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7 of the Most Useful Poker Swag Items

Over the past couple of years, I’ve amassed my fair share of poker swag. Having had the good fortune to attend a number of high-profile poker events around the world, I can tell you that it always pays to be on the lookout for freebies; you’ll often be able to grab some useful stuff!

Poker companies are known for distributing some fun swag, so we’ve compiled a list of seven of the most useful poker swag items you’re likely to come across. Happy collecting!

VPN

4 Solid VPN Options for Playing Online Poker

Nobody wants to get hacked and have their personal information disclosed. Online poker players are certainly at risk of this happening, so it’s important to try and take the right precautions to protect yourself.

Many online poker players turn to VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) to help keep their internet connections more secure and guard their sensitive data from potential infiltrators. Here, then is a list of four solid VPN options from which to avail yourself.

Houston

The Great American Poker Trip: Houston, Texas

Just prior to Hurricane Harvey slamming the Houston area, Jack Laskey paid a visit to the city to check out it’s underground poker scene. Sadly, the room he played in is flooded, and the city can of course use all the help it can get in the post-Harvey relief effort.

With all of that said, Jack was able to get a good feel for what poker is like in a region where the games most-assuredly lay low. High rake aside, underground poker in Houston offers a good time for all.

Maryland Live

Poker Room Review: Maryland Live!

Oh how lucky are the residents of the Baltimore/Washington DC area to be serviced by such a wonderful poker room as the one run by Maryland Live!

During a recent visit to the region, I had the distinct pleasure of playing in a very fun cash game session at the Maryland Live! poker room. The room has plenty going for it and is a must-visit destination for any poker enthusiast. Having had well over 20 action-packed tables running on a random night, midweek in the summer, I can only imagine how hopping this place gets during “busy season”!

Lon McEachern

Interview with Lon McEachern

Together with my co-host Bruce Briggs, I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing longtime ESPN poker commentator Lon McEachern on episode 291 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast.

We put a lot of time and effort into doing research prior to the interview to ensure that we covered topics not yet explored in-depth via other interviews that Lon has done over the years. As such, we were able to dig deeper and uncover some new, interesting stories about Lon’s lengthy career in broadcasting in this almost hour-long interview.

Listen to the interview, which starts at the 10:12-minute mark. A transcript is also available.