Transferrable skills – how to use your poker talent to succeed at blackjack

Transferrable skills – how to use your poker talent to succeed at blackjack

Many poker players also enjoy other casino table games, such as blackjack and baccarat. It’s thus nice that a number of poker skills are transferrable, such that you can have a better chance of succeeding at the casino gaming felt.

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5 Reasons You Should Try 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

5 Reasons You Should Try 2-7 Triple Draw Poker

While Texas Hold’em and Omaha will remain the most popular poker variants for a long time to come, 2-7 Triple Draw can offer plenty of enjoyment, too.

In this article I list five reasons why you ought to give 2-7 Triple Draw a try next time you sit down to play a session of poker.

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Poker Rooms Around in the World: Four of the Best

Poker Rooms Around in the World: Four of the Best

In this article we list four of the top poker rooms that can be found across the world. These include the Wynn in Las Vegas, the Portomaso Casino in Malta, Dusk Till Dawn in the UK, and Holland Casino in Amsterdam.

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5 Great Poker Magazines Worth Reading

5 Great Poker Magazines Worth Reading

Extra, extra read all about it… not online, but in a poker magazine. There are a few great poker magazines out there these days and they contain fantastic articles, strategy pieces, and in-depth poker content. You should certainly flip through a few when you’ve got the time but we encourage you to pick one and subscribe. Which one? Take your pick…

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An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

An In-Depth Interview with Fedor Holz about Pokercode and Impacting the Future

On the cusp of launching Pokercode, a first-of-its kind poker training community, Fedor Holz joins us for an interview. Beyond telling us all about the new product, he shares what fuels him now that he’s reached the pinnacle of poker.

Some inspiring answers from a 20-something who on the one hand has already accomplished so much, but on the other hand has big dreams left to fulfill with his whole life still ahead of him.

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3 Top Tips for Switching from Physical Card Rooms to Online Poker

3 Top Tips for Switching from Physical Card Rooms to Online Poker

Many people who’ve exclusively stuck to playing poker in a live setting are beginning to transition to online poker play. This brief guide offers some tips for how to make the transition successfully.

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Where’s the best place to play casino poker in the UK?

Where’s the best place to play casino poker in the UK?

Calum Grant shares his top picks for casinos in which to play poker throughout the UK. With great venues in London, Cardiff, Nottingham, and Glasgow, there are plenty of great places in the UK in which to get your gamble on and have a grand time playing poker.

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Are Poker Players Still Shunning Physical Casinos?

Are Poker Players Still Shunning Physical Casinos?

Physical casinos may be open around the world, but are poker players returning? While the demand to play live poker is certainly there, the question is whether they’re ready to head back to land-based casinos to scratch their itch to play.

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Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Top 3 Tips for Choosing Best Poker Chips for Your Home Games

Home game poker chip selection might not be something you put too much thought into, but as Tadas Peckaitis explains, there’s certainly value to doing so.

Here are his top three tips for choosing the best poker chips with which to play in your home games.

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Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino

Top 3 Poker Games That You Can Find In The Casino

When you need a break from traditional poker, there are numerous casino-themed variants of the game that are also quite enjoyable.

Give Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Caribbean Stud poker, and Pai Gow poker a try next time you’ve got the itch to do some gambling outside the conventional poker felt.

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Getting to Know Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau

Getting to Know Ethan ‘Rampage Poker’ Yau

An interview in which we get to know Ethan Yau a little better. Calum Grant speaks with the newly-minted 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, who live-streamed the tournament right until his big winning moment. The 22-year-old poker YouTuber is drawing comparisons to Chris Moneymaker and it’s easy to understand why.

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Papi at 35: What Lies Ahead for Joey Ingram?

Papi at 35: What Lies Ahead for Joey Ingram?

Having just turned 35 years old, uber-popular poker content creator Joey Ingram takes the time to reflect on the past few years of his poker journey.

In this exclusive Q&A, Joey also describes how he sees the poker landscape evolving and shares some of his ideas for how he can positively influence the poker industry in the years ahead.

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Your Travel Checklist for Visiting Atlantic City

Your Travel Checklist for Visiting Atlantic City

Atlantic City remains a popular destination for poker players and travelers alike.

