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.
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.