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Study reveals Online Casinos with Poker Rooms are Better Overall

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Want the best-possible online gaming experience? Then you’d better find an online casino that also features a poker room! According to new research, online casinos that offer poker are safer, they pay faster, offer more languages, feature more currency options and have more banking methods. Given all the advantages of online casino/poker operations, let’s further discuss the study and its results. KeyToCasino, which has conducted various studies on the iGaming industry, carried out the research here. They scouted 798 different online casinos (with and w/o poker sites) while pulling data from deposit options, currencies, languages and payout windows. Furthermore, KeyToCasino …

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2015 WSOP Europe Recaps (Events 1-10)

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The 2015 WSOP Europe marked a move from Cannes, France to Berlin, Germany. And it also marked the first time for ‘Oktoberfest’ – a €550 buy-in tournament with four flights and one rebuy per flight – along with a European ‘Monster Stack’ tourney. Let’s discuss who won the Oktoberfest and Monster Stack events in addition to other big tournaments at the WSOP Europe. Event #1: Restaurant Owner Makarios Avramidis wins €2,200 Six-Handed NLHE For over 30 years, Makarios Avramidis has treated poker as a hobby while running a restaurant in Darmstadt, Germany. However, he might be taking poker a little …

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Partypoker Institutes Major Ecology Changes – Better for Amateurs

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Given the widening skill gap between professional and amateur online poker players in recent years, partypoker has taken drastic steps to improve their site’s ecology. Specifically, they’ve gotten rid of seat selection and now hide players’ screen names until the first hand is dealt. Partypoker has plans to add even more amateur-friendly changes in the near future. That said, let’s discuss what the current changes mean for recreational players along with what you can expect in the coming weeks. Partypoker Wants to Hamper HUDs, Seat Scripting Software The big reason why online poker pros have a larger advantage now than …

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Daniel Negreanu Discusses Racial Profiling in Poker

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Over the years, Daniel Negreanu has shown a willingness to discuss just about anything regarding poker, no matter how sensitive the subject. And this road has recently led Negreanu to covering racial profiling in poker. The discussion began on Kid Poker’s twitter account, when somebody brought up a video that he made a decade ago, where he dressed as his idol Bob Marley (complete with black makeup) for Halloween. Negreanu did not apologize for the video because he didn’t know it was going to offend people, and he doesn’t feel like there’s any racism in him. This has proceeded to …

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5 Sit and Go Mistakes to Avoid

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Sit and go’s are a cheap and quick way to enjoy poker tournament action. And these single-table tourneys can also be an excellent place to win profits, given that the competition is less tough than what you’ll see in the average cash game or multi-table tournament. However, there are some common mistakes that you must avoid to give yourself a chance to win on a consistent basis. This being said, here are 5 big SNG mistakes that’ll quickly drain your bankroll. 1. Playing Too Aggressively in the Early Going While you don’t want to fold every single hand in the …

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5 Sit and Go Mistakes to Avoid

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Sit and go’s are a cheap and quick way to enjoy poker tournament action. And these single-table tourneys can also be an excellent place to win profits, given that the competition is less tough than what you’ll see in the average cash game or multi-table tournament. However, there are some common mistakes that you must avoid to give yourself a chance to win on a consistent basis. This being said, here are 5 big SNG mistakes that’ll quickly drain your bankroll. 1. Playing Too Aggressively in the Early Going While you don’t want to fold every single hand in the …

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2016 Global Poker League: What to Expect

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For several years now, Alex Dreyfus has been working on his plan to sportify poker. It began with the Global Poker Index (GPI), which ranks the world’s top tournaments players. Then he added the HendonMob database to his portfolio and started holding poker awards shows in America and Europe. Now, Dreyfus is set to take the biggest step in his plan: launching the Global Poker League (GPL) in 2016. We now have some early details on what you can expect from the league, so check them out below. 12 Teams with 5 Players Each – The GPL will be comprised …

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Why Daniel Negreanu is Wrong about Poker Hall of Fame

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One thing you have to respect about Daniel Negreanu is that he’s never afraid to lay out his true opinion on anything poker related. But the key word here is “opinion,” and sometimes it’s very easy to contend what Negreanu says on certain matters. This is definitely the case with some of his recent comments on the 2015 Poker Hall of Fame class. That said, let’s discuss key excerpts from Negreanu’s thoughts on the Poker HOF and why he’s wrong. Negreanu believes Voting Requirements should be Strictly about Poker Poker HOF nominees break down into two categories: players and contributors. …

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Weekly Flop: Hellmuth on Reddit, PokerStars Spyware Scare, Your Poker

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Face analyzed If you’re going to ask a poker pro questions, Phil Hellmuth is definitely a good one to provide the answers. So it’s little surprise that Hellmuth got lots of attention during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session….PokerStars does their best to keep controls on cheating and bots. But a new threat has arisen that allows hackers to see your hole cards….Think your poker face is hard to read? It might not be thanks to new software that can scan your facial expressions and tell what you’re thinking. Phil Hellmuth opens up on UB, Ménage à Trois, Legal …

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5 Crazy Things that Phil Ivey has done Outside Poker

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Few poker players, if any, have achieved the kind of success that Phil Ivey has. You need merely look at his $23.2 million in live tournament winnings, 10 WSOP bracelets and untold cash game winnings to see this. But what truly sets Ivey apart from so many poker legends is all that he’s done outside the game too. This being said, let’s look at some of the big non-poker activities that ivey has gotten involved with over the years. 1. Baccarat Edge Sorting The latest chapter in Phil ivey’s life involves big lawsuits stemming from baccarat “edge sorting,” where skilled …

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