What It Would Take for the US Online Poker Market to Thrive Again

If U.S. online poker were to ever return and begin thriving again, a number of legal hurdles along with logistical obstacles must first be overcome. This article details the current legal status of online poker and gambling in the United States and what would have to change for the situation to be improved significantly.

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Daniel Negreanu Goes All-in to Bring NHL Hockey to Las Vegas

As a very vocal member of an investor group looking to bring NHL hockey to Las Vegas, Daniel Negreanu is, yet again, doing something great for the game of poker. With a look towards the future and what we can expect, assuming Negreanu et al.’s bid for Las Vegas-based NHL hockey is successful, we bring you the news and suggest a name for the new franchise that’s quite simply the perfect fit.

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Cardplayer Lifestyle Celebrates Five Years Online

With a nod to our humble beginnings and an eye on a great future, we take a minute to pause and reflect on five great years online as one of the industry’s leading poker blogs. Whether you’re a longtime fan of ours or if this is your first visit, we hope you enjoy reading a bit about our poker blog and stick with us as we try to keep on climbing up the poker industry ladder of success.

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Children and Charity Win Big at Daniel Negreanu’s St. Jude’s Poker Event

The stars of poker were out in full force as Daniel Negreanu chaired a one-of-a-kind poker fundraiser for the benefit of the Las Vegas branch of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were raised and amazing prizes were won by big poker names like Phil Hellmuth and Jason Somerville. Read more about what went down at this special event as well as how you, too, can make charitable poker donations.

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Rattling the Cage: Poker Tournaments Where Chips = Cash

Have you ever been the chipleader in a tournament and wished you could just cash out right then and there, but end up missing out on the final table or a big cash due to the sheer length of the event? The Cage is a new type of time-limited tournament where all you have to do to cash is survive. Each chip you play with has cash value and when the tournament ends, you’ll cash out for the full value of your stack. This represents a great new innovation on the poker scene and it’s the kind of creativity we need to see a lot more of for poker to keep thriving. Curious to hear more, including what ought to be next in the pipeline? Read on.

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5 Must-Read Poker Articles Published During the 2014 WSOP

An incredible amount of content has been published over the course of the 2014 World Series of Poker. I’ve probably read hundreds of poker articles over the last few weeks as the WSOP was taking center stage. Five of these articles stand out to me as head and shoulders above the rest. Read on to see which ones I selected as “must-reads” and why, in my opinion, they’re deserving of that accolade.

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