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Heads-Up: The Ultimate Art

Alright, so you’ve made the final table. Then, slowly but surely, your opponents fall before your mighty stack until, finally, there is only one player standing in your way. As you tally up the chip count, you realize that the two of you are nearly dead even....

Bless the Beats

It’s never easy to shrug off a losing session. We’ve all taken our share of beats, both good (if there is such a thing) and bad. Sometimes, they can affect us so deeply that they permanently alter the way we play. But, even in the midst of these trying...

Freeroll Finesse

Whether you’re looking to build a bankroll or stop a losing skid, there is no better way to gain free money than by entering into a few freerolls. These no-buy-in contests have become staple offerings at most online poker sites. Players could, with a large...

Poker, the Beautiful Woman

Yes, poker is definitely like her. It can give you feelings of great exhilaration, and then bloody annoy you, all within the space of a few minutes. When you first meet poker, you just want more. You can’t stop playing with her, and think she’s the best...

Handfuls of Trouble

We’ve all been there – short stacked and blinded half into oblivion with nothing but cold cards coming our way. Then, suddenly, we look down to see queen-jack unsuited. “A monster,” we muse, and limp into the first pot we’ve played in a half hour. But when...

Cues of the Shoes

We, as a civilization, have been raised to lie with our faces. Think about it. When, as a child, you were forced to take family pictures or eat an unpleasant food, your parents would often say something like, “At least pretend you’re happy. Smile!” Faking a...

Comfort Zone

Most of my recent blogs have been geared toward live poker. However, since we’re in an online environment, I felt that it was high time that I gave some tips and tricks to help you in the internet age. We’ve all fallen prey to the common ills of online...

Lock Poker Leaves Merge, Buys Cake Network

Following their purchase of the Cake Poker Network, Lock Poker intends to strike out on their own. By the end of May, the company plans to relaunch their latest acquisition as the Revolution Gaming Network. This rebranding, Lock says, will result in a greatly improved...

WSOP Expands to Asia, Pacific

Executives at the World Series of Poker have announced an expansion to their global tournament brand. Dubbed as the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, this new series is set to kick off on April 4, 2013 at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. In total, there...

Bovada Plans $7,500 Freeroll for Saturday

Bovada is gearing up for their second $7,500 PTS freeroll of the month. Scheduled for this Saturday, the event will allow players to compete over a sizable for sum for as little as 25 Poker Points (PTS). The top 20% of the field will receive a return on their...

Court Accepts Campos’ Guilty Plea

The misdemeanor guilty plea of John Campos, the former head of a bank with Black Friday ties, has been accepted by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Lewis Kaplan, presiding over the matter, received a great deal of input...

Court Accepts Campos' Guilty Plea

The misdemeanor guilty plea of John Campos, the former head of a bank with Black Friday ties, has been accepted by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Judge Lewis Kaplan, presiding over the matter, received a great deal of input...

Bodog Plans UK Layoffs

Bodog has confirmed that it will lay off several employees in their offices in the United Kingdom. Though no specific number has been announced, it has been stated that none of the positions are “business facing.” “In the UK,” a company insider...

Luvin Poker Offers €500 Added Tourneys

Luvin Poker is offering a pair of promotions designed to appeal to their low and mid stakes players. The first of these is a bi-weekly, €500 added tournament, with buy-ins set at just €1.10. Users of all stripes are eligible to compete in these games, into which Luvin...

Poker Nordica Shuts Down

Poker Nordica, a member of the popular Merge Poker Network, has closed its doors. After weeks of unexplained silence, their representatives broke the news just days ago. With this closure, American players have one less option when it comes to choosing an online home....

Bwin Unveils Poker for iPads

bwin.party has debuted a new application for the Apple iPad. This software will allow users to play real money online poker from the convenience of their mobile device. Utilizing the unit’s entire 1,024 x 768 screen resolution, this latest app takes full...

Roadblock for Iowa Poker Bill

Iowa’s proposed intra-state poker legislation is stuck in traffic. After clearing the state’s senate last Tuesday, the bill has failed to make the docket in the House of Representatives. According to iGaming Business, the bill (known as Senate File 2257)...

Iowa Intra-State Poker Bill Clears Senate

Politicians in Iowa have taken a major step toward legalizing online poker. Earlier this week, the state’s Democrat-controlled senate approved a measure which would legalize an intra-state version of the game, carrying the day with a vote of 29-20. Known in...

Everleaf Faces Sanctions

The Everleaf Gaming corporation has come under fire from the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA). The governing group has issued sanctions against the poker operator, in light of certain anomalies in their recent corporate operations. The LGA’s entire...

Titan Poker Seeks Lords of the Grind

Since the beginning of the month, Titan Poker has been honoring dedicated players with their Lord of the Grind promotion. This special offer holds sway in both cash games and tournaments, allowing players from both realms to earn sizable sums of cash. The workings of...

NCSL Against Online Gaming Legislation

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has come out in opposition of the federal government’s attempts to license online gaming. The bi-partisan group wrote an open letter to the American legislature, calling for the cessation of all efforts to...

Titan Poker Offers Canadian Exclusives

Titan Poker has put together a pair of promotions open only to residents of Canada. Both of these will run at multiple points throughout the coming months, allowing players in the Great White North access to a sizable amount of extra cash. The first of these events...

