Poker News

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Peek Behind PokerTracker 4 With Tarix

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. [...]

An Outside Look at Online Poker in the USA: Guest Post by David L

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 [...]

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 [...]

Howard Lederer 2p2 PokerCast

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 [...]

The Lederer Files: My Reactions

I think this sums up my reactions to various Howard Lederer statements made in Part I of the Parvis interview. [...]

I Don’t Know

If you felt like the Lederer Files left a lot unanswered, take a stroll down memory lane with Howard as he I don’t know’s it through the interview. [...]

The Lederer Files Parts 5, 6, and 7

Just got done watching parts 5, 6, and 7 and it’s just more of Howard seeming a bit out of touch. Howard laments the fact that people didn’t seem to be working towards resolution and people [...]

A Review of The Lederer Files (Parts I – IV) and Andy Bloch Interview

I’ve watched the first four episodes of the Howard Lederer interviews multiple times since they were released. I’ve read and re-read Andy Bloch’s interview with Diamond Flush. I’ve begun to write a post about both several [...]

Zynga Real Money Poker: Hype or Reality?

Anybody who has been reading this site for a while may remember that I’ve written about Zynga real money poker in the past.  Originally, I wanted to dispel the idea that Zynga was guaranteed to become [...]