2017 predictions

With 2017 upon us, the time is ripe to see if we can predict what the poker world has in store for us in the New Year.

With everyone from Phil Ivey to Phil Galfond having the potential to make moves, and online poker mergers, liquidity, and legalization discussions always buzzing, here’s what one poker writer thinks is likely to happen in the coming year.

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partypoker

These days, when you think “online poker room” you probably only think about PokerStars. It makes sense; after all, they’re the world leader by far. 888poker might also come to mind, as a solid #2. But what ever happened to partypoker? They used to be the dominant force in the online poker marketplace. Nowadays? They’re a distant seventh place…

For partypoker to become more relevant and join in the conversation again, they ought to try some new strategies like the ones outlines in this op-ed.

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2017 goals

For 2017, I’m setting my poker goals as well as recapping and assessing my efforts at achieving my 2016 poker goals within the same post. So, it’s a long read, but working hard on this post and publishing it, as always, help me stay focused for the coming year.

Here’s to working hard towards the goals we set in 2017, both poker-related and non-poker-related. Happy New Year!

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Linda Johnson Jan Fisher

This is an exclusive interview with two poker legends, Poker Hall of Famer Linda Johnson and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Jan Fisher. Over the course of the interview, we discuss each of their storied careers, various business ventures, and the 25-year anniversary of their company, Card Player Cruises.

Whether you know them personally, have only heard about them and their stellar reputations secondhand from poker industry veterans, or this is your first exposure to the dynamic duo, I know that you’ll enjoy learning even more about them in this feature-length piece.

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Mike Gentile

pokerfuse is quite unique in the poker media world as its the rare breed (like this site) that doesn’t use the affiliate revenue model. As such, it’s stood proudly as an independent publication for over half a decade. The founder of said publication is Michael Gentile, with whom I’ve been fortunate enough to have developed quite a relationship over the years.

I’ve always wanted to know the story behind pokerfuse, the other sites and products in the pokerfuse family, and of course, Mike’s personal story as well.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy the story, as told to us by Mike in this latest “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview.

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GPL Cube arena

Poker will always continue to be around, but in what form? Will the Global Poker League’s efforts to sportify the game turn it irrevocably into an e-sport or will “pure, traditional poker” and “e-sports poker” exist on separate planes into the future.

That, and many more interesting facets of the issue are discussed and explored in this op-ed.

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anniversary

On the seventh anniversary of this poker blog’s founding, we take the time to thank our longtime fans and express our gratitude for the opportunities we’ve finally gotten to experience after years of hard work. It’s an honor to continue being a contributing part of the poker community. We also announce a special $100 giveaway, exclusive to newsletter subscribers – always happy to give thanks to our loyal supporters!

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