Cryptocurrency is all the rage nowadays, with more people looking into its utility as an alternative to fiat currency. The poker community in particular seems to have a vested interest in the success of cryptocurrency, which begs the question of whether we’ll eventually see it being accepted in mainstream large-scale tournament series, such as the World Series of Poker.
Before we get ahead of ourselves, however, it’s worth examining the pros and cons of what beginning to accept cryptocurrencies might entail for the WSOP.
The Rio will be bustling with WSOP poker activity once again this summer, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only place to play poker in Las Vegas. In fact, almost all of the city’s poker rooms are packed to the gills during WSOP time and there are plenty of reasons to step away from the Rio and check them out.
While there’s nothing like winning a bracelet, there’s still plenty of poker to enjoy that doesn’t by necessity have to be WSOP-branded. Here, then, are our five top reasons to play non-WSOP poker events around Las Vegas during the summer.
Just a few weeks remain until the 2018 WSOP gets underway. With the clock ticking down, poker players around the world are starting to feel their collective excitement build and grow until it will hit a crescendo when the Rio’s hallways once again start bustling with their annual summer activity.
With that in mind, I decided to put together a list of the five top reasons I’m excited for the 2018 World Series of Poker.
With the WSOP in the rear-view mirror, it can be tempting to just disconnect and treat this time as a pure vacation.
Poker mental game coach Jared Tendler has other ideas, namely, to maximize the potential of the post-WSOP downtime period through analysis and proper preparation for the coming year.
With debate once again raging about how the World Series of Poker Player of the Year formula is messed up, James Guill latched on to two-time WSOP POY Daniel Negreanu’s proposals for changes and tweaks them to reflect a more balanced point distribution mechanism.
Do you think James’ proposals would work? Have a look and have your say in the comments section.
Anyone who has ever been to the WSOP knows the sounds and sights of the Rio’s hallways. Along with the throngs of poker players bustling about, there are numerous salespeople hawking items to passersby. It turns out that many of them are Israeli.
These people are more than just vendors though. They’re hardworking people, each with their own stories. Being American-Israeli myself, I decided to get to know them better and bring their stories to light. Perhaps you’ll look at them a bit differently after reading this article.