The titanic vessel that is PokerStars will finally make landfall at at the United States after five long years. The destination? New Jersey. Licensed and regulated, PokerStars NJ is ready to roll. The question is: will they succeed? The marketing experts with boatloads of cash to spend will have their best promotions in place. Americans can rejoice, as they don’t even need to live in New Jersey to play. They just have to be located there. This op-ed examines the potential extent of PokerStars in the Garden State.
The Global Poker League is officially set to launch with it’s first official player draft, on February 25, 2016. There has been tons of buzz and coverage both within the poker industry as well as in the mainstream press. Especially for poker fans, it seems like the right thing to do is jump aboard the GPL train and support the venture. We’re here to give you a list of 3 reasons why it’s not just all hype and why Alex Dreyfus’ GPL deserves your support.
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.
The thing about celebrities is that they’re obviously well recognized. Sometimes, however, their image is not one you’d want associated with your brand. With that in mind, here’s our list of 7 celebrities that ought not to be sponsored by any online poker brand. Let us know if you agree or disagree, and whether you would’ve suggested other celebrities to make the list.
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.