The changes to Full Tilt Poker’s cash game tables has caused a quite a stir in the poker community. PokerStars will cease awarding VPP’s at live events. Next stop Turning Stone for Poker Night in America. And more.

Full Tilt Poker changes rule the poker headlines

The debate over the recent cash game changes implemented by Full Tilt Poker has grown to 14 pages (if “you’re doing it wrong”) on the 2+2 forums. The changes have also spawned several articles (including our own at PTP) and several social media discussions, as players and analysts try to determine if the long term benefits will outweigh the short term criticisms.

Industry types seem to be applauding the changes, while players have had more negative and ambivalent reactions.

With the amount of publicity these changes are receiving it’s not out of the question to assume Full Tilt just changed online poker forever. But only time will tell.

Quick Hitters

– PokerStars ending practice of awarding VPP’s for participating in live events.

– What does edge-sorting have to do with map-glitching? And what in the world is map-glitching in the first place? PTP’s Alex Weldon has those answers and more.

– Mohegan Sun’s online casino got the official go-ahead from the New Jersey DGE on Thursday.

– Poker Night in America is headed off to Turning Stone Casino in upstate New York next weekend, the show’s third time at the venue.

Yesterday’s rumors of some staff being let go seems to be just the tip of the iceberg as the Aria poker room shakeup continues to unfold.