3 Things Regulators Should Finally Get Straight About Poker

Proponents of online poker would love nothing more than to see it legalized and regulated in as many jurisdictions as possible. The problem many lawmakers seem to have, however, is that they lump online poker together with online casino gaming when, in fact, the two are quite different from one another.

We list three of the main differences for regulators to consider.

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Here’s How partypoker Can Become Relevant Again

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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A 3-Step Plan to Overcome Your Fear of Playing Live Poker

Deciding to attend a home game or visit a brick and mortar casino to play live poker is a simple decision for many. Not so for introverted online poker players though.

How to overcome overcome the obstacle of social anxiety? Follow the 3-step plan outlined in this article.

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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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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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On Phil Galfond’s New Online Poker Site: Competition is Good

We’re all quite used to seeing the big name online poker operators making moves these days, so it’s refreshing to see of the game’s top players trying to instigate a paradigm shift. Phil Galfond has a stellar reputation and record both at and away from the poker tables. He’s on a bold mission to change things up in online poker by trying to create a site that caters to ALL players, both recreational and professional.

Here are some thoughts on that and an opinion on whether the initiative is likely to succeed or not.

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