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3 Things to Watch For at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Set to award another 11 coveted gold bracelets, the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe will certainly be an exciting and intriguing set of tournaments. The action is underway at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic and players are already starting to notch successes.

With the Player of the Year honors hanging in the balance, there’s plenty to watch out for during the WSOP-E. Have a look at our list, then be sure to follow all the action via live stream.

Negreanu & Glantz form New Americans Party, Announce Political Run

The New Americans Party, co-founded by professional poker players Matt Glantz and Daniel Negreanu has already started garnering electoral support. Formerly vocal opponents on all things political, Glantz and Negreanu decided to bury the hatchet and run together with a platform slogan of #makeonlinepokerlegalagain. Intrigued? Confused? Read more details of this fascinating development in our exclusive article.

Poker Gets Prime Attention in “On the Origins of Sports”

You don’t have to be a history buff or a sports buff to appreciate a well-researched book on the history of sports. On the Origins of Sports, by Gary Belsky and Neil Fine, reviews the humble beginnings of 21 of the most beloved sports in the world… including poker! We took a closer look at the poker chapter to see what the authors’ research revealed about poker players’ favorite pastime. What they discovered about poker may surprise you! Read on for more details.

Playing Online Poker on an International Site from the U.S.? Perhaps You Should Reconsider

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.