Next up in our series of interviews entitled “Get to Know the Poker Media”, is Earl Burton. A longtime veteran of the poker media, Earl reveals some fascinating information about his military career, tells us about some of his hobbies, and makes some strong statements regarding misconceptions about poker writers. We know you’ll enjoy learning more about Earl and reading what he has to say, so we invite you to check out this interview.
This is the first in a new series of interviews called “Get to Know the Poker Writer”. Giovanni Angioni volunteered to be the first subject in our series. Whether you’re familiar with his work as the European Editor of PokerNews, know his writing from work he did for other poker outlets, or are completely unfamiliar with him, we know you’ll be interested to discover more about one of poker’s many great writers.
Enjoy, and stay tuned for more installments in the series.
On episode 246 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed Mark Hoke. Mark is a well-known, very prolific producer over poker content, having hosted over 700 poker radio shows. He spoke with us about how he started out in the poker world, told us some stories about his home poker game history, and took us on his journey through poker media. If you’ve ever been curious as to how the poker media folks you know and love and listen to on a regular basis got to where they currently are, this is certainly an interview you won’t want to miss.
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is booming and ads for DraftKings and FanDuel are seemingly everywhere. It’s understandable for the poker media to be paying attention to this phenomenon, as fantasy sports are naturally interesting to their poker playing fanbase. With that said, it’s imperative that poker media not transform itself into DFS media and risk alienating the poker audience.
Poker fans will assuredly be in for a real treat once the Super High Roller events series airs on TV. The man responsible for producing these Poker Central events is none other than Mori Eskandani, of Poker PROductions. Having experience putting together shows like High Stakes poker for our viewing pleasure, Eskandani is a legend. He kindly agreed to an interview, which we’re positive you’ll want to read and listen to.
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.