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Aaron Jones: From Poker Pro to $5m DFS Champ

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Through his playing career and coaching, Aaron Jones carved out a name for himself in the poker world. However, like some other poker players, Jones recently made a switch to the daily fantasy sports (DFS) world. And this turned out to be an excellent decision since he won the Fantasy Football World Championship (FFWC) along with $5 million. That said, let’s track Jones’ journey from his early poker days to becoming DFS’s biggest-ever winner. Jones found Online Poker at Butler University Jones, who plays under the screen name ‘aejones,’ started playing internet poker while a student at Indianapolis’ Butler University. …

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5 Poker Prop Bets that ended Badly

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Prop bets are a fun way for poker players to enjoy some side entertainment away from the tables. Unfortunately, many times these bets force poker players to push themselves to uncomfortable limits that have disastrous consequences. This being said, let’s look at five poker prop bets that ended very badly — win or lose — for those involved. Antonio Esfandiari kicked out of 2016 PCA for peeing in Bottle Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari made an interesting prop bet with hedge fund manager/poker enthusiast Bill Perkins, whereby Esfandiari needed to lunge everywhere he went during the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The …

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Poker Study: Women injected with Testosterone – See Results Here

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Testosterone is typically associated with aggressive, risky behavior. This being the case, you’d think that a poker player with higher testosterone would bluff often and take plenty of risks. But a team of researchers from the University of Cape Horn recently put this theory to the test by injecting female poker players with testosterone. And the results of their play, as you’ll see below, were pretty shocking. Background of the Study The University of Cape Horn team noted that testosterone “motivates individual animals to strive for social dominance,” particularly when it comes to ensuring food, shelter and mating partners. Furthermore, …

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Biggest Online Poker Winners and Losers of 2015

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The world of high stakes online poker changed greatly in 2015. Full Tilt Poker, previously the world’s biggest high stakes destination, disbanded their nosebleed tables in the summer. And PokerStars, the other major high-roller spot, announced in December that they will no longer offer rewards at mid and high stakes tables. Despite all this, plenty of big online poker action took place in 2015. That said. take a look at our review of the biggest online poker winners and losers below. Biggest Online Poker Winners in 2016 Viktor ‘Isildur1′ Blom has had a roller-coaster internet poker career that’s seen him …

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4 Countries where Poker is still booming

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Ever since the beginning of the Poker Boom in 2003, the game has spread rapidly across the world. So by this point, most countries have already gone through their boom period with poker. However, there are still a few places where the game is catching on and attracting millions of new players in the process. That said, let’s look at 5 countries where poker is still booming. India For years poker enthusiasts have been waiting on the game to take off in India. After all, it’s the world’s second-largest country with 1.25 billion residents, so any kind of interest at …

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Virtual Reality – The Next Step in Online Poker’s Evolution

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Online poker growth has been stagnant for a few years now, and many of the industry’s biggest entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how to breathe new life into the game. There are some exciting innovations on the horizon, such a poker/eSports hybrid and Alex Dreyfus’ Global Poker League. But what might ultimately make poker grow faster is virtual reality, which we’ll discuss in depth below. Virtual Reality is already hitting Online Casinos There’s already a virtual reality online casino at SlotsMillion. Set high in a skyscraper, the SlotsMillion VR casino lets players walk around a posh gaming floor complete …

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4 Big Things to arise from 2015 PokerStars Strike

PokerStars has been taking backlash over their decision to reduce VIP benefits for high-volume players. In fact, around 2,500 high-volume grinders joined in a 3-day strike against PokerStars after the site eliminated Supernova Elite status (highest level) and axed high-stakes benefits. Unfortunately for these pros, it doesn’t look like their strike has forced Stars to reconsider the VIP changes. But there were four big things to arise from the boycott, which you can read about below. Four $1 Million PokerStars Freerolls One exciting development following the strike is that Stars will hold four $1 million freerolls throughout 2016. This is …

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5 Big Problems with Portugal’s Ring-fenced iPoker Market

Portugal recently announced plans to ring-fence their online poker market, falling in line with European neighbors France, Italy and Spain. This move is peculiar considering that the Portuguese government said they were trying to avoid mistakes made by other countries that have legalized online poker. And it would seem that the chief mistake to avoid would be ring-fencing their iPoker player pool, given that France, Italy and Spain have struggled mightily with this approach. The deed is already done, though, and here are five big problems that will arise as a result. Portugal Online Poker has Little Chance of Success …

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Amaya Stock tabbed as “Great Investment” in 2016

Do you dabble in both online poker and investing? If so, then Amaya Gaming stock could give you the best of both worlds in 2016. This is according to analyst Frederick Steier, who offered some great points on why Amaya — despite a disappointing third quarter — could be an excellent stock pick next year. That said, let’s break down a few points that Steier offered while writing for TheStreet.com. The Recent Selloff means You get Amaya Stock at a Discount Given the aforementioned poor Q3, in which Amaya earned about 14% less than they projected, many shareholders were motivated …

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PokerStars Strike – The Good and the Bad

Many online poker pros have not been happy with the changes made to the PokerStars VIP program. The overall effect for high-volume players is that their rewards will be drastically reduced starting Jan. 1, 2016. Given the outrage among many pros, a PokerStars strike was organized from Dec. 1-3 to show unity against the changes made by parent company Amaya Gaming. Well over 1,000 players participated in the boycott, showing that there are plenty of people unhappy with the VIP changes. But will the strike work in the long run? Let’s discuss this matter below by covering some of the …

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