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World Series of Poker
Industry

The World Series of Poker: Your FAQs Answered

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is the game’s pinnacle – the event every poker player wants to star in. The festival of poker, held annually at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, is attended every year by greats like Negreanu, Hellmuth and Ivey, all of...

May 27, 2020 7 min read --- 18451
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Poker

Online Poker vs Live Poker: 9 Key Differences You Need To Know

No-Limit Hold’em, as well as all other poker variations, is played according to the same set of rules both live and online. Even though the same strategy principles apply to both, there are still some major differences that you should know. While I wouldn’t go as...

May 23, 2020 7 min read --- 22433
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Guides

9 Poker Skills Guaranteed To Improve Your Life

Poker may be just a game of cards in its essence, but it can give you much more than just...
May 7, 2020 7 min read
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Guides

How to Play Online Poker With Your Friends

Almost anyone can set up a home poker game, especially online. All it takes is a few clicks, a bit...
April 22, 2020 8 min read
Poker

17 Unwritten Rules of Poker That Every Player Needs To Know About

Poker is a social game where you constantly interact with new players. Therefore, it’s not a surprise that there are...
April 18, 2020 10 min read
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Industry

The Global Pandemic is Creating a Poker Boom – But Will it Last?

We are heading into unknown waters with COVID-19 spreading around the world, affecting absolutely everything - and poker is not...
April 15, 2020 7 min read
Guides

How To Reduce Your Variance in Poker and Enjoy Bigger Winnings

Poker variance – also known as poker downswings – is essentially a period bad luck. It’s the difference between how...
March 19, 2020 7 min read
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Poker

The Top 6 Poker Myths That Players Still Believe In

Poker has seen a great surge of popularity over the past couple of decades. Almost overnight it became mainstream, with...
January 14, 2020 8 min read
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Poker

10 Common Texas Hold’em Poker Mistakes to Avoid

There is no such thing as playing perfect poker. No matter how good you get, there is always room for...
December 22, 2019 7 min read
WSOP Ring and Cash
Guides

How to Become a Professional Poker Player (And Avoid the Most Common Mistakes)

TL;DR: 1. Pick your poker game and stick to it. 2. Learn it inside out. 3. Put money and time...
December 1, 2019 13 min read
Poker

Pocket Pairs in Poker: What They Are & How to Play Them

In the range of all starting hands in Hold’em, pocket pairs are probably the most exciting group to look at....
November 18, 2019 8 min read
Poker

Poker Basics: How Casinos Make Money on Poker

It is no secret that casinos are in the business of making money. Every single game, be it roulette, blackjack,...
November 8, 2019 7 min read
Hacks

R. Paul Wilson On: Cheating With a Cold Deck

Editor’s Note: In this article, R. Paul Wilson discusses using a cold deck, or rather a deck of cards that...
October 14, 2019 6 min read
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Poker

Your Guide to the Slow Roll in Poker (And Why it’s a Problem)

Although fun to play, poker isn’t always the friendliest game out there. Emotions often run at the tables, and things...
August 2, 2019 4 min read
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Industry

R. Paul Wilson On: “Did I Get Cheated?”

It’s a common question, at least to me. I hear it whenever someone feels burned by a previous bad beat...
July 15, 2019 5 min read
Poker

Top 10 Richest Poker Players in the World

Professional poker players at the top of their game can earn massive amounts of money. Whether by winning the World...
July 13, 2019 4 min read
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Poker

R. Paul Wilson On: “The Tip” – A Classic Poker Confidence Game

“The class of swindlers engaged in this line…are much more dangerous, for in addition to robbing their victims of their...
June 17, 2019 6 min read
Poker

Why the New Update to Red Dead Online Has Us All Saying “Yee-hah!”

