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7 Things to Know Before Playing at a Crypto Online Poker Room or Casino

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.

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Lessons from My First Time Running a Poker Tour

Chris “Fox” Wallace has just started running his own poker tour, Next Level Poker, after being a successful tournament poker pro for many years. In this post, he shares some of the interesting lessons he learned from having staged his tour’s first event.

Definitely a worthwhile read for people who want to have a deeper understanding of the effort and resources it takes to pull off what we all take for granted as players.

PSPC Unveiled: PokerStars Turns Back the Clock, Shows Poker Players the Future

The world’s largest poker site has made an epic announcement with the unveiling of the all-new PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC). It’s a new era for PokerStars, as the company’s full resources are being focused towards promoting an event that’s sure to make all poker players – whether recreational or professional – swoon.

Pumping $9 million into a prize pool and giving away 300+ seats to a $25K buy-in event presents unprecedented value to poker’s high rollers and rekindles the ultimate poker dream for amateurs. In a word: Wow!

Phil Ivey

Cheating vs. Morality: On Poker, Casinos, and Phil Ivey’s Bad Beat

Poker Hall of Famer Phil Ivey took a bad beat in court yesterday, when his lawsuit against Genting Casinos UK was dismissed by the UK Supreme Court. He will thus never be able to get his hands on the £7.8 million he won while playing Punto Banco at Crockfords Casino.

While the court of public opinion might be divided on Ivey’s actions, I believe that a closer look at said actions as well as the language being used during the legal proceedings gives Ivey’s case merit.

PokerStars Power Up

In Appreciation of PokerStars Power Up

The poker world is buzzing with the news that PokerStars has launched the long-awaited real-money version of their newest product, Power Up.

Rather than debate the merits of the game, as so many other poker media outlets and players are doing, this op-ed piece is instead all about recognizing and appreciating the initiative itself. Here’s a company that’s putting it’s money where its mouth is: they’ve invested heavily in trying to grow the game of poker, and that ought to be applauded.

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Gambling on Mobile Devices

Whether for money or not, you’ll find legions of people who enjoy playing online poker on their mobile devices. Considering they have the choice to also play on a PC or laptop, one might wonder what the advantages and disadvantages are of playing on a mobile device.

In this article, we list a few of the main pros and cons of playing online poker on your mobile. With arguments in favor and against, there’s usually one factor which tips the scales in favor of mobile. Read on to see what we mean.