Thousands of PokerStars Spin & Go players recently received an email that they’d be getting refunds for having participated in games where the company’s Terms of Service were being violated and online poker play was thusly compromised. While the refunds were issued, which is wonderful, no true explanation was given – and that’s a problem.
Way too much ink has been spilled on the status of U.S. online poker regulation. At the end of the day, advocates, naysayers, and passions notwithstanding, it’s lawmakers who will decide on the fate of online poker in the United States. Since Federal regulation isn’t being passed anytime soon, it’s time to take an honest look at a realistic best-case scenario for legalized U.S. online poker. Read on for my assessment.
Webcam poker debuted on the online poker scene years ago, but it hasn’t really caught on. The Global Poker League (GPL) utilizes webcams rather effectively in broadcasting heads-up matched via Twitch live streaming. Will this boost webcam poker play among recreational online poker players? I think there’s only one realistic way this would happen. Read on to find out what that is.
If someone offered you a free all-expenses paid international flight + hotel package to attend one of your favorite poker events, would you ever consider turning him down? This is a question I faced heading into Passover 2016. Read on for a better understanding of the situation as well as why I made a decision that may remind you of what baseball’s Sandy Koufax did over 50 years ago.
PokerStars made a big splash with a much-talked-about launch in New Jersey yesterday, marking the online poker giant’s return to operating within the U.S. after a nearly five-year-long absence. It also made waves with a more low-key announcement, namely that it would be increasing rake in its shared liquidity market. I found the coincidence unsettling, and the latter announcement quite disturbing. Thus, I felt the need to pen an op-ed calling for action. As I’m a big PokerStars fan and supporter, it’s with much hope for this message to be heard and taken to heart that I click Publish.
If you’re a recreational poker player, the highlight of your year is undoubtedly the World Series of Poker. Whether you plan on playing in one of the events or just railing your home game buddies of favorite pros, it’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a poker lover. The 2016 WSOP schedule has been released and we decided to look at the top five events that recreational poker players are likely to love the most. Let us know if you agree with our picks.