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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