As WSOP commences, we review the top five free agents

As WSOP commences, we review the top five free agents

May 31, 2012

The events of the Black Friday are still being felt today. One of the most visible effects of the shutting down of the big poker companies is that big poker players were left without a sponsor, and heading to the WSOP 2012 there will be more unsigned big names players more than ever before. Whereas some the big names are “saleable,” the same cannot be said...

World Series of poker is up and running

World Series of poker is up and running

May 29, 2012

Las Vegas, The “Olympics” of poker has finally kicked off. For many poker players, this is the time that they always look forward to; it is the time for making heroes and heroines, and the chance of increasing bank account to previously unimaginable figures. The tournament commenced on Monday with the first gold bracelet event. Over two thousand players...

The implication of Facebook ride on the development of Online poker

The implication of Facebook ride on the development of Online poker

May 29, 2012

The age of social media is here with us, and Facebook is the undisputed leader in this field. The spread of Facebook has had a spillover effect to other online industry, and bet you me, they are praying day and night for the spread of Facebook to hitherto new areas, as this will lead to their business growing. One of the business that has had an unprecedented...

State of Illinois makes major changes to its online gaming plan

State of Illinois makes major changes to its online gaming plan

May 29, 2012

The state of Illinois has made major changes on its plans to oversee the state run online gaming industry. This was made through a third amendment to the house. The significant change was putting the game in the hands of the affiliates. You can have a look at the third amendment in this link. More on the changes: As part of the changes, an online poker platform...

Has Rafael Nadal signed-up for poker stars?

Has Rafael Nadal signed-up for poker stars?

May 29, 2012

The social media went crazy on Friday with rumors that Rafael Nadal had signed up with one of the biggest names in the online poker industry- Pokerstars. The head of corporate communications of the company, Eric Hollreiser, however, refused to deny or confirm the rumors. The Nadal camp has also remained calm on the matter only stating that the Spanish king of...

WSOP preparation: the Mind is the key for winning

WSOP preparation: the Mind is the key for winning

May 28, 2012

It is an event that comes ones a year, a time to shed tears of joy, show frustration, and for the wise players a time for learn vital lessons on what it takes to win big. It goes without saying that Poker is a mental game as it takes more than skills to take home the grand-prize. Big players have over the years perfected the art of mastering their mental state....

Some of the key events in the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

Some of the key events in the World Series of Poker (WSOP)

May 28, 2012

To many people not acquainted to poker, when they hear the World series of poker, what immediately comes mind is the main event featuring the $10,000 buy-in, that usually has unlimited coverage from premier T.V stations like ESPN. The reality is that the WSOP event scheduled to start on Sunday will feature about sixty events. The buy-ins for the events is as...

World Series of poker fantasy league launched

World Series of poker fantasy league launched

May 25, 2012

Online poker site PKR has launched a fantasy league where poker Facebook fans are given up to $100 million to spend on eight players in a fictitious WSOP event. Participant are given the chance of selecting eight players from a pool of over 180 world best poker players. Players are also given the opportunity of creating a private league where the overall winner...

Australian Government might succumb to pressure on legalizing online poker

Australian Government might succumb to pressure on legalizing online poker

May 25, 2012

The American poker industry pressure on their government seems not to yield any tangible results, but down under in Australia, It looks like the government might just succumb to the pressure of legalizing online poker. Things certainly look better for the Australian gambling industry, as the legalization of online poker will attract more poker companies to the...

Obama administration finally respond to the “we the People petition”

Obama administration finally respond to the “we the People petition”

May 24, 2012

After nearly eight months of waiting for the Obama government to respond to the “we people petition”, the White house has finally released a statement to address the status of online Poker. The statement released by the Brian Deese, the Deputy Director of the National Economic Council was not definitive in answering the issue raised in the petition. Reason...