Cryptocurrency is all the rage nowadays, with more people looking into its utility as an alternative to fiat currency. The poker community in particular seems to have a vested interest in the success of cryptocurrency, which begs the question of whether we’ll eventually see it being accepted in mainstream large-scale tournament series, such as the World Series of Poker.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, it’s worth examining the pros and cons of what beginning to accept cryptocurrencies might entail for the WSOP.
The Rio will be bustling with WSOP poker activity once again this summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only place to play poker in Las Vegas. In fact, almost all of the city’s poker rooms are packed to the gills during WSOP time and there are plenty of reasons to step away from the Rio and check them out.
While there’s nothing like winning a bracelet, there’s still plenty of poker to enjoy that doesn’t by necessity have to be WSOP-branded. Here, then, are our five top reasons to play non-WSOP poker events around Las Vegas during the summer.
More poker players than ever before are hitting the $1 million mark in earnings per calendar year. Who was the first “poker millionaire”? Can you guess how many “poker millionaires” there were last year? The year before? What’s causing this phenomenon?
This article takes a closer look at the evolution of poker millionaires over the years. The stats will certainly intrigue you and we’re pretty certain that a couple of them will surprise you!
As poker’s all-time career earnings leader, Daniel Negreanu continues to pad his resume year after year. Thus far in 2018, he’s off to a blazing start, having won over $1 million. Could he perhaps eclipse his 2014 total earnings? Only time will tell, but with all the work he’s putting in studying off the felt, we wouldn’t bet against him.
Considering dipping your toes in the crypto waters for the first time? Well, online poker rooms and casinos are happy to oblige, accepting cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and even allowing you to play for crypto stakes.
Before you dive in, it’s worth knowing some important facts about cryptocurrency and how online poker rooms and casinos deal with them. As always, caveat emptor.
Hungry for one of those incredible Platinum Passes that PokerStars is now offering for their PSPC in 2019? One of your best bets for winning one might be at the upcoming PokerStars Festival at the Hippodrome Casino in London.
Here’s a preview of what sort of action to expect there, along with five other great reasons you should consider attending.