On episode 246 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed Mark Hoke. Mark is a well-known, very prolific producer over poker content, having hosted over 700 poker radio shows. He spoke with us about how he started out in the poker world, told us some stories about his home poker game history, and took us on his journey through poker media. If you’ve ever been curious as to how the poker media folks you know and love and listen to on a regular basis got to where they currently are, this is certainly an interview you won’t want to miss.
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) is booming and ads for DraftKings and FanDuel are seemingly everywhere. It’s understandable for the poker media to be paying attention to this phenomenon, as fantasy sports are naturally interesting to their poker playing fanbase. With that said, it’s imperative that poker media not transform itself into DFS media and risk alienating the poker audience.
Poker fans will assuredly be in for a real treat once the Super High Roller events series airs on TV. The man responsible for producing these Poker Central events is none other than Mori Eskandani, of Poker PROductions. Having experience putting together shows like High Stakes poker for our viewing pleasure, Eskandani is a legend. He kindly agreed to an interview, which we’re positive you’ll want to read and listen to.
Slowly, but surely, online poker is making a comeback. However you slice it, and regardless of everything working against it, the current state of online poker is quite robust and it’s not disappearing anytime soon. Black Friday is but a blip in the rearview mirror and, albeit slowly, online poker is certainly chugging forward. Have a look at our list of 5 reasons to be optimistic about online poker’s future.
Something’s been bugging me for a while about the poker community. We all share a love of the game and want it to grow. We can all agree that more people exposed to and playing poker would be universally beneficial for players, land-based and online poker room operators, poker media, and poker fans. Numerous great ambassadors for the game – let’s call them “poker evangelists” – work hard to create excellent poker content. They provide people with all the tools needed to help promote poker to the masses. Yet, consumers aren’t taking an active enough role in sharing that great poker content. There are numerous reasons why that needs to change. Starting now.
On episode 233 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, my co-host, Bruce Briggs, and I interviewed Robert Woolley, fondly known within the poker world as the Poker Grump. He produces boatloads of interesting poker articles, but the podcast interview was all about getting to know him a little better. We hope you enjoy!