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Poker Pro Donald Rae Details Online Grinding Lifestyle

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an online poker pro, Donald ‘d7o1d1s0’ Rae recently gave an interesting account of grinding online through a BBC News interview. According to the Scottish pro, he makes up to $50,000 a month playing online poker, but it’s not an easy pursuit. Below we’ll discuss what Rae has to say about his earnings, why the game is becoming tougher, how he draws support from his roommates, and where he sees himself in the next 3-5 years. Rae Experiences a Lot of Variance in His Winnings One of the toughest things about being …

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5 Ways that Virtual Reality Will Change Poker

While smartphones and tablets have changed the method for playing online poker, the game itself has largely remained the same. You check out the lobby for games, click your table/seat, and play your hands. But based on how more companies are prepping for virtual reality (VR), it seems like only a matter of time before online poker becomes part of this movement. That said, let’s discuss 5 potential online poker changes that will likely arise through VR technology. 1. You’ll Choose Tables Differently The current method for selecting tables at an online poker room involves visiting a lobby, scrolling through …

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Why Esports Betting will never Boom like Online Poker

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It’s safe to say that the online poker boom has past and it’s a stabilized industry now. So many wonder what will be the next form of online gaming to boom. For a time, it looked like daily fantasy sports might fill this role, considering that its commercials were blaring on major sports networks every five minutes. However, numerous legal challenges in America have stagnated the growth of DFS. Up next: Esports, which are rapidly gaining in popularity and even drawing in famed poker pros like Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Daniel Negreanu. Esports are growing so rapidly that Eilers, a …

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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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3 Online Poker Pros who Never Deposited

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There’s an assumption by some online poker players that every future pro needs to make deposits, take their lumps, then make more deposits until they get good enough to win. Well, this may be the case for most pros, but there are a select few who’ve become famous and successful players without ever depositing! That said, here’s a look at three accomplished pros who never had to spend a penny on their online poker bankroll. 1. Annette ‘Annette_15’ Obrestad Perhaps the most-told story involving a famed player who didn’t have to deposit is Annette Obrestad. The Norwegian began her online …

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Weekly Flop: Good Final Table Ratings | Channing Joins Sky | Sports Betting Stars

Global online poker traffic may be down slightly, but that certainly didn’t hurt WSOP final table ratings. In fact, ESPN’s coverage of the November Nine actually experienced a ratings increase… Who says the sponsored pro era is dying? Well maybe it is, but Neil Channing recently found a new online poker home… PokerStars continues their aggressive expansion, with plans to launch casino and poker games. Find out when this will happen in this edition of the Weekly Flop. 2014 Main Event Final Table Ratings up 10-13% These may not be the Poker Boom days any more, but that certainly isn’t …

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Daniel Negreanu says PokerStars changes aren’t all about Amaya

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Seeing as how PokerStars dominates so much of the international iPoker landscape, it seems that new owner Amaya Gaming has flipped the online world upside down…

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3 Reasons PokerStars has Instituted Huge Changes

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What a good time for the Scheinberg’s to have gotten out of the online poker industry, huh? Ever since the Scheinberg family sold PokerStars to Amaya Gaming for $4.9 billion, the world’s largest poker site has gone through vast changes, some of which have been unpopular. Below you can see what’s changed, or at least intensified, in the aftermath of the June sale. Bigger focus on recreational-friendly products like Spin & Gos, casino games. Reducing the roster of sponsored pros. Reducing rewards for SuperNova Elite players. Charging currency fees for withdrawals. Ending agreements with smaller affiliates. Is all of this …

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Some Players Want Lottery Style Poker Games Banned

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For years, online poker has been a positive-expectation game, where pros feast on fish and make big profits while doing so. But lately, lottery-style poker games are starting to enter the scene. Incorporating large elements of chance, lottery-style games have an obvious focus on recreational players. And so far these offerings have been a huge success. From Full Tilt’s “Jackpot Sit & Gos” to iPoker’s “Twister,” SNG-based lottery games have been generating a significant amount of revenue for online poker sites. And this trend doesn’t look to stop any time soon, with PokerStars rolling out “Spin & Gos.” These are …

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