In a little over six months since it was launched, Red Dead Online has built up a hard-core of dedicated...
June 15, 2019 1 min read
Insider Insights

Interview: Robbie Strazynski, Poker Player at The WSOP

LA-born Robbie Strazynski, founder of Cardplayerlifestyle.com (and a serious recreational poker player), moved to Israel in September of 1998. What...
June 13, 2019 5 min read
Insider Insights

R. Paul Wilson On: Learn to Shuffle, or Get Caught Out

R. Paul Wilson is an expert on cons, scams and the art of deception. Former writer/presenter of “The Real Hustle”,...
June 3, 2019 5 min read
Insider Insights

What it’s Like to Play in The WSOP Main Event

From playing with poker pros to washing socks in his hotel room, Ian Kalman tells Casino.org what it's really like...
May 29, 2019 5 min read
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Industry

8 Most Annoying People You’ll Find At The Poker Table

Poker is the ultimate game of strategy. Keep it cool and calm, know your game, and of course, give away...
May 25, 2019 3 min read
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Guides

50 Years of The World Series of Poker

To celebrate the 50th Annual World Series of Poker, the team at Casino.org decided to put together a complete timeline...
May 19, 2019 1 min read
Poker

Top 10 Footballers Who are Really Good at Poker

Professional footballers can earn huge sums of money playing the game they love but when they hang up their boots...
April 21, 2019 5 min read
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Guides

What is the Dead Man’s Hand in Poker?

The dead man's hand is a slang term used in poker for a two pair of black aces and black...
March 17, 2019 4 min read
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Poker

Poker Hands: Slang You Need To Know

Whether you're getting confused watching the World Series of Poker or you simply want to impress your friends, knowing the...
March 10, 2019 3 min read
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Industry

Molly Bloom in Her Own Words: The Truth Behind The Molly’s Game Poker Movie

US crime drama movie Molly's Game hit cinemas worldwide over the festive period and tongues are already wagging over the...
January 5, 2018 3 min read
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Industry

When Is Your Brain in Peak Condition For eSports and Gambling?

The rising popularity of esports and online poker have allowed younger and younger competitors to vie for big prizes normally...
December 28, 2017 5 min read
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Industry

Top Poker Players in Movies & Music Videos

Professional poker players have experienced a huge rise in their star value since the 2003 online poker boom. Nowadays, they...
December 23, 2017 3 min read
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Industry

The Truth About Playing Poker and Blackjack with Autism

Thanks to Dustin Hoffman's performance in it as charming and autistic savant, 1988's Rain Man movie is often credited with...
December 18, 2017 3 min read
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Industry

10 Beautiful Decks of Playing Cards You Can Actually Buy

Playing cards might just be seen as an instrument of the game in the gambling world but some creative designers...
December 8, 2017 4 min read
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Industry

What Do Poker Players Do When They Retire?

Professional poker players might enjoy what many of us consider to be a privileged working life but just like in...
November 24, 2017 4 min read
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Industry

Ritalin: Poker & eSports’ Dirty Secret

Practice and rest are no longer enough. If you are trying to improve test scores, your focus at work, or...
October 25, 2017 5 min read
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Industry

PKR’s Own T&C’s State Poker Player Funds Are ‘Not Protected’

The online poker site PKR has officially gone into administration. There are now two big questions on poker players’ minds....
May 8, 2017 3 min read
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Industry

Poker Bots: Are They Cleverer Than You?

Poker is a game of skill with a healthy dose of luck thrown in. That's if you're pretty good. For...
January 11, 2017 4 min read
How-To

How To Throw The Perfect Casino Themed Party

Get ready to put on an epic casino night round at your house with our perfect Casino Theme Party guide....
November 21, 2016 4 min read
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Celebrities & Poker Pros

Archie Karas: The Rise and Fall Of The Ultimate High-Roller

In 1951, on the small island of Kefalonia, Greece, one of its most famous, and soon to be notorious, sons...
October 31, 2016 5 min read
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Industry

Working as a Casino Security Guard: A behind the scenes look

Many people tend to forget that behind the glitz and glamor of the neon lights and ringing of slot jackpots...
September 8, 2016 4 min read
Are robots taking over gambling?
Industry

How Long Till Robots Take Over The Gaming World?

Robots have already famously conquered humankind at chess. In 1997, Deep Blue, a chess-playing computer developed by IBM, beat the...
September 5, 2016 4 min read
Industry

eSports Vs. Poker: Let’s Fight!

eSports and poker might occupy similar positions on the virtual gaming spectrum, but which one is best? With both sports...
August 5, 2016 3 min read