Casino gaming expert Steve Bourie has put together this comprehensive travel checklist for visiting Atlantic City, useful for whether you’re heading there for poker or vacation.

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Shufflers

In this edition of Table Talk, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, discusses different types of shufflers that can be used in home poker games. These include automated shufflers that can be mounted and built-in to the poker table itself.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Soula Tsoumbaras

Get to Know the Poker Media: Soula Tsoumbaras

We welcome Soula Tsoumbaras as the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker Media series. Learn all about her passion for poker, her pokerbuzz media site, and her dedication to promoting the game of poker in Australia.

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The Great Poker Reopening: San Diego

The Great Poker Reopening: San Diego

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The third installment of this miniseries covers the San Diego region.

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Get to Know the Poker Media: Anuj Arora

Get to Know the Poker Media: Anuj Arora

Anuj Arora is the latest interviewee in our ongoing Get to Know the Poker media series and it was a pleasure to learn more about him. His stellar work for the Fuse Media group of sites has given tremendous assistance and knowledge to all those who follow the happenings in the online poker business niche.

Beyond learning about Anuj’s career, we also get a peek into his day-to-day work, as well as what his life is like away from the (home) office. We hope you’ll enjoy the read as much as we enjoyed conducting the interview.

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Poker Tips By George: Poker as We Age

Poker Tips By George: Poker as We Age

As people get older, it’s that much more important to stay active, both physically as well as mentally. Ageing is tough, but playing poker can certainly help keep the brain active in an engaging way. Senior citizens have numerous tools at their disposal to learn poker and become quite proficient at playing the game well.

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Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Storytime: The Dr. Jerry Buss Go For The Gold Charity Poker Tournament

Back in 1993, Robert Turner convinced the now-late owner of the Los Angeles Lakers Dr. Jerry Buss to participate in a charity poker tournament at the Bicycle Casino. Dr. Buss’ only catch: the tournament had to be played using poker chips made of real gold!

Here’s the amazing story of how the tournament came together, including a list of some of the incredible poker legends, like Stu Ungar and Chip Reese, who participated.

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The Great Poker Reopening: North Florida

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The second installment of this miniseries covers the North Florida region.

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5 Players I Miss Watching at the WSOP

5 Players I Miss Watching at the WSOP

Sifting through my photos, I reminisce about watching 5 of my favorite poker players at the World Series of Poker. With no WSOP running this summer, I certainly miss being an engaged railbird and being entertained by some of my favorite poker players.

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The Great Poker Reopening: New Hampshire

The Great Poker Reopening: New Hampshire

The Great Poker Reopening is a miniseries dedicated to chronicling the reemergence of live poker across the United States after a months-long lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The first installment of this miniseries covers the New Hampshire region.

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Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

Table Talk: Home Game Poker Traditions

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, reflects on some great, time honored home poker game traditions. In addition, he suggests some premium show-stopping custom poker tables for your home game to bring your family and friends closer together to have a great time.

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When The Lights Go Out: Life Off The Strip During COVID-19

When The Lights Go Out: Life Off The Strip During COVID-19

Poker live reporter and Las Vegas local Tim Duckworth reflects on what the city has been like with the casinos closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also shares what he has and hasn’t missed. Bottom line: Las Vegas isn’t just all about the Strip, like millions of tourists might think.

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Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

Poker in the Coronavirus Era: Moving Your Home Game Online

With people quarantined and in self-isolation the world over during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re turning online for everything; this includes poker. Luckily it’s not only possible to play poker online, but to do so with friends via a private home game.

Private home games are flourishing these days, so here’s our guide for how to make them happen (they’re free and can be played from anywhere in the world) as well as how to get the most out of the experience.

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An Ode to Live Poker

An Ode to Live Poker

When you love live poker and play it as much as Calum Grant, you can develop withdrawal after not having it be part of your life for a couple months.

In this article, Calum shares how badly he misses live poker, while also telling the story of a friend whose long-awaited Las Vegas poker trip was also put on indefinite hiatus.

