bring some autumn excitement to online poker players in Ontario with the highly anticipated XL Autumn Series. As summer draws to a close, this series offers Ontario players a chance to compete for over $300,000 in guaranteed prize pools. The action has kicked off

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The 2nd annual ONCOOP tournament series is underway at Pokerstars Ontario until Oct 2

The Ontario Championship of Online Poker (ONCOOP) is making a highly-anticipated return to the virtual felt at PokerStars, promising 18 days of intense poker action from September 15th to October 2nd.This year's ONCOOP boasts a colossal $2 million guaranteed prize pool

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What's new in Ontario Poker scene ? - August 2023 Edition - Live MTT's is back on the menu.

I am excited to become aware that Live poker tournaments are back on the menu in Ontario, after experienced a drought since the covid pandemic. Other than the CNE tournament last summer, (which is also running again this summer and ongoing now) live MTT players had to travel out of province

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There is still time to bink the 50/50 series on Pokerstars this weekend

While the Pokerstars 50/50 series is well underway, there is still plenty of tournaments to go with decent prizepools for $50. The Main Event has $20,000 Guaranteed and is Progressive Knockout tournament. This series caps off an action packed summer on Pokerstars as the Sunset Series wrapped up

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888poker the festival online

888Poker is back with another Festival Online starting this weekend

My personal favorite site to grind on, 888poker, has released a series fit for mid-stakes grinders that once again is heavily focused on Mystery Bounty/PKO formats and contains relatively few events, looking to run many day 1s to their main event with is a $109 with a 40k guarantee.

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The 2023 Summer Circuit is making waves at GGpoker.ca

Seize your shot at scoring a WSOP ring this summer from the comfort of your Ontario home on GGpoker.caAlong with the chance at winning the ring, these are some of the biggest MTT prizepools available in Ontario.If you're like me and you've missed the action so far, there is still time to get in

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What's going on this summer in Ontario Poker? Summer Sale, Micro Festivals and Summer Stacks

The lower to mid buy-in range dominates the Ontario Poker scene this summer as the province's top operators vie for the attention of poker enthusiasts on their summer vacations. Whether you're a midstakes grinder or a micro grinder, there are exciting tournaments to choose from

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Plenty of spring-time MTT action at online poker tables in Ontario

The action doesn't let up in Ontario as it seems like there is always a series of MTT's to play. We had a very busy April with Pokerstars ONSCOOP, 888Poker's The Festival Online and the Bwin Ontario Poker Championships, which had all followed up a massive March with the WSOP.ca Spring Circuit.

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GGPoker Ontario Festival May 7 to June 4

GGpoker.ca Ontario Festival tournament schedule is underway in Ontario and runs until June 4

GGPoker.ca, a premier online poker operator licensed in Ontario, is set to host the biggest poker festival yet in Ontario with 3 million in guaranteed prizepools. The GGPoker Ontario Festival features three different buy-in tiers to suit every bankroll.

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bounty hunter series

WSOP.ca Bounty Hunter Series is underway! Compete with the best Ontario poker players.

Ontario's poker players have an exciting opportunity to showcase their skills and compete against the best in the province at the ongoing Bounty Hunters Series 2023. The tournament series began on April 9th and features a range of events with $1 million guaranteed prize pools.

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More Tournament Action for Poker Players in Ontario this April with bwin Ontario Poker Championships and 888Poker The Festival Online

MTT players in Ontario have a busy schedule this April with 3 of the major sites actively running a tournament series while WSOP.ca just wrapped up its Spring Circuit and awarded 18 WSOP Circuit rings to Ontario poker players. Here's a quick rundown of the Ontario poker online MTT scene this spring;

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PokerStars Launches Inaugural Ontario Spring Championship of Online Poker (ONSCOOP) with CAD 1.8 Million in Guaranteed Prizes

PokerStars has launched its inaugural Ontario Spring Championship of Online Poker (ONSCOOP), bringing the flagship Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) to the Ontario online poker market for the first time. The two-week event, which began on March 25 and ends on April 11, guarantees CAD 1.8M

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888Poker Ontario raises the stakes with a new $50 buy-in BLAST SNG JACKPOT Tournament

We are happy to report that 888Poker Ontario has launched a new $50 buy-in Blast level with an incredible $500,000 Jackpot. The previous largest prizepool to be won in the BLAST in Ontario was the $20 buy-in $200,000 prizepool which was won by player Starplayer50 back in October of last year.

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WSOP Circuit is Here. Ontario Poker Players can Win a Ring this Spring!

Get ready for the much-awaited WSOP Spring Circuit 2023, proudly presented by WSOP.ca! This year's opening WSOP series at WSOP.ca is packed with exciting tournaments and big cash prizes totaling a guaranteed $3,000,000 prize pool with 18 WSOP Circuit Rings up for grabs. Starting from March 5 until

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888Poker Mystery Bounty

888Poker Ontario Mystery Bounty Festival kicks off this Sunday February 19th

888poker Ontario is hosting an incredible tournament series devoted entirely to the Mystery Bounty format. Get ready for an imaginative event full of exciting opportunities, with a prize pool of over $275,000 on the line! The Mystery Bounty Festival is set to run from February 19th to March 6th.