More Progress for Iowa Online Poker

Iowa’s proposed poker legislation has taken another step forward, just days after being approved by a small panel of state senators. The bill, known officially as Senate Study Bill 3164, has now been cleared for a vote before the entire State Senate. This was...

Betfair Signs Peter Eastgate

Betfair Poker has signed a sponsorship deal with 2008 World Series of Poker champion Peter Eastgate. This will be the 26 year-old’s latest step into re-introducing himself to the game which made him a household name among poker fans. Eastgate’s...

Early Success for Iowa Online Poker Bill

Legislators within the state of Iowa have shown early support for a new bill which would legalize online poker within their borders. A three member panel made up of state senators recently approved the bill, clearing the first hurdle in what could be a speedy process....

Bwin.Party to Sell Ongame?

British gaming group Bwin.Party is reportedly considering a sale of their Ongame Poker Network. The company currently owns and operates a pair of networks, making Ongame largely expendable. This news was initially broken by Todd Eilers, a gaming analyst for Roth...

PokerStars.eu Launches in Europe

PokerStars has launched a brand new Europe-facing website, known simply as PokerStars.eu. Designed to address financial and legal concerns in several of the continent’s playing markets, the website launched this past Monday. This development was made possible by...

Everleaf Bars American, French Players

The Everleaf Gaming Network, a group carrying several moderately popular poker skins, has closed its doors to online gamers in the U.S. and in France. While no formal announcement has been made, players who’ve logged into any of its affiliated rooms have been...

PokerStars Wins Belgian License

PokerStars has announced that its Belgian-facing site, PokerStars.be, has become one of the first online gaming services to receive the nation’s coveted Casino de Namur A+ License. A joint venture with Circus Groupe, the website earned the honor after a stellar...

Bally Launches Remote Gaming Server

Bally Technologies Incorporated has announced the launch of their Remote Gaming Server, a product designed to allow easy access to their stable of online and mobile games. The RGS, as it will be known in the marketplace, will allow for casinos without a history in the...

Lucien Barriere, Caesars Extend Partnership

Caesars Entertainment has reached an agreement with Groupe Lucien Barriere, a French company specializing in hotels and casinos, which will extend their partnership into the foreseeable future. Their initial dealings began last year, culminating in the relocation of...

Utah Ponders Anti-Gambling Law

The state of Utah is currently considering a bill which would continue their prohibition of online gaming should the activity become legal at the federal level. Authored by Representative Stephen Sandstrom, this piece of legislation would lock citizens out of any and...

888, Caesars Extend Partnership

It appears as though the team of 888 Holdings and Caesars Interactive Entertainment are going to be together for the near future. The two companies announced an extension of their contract this past week, allowing the U.K. based gaming group to maintain a foothold on...

US Gaming Companies See Growth

Despite the current ban of internet poker within U.S. borders, several of the nation’s online gambling companies are enjoying a period of relative prosperity. One of these, an in-game sportsbook betting software supplier named Stadium Technology, is on the verge...

“We Are Poker” Campaign Gains Steam

PokerStars has unveiled their latest marketing campaign, beginning with a series of commercials stating “We Are Poker.” These spots, featuring some of the biggest names in the game, showcase the drama of the poker playing experience. Check out the videos...

Leander, Bejig Team Up on Facebook

Leander Games, a successful developer of online slots, has signed a contract with Facebook game designer Bejig Limited. The two will team up to offer a new batch of slots games for the popular social networking website. Already known for their popular Avatingo...

alberto ka Wins PokerStars TCOOP Event 19

In just under two hours, PokerStars user alberto ka managed to rake in $90,728.44 during his TCOOP Event 19 win. The tournament, which featured the standard No Limit Hold’em, was played at Hyper Turbo speed. So far, the Turbo Championship of Online Poker has...

Rubin Pleads Thrice Guilty

Ira Rubin, one of the leading figures in last year’s Black Friday indictments, has pleaded guilty to a trio of conspiracy charges. Each of these deals with his involvement with illegal payment processing. According to several reports, Rubin’s actions...

Iowa Champions Multi-State Poker

Politicians in Iowa are working to assemble a poker system which could incorporate players from multiple regions of the country. Early sources have indicated that Nevada and Washington, D.C could serve as partners in this landmark proposition. While gaming experts...

bwin, Real Madrid Offer Soccer Prizes

Poker players and soccer fans from bwin are now competing over the chance to meet and train with the stars of Real Madrid. Through a series of daily freerolls and satellites, users will have the opportunity to share the field with some of the finest players on the...

Duthie Bows Out of EPT Role

John Duthie has announced his retirement from his position as Chief Executive Officer for the European Poker Tour (EPT). “It is time to move on,” he said, “and to leave the European Poker Tour in the capable hands of the existing management...

AGA Tabs Haddrill as Chairman

The American Gaming Association has selected Richard Haddrill as their new Chairman. The elected post offers a term of two years, during which time the new appointee will assist the group in their representation of the casino and gambling industry. Haddrill has...

MGM Wins Initial Court Battle

MGM Resorts has won the first battle in a court war waged over the rights to a set of internet domain names. The fight, begun just this past December, saw the Las Vegas corporation filing a motion against six defendants, claiming that the accused parties had violated...
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