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

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 me a copy for review so I got to the book sooner than I probably would have on my…

Chris Ferguson Talks Business

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 business. Sort of reminds me of the video of Howard Lederer talking business ethics. Both videos pretty much outline…

The first 2013 New Year’s Resolution you must break:  Guest Post by Jeff

The first 2013 New Year’s Resolution you must break: Guest Post by Jeff

New Year’s Resolutions are illogical. The use of the calendar as some sort of blackmailing device against your short comings doesn’t work. Those who make positive mindful changes set themselves up to succeed. Typical New Year fueled poker related goals are misguided and destined to fail. Today, I’m pleading with you to avoid the one that could cause…

Meeting in the Middle

Meeting in the Middle

I try to steer clear of non-gaming related politics on this blog mostly because I hate when people dabble in topics they are ill prepared to discuss intelligently. I remember after 9-11, many of the technology related blogs I read came out with amazingly ignorant positions on what the US should or shouldn’t do in…

Top 5 Differences Between Professional Poker and Professional Blackjack:  Guest Post by Colin Jones

Top 5 Differences Between Professional Poker and Professional Blackjack: Guest Post by Colin Jones

For nearly a decade, I made my entire income from card counting at blackjack. More often than not, people who knew about it would mistakenly ask, “How’s poker going?” I’d usually just reply, “Well, it’s blackjack, but it’s going fine.” With the popularity of Texas Hold’em and the World Series of Poker, every housewife knows…