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bankroll management guide by Ontario Poker

The Ultimate Guide to Bankroll Management for Online Poker Players

Bankroll management is a crucial part of any successful online poker strategy. It involves setting aside a certain amount of money to play with, and then managing it carefully to ensure that it is intelligently allocated and not gambled away recklessly. Bankroll management helps players manage risk

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Ontario Poker Twitch Streamer Spotlight - Bean3008

We would like to announce the sponsorship of Bean3008 (Max) Twitch stream. Supporting this entertaining stream is mandatory viewing for Ontario Poker fans and grinders alike as we build the Ontario poker community together. We interviewed Max to introduce this poker stream to Ontario poker fans.

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The Formula for avoiding tilt and playing your best as a poker player

Poker is a game of skill with a short-term luck element. Due to this, many skilled players who lack discipline can fail to achieve their potential if they fail to emotionally accept that variance. This means remaining disciplined to play correctly during downswings, as well as upswings.

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Two $100,000 Mystery Bounty Events this Sunday in Ontario on WSOP.ca and 888Poker

Massive Mystery Bounty Action going on right now‍‍ There couldn't be a better time to get your way into one of these tournaments, as today (Jan 29) there will be two separate $100,000 prizepool Mystery Bounty Events with $10,000 top bounty prizes in Ontario. These are both multi-flight tournaments.

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what's new in ontario poker

Ontario poker players continue to enjoy attractive and action-packed online poker tournament series and schedules across the province's licensed operators

What's New in Ontario Poker? These are the most recent happenings in Ontario Poker. It all revolves around tournaments as the Ontario poker market heats up with each site competing with their own attractive tournaments series every season. For me it's front and center, as a tournament grinder.

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bwin launches Ontario Poker Championship, 3 more WSOP Rings awarded at WSOP.ca with conclusion of Winter series this Sunday

These are the most recent happenings in Ontario Poker‍‍‍ Dec 16th - Pokerstars launches the Winter Series, a massive slate of tournaments running until Jan 23 with over 4 million in guarantees. ‍Dec 26th- 888Poker Holiday Sale concludes with player AAsFullovQQs winning the half-price main event for

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5 Tips for how to beat online poker so you don't have to deposit anymore

Are you looking to take your online poker game to the next level? Whether you're a beginner just starting out or an experienced player looking to fine-tune your strategy, there are always ways to improve your play. In this article, we'll share five tips that can help you up your game and boost your

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what's new in ontario poker

Pokerstars who now leads the market launches juicy Winter Series, 888 Happy Holidays Sale and Ontario player wins EPT prague

What's New in Ontario Poker? Dec 10th - Pokerstars overtakes WSOP.ca as leader in cash game traffic. Dec 13th - Allen "IronMyJacket" Shen wins WSOP ring and $19,000 in $1,500 PLO championship on WSOP.ca

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Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario? December 18

This Sunday's highlights are the WSOP.ca Winter Circuit Series and the 100k $400 PLOSSUS Pot-Limit Omaha Ring Event and the newly unveiled Pokerstars Winter Series with it's $500 Winter Series Warmup with 32k GTD.

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Sunday Poker Grind Preview

Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario? December 11

This Sunday's highlight is the WSOP.ca Winter Circuit Series and the 1k Ring Event. It's exciting to be able to play for WSOP rings and bracelets in Ontario as one of the many upsides to this developing poker market. WSOP.ca is consistently coming through with major tournaments for Ontario players.

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Fall Fest Breaks Guarantees, WSOP.ca announces Winter Circuit and more online poker platforms are coming to Ontario.

These are the most recent happenings in Ontario Poker Nov 20th - 888Poker largely successful KO series wrapped up with player Sucra72 taking over $20,000 in the Main Event.‍ Nov 27th - Pokerstars Fall-Fest week-long series concluded and was able to exceed it's guarantees by 10%.

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Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup Nov 27 - Fall Fest Results

This Sunday was a big one for Ontario poker players with the conclusion of the Pokerstars Fall Fest series highlighting an already action-packed lineup of tournaments across the province's online poker platforms. Below is the list of winners for this past weekends most prestigious events. ‍

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Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario? Nov 27

This Sunday's highlight is the Pokerstars Fall-Fest series Main Event and the Super High-Roller. It's been quite a successful series for them and in my view they are doing an excellent job with the formats, guarantees and volume of events. With the disconnection issues that plagued them behind them,

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Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup Nov 20 Players Sucra71 and Jefffrr8 continue crushing Ontario

This Sunday had no shortage of major action as Ontario poker players' options included the conclusion of the KO series on 888Poker while the Pokerstars Fall Fest series got underway.Below is the list of winners for this past weekends most prestigious events.

