A Recap of My Awesome Malta Poker Vacation

Who doesn’t love a good poker vacation?

I decided to recap the awesome experiences I recently had on an almost week-long trip to Malta to participate in the European Poker Tour festivities taking place there. What follows is a recap of how it went for me, along with some fun pictures that accompany my musings.

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Only If You Bring Them (Poker Players) Will They Come

With multiple PokerStars-sponsored live events having taken place in Atlantic City New Jersey this year only managing to deliver low attendance figures, here’s an op-ed that suggests one way to ensure that more poker players come to play.

While online marketing can be successful if you get potential poker players to click a few times, the key to live event marketing is making it as easy as possible for the poker players to come to the event destination. In the case of Atlantic City, New Jersey events, that means you’ve gotta bus players in.

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Macropoker.com Announces 2016 Online Poker Tournament Awards

Macropoker.com, one of the world’s largest online poker statistical databases, has announced the first ever online poker tournament awards (OPTA).

Beyond providing some more details about Macropoker for those who may not be familiar with them, this blog post gives furhter information about which awards will be distributed, when the ceremony will take place, and how to watch.

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The Poker Writer Who Never Plays Poker

While there are plenty of people out there who’ve made a career out of poker writing, not all of those people are die-hard poker lovers and recreational players themselves. Take Ellis Shuman, for example. He just happens to have had a career full of positions that have required he does a lot of poker writing.

Here’s an interesting look at what it’s like for someone to work in the gaming and poker industry who doesn’t necessarily have an inherent love for the game. You’ll surely appreciate the unique perspective of a professional writer who “somehow” ended up getting into poker.

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Online Poker Players Can Face Problems With The IRS

American citizens have tax reporting requirements on all income worldwide and on all foreign bank accounts with a minimum of $10,000 in them. For many online poker players, then, it’s important to abide by the rules and file taxes with the IRS accordingly.

This post reviews a couple of the main tax issues US citizens face that relate to online poker, and the importance of being the right side of the law. It’s certainly worth a look, even if you’re just a recreational poker player.

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Interview with Jesse Sylvia

Along with my Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast co-host, Bruce Briggs, I recently had the chance to interview 2012 WSOP Main Event runner-up Jesse Sylvia.

Beyond Jesse proving to be a great interviewee with many interesting stories to tell, he’s genuinely just a great guy; completely down-to-earth, and someone who I’d be happy to sit across a table from, regardless of whether or not we’d be playing poker.

Have a listen to the interview from episode 273 of the podcast, plus we’ve also provided a summarized transcript for you.

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