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.
If U.S. online poker were to ever return and begin thriving again, a number of legal hurdles along with logistical obstacles must first be overcome. This article details the current legal status of online poker and gambling in the United States and what would have to change for the situation to be improved significantly.
Since No Limit Hold’em seems to be a relatively “solved” game nowadays, with just too many good players for it to remain profitable for the “average Joe”, perhaps the time has come to switch to other poker disciplines?
It seems as though ever since legal online poker debuted in New Jersey, the industry has been bemoaning the market’s poor performance. Professional poker player Melissa Burr has a lot to say about the dismal failure of NJ online poker thus far and offers a number of great suggestions for how to improve the status quo. Have a look at this must-read op-ed piece by one of poker’s rising stars.