The downturn in the economy is really beginning to be seen all over the poker world. I was looking at the results of the Trump Classic in Atlantic City and the attendance for that event reflects a trend across the country. Players just aren’t putting out the cash for smaller events as they »
2008 is nearly concluded and it’s now time to start contemplating the upcoming year. For many, this means some type of New Year’s Resolution that many people won’t follow a week after they make it. Personally, I have a running resolution that the next year will be better than the prior year in »
The argument has been raging for years regarding whether or not poker is a game of skill. As poker players, we all know that poker is primarily a game of skill. Luck does indeed play a factor, but the truly successful players are the most skillful. Now with that being said, I »
Poker After Dark will kick off its Fifth Season December 29th with “Close But No Cigar” week. This lineup will feature WSOP final table participants who came short of winning the whole enchilada. The players that will participate at this table include Andy Black, Allen Cunningham, Mike Matusow, Dewey Tomko, David Williams, and »
UltimateBet released a statement Wednesday regarding hand 1162170993 in which Hellmuth was awarded the pot after player DOUBLEBALLER had shown the winning hand. In a press release by Tokwiro Enterprises, the company that owns the CEREUS network, the following explanation about the hand was given:
“We have concluded that the malfunction occurred because the winning »
Christmas Day has finally arrived and with the holidays comes a time for us to reflect on the prior year. Since this is a poker blog, I figured I would take a moment and reflect on the past year both at the tables and away from the tables.
First, this year I broke into writing »
More fuel was added Saturday to the flame of those claiming that online poker is rigged. On Saturday, a pot was awarded to Phil Hellmuth when he was clearly holding the losing hand. On hand 1162170993, Hellmuth held 10-2 against the K-Q of poker player DoubleBaller. The board by the river read »
The first Circuit Event for 2009 is scheduled January 20th to February 3rd at Harrah’s Tunica, formerly known as Grand Casino Tunica. The Tunica Circuit stop is among the largest circuit stops on tour and attracts both amateur and pro players alike. This years Tunica Circuit has 14 different ring events as well »
I recently returned from a trip out to the west coast and saw first hand how that the combination of the holidays and the economy is affecting poker and the gaming industry in general.
An article was recently released on PokerNewsDaily.com that stated that revenue in Las Vegas is down by over 20% for »
For the last couple of years, the World Series of Poker has held Academies to help players improve their tournament skills. Now, the WSOP is delving into the realm of cash games with their new cash game academies.
The WSOP will hold two cash game academies with the first to run from January »