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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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Weekly Flop: Doyle’s Diss goes TMZ, Last EPT Deauville, Borgata Free Throws

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81-year-old Doyle Brunson isn’t exactly the type of guy who normally makes front-page TMZ news since the gossip site has far more important things to report on, like Justin Bieber beating somebody at ping pong or how Jennifer Lawrence’s dog is bothering the neighbours. But Brunson made some tweets about Keeping up with the Kardashians star Bruce Jenner and, suddenly, he’s got TMZ’s attention…EPT Deauville has been a guaranteed stop on the European Poker Tour for years. Unfortunately, due to a couple big reasons, that’s no longer the case…The Borgata is bringing a totally new skill-based form of gambling to …

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Family of Four Quit Jobs to Become Poker Pros

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Matthew and Michelle Shiels are not only encouraging their two sons to play poker, but joining them in the process.

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Weekly Flop: Negreanu Bashes WSOP $10m | Colossus Record | 100% Bitcoin Rakeback

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The WSOP is once again offering a gaudy $10 million payout to first place. But Daniel Negreanu doesn’t believe that bigger is better…Speaking of bigger, players can’t stop talking about the “The Colossus.” And some have already predicted that this $5 million WSOP tournament will break some major records…Want 100% rakeback? Then perhaps you should consider the startup poker site Bitnplay, which we’ll discuss in this edition of the Weekly Flop. Negreanu nixes $10m WSOP top prize It seems like a monthly occurrence (at least) that Daniel Negreanu plunges himself into the middle of some heated poker debate. This time, …

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5 Legendary Tales from Poker’s Baller Era

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Poker has always held the reputation of being a game where you can get rich pretty quickly if you have the skills. And has history shows, some of the more-successful poker players truly embraced the baller lifestyle after making it big. Of course, this ideal baller image…

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Navy Admiral Tim Giardina’s Poker Scandal gets More Bizarre

After a decorated career in the US Navy, you’d think the last thing on Navy Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina’s mind would be cheating in poker. Nevertheless, the 35-year Navy veteran was caught using counterfeit $500 chips inside of Iowa’s Horseshoe Casino earlier this year. He was found guilty of poker cheating and fined $4,000 and demoted from his 3-star Admiral position. As Giardina’s original story goes, he found three $500 chips in a Horseshoe Casino bathroom. He told the floorman that he’d give the chips back if anybody claimed them, only to later use them in a poker game. Casino …

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November Nine Taxes: Why Poker Players Want to Live in London

There was some talk after the 2014 WSOP Main Event ended that European players are gaining a skill advantage over Americans. And the reasoning is that many Europeans have easier access to online poker, especially those living in the regulated environment of London. “Maybe Europeans have a small advantage because online poker is still widely available,” said third-place finisher Jorryt van Hoof. “I guess that makes us able to practice more, so I hope America gets (online) poker back soon, so they’ll get to practice more as well.” What van Hoof speaks of is just one great reason to be …

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University of Helsinki Study: Good Poker Players “Keep Cool” Under Pressure

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Poker is a game of big pots and wild swings. So you can’t blame a player for getting a little emotional when they hit a one-outer to stay alive in a tournament. But as research by the University of Helsinki suggests, you can’t let these emotions be too visible if you want to be a good player. Helsinki researchers recruited members of popular online poker forums to participate in their study. They then measured the players’ level of poker experience along with their HEXACO-PI-R personality traits. The latter refers to in-depth facets of Honesty-Humility (H), Emotionality (E), Extraversion (X), Agreeableness …

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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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Chris Moneymaker finds Fitness in the Bahamas

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Ever since winning the 2003 WSOP Main Event, poker has played a dominant role in Chris Moneymaker’s life. He frequently plays in live and online tournaments and still serves as an ambassador for PokerStars. But recently, Moneymaker has become interested in another pursuit: getting healthy. The 38-year-old blogged about his revelation after returning from the Bahamas, where he stayed while playing the 2014 PokerStars WCOOP. Moneymaker roomed with famed online poker player Calvin Anderson, who introduced him to some new habits. That said, here’s a look at what Moneymaker learned from his buddy about fitness. Chris Moneymaker’s exercise and yoga …

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