Deal Yourself In: .POKER Names Now Open to All

Global registry services provider and poker fan Afilias announced today that the new "dot POKER" or .POKER top level domain is now open for public registration on a first-come-first-served basis. For the first time, the card game that has fascinated players and transcended cultures around the world has its own dedicated web space! The short, memorable .POKER web address is poker-specific and brings an instant branding boost to all kinds of online poker activities including tournaments, products, news, tips… and even neighborhood game nights!

During the recent sunrise and landrush phases of the launch, almost 800 .POKER names were registered, representing many global poker leaders such as poker community PocketFives and poker news site PokerNews. Others who have acquired their .POKER addresses include some of the world's best-known casinos such as Bally's, Borgata, Caesars Palace, Mirage, and Monte Carlo. Registrations are also in for many popular online gaming destinations such as Bovada, FullTilt, Grosvenor and WSOP, to name a few.
Lots of players dealt themselves in for landrush, and many great names received multiple applications (one got 14!). Auctions will soon be scheduled for this group, which includes,,,, and

"The poker industry is large and growing, especially the online game," said Roland LaPlante, Chief Marketing Officer of Afilias. ".POKER will help Internet users and search engines alike to quickly identify poker-focused content worldwide. Fans, suppliers, game hosts and sponsors and other poker-focused entities now have a dedicated space on the internet. A .POKER address will help put the odds in favor of the registrant!"
Overall, an estimated 80,000+ web addresses already include the word "poker," which demonstrates the appeal of an entire top level domain dedicated to the game. If you have a poker site, put it at the Internet home of everything poker: .POKER.

.POKER domain names are available at about 70 leading registrars around the world already and the list is expanding quickly. Register your favorite name from your preferred .POKER registrar today. For more information about the .POKER domain, please visit
Call for .POKER Partners! Are you interested in having your .POKER site featured? .POKER's Partner Program is designed to showcase .POKER sites that are utilizing their domain name effectively and helping the community to grow. Selected .POKER sites will be featured in .POKER's web site, press releases, media interviews, social media posts, blogs, and other communications. 

BurnTurn Poker to launch Bitcoin poker room April 17

(PRESS RELEASE) -- BurnTurn Poker, a poker destination for international players, announced today that it will launch its Bitcoin-Only Online Poker Room on April 17th, 2015. While this is a beta launch for BurnTurn, a full array of poker games will be available to those who deposit Bitcoin on the site.

"We are extremely excited to jump into the online poker space, especially with the recent exit of our top Bitcoin Poker competitor," said Brandon Casten, CEO, BurnTurn. "We are creating an online poker experience that caters to beginners and players that do not have access to a traditional online poker site. We are excited to welcome players from jurisdictions that have banned online poker or those seeking a much higher level of anonymity."

BurnTurn has been in development since 2013 and is seeking to differentiate itself from traditional poker sites. "I've been playing online poker since its inception and was always annoyed by slow payouts and generic web design; we wanted to look and feel different." said Casten. "Since Black Friday in 2011, there has been an evolution of online poker and the way people play the game. Great tools such as heads up displays have been introduced; but that has created an intimidating environment for those who want to improve their skills or players just starting out. We are seeking to make poker accessible to the masses again."

BurnTurn plans to share more information about its fast approaching launch in the coming days. BurnTurn is planning a robust offering of free rolls and deposit bonuses, which will be announced via twitter @burnturnpoker.

6 Ways to Earn Bitcoins Online

The overview of ways to earn Bitcoins online: from Bitcoin jobs to mining and trading

Everyday, Bitcoin the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin the technology gets more popular. When in 2011 you had to write a person from the other continent to order a pizza for you with Bitcoins, now you can do something like that in a number of major cities. In some countries like the Netherlands, the entire towns are Bitcoin-friendly (such as Arnhem, often called ‘the Bitcoin city’) now with a range of services available for those who are willing to pay with BTC. The more ways are there to spend the cryptocurrency, the more ways are there to obtain them. Let us look at some of the approaches to help you earn Bitcoins online.

1. Mine your own Bitcoins

The very first way to get your own Bitcoins was through mining. In 2009, every block mined (every 10 minutes on average) brought a reward of 50 BTC to the lucky one who managed to solve the computational problem. Right now and till 2016, every block brings 25 BTC. While the reward is still luring, there are some issues which stand in the way of earning some loot:

– The hashing difficulty has grown significantly over the last years. No single equipment has enough computational power to compete for Bitcoins.
– Mining has gotten unprofitable.
– In hope for some reward, people are forced to unite in pools or use cloud mining services.
– Even when the efforts are combined, there is still need to pay for the electricity, and the utility bills often exceed the mining reward.

All these factors make Bitcoin mining these days unprofitable. This makes us move forward to the next strategy of earning Bitcoins online.

2. Do work for Bitcoins

If mining is not for you, you can search for work that you can do for Bitcoins. There are multiple services that will offer one an opportunity to work for cryptocurrency. You can find something at Coinality or by just going to /r/Jobs4Bitcoins on Reddit. Currently, you can earn Bitcoins online as a freelancer mainly, but some Bitcoin startups and companies like Overstock offer an option to get the regular payment in BTC. With greater acceptance, there will be more options to look for.

3. Offer something for Bitcoins

Another way to earn Bitcoins online is to sell something for crypto. If you are keen on handmade, you can accept BTC on your ETSY page, and if you are a merchant, you can use register with one of the Bitcoin payment providers, such as BitPay. For more info on how to accept Bitcoin, see this article.

4. Gambling and casino games

If you are searching for a simple way to earn Bitcoins online, you may try gambling. However, while it might seem to you as easy money, gaming has a number of risks which need to be taken into account. In the following article, we have outlined for you some websites worth checking out when trying out your luck: Bitcoin Gambling. We don’t guarantee that you win, which is why we strongly recommend you to play only if you have some initial capital to spend. On the other hand, who knows, maybe you will get lucky and multiply your crypto.

5. Use various Bitcoin faucets

We have already mentioned gambling and faucets in a recent article. What you need to know about Bitcoin faucets is that they allow you to get a small amount of cryptocurrency in particular time spans. For example, on many Bitcoin dice websites you can get 0.0001 BTC every 5 minutes. However, to get a new portion of satoshis, you need to have a zero balance. There are other options too where you can earn ‘Bitcoin dust’ for time spent on the website (for example, when playing games). You cannot gain much here, but sometimes it can be enough to get a feeling of owning some crypto.

6. Boost your trading skills

A good way to make an earning with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general is to do it through trading. CEX.IO allows you buying Bitcoins with payment cards or via bank transfer, after which you can convert it to other crypto or fiat using the price volatility at your advantage. Sometimes, however, Bitcoin trading can be very similar to gambling – high risks are involved here too. In order to minimise them, you need to learn a bit about trading. You may follow our blog to get some trading tips. Meanwhile, you can start with our 3 tips for profitable trading and then explore our trading category. Just start with a little amount, and when you feel more confident, you will be able to get to bigger earnings.

Earning Bitcoins online: Summary

There are quite a few ways to earn Bitcoins online, and they are all different. Some of them, such as gambling, or trading, involve risks. However, while in gambling everything depends mainly on luck, trading requires some substantial knowledge. You can stay tuned for our tips on how to not just earn your Bitcoins, but to multiply it.