Hidden Headlines: Doyle’s fight, Everest joins iPoker and more

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 07, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Poker News BoyThe WSOP is over; the Presidential race is over; so let’s move on to the important stuff! This week Full Tilt Poker relaunched, and the relaunch was a huge success with players flocking to the tables, but you’ve probably heard all about that already, so in this article I’ll cover some stories you may have missed while the world watched Ohio, and the poker world watched Las Vegas.

Doyle fighting cancer

A Tweet we all wished was unnecessary hit the Twitterverse yesterday as poker legend Doyle Brunson told the world that he was fighting Squamas Cell Cancer: “It was malignant. 4 times I have heard that in my life. Chilling way to start the day. Squamas cell cancer, nothing to worry about. #yeahright.” Followed by, “Tx 4 the support about the cancer. It’s a slow growth type that is usually ok but it’s something you had rather not hear. #beentheredonethat.”

We, along with the rest of the poker world are wishing Doyle a full and speedy treatment and recovery.

You can follow Doyle at https://twitter.com/TexDolly

Everest Poker joins iPoker

The iPoker Network’s roster was bolstered this week with the addition of Everest Poker, with the largest poker network in the industry gaining some 15% in overall traffic according to pokerscout.com. Perhaps the better news for iPoker, which is locked in a battle with Party Poker for the #2 spot in poker traffic rankings, was the seamlessness of the move which caused basically zero problems.

Everest Poker also joined iPoker.fr, where the addition of the French-based site was even more impactful, where the influx of Everest Poker players saw the .fr version of iPoker suddenly become relevant.

Sun Poker closes

Another iPoker room is not going to be around to reap the rewards of the addition of Everest Poker, as the longstanding Sun Poker has announced it has dealt its last hand. All players on the site will have their accounts transferred to OmniCasino.com, so player funds are not in jeopardy, although there may be a slight increase for Poker Sites for German Players.

Here is a look at the E-Mail sent to players:

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that as of November 5, 2012 SunPoker has been closed for play on iPoker.

We pride ourselves on offering the best services. Due to changes made on the iPoker network in September 2012, we could no longer provide our valued members the poker experience they have come to know and enjoy at SunPoker.

We thank you for over 10 years of “fun in the sun.

Your account has been securely transferred over to our flagship property Omni Casino, where you can login with the same username and password. Your balance has also been safely transferred over to Omni Casino as well.

***Account Information***

Your SunPoker and Omni Casino Username is: C304116828

1. What about player balances?

All SunPoker player account details and balances are 100% safe and have been transferred over to Omni Casino in full. You can login into Omni Casino’s Cashier and deposit or withdraw in the exact same fashions previously available at SunPoker.

2. What about SunPoker VIP Points?

All active points have been converted and transferred over to Omni Casino at the exact same value. For example in your SunPoker account if you were a VIP 6 and had 10,000 points in your account, the value of that amount would be $10. At Omni Casino $10 in value would be equal to 1000 Omni Club O comp points and that’s what you will have in your account.

3. Why play at Omni Casino?

Omni Casino has been in business for 15 years as the internet’s #1 most trusted and secure casino. Our flagship property is the winner of 33 industry awards and is pleased to offer you over 185 casino games which include MGM®, Marvel® and Universal Studios’ ® slot machines……

4. Do you have a special offer at Omni Casino?

Of course! All of our SunPoker members are being offered a 133% welcome bonus up to $/€/£200.00 on your first deposit at Omni Casino!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us 24/7 via a phone or email. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. For complete contact information, please visit our support information page: ….

Once again, THANK YOU for your loyalty to SunPoker over the last 10 years. While we are saying goodbye at the poker tables, we will look forward to seeing you enjoy “15 years of pure casino entertainment” with us at Omni Casino!

See you soon.

Warm regards,

SunPoker Management and Staff

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