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PokerStars Game Integrity

Bots and collusion in online poker are an extremely hot topic in the poker community these days. For the first time ever, PokerStars’ Game Integrity Department has publicly released numbers relating to their on-site security efforts.

In addition to an infographic sharing these numbers, we’ve got an exclusive Q&A with representatives of the company’s Gaming Integrity Department. Their answers to our questions are quite eye-opening, indeed!

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Bruce and Robbie welcome home game host Cody back to the show to discuss how online home poker games have become quite different than in-person home games among the same group of friends. The hosts also discuss the reopening of poker rooms across the US.

Plus, George Chao from BBO Poker Tables has a great “al fresco” edition of Table Talk, and Ben Ludlow’s got another great virtual WSOP top 10 list for this week’s One Outer that’ll make you literally laugh out loud.

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Jerry Yang has an amazing personal story of growing up in Laos, escaping to Thailand, and ultimately moving to the slums of Nashville, Tennessee.  He worked hard on his education, which ultimately served to be his path out of poverty. In 2005 he started learning poker and only two years later found himself on top of the poker world having won $8.25 million and the WSOP Main Event Championship.

Jerry’s story is chronicled in his autobiography, entitled All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ.

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boom

Many new players are just coming into the game of poker for the first time, and as such are not aware of what the poker boom was.

In this article we briefly recap the period between 2003-2006, known as the poker boom, and list some of the major forces that caused it to happen int he first place.

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online poker home games

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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It’s always great to get feedback from our readers. It’s even more fulfilling when they reach out to share the object and rules of a new card game with you. With thanks to David and Neida Donohoe, here’s everything you ever wanted to know about “PerSuit.”

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stay ahead poker

Staying ahead in poker is tough, as bad beats happen. While any and every poker player would love to always watch their stacks of chips grow, sustaining some losses is inevitable.

Our Senior Contributor George Epstein discusses how to stay on top of your mental game when the cards aren’t falling in your favor and you’re unable to stay ahead.

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Responsible Gambling

Poker players and casino gamers need to protect themselves from taking things too far. In the UK and other countries, you can set yourself up on a self-exclusion list such that online poker rooms and casinos won’t be accessible to you.

This article notes the organizations trying to provide responsible gaming and ways for gamlers and poker players to self-exclude.

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WSOP field

When you love live poker and play it as much as Calum Grant, you can develop withdrawal after not having it be part of your life for a couple months.

In this article, Calum shares how badly he misses live poker, while also telling the story of a friend whose long-awaited Las Vegas poker trip was also put on indefinite hiatus.

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