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Cardplayer Lifestyle Celebrates Eight Years Online

I get pretty emotional when the anniversary of this poker blog’s founding comes around each year. This time, it really poured forth in what I had to say as I open up with a lot of personal stuff.

What you’ll read about in this post is me being thankful for the incredible experiences that year #8 of Cardplayer Lifestyle has given me. It’s just a special opportunity to express my gratitude, and for that I am thankful.

Interstate Poker

What Are the Interstate Implications of Pennsylvania Regulating Online Gambling?

It’s no secret that the lifeblood of the online poker ecosystem is sustained liquidity; i.e., always having enough players to keep the games running. Thus, industry advocates rejoiced upon Pennsylvania just having OKed legal, regulated online poker in the Keystone State. It joins New Jersey, Delaware, and Nevada as the fourth state to offer legal online poker in the United States.

In this article, we examine the interstate ramifications of the developments in Pennsylvania, specifically its residents joining the greater US pool of poker players.

WSOP Europe

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.

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Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu to Live Stream Power Up Poker

Who better than to “properly” introduce PokerStars Power Up to the masses than two of the company’s most popular poker ambassadors, Jason Somerville and Daniel Negreanu.

Just after the latest Run It Up Reno live tournament series, Negreanu and Somerville will take to Twitch to live stream the all-new eSports/poker hybrid game for the first time. It promises to be a must-watch broadcast.

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PokerStars Power Up: Discussing the Future of Poker with PokerStars’ Director of Poker, Severin Rasset

As PokerStars prepares for a beta launch of Power Up, Cardplayer Lifestyle was recently given an opportunity to speak with Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars.

We asked him about Power Up’s role in the relationship between traditional poker, the increasing audio/visual complexity of modern gaming, and what the relationship between them means for the future of the game we love.

We hope you enjoy this exclusive interview.

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PokerStars Power Up: Breaking Down A New Poker Experience For Recreational Players

The much-hyped PokerStars Power Up game has finally made its official debut. We had a chance to test it at a special media event during the PokerStars Championship Barcelona festival.

Here’s an explanation of the new game, our thoughts about Power Up and the general idea of e-sports mixed with poker, and our opinion on what effect the game’s debut will have on the greater poker ecosystem.