Playing online poker every now and then can help you win a few extra bucks, which is in and of itself a good thing. But have you ever wondered whether you could make money playing poker? Like, really stack papers. Like do it full time and make a living out of it. And not in a hustler kind of way, either, but “as seen on TV.” First of all, you would have to be very good at it, and by “good” we mean a combination of luck and skill. Sure, people who start winning at poker are more often than not dealt good hands, but those who pay attention while they’re doing good are the ones who learn what to do when luck starts to run out.
The most important poker-related event – possibly including online poker as well – since the five-card draw tournament aboard the Lauren Belle starts today May 31st when the 2016 World Series of Poker gets underway at the Rio Hotel and Casino, just off the strip in Las Vegas. The top story leading into the WSOP is the possible return of He Who Must Not Be Named. Howard “The Professor” Lederer is currently poker’s biggest heel, and has not appeared in a World Series since 2011, but a post on Daniel Negreanu’s blog may or may not hint to a comeback. Does this mean the Apokerlypse is upon us?
Horse race tracks in California have been one of the main opponents to legalized online poker in the state of California. Why? Because, if the tribal casinos get their way, race tracks will be cut out of the market or vastly marginalized. However, with the latest bill introduced in the California legislature, that may all be changing.Continue Reading
While most of the news regarding sports betting in the United States comes out of New Jersey, online poker is quietly becoming a reality around the nation. California is the latest state to push hard for legalization, with lawmakers introducing four bills in 2015 alone, and efforts to legalize online poker dating back to 2008.Continue Reading
Online poker legislation in California has been on the table for years, but disagreements between a number of players have – so far – kept online gaming from becoming a reality in the Golden State. However, news that rival American Indian casinos are beginning to cooperate with each other may be a good sign for online gamblers in California.Continue Reading
Nevada, New Jersey, and, to a lesser extent, California and Pennsylvania. These are the most common states that come up when discussing online poker and gambling in the United States. But starting in late 2015 and early 2016, a new name has come up: Massachusetts.Continue Reading
The granddaddy of all poker tournaments has recently announced the dates for the 47th World Series Of Poker (WSOP). This year the famous and prestigious even will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 31st. And as usual the world of poker and online poker will set their calendar for the best time in Poker action. As it normally is, the WSOP features a full schedule of many different events that has a little something for everyone. During this time participating players will be able to play in gold bracelet events, cash games, satellites and the deep stack tournaments that have become so popular among players. 50 consecutive days of the best poker in the world, until Monday July 18th when the final nine players reach the main event.
WSOP schedule TV makers certainly know how to keep the fans attention. A quick perusal through the ESPN WSOP schedule TV for the 2008 season makes it abundantly clear the event has put together so that every second of air time maximizes the WSOP schedule’s air timeContinue Reading