Robbie WSOP

During my first trip to the World Series of Poker, I filmed a number of clips, which I’ve compiled into a full-length video. It does quite a good job of documenting my experiences.

The smiles and happiness are genuine, and it brings me great pleasure to share them with you. If my WSOP video stirs your enthusiasm for poker, all I ask is that you consider spreading that joy with others. It warms my heart to see poker making people happy.

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Donnie Peters Media Award

After having completed an eight-and-a-half year stint at PokerNews, Donnie Peters is ready to move on to his next challenge. Before he exits stage left to assume his new role as a Marketing Manager at the World Poker Tour, Donnie was kind enough to agree to be the next interviewee in our “Get to Know the Poker Media” series.

Longtime fans of his work, be it his live reporting, op-ed and feature articles, audio work on the PokerNews Podcast, or video content on Poker Central’s Prime Time Poker Report, will surely enjoy learning more about Donnie.

It’s time to shine the spotlight on another great poker writer – hope you all enjoy!

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Stephen Bartley

In our latest “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview, we speak with Stephen Bartley. Best known for his exceptional work on the PokerStars blog, it’s time to take a peek at the man behind the byline.

Having met Stephen at the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure over drinks, I only wished I had had more quality time to spend with him. I’m happy he agreed to do this interview and I very much enjoyed learning more about him. I hope you all will, too.

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WSOP collage

Pretty much every single poker fan has watched the World Series of Poker on TV. When you’ve been doing so for over a third of your life, but haven’t yet experienced it in person, you get serious FOMO.

My maiden trip out to the WSOP was full of incredible experiences, some of which I’ve documented in this blog post about what it’s like to walk around the Rio, and through it’s famed hallways.

I hope you enjoy.

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Hello Kitty gold cards

Next time you and your buddies sit down at the felt to play some poker, why not try using a unique deck or cards? I’m not talking about a “jumbo” deck instead of a regular deck – I’m referring to a truly unique deck of cards.

For ideas regarding different types of poker cards that you could use, I highly recommend checking out this article.

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Mo Nuwarrah WSOP Circuit Final Table

The latest subject of our “Get to Know the Poker Media” series is Mo Nuwwarah. Having worked for PokerNews for the last few years, most consumers of poker content are familiar with his work, if not his name.

It’s time to learn about the man behind the byline, his personal story, what he enjoys so much about his chosen profession, and his ambitions for the future.

Hope you all enjoy the interview!

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Life's a Gamble

Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton’s influence on the poker world is arguably second to none. What he has accomplished in his storied career, both as a player as well as a promoter of the game, is well documented. Mike has just penned his first book, called “Life’s a Gamble” in which he gives readers and poker fans a front row seat experience into what it was like from his perspective to have been such an integral part of the poker world and its maturation over the years.

Longtime Sexton fan, and co-host of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs penned this great review of Mike’s book. Read it to understand why it’s such a worthwhile book to buy.

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WSOP Dealers

Typically, experience and expertise are things worth paying a premium for. It’s time for the WSOP to change the status quo and do the same, as far as dealer compensation is concerned.

This blog post calls for poker players to sign a petition, asking that the WSOP begin rewarding their dealers based on experience and excellence. It is my sincere hope that you support the initiative.

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Robbie WSOP

After having experienced so much while attending my first World Series of Poker, I know that it’s going to take me numerous blog posts to share all of the details and stories with you.

Here, then, is an overview of sorts regarding the type of “coverage” you can expect to see over the coming weeks. I look forward to publishing all my stories for your entertainment and enjoyment.

Of course, I also hope that I’ll be able to look forward to more WSOP visits in the future. After the amazing time I had, one year’s worth of experiences don’t even come close to scratching the itch. 🙂

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Frank Op de Woerd

These are plenty of great, talented people who’ve chosen to make a career in poker writing. English is the mother tongue of most of these writers, but a number of them – while they speak English – actually produce their poker content in other languages.

One such poker writer is Frank Op de Woerd, best known for his work with PokerNews.nl. He was kind enough to grant us an interview for the latest installment in our “Get to Know the Poker Media” series.

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