Sometimes poker can be the conduit for some of the best, most heartwarming stories. Last night, after deciding on the spur of the moment to head out to the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of bumping into a long lost friend and mentor who I hadn’t seen for over a dozen years.
This is the incredible story of how a poker room was the setting for me reconnecting by pure chance with someone who helped shape my life, Coach Paul Young.
Poker fans already know of Joey Ingram’s long love affair with the great game of Pot Limit Omaha (PLO), but it’s a special privilege to actually sit at a live poker table and mix it up with the grand papi himself.
I had the good fortune of being able to do just that. Let’s just say it was an extremely GTO move. The laughs and memories will stick with me forever. Join me as I fill you in on all the details of what went down.
For far too long melancholy has prevailed with regard to the state of the game of poker. We’ve become so used to pining for the glory days of old that we’re forgetting to take a step back and see that things aren’t so bad anymore.
In fact, as far as we can tell, poker seems to be booming once again. At the outset of the 2017 World Series of Poker, it’s time to take stock, appreciate the buzz surrounding our game, and enjoy the ride!
Think that fundraising through poker has to be limited to charity poker tournaments? Think again! Have you ever heard of a “pokerthon”? The grassroots organization called Poker Players Unite has created a great concept that puts charitable poker fundraising in the hands of the individual players.
Learn more about a great way to use poker to raise money for worthy causes, as well as the great work done by the PPU.
Just Hands Poker Podcast co-host Jack Laskey is in the midst of a road trip across the United States. Along the way, he has made it his mission to visit numerous poker rooms. This article is the fourth in a series that will compare and contrast how poker is played in land-based rooms in different regions across the country.
The fourth stop on the trip was Tallahassee, specifically the Creek Entertainment Gretna poker room. Enjoy the review!
It’s always fun to see your name in print, so I’m thrilled to have the chance once again, as the all-new STACKING CHIPS insert will hit the stands at the Rio as part of Casino Player magazine’s special 2017 WSOP issue.
Read on for details about what you can expect in there content-wise, as well as who the other contributing writers are. Be sure to pick up your copy – it’s free!
If you’ve ever been to the UK, you know it’s a place where the idea of gambling, whether in a land-based establishment or online, is deeply rooted in the culture.
Over the past couple of decades the growth of the UK’s gambling industry has been nothing short of astonishing. Here, then, is a look back at the numbers that tell the full story.
It almost goes without saying: poker players love placing bets. With the 2017 World Series of Poker on the horizon, the poker world is collectively ready to put massive sums of money on the line.
To prepare you for a great summer, we’ve compiled a list of five great bets you ought to make during the 2017 WSOP.
Arthur Crowson, of PokerListings, is a longtime industry veteran whose work poker fans the world over are surely familiar with. But what of the man behind the byline?
Arthur was kind enough to agree to be the latest interviewee in our ongoing “Get to Know the Poker Media” series.
We hope you enjoy his story.
Who out there wouldn’t be happy to improve their poker game? Well-known pros and WSOP bracelet winners Doug Polk and Ryan Fee have put together a great poker training site in Upswing Poker. In particular, their Lab, is a wonderful learning tool to help you improve your poker game.
In a nutshell, we think that signing up for the course is a no-brainer. Check out our full, thorough review of the Upswing Poker Lab.