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Why the Global Poker Index’s American Poker Awards Matter

Unless you’re deeply involved in the poker industry, you may not be aware that the Global Poker Index will be hosting the inaugural American Poker Awards show later this week, on February 27th. This op-ed piece, from a recreational poker player, explains why the event, and the Global Poker Conference immediately preceding it, ought to matter to even casual poker players and fans of the game.

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How to Fix Online Poker in New Jersey: A Pro Player’s Perspective

It seems as though ever since legal online poker debuted in New Jersey, the industry has been bemoaning the market’s poor performance. Professional poker player Melissa Burr has a lot to say about the dismal failure of NJ online poker thus far and offers a number of great suggestions for how to improve the status quo. Have a look at this must-read op-ed piece by one of poker’s rising stars.

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Is ESPN Destroying the Excitement for the WSOP Main Event?

Did you feel excited watching the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table play out? Well, you must not have been there in person. Having attended and sat there for hours in the Penn & Teller Theater, I couldn’t have been more bored by the proceedings. ESPN seems to have drained the excitement from the WSOP Main Event by forcing a four-month delay on poker fans. They’ve got to fix the problem and I’ve got some suggestions for how they can do so.

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The Folly of PokerStars’ Spin & Gos

There’s a heated debate raging in the poker community about whether PokerStars’ new Spin & Gos are good for the game or not. Many regular and professional poker players have voiced their opposition while PokerStars has publicly defended their move. This op-ed piece takes a look at the business and liquidity aspects of the situation and makes some thought-provoking points against PokerStars’ new overall marketing strategy to boot. Curious? Read on for more.

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What’s the Deal with PokerStars These Days?

Lots of big news has been streaming out of PokerStars’ headquarters in the Isle of Man. While the Amaya-owned company seems to have a gameplan in place, many poker players might take umbrage at some of the company’s recent actions. This post details the changes and opines as to why they may have been made. PokerStars’ hallmark has always been listening to the people. Here’s hoping they hear this loud and clear.

To err is human

Time to Repent for My Poker Sins

Every once in a while there comes a time when one ought to take a step back and be introspective. Now, in the midst of the Ten Days of Repentance, I feel a responsibility towards my readers and towards many people in the poker industry to ask for forgiveness. Why? What for? Please read on to find out the details.