With 2017 upon us, the time is ripe to see if we can predict what the poker world has in store for us in the New Year.
With everyone from Phil Ivey to Phil Galfond having the potential to make moves, and online poker mergers, liquidity, and legalization discussions always buzzing, here’s what one poker writer thinks is likely to happen in the coming year.
The inaugural American Poker Awards ceremony was a resounding success. The categories of awards being given out in this second year have been altered somewhat, but it seems that perhaps a few more ought to have been added in order to recognize more people who contribute to the growth and promotion of poker. This op-ed piece suggests the categories of awards that seem to be missing from this year. There’s also a creative suggestion that perhaps might be adopted for the future.
Fans of online poker are hoping that it gets legalized and regulated soon in Pennsylvania. Once that happens, inevitably, online poker rooms will start promoting heavily. It’s likely that some might consider offering sponsorship deals to poker players who live in the Keystone State. With that in mind, have a look at our list of 5 players who ought to be considered for online poker room sponsorship.
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is booming and ads for DraftKings and FanDuel are seemingly everywhere. It’s understandable for the poker media to be paying attention to this phenomenon, as fantasy sports are naturally interesting to their poker playing fanbase. With that said, it’s imperative that poker media not transform itself into DFS media and risk alienating the poker audience.