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PokerStars VR: A Legit Awesome Product

I had the opportunity to try out the all-new PokerStars VR at an exclusive press event at the 2018 EPT Barcelona. It was my first time ever utilizing a virtual reality product, so I wasn’t sure what to expect or what the experience would be like.

As PokerStars have just made the product launch official, I felt it apropos to offer a review of the product. Having had the chance to test it out in person, I can say with absolute certainty that it’s unlike any other poker product I’ve ever seen or heard of. A truly immersive social gaming experience, PokerStars VR is something you’ll not only want to try yourself, but likely also tell your friends and home game buddies about.

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Reflecting on the Inaugural WPT Women’s Poker Summit, with Angelica Hael

The inaugural WPT Women’s Poker Summit took place on August 26 at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles, and has been hailed by many as a success. We spoke with World Poker Tour’s Vice President of Global Tour Management Angelica Hael, who spearheaded the event, to hear what went down and get her thoughts on what actions the participants and greater poker community can take to increase women’s participation in poker.

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Out of the Ashes: The Resurrection of iNinja Poker

Like a supernova, the iNinja Poker Tour burned brightly for its brief lifespan. A favorite among Minnesota and Mid-west poker enthusiasts the tour awarded over $2 million in prize monies before shutting its doors.

In this post, we dive into the brand’s origin story, how lack of business savvy forced it to shut down, and have the scoop on the brand’s upcoming resurrection, with what players can expect from new ownership.

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PokerStars Launch Social Gaming App in USA and Australia

Regulations have made it impossible for PokerStars to offer real-money online poker in Australia or the United States (aside for New Jersey). That doesn’t mean that the company has entirely given up on maintaining a presence in these two countries.

The PokerStars Play app allows American and Australian poker players to enjoy online poker without any money being wagered. More information about this app is available in this article.

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First Ever Large-Scale Charity Poker Event in Israel Raises $180,000 for Special Needs Children

For the first time ever, Israel has finally hosted its own large-scale charity poker tournament fundraiser. Spearheaded by local tennis legend Andy Ram, with the participation of the Israel Poker Academy, and attended by local celebs, business people, and other notables, the event succeeded in raising $180,000 for special needs children through the Variety Fund.

Here’s our recap, which includes some videos and pictures that really capture the special feel of the night’s festivities.

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Michael Phelps Makes Surprise Appearance at WSOP

Once you’ve retired as the world’s greatest Olympian of all time, it might be tough to find another outlet to satisfy one’s competitive urges.

That’s why it’s so great to see the legendary swimmer Michael Phelps maintain a passion for poker. Recently, he was spotted at the 2018 World Series of Poker, once again taking part in the annual summer festival and hoping to add a gold bracelet to his collection of athletic trophies.