WPT Sweet 16

When you put on a show for the poker-loving public, success is often measured by numbers. The World Poker Tour has enjoyed tremendous success over its 16-season run, so we decided to crunch some numbers to illustrate just that.

In this article, you’ll discover 16 stunning stats about the World Poker Tour, its activities, events, and players, that will help you grasp the extent of its impact on the poker world.

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Elayne Teitelbaum

Often, it’s the “behind-the-scenes people” who take care of a lot of the services and other things poker players need to avail themselves of. The Aria poker room employs a poker host for this purpose, and her name is Elayne Teitelbaum.

In this interview, we speak with Elayne about the nature of her job, what it means to be a poker host, and the types of services she is able to assist poker players with. Not all heroes wear capes.

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There’s been a lot of buzz and anticipation about the impending opening of the all-new PokerGO Studio at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas. A mere week after the grand opening, I got to check out the first ever permanent home for televised poker and it certainly lives up to the hype.

In this photo essay, I’ll take you on a virtual tour of the facilities. Once you check it out, I guarantee that you’ll want to come and visit this place in person; it’s simply phenomenal!

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ask the experts

In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning PASPA, confusion, hope, and trepidation are running amok among the poker playing community. At the end of the day, we just want to know what sort of effect this has on playing legal, regulated online poker.

Our panel of experts, comprised of David Huber, Preston Oade, Steve Ruddock, Adam Small, and Mac VerStandig tackles the issue from multiple angles and collectively give a comprehensive answer that serves to dispel any confusion online poker fans might have.

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anxiety

As exciting as it is each and every year for me to head back to Las Vegas for a summer full of poker, there comes with it a good measure of anxiety. With so much that I hope to do, experience, and accomplish, it never feels like I have enough time to get it all in. With that said, those mixed emotions are something I wouldn’t trade for the world.

I go into greater detail, opening up about those yearly feelings I get as each successive summer approaches, in this very personal blog post.

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Music and Poker

When it comes to choosing music to groove to while grinding online poker tournaments, popular Twitch Poker streamers have plenty of experience making good selections.

With music most certainly in the air thanks to the 2018 Eurovision song contest and with SCOOP festivities ongoing, we decided to ask some Team PokerStars Online pros what beats they listen to while grinding online at the felt.

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Nick Jones

Over the last few years, Nick Jones has developed quite the stellar reputation in the poker world via his position as co-founder of the pokerfuse family of websites.

Poker Industry PRO, in particular, has become a leading industry media resource, with Nick helping to run the show behind the scenes. It’s time to shine the spotlight on him and give him his due.

I hope you enjoy learning more about Nick, his career, and his personal story in the latest installment of our ongoing “Get to Know the Poker Media” interview series.

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