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.
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.
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.
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.
These days, there’s nothing in poker hotter than Twitch. The online streaming platform is attracting the biggest names in the game, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville, Liv Boeree, and plenty others. These poker greats now have tens of thousands of people watching as they play poker online. But does streaming online poker session create too many security risks? Cyber security expert Eddie Harari examines Twitch and points out a few potential “leaks”. This is a must read for anyone who already streams their online poker sessions or who is considering doing so.
Something’s been bugging me for a while about the poker community. We all share a love of the game and want it to grow. We can all agree that more people exposed to and playing poker would be universally beneficial for players, land-based and online poker room operators, poker media, and poker fans. Numerous great ambassadors for the game – let’s call them “poker evangelists” – work hard to create excellent poker content. They provide people with all the tools needed to help promote poker to the masses. Yet, consumers aren’t taking an active enough role in sharing that great poker content. There are numerous reasons why that needs to change. Starting now.