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3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

3 Worthwhile Gaming Alternatives to Returning to Live Poker

Brick and mortar poker rooms are slowly reopening around the world in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. That doesn’t necessarily mean some people are ready to return to playing live poker.

If you’re one of those people there are plenty of worthwhile gaming alternatives you can engage in until the time comes that you’re comfortable returning to poker.

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7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

7 Silver Linings from Live Poker’s Coronavirus Hiatus

While the cessation of live poker during the coronavirus pandemic was unquestionably a bad thing, there are nonetheless silver linings to be found.

Now that live poker is coming back, here are seven positive outcomes and upshots of the temporary hiatus live poker took.

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Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Top 3 Poker Destinations to Visit in Europe

Europe is littered with numerous poker rooms, but some destinations stand out among the rest.

In this article, Tadas Peckaitis shares his top three picks for poker destinations in Europe, as well as what makes each of them special.

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25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

25 Las Vegas Poker Rooms and What I Miss Most About Each of Them

With Las Vegas poker rooms shuttered down for the COVID-19 pandemic, Mike Patrick couldn’t help but put together an ode to what he misses most about them.

This beautiful expression of poker love will surely resonate with any visitor to Las Vegas who loves playing in the city.

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Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Here’s What It’s Like to Do Live Reporting on Online Poker

Live poker events are littered with poker reporters standing at the ready to capture the action. In the coronavirus era, with all poker having temporarily moved online, there’s now live reporting of online poker events for the first time.

Christian Zetzsche describes how this new experience working from home is different from the regular gig that has him traversing the globe.

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Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

Here’s How To Commence Your Online Casino Routine

If you want to start playing online casino games, be sure you do so responsibly. Only seek out trustworthy platforms and be sure to set yourself a loss limit, so that you can properly have a good and enjoyable time playing the games you like.

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Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

Table Talk: 3 Different Types of Home Game Poker Chips

In this article, George Chao, CEO of BBO Poker Tables, talks about the different types of poker chip sets typically used in home games.

George also illustrates the failure points of each type of chips set and shares which types are his favorites and why.

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Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

Interview with John Hesp about COVID-19 vis a vis Live Poker

An interview with John Hesp, who remains a very popular poker player among fans of the game years after his memorable run to 4th place in the WSOP Main Event.

Over the course of two hours, we discussed the COVID-19 epidemic, learned of John’s highly opinionated political views on the matter, and discussed how the poker world ought to be adjusting in the coronavirus era.

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The Bellagio Poker Room Review: Extravagance Defined

The Bellagio Poker Room Review: Extravagance Defined

The Bellagio poker room is one of the largest and most luxurious in Las Vegas. Its history, game options, and the availability of high stakes make the Bellagio one of the most famous poker rooms in the world. Overview Located near the sports book, the Bellagio poker room is one of the most renowned poker […]

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The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

My name is Katie Stone and I play online poker in New Jersey for a living. I started playing poker casually in 2005 and by the end of 2009, I was a full-time online MTT grinder. Since I was born and raised in NJ, the majority of my live poker experience has taken place at Borgata Hotel […]

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The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

The Borgata Poker Room: An Insider’s Guide Every Visitor Should Read

My name is Katie Stone and I play online poker in New Jersey for a living. I started playing poker casually in 2005 and by the end of 2009, I was a full-time online MTT grinder. Since I was born and raised in NJ, the majority of my live poker experience has taken place at Borgata Hotel […]

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What is “Pot Committed,” Exactly?

What is “Pot Committed,” Exactly?

Anyone who has ever played poker—or watched it—will almost always hear someone justify a bad call because he was pot committed.  But what does this actually mean, and how do you protect yourself from making this common mistake when playing games such as No-Limit Hold’Em or Pot Limit Omaha in which you can lose a […]

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Stop Letting Your Poker Ego Cost You Money & Happiness

Stop Letting Your Poker Ego Cost You Money & Happiness

What’s going on, Upswing fam? Today we’re mixing things up with a guest post that aims to help you with your mental game. Konstantinos “Duncan” Palamourdas is an award-winning math professor from UCLA who specializes in the mathematics of poker, as well as in poker education. He currently teaches poker classes at UCLA extension which […]

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