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Sunday Poker Grind

Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario? Nov 20th

Today is a big Sunday for poker players in Ontario. Pokerstars Fall Fest kicks off and the 888's KO series comes near a close. It seems like there is always a special series running in Ontario of some kind. As a tournament player, it's an ideal situation. It is a healthy and competitive market

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Frustrated Poker Player

When will Live Poker Tournaments return to Ontario?

Once a regular hotbed for Canadian tournament action, thinking back to the glory days of WPT events in Niagara Falls when you could find a $500 tourney any given weekend somewhere across the province, I am sad to report that nobody is currently holding live poker tournaments in Ontario.

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Pokerstars launches Fall Fest tournament series, 888 drops Blast SNG timers.

What's New in Ontario Poker? There have been some happenings as of late in the Ontario poker world, so I started this new weekly column to give you the most important news rapid-fire. This first iteration of the column will cover more than 7 days, but after that it will be weekly reports.

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Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup Nov 13

This past Sunday saw the ongoing KO series on 888Poker to compliment an Ontario schedule that saw an increased guarantee on the Pokerstars Sunday Special. Both Sunday majors had an overlay on 888 while both PartyPoker majors make gains in entrants over the previous week.Here's the winners

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Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario? Nov 13th

Online poker tournament players in Ontario are seeing higher guarantees this weekend as Pokerstars has boosted the Sunday Special to 40k and 888s KO series continues while WSOP.ca is getting settled in with their Sunday Flagships.

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Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup Nov 6

This past Sunday saw the beginning of the KO series on 888Poker to compliment an already impressive online poker schedule in Ontario. As the different operators duke it out for market share, we've noticed guarantees tending to increase over time. It's a healthy amount of competition which serves the

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Sunday Poker Grind Preview

Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario? Nov 6th Edition

Online poker tournament players in Ontario have been making some impressive fields and prizepools across the board. While it's hard to top the two bracelets awarded last Sunday, there is plenty of action to go around with 888Poker kicking off their KO Games series. Here is a selection of the biggest

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How to get started in online poker without a bankroll

Ontario's current conditions offer an exciting opportunity for poker enthusiasts to pursue their dreams. Online poker sites in Ontario provide several options to build a bankroll without spending much or anything at all. While this approach may not suit everyone, as some may prefer a faster route

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Smiling Doug Ford

A thank you letter to Doug Ford from poker players in Ontario

The rollout of online gambling in the province has been a major success, with the online poker market outsizing any other regulated market in North America and cash game traffic steadily increasing. Many poker players were initially skeptical of what would happen to online poker in the province and

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Sunday Roundup

Sunday Roundup

It was an action-packed sunday in Ontario with WSOP bracelets on the line along with a fully stocked schedule of major Sunday tournaments. On WSOP.ca, two champions were crowned in David Cowling and Xing He, though the most impressive feat was accomplished by player with username TimHortons, who won

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Sunday Poker Grind

Sunday Grind Preview - What poker tournaments to play online this Sunday in Ontario?

Online poker tournament players in Ontario are spoiled with action again this weekend with major value across the board. While Pokerstars ONCOOP and 888's XL series have concluded, WSOP.ca has two bracelet events concluding this Sunday. Here is a selection of the biggest major tournaments across

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888Poker Ontario XL Series Concludes

That one is in the books. I had fun playing this series. I think 888Poker Ontario has the best tournament structure for their big events and for all their tournaments. They can run for a long time but the deepstack play on the final tables is nice.

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888Poker Ontario user "Starplayer50" binks $140,000 in Blast Jackpot

1 in a million. That's the odds of hitting the jackpot in a Blast SNG on 888Poker Ontario. Despite that longshot, this lucky player "Starplayer50" has walked away with $140,000 after claiming victory over his two opponents in the jackpot format SNG.

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WSOP.ca launches 3 bracelet events

WSOP.ca operator GGpoker announced on Tuesday the addition of three bracelet events to the Ontario poker room. These come off the heels of the WSOP Online circuit series where 12 WSOP circuit rings were awarded. These events will run from October 23 until October 30.

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Pokerstars ONCOOP series awards nearly 2 million in prizes

This Monday marked the conclusion of the inaugural ONCOOP (Ontario Championship of Online Poker). 66 Events were played, each with a High and Low tier that ranged from $5 to $2000 and with prizepools up to 200k in the main event. The series generated over a whopping 27,000 in entries.

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Playtech to enter the Ontario Poker Market

Competition is about to heat up in the Ontario poker market. Playtech's ipoker platform has been competitive in other regulated markets, recently overtaking Pokerstars in the Italian market. In their recent earnings call they mentioned Ontario as one of the markets they are focusing on expansion in.

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Online Poker is now a legal regulated market in Ontario

Shuffle up and Deal! As of the beginning of April 2022, the regulated Online Gambling market of Ontario has been born. For poker players, this is exciting because it means we have regulated Online Poker inside the province, and the major operators will be competing for the market share

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