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.
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.
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.
When you think online poker, you don’t just think “PokerStars” anymore. Still the far-and-away #1 in the business, PokerStars could see some real competition from the thus-far-also-rans, like 888poker, if the latter pick up their game.
We’ve got some suggestions for just how 888poker could become a more serious competitor to the world’s largest poker site. Have a look.
There’s much to be lauded about Jason Somerville’s efforts to get online poker regulated in the U.S. Recently, however, he made a CNBC appearance that had even some of his biggest fans wondering if he made the best possible impression – visually speaking.
This op-ed asks if the image we had of Jason Somerville on CNBC helps or hurts online poker’s chances of getting regulated. What do you think?
Late in 2015 PokerStars rolled out a slew of changes to their VIP program. These changes radically altered the “rakeback” that online poker pros would get for their play. With many high-stakes and high-volume professional online poker players dependent on the income they get from promotions such as these, it begs the question as to whether money could still be made once the high rakeback disappeared.
Dan Smith Tweeted out a question that sparked a heated debate over the last few days within the pro community. Read all about it, plus our analysis of the situation. Perhaps it’s no longer possible to make money as an online poker pro on PokerStars?