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PokerStars Focusing on Booming India Online Poker Market

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis July 21st, 2017

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Jul

India is experiencing a surge in poker popularity. They’re also the world’s largest growing smartphone market with 1.2 billion mobile phones. This combines to make India a potential goldmine for online poker operators. PokerStars would love to capture a huge piece of this market. And they’re focusing a lot of effort into the country with over 1.3 billion people. Let’s discuss more on these efforts along with how they’ll help Stars further their business. Aiming for Half the Market PokerStars’ parent company, Amaya Gaming (soon to be “The Stars Group”), isn’t shy about floating their goal for India’s poker market. …

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Highlights from Fedor Holz’s Reddit AMA

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis July 18th, 2017

18th

Jul

Few poker players in history have experienced a rise like Fedor Holz. The German-born poker pro has only been playing live tournaments since late 2012, but he’s already amassed $22.9 million in winnings. Holz is especially known for all of his success in high rollers, where he’s won several prestigious titles. This being said, it’s little surprise that the 23-year-old drew lots of attention when he recently did a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session. Let’s take a look at the highlights of his AMA session below. Q: When you were playing full time how many hours studying did you …

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International Players who Won at the 2017 WSOP

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis July 12th, 2017

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Jul

With the World Series of Poker based in Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that the majority of winners are American. This is why it’s fun to see international players win gold bracelets too. After all, many of them travel thousands of miles to compete in the world’s biggest poker extravaganza. Who are the international winners at the 2017 WSOP? Let’s take a look at each non-American player who earned a bracelet this summer. Liv Boeree (UK) and Igor Kurganov (Russia) – Event #2: $10,000 Tag Team NL Hold’em Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov battled through a 102-team field to win …

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WSOP Satellites Haven’t Died – They’ve Just Gone Live

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis July 11th, 2017

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Jul

One of the driving forces behind the Poker Boom was WSOP satellites offered by online poker sites. As Chris Moneymaker showed in 2003, any layman can earn a WSOP seat for cheap, then win millions. Moneymaker and other similar stories fueled a poker segment that’s seen numerous players enter online satellites in hopes of WSOP glory. These days have diminished, though, with fewer and fewer poker sites offering WSOP satellites. But this doesn’t mean that these mini-tournaments have disappeared – they’ve just gone live. Let’s discuss this matter below along with how players are winning WSOP seats these days. “Satty” …

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John Racener Wins 2017 WSOP $10k Dealers Choice Crown – Does It for Late Mom

Gambling News, Poker Articles, Poker News RTR Dennis June 15th, 2017

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Jun

John Racener is a highly successful poker pro who has over $9.5 million in career tournament winnings. And one of the biggest influences that helped Racener get to this point is his late mother, who passed away four years ago from liver cancer. That said, it’s little surprise that he dedicated his recent 2017 WSOP $10k Dealers Choice victory to his mom’s memory. After winning, the 2010 WSOP Main Event runner-up took off his hoodie to reveal a white undershirt with the words “For Mom” written on it. “I always said to myself that I wanted to win my first …

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