The bubble has burst – and not the good kind, where if you’re still in the tournament you’ll make money. Use any imagery you want, but the fact of the matter is that there’s nowhere left to hide: vicious Odlanor malware now allows attackers to see your hole cards at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. If operators don’t want everyone fleeing, they better act fast.
There’s a new online poker room focusing on serving German, Canadian, and Australian players. It’s called Iron Poker and it’s a part of the famed iPoker network. Our new Cardplayer Lifestyle Contributor Liba Foord had a look at the new room and had quite a bit to say about it – most of it positive. If you’re tired of the current online poker room you play at, this is one you might want to try out.
We tested the Xeester online poker tracking software over a few cash game sessions and found it to be quite good. From the top-of-the-line Heads-Up display, to the hand replayer, to the other bells and whistles this software has to offer, it’s definitely worth giving a try and will surely improve your performance at the online poker tables if used properly.
Slowly, but surely, online poker is making a comeback. However you slice it, and regardless of everything working against it, the current state of online poker is quite robust and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. Black Friday is but a blip in the rearview mirror and, albeit slowly, online poker is certainly chugging forward. Have a look at our list of 5 reasons to be optimistic about online poker’s future.
Veteran poker journalist Earl Burton has “seen it all” over his decade-plus in the industry. In this first contribution to Cardplayer Lifestyle, Earl penned an op-ed about the importance of not patronizing unregulated online poker sites, critiquing poker journalism, and challenging the affiliate revenue model. No punches are pulled, so hold on to your hats and read what Earl has to say.
These days, there’s nothing in poker hotter than Twitch. The online streaming platform is attracting the biggest names in the game, including Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville, Liv Boeree, and plenty others. These poker greats now have tens of thousands of people watching as they play poker online. But does streaming online poker session create too many security risks? Cyber security expert Eddie Harari examines Twitch and points out a few potential “leaks”. This is a must read for anyone who already streams their online poker sessions or who is considering doing so.