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Guides, Poker

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 fun at the tables. Becoming a winning poker player requires more than being able to count outs and calculate pot odds. This is why improving as...

May 7, 2020 7 min read
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Guides, How-To, Poker

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 of your time, and you’ll be good to go. A well-organized home game can be loads of fun, and even when it’s virtual it won’t stop...

April 22, 2020 8 min read

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, Poker

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, Poker

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
Beach Hammock Blue Sky

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 7 min read
poker table at a casino poker room
Poker, Tips & Tricks, Top 10s

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, Poker

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, Tips & Tricks

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
Rake in 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 6 min read
Hacks, Poker, Tips & Tricks

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
Hold'em 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
Poker game
Industry, Poker

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
Men playing a game of poker, 19th Century
Poker, Tips & Tricks

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
Insider Insights, Poker

Interview: Robbie Strazynski, Poker Player at The WSOP

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

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
World Series of Poker history
Guides, Industry, Poker

50 Years of The World Series of Poker

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

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
Dead man's hand
Guides, Poker

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

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
A poker scene from Molly's Game
Industry, Poker

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
eSports players performing on the main stage
Industry, Poker, Sports

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
Dustin Hoffman playing an autistic character in the film Rain Man
Industry, Poker

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
Magna Carta playing cards
Industry, Poker

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
A tub full of ritalin tablets
Industry, Poker, Sports

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
How-To, Industry, Poker

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
Casino security interview
Industry, Poker

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, Poker

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, Poker

Why Are Casino Card Tables Green?

Casinos have become such a large part of modern day culture and in order for casinos to fulfil their potential,...
January 21, 2016 3 min read
Gambling Destinations, Industry, Poker

What Tricks Are Used By Casinos To Make People Gamble More?

“The house always wins” is one of the most notorious sayings in the gambling industry. One of the reasons for...
January 14, 2016 3 min read
Industry, Poker, Top 10s

Top 10 Gambling Movies on NetFlix/Amazon Prime

Just because you can’t always be gambling doesn’t mean you can’t experience that same excitement outside of the online casino...
January 7, 2016 3 min read
Industry, Poker, Sports

Why Do People Get Addicted To Gambling?

Gambling is one of the most popular recreational activities to be enjoyed by adults across the world, but sometimes people...
October 27, 2015 4 min read
Gambling Destinations, Industry, Poker

Macau V Las Vegas: Which Destination Stacks Up Best?

Many call it the Vegas of Asia, others call Vegas the Macau of the West. No matter what your point...
October 5, 2015 3 min read
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry, Poker

Can You Cheat the Lottery? History Says Maybe

Can You Cheat The Lottery? Yes And No Lotteries have played a vital role in the formation of many great...
August 14, 2015 4 min read
Las Vegas night-time Strip
Gambling Destinations, Poker, Sports

Nine Vegas Secrets You Should Know

Las Vegas, should you believe the press, is going through something of a transitional phase right now. Revenue is down,...
July 24, 2015 5 min read
Daniel Negreanu poker house
Celebrities & Poker Pros, Industry, Poker

Poker Players’ Houses – How they Live

Do want to live with the largesse of a king? Then play poker like a pro, my friend. Given that...
April 23, 2015 3 min read
Norman Chad
Industry, Poker

Top 5 Poker Commentators

Without poker commentators, you probably wouldn't have gotten into poker in the first place. Without the helpful advice, the memorable...
March 18, 2015 3 min read
Gambling Destinations, Industry, Poker, Sports

Sports Stars and Poker: A Match Made in Heaven?

Here's a thought: how do you get over the crushing disappointment of your team bowing out of the world's biggest...
July 16, 2014 5 min read