Would PokerStars in NJ Have Been a Slam Dunk?
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A lot of people have been speculating about how the New Jersey market would have been shaped if PokerStars would have received a license to operate in the state. Most of the speculation begins with the assumption that PokerStars would have been the market leader. I’m not so sure I agree with that as a […]

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Game Back On(Line) at WSOP

Back when I penned my first poker blog post nearly 10 years ago I had absolutely no idea where it would lead. At the time my only agenda was to document what I was learning playing online poker and hopefully find some fellow grinders who might take pity on me and offer some advice on […]

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Online Poker Cheating in the US
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Alan C. Lawhon posted a response on a thread over at 2+2 and emailed me asking if I might offer some insight from an operator’s perspective on the topic of cheating in online poker and how it may or may not be different in a regulated US market. At the moment there are over 200+ […]

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Online Poker in 2013
Ignoring Poker Players

Several years ago I wrote a couple of articles about the gap between online poker software and what players had come to expect from other, non-poker related, products. You can scan over the two posts here and here. Being back amongst my World Poker Blogger Tour brethren in December and chatting with folks like Grubby […]

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Greg Raymer’s Prostitution Arrest
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last couple of days, you’ve probably heard that 2004 WSOP Main Event winner, and all around good-guy, Greg Raymer was busted in a prostitution sting. The reaction in the poker community has been, well, as expected. Some people have taken some humorous jabs, some have defended Raymer, […]

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Chris Ferguson Talks Business
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Considering Ferguson’s recent settlement with the DOJ and his claim to have no idea that Ray Bitar was running his multi-billion dollar business into the ground, you gotta appreciate his advice on treating poker like a business. Sort of reminds me of the video of Howard Lederer talking business ethics. Both videos pretty much outline […]

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Affiliate Managers: Don’t do This!
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Here’s an email someone sent me the other day. Hi ,my name is Morris ,and I’m the marketing manager of the XXXXX network skin www.XXXXXXXXXX. com , I write to you for introduce a very nice opportunity to work together , we looking for master partner and , we can offer you a very high […]

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A Peek Behind PokerTracker 4 With Tarix
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Back in a previous life I used to teach scuba diving as a hobby. That’s where I met tarix. He was a video game software engineer and I was managing a software development team at eToys. We hit it off and over the years we’ve become great friends. tarix got into poker shortly after I […]

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An Outside Look at Online Poker in the USA: Guest Post by David L
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It’s been so long since players from the USA actually inhabited online poker tables freely and legally it’s hard to remember what it was like. Since the UIGEA there’s been a daily barrage of blog posts and news articles covering some kind of US government interruption in the world of online gambling. But rarely has […]

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No Respect: Guest Post by Ian M.
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In case you haven’t heard, Phil Hellmuth captured his 13 WSOP bracelet the other week in Cannes. It was his second bracelet of the year after taking down the $2500 Razz event in Las Vegas earlier this summer. This WSOPE title makes Hellmuth the only person to have won both a WSOP and WSOP Main […]

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Infographic: Fast Poker
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iGame – Fast Poker Infographic – An infographic by the team at iGame

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Black Friday, Affiliates, and New Markets
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While the impact on poker players and poker operators has been well documented not only in the poker community but also in the mainstream media, not a lot has been said about how affiliates were impacted. Shortly after Full Tilt began issuing statements which implied that they might not be able to get players paid […]

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Rush Poker Patent Battle Coming? Guest Post by Planet Mark
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When Full Tilt Poker launched Rush Poker in 2010 it was a breath of fresh air in an industry that hadn’t seen much innovation. Dubbed “the ultimate high-speed poker experience” the idea was so simple it’s hard to believe that nobody had thought of it before. Instead of folding 72o and having to wait several […]

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Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast
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I finished up listening to the Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast with Mike and Adam last night. Another, somewhat painful, three hours of Howard rehashing the rise and fall of Full Tilt Poker. I say painful because between the PokerNews interview and this, I’ve endured 6.5 hours of this story. A story where only about 1 […]

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The Lederer Files: My Reactions
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I think this sums up my reactions to various Howard Lederer statements made in Part I of the Parvis interview.

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