Following the lead of other major European-facing online poker networks, the Microgaming Poker Network has now adopted the weighted contribution method of rake calculation which enables a fairer rake distribution by allocating rake between operators in proportion to the amount contributed to the raked pot, as opposed to the number of players in the hand.

Online poker room PokerStars has smashed its own Guinness World Record for the largest ever online poker tournament when 149,196 players took part in a tournament arranged on December 27th, more than double the previous record of 65,000 players set last July.