Get to Know the Poker Media: Stephen Bartley

In our latest “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview, we speak with Stephen Bartley. Best known for his exceptional work on the PokerStars blog, it’s time to take a peek at the man behind the byline.

Having met Stephen at the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure over drinks, I only wished I had had more quality time to spend with him. I’m happy he agreed to do this interview and I very much enjoyed learning more about him. I hope you all will, too.

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A Stroll Around Poker’s Hallowed Halls at the WSOP

Pretty much every single poker fan has watched the World Series of Poker on TV. When you’ve been doing so for over a third of your life, but haven’t yet experienced it in person, you get serious FOMO.

My maiden trip out to the WSOP was full of incredible experiences, some of which I’ve documented in this blog post about what it’s like to walk around the Rio, and through it’s famed hallways.

I hope you enjoy.

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5 of the Most Unique Decks of Poker Cards

Next time you and your buddies sit down at the felt to play some poker, why not try using a unique deck or cards? I’m not talking about a “jumbo” deck instead of a regular deck – I’m referring to a truly unique deck of cards.

For ideas regarding different types of poker cards that you could use, I highly recommend checking out this article.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Mo Nuwwarah

The latest subject of our “Get to Know the Poker Media” series is Mo Nuwwarah. Having worked for PokerNews for the last few years, most consumers of poker content are familiar with his work, if not his name.

It’s time to learn about the man behind the byline, his personal story, what he enjoys so much about his chosen profession, and his ambitions for the future.

Hope you all enjoy the interview!

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Poker Book Review: Life’s a Gamble

Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton’s influence on the poker world is arguably second to none. What he has accomplished in his storied career, both as a player as well as a promoter of the game, is well documented. Mike has just penned his first book, called “Life’s a Gamble” in which he gives readers and poker fans a front row seat experience into what it was like from his perspective to have been such an integral part of the poker world and its maturation over the years.

Longtime Sexton fan, and co-host of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs penned this great review of Mike’s book. Read it to understand why it’s such a worthwhile book to buy.

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Calling for Merit-Based WSOP Dealer Compensation

Typically, experience and expertise are things worth paying a premium for. It’s time for the WSOP to change the status quo and do the same, as far as dealer compensation is concerned.

This blog post calls for poker players to sign a petition, asking that the WSOP begin rewarding their dealers based on experience and excellence. It is my sincere hope that you support the initiative.

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