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Top 10 Reasons the WSOP Needs to Offer a Deuces Wild Event

You’re sitting around the table with your home game buddies and someone wants to add a little spice to the evening, so they announce “it’s time for some deuces wild poker!” The mood immediately lifts, and everyone gets all excited. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to play deuces wild poker at the World Series of Poker and even be able to win a bracelet in the popular poker discipline? Here are 10 reasons why it’s time for deuces wild poker to make it’s debut at the WSOP.

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5 Great Reasons to be Optimistic about Online Poker’s Future

Slowly, but surely, online poker is making a comeback. However you slice it, and regardless of everything working against it, the current state of online poker is quite robust and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. Black Friday is but a blip in the rearview mirror and, albeit slowly, online poker is certainly chugging forward. Have a look at our list of 5 reasons to be optimistic about online poker’s future.

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Poker Central’s Missing Ace

All of the pieces seem to be falling into place for the launch of Poker Central’s 24/7 poker network. With the signing of Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and now Phil Hellmuth, there seems to be one last missing poker ace who ought to be partnered up with them. A fabulous foursome would be well-positioned to be the perfect complement of poker superstars to help market and promote Poker Central to the masses. Curious who I think it it? Read on and let me know if you agree.

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Is The Poker Stream Really Mightier Than The Poker Pen?

Lee Davy wrote am op-ed that seemed to encourage poker writers to migrate from the “old way” of producing poker media content to the “new way” of Twitch streaming. While he made some valid points, I argue that it would be irresponsible for poker writers to abandon their art and craft in favor of the quick wins that poker streaming on Twitch could provide. I’ve got plenty to say on this topic, so please read on.

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Playing Online Poker on an International Site from the U.S.? Perhaps You Should Reconsider

Veteran poker journalist Earl Burton has “seen it all” over his decade-plus in the industry. In this first contribution to Cardplayer Lifestyle, Earl penned an op-ed about the importance of not patronizing unregulated online poker sites, critiquing poker journalism, and challenging the affiliate revenue model. No punches are pulled, so hold on to your hats and read what Earl has to say.