Poker Industry

Last updated by at .

The Poker World Finds Twitter

Twitter recently announced a tool that lets you go back in time and find your very first tweet. So I decided to play around with it a bit and dig up the first tweets from the [...]

Would PokerStars in NJ Have Been a Slam Dunk?

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 [...]

WSOP Launches in New Jersey

Today marks the beginning of the soft launch period for online gaming in New Jersey. What that technically means is that only invited players can access real money gaming and only during pre-defined hours. For instance, [...]

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 Cheating in the US

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 [...]

Online Poker in 2013

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 [...]

Greg Raymer’s Prostitution Arrest

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 [...]

Ship It Holla Ballas!: How a Bunch of 19-Year-Old College Dropouts Used the Internet to Become Poker’s Loudest, Craziest, and Richest Crew

There was a lot of buzz going around about the Ship It Holla Ballas book going around and I had actually added it to my Amazon Wish List planning on buying it. Fortunately the publisher mailed [...]

Chris Ferguson Talks Business

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 [...]

Affiliate Managers: Don’t do This!

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 [...]

Fake Poker News

I know it’s difficult to tell sometimes but I do have a sense of humor. I think you need one in order to get by in a business that seems to get completely turned on its [...]

Poker Meme Launch

A few months ago, I was thinking about all of the negativity and drama going on in the poker world and I wondered if all of that energy couldn’t be channeled into something less soul robbing. [...]

Infographic: Fast Poker

iGame – Fast Poker Infographic – An infographic by the team at iGame [...]

Black Friday, Affiliates, and New Markets

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. [...]

Rush Poker Patent Battle Coming? Guest Post by Planet Mark

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 [...]