The past year was rather tumultuous when it comes to UK politics: first, Boris Johnson resigned from his position as Prime Minister, only to be replaced by Liz Truss from the Conservative Party. 50 short days later, the latter resigned from her position as well, which is when Rishi Sunak stepped up to the plate.
Casino games have been at the center of dozens of movies and TV shows over the years, as the rush and thrill that comes with gambling can be addictive even when administered in small doses through a screen.
Poker is a highly dynamic game. Every week, new players are crowned as winners, shocking scandals are revealed, and poker fans can't get enough of the action. Whether you decide to play poker online or read poker news, there are many ways for you to feel like part of the poker community. The easiest way for you to do so requires keeping up with the latest news reports.
When former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, resigned from his position it became clear that the gambling reforms he was promoting might be in jeopardy. And now that Liz Truss has taken his place as the head of the British government, it seems that the highly anticipated changes won't take place anytime soon.
For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II was the reigning monarch in Britain, and she was a true icon. Her passing at the age of 96 signified the end of an era, and the British people – along with the entire world – couldn't help but mourn her loss.
How does a poker player turn from a professional gambler to a full-blown businessman and entrepreneur? Well, I guess we must ask Phil Galfond that question, as in the past few years he managed to do just that.
Even though women are more than welcome at the tables, the poker industry is still a male-dominated world. When you look at the participants in WSOP events, other major events, and even the Poker Hall of Fame – you will mostly encounter men who strive to make a name for themselves.
From the moment Covid-19 entered our lives, the speculations started: how long will we practice social distancing? When will our lives return to normal? And how might this pandemic affect us in the long run?
Dozens of WSOP events kept us captivated for weeks on end. Grand losses, surprising wins, and multiple scandals provided us with plenty of entertainment. And now that the tournament is coming to a close, we can take a closer look at some of the most exciting wins and losses that took place.
Which poker pros increased their net worth as they raked in poker wins? And who left the tables with lighter wallets? Let's take a look at how our favorite pros did this WSOP season!
Summertime is often less lucrative when it comes to poker online statistics, as people are more prone to spend their time outside and enjoy the great weather. That is exactly why online casinos, including Everygame, offer the best deals and promotions to capture your attention in the height of summer!
What are the latest promotions you can enjoy? And do you need a reminder of the ongoing deals and offers you can get all year round? Take a closer look at what Everygame has to offer to every player this season!
In a time when mass shootings happen way too often, it is no wonder that stress levels are high, and people sometimes prefer to play online poker from the comfort of their own homes. Only hours after the Main Even ended and the champion was announced, rumors of an active shooter in Las Vegas caused mayhem at the WSOP.
So far, 2022 has been a tough year for politics all around the world. The latest political drama that unfolded in the UK, as Boris Johnson resigned from his position as Prime Minister, is rattling the country – poker industry included.
Most WSOP events take place at a prestigious Las Vegas casino and poker rooms allowing players to have the perfect summer vacation while competing for the gold. But not everyone can afford to take time off and travel to Sin City, and they must look for alternative playing options.
From the day the WSOP starts and right up until the last day of the tournament, we hear constant updates on who won the biggest prizes. But what we often ignore is what kind of unusual incidents take place at those events, as those moments often take the back seat.
It is no secret that women are considered the underdog in poker. While they can be just as tough and successful as their male counterparts, there aren't as many women playing poker online or live.
At first glance, poker seems like a solitary activity. When the stakes are high, it's every man for himself. But when the rush of the game is over and the adrenaline leaves their system, poker players are left with one thing: a sense of community.
Out of all poker events hosted all over the world, the World Series of Poker is probably the most popular and interesting one. Every year, thousands of poker enthusiasts choose to travel far to join the events themselves or follow the action online. Either way, most of the poker community consumes WSOP action for weeks on end.
Although it often seems as if every poker game is full of intrigue and smack talk, the poker community is still a tight one. So, when poker pros have good reasons to celebrate, they do it together. And when tragedy hits one pro – it hits all of us pretty hard.
While technology helped turn online poker into a rather safe gambling environment, cheating scandals still arise from time to time. Earlier this year, Martin Zamani accused Bryn Kenney of being involved in a cheating scheme. And while no official charges have been made, the court of public opinion is already in session.
We all love some drama here and there. And luckily, the poker industry doesn't lack juicy stories to capture our attention! This week, three poker pros participated in poker-related scandals: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Bryn Kenney.
High-caliber poker rivalries always manage to capture our attention and invigorate our hearts. But why is that? Are we drawn to the conflict? To the heated exchange of opinions and insults? Or do we simply enjoy watching top-notch players showing off their skills?
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the world has been in chaos. Millions of people turned into refugees overnight, dozens of companies boycotted Russia and Belarus, and the world's economy has changed almost instantly. All of which affected even the online poker industry.
As the number of new COVID cases has been steadily decreasing in recent weeks, many countries have eased their flight and isolation restrictions. That means that poker players can now participate in live poker events with minimal effort, instead of sticking to playing poker online. But is it worth it?
For most of February 2022, the best athletes in the world will congregate to compete in winter sports. And interestingly enough, the Winter Olympics have a lot more in common with online poker than you might think!
Watching poker pros use all their poker skills to beat each other is a spectacular experience. The only thing better than watching a poker duel is witnessing a re-match between two legends!
The first rule of playing online poker is to stay well within your budget limits. But sometimes, the excitement gets the best of players, and they get carried away. It is in everyone's best interests to fight the potential damage gambling can inflict, which is how Stop Gambling Harm was born.
For a while, poker players believed that COVID restrictions might be a thing of the past, but reality quickly brought them back to their senses. Since the Omicron took over the world, many countries are going back to some of the familiar COVID regulations. And understandably, those affect the way the poker industry operates.
The WSOP, which takes place in the US, finally came to a spectacular conclusion, and the popular event has now moved to another continent. In late November, the first events of the WSOP Europe took place in the Czech Republic, but not all poker fans were excited about the news.
Up until recently, some European countries only offered land-based gambling options, excluding online poker from the mix. That meant that only unregulated operators were able to provide gambling services to local players. Now, a new law that affects the gambling market in the Netherlands, is set to change this reality.
Like every year, we've been following all WSOP while holding our breath, waiting for spectacular stories to keep us entertained. And of course, the most anticipated poker event of the years doesn't disappoint!
October has been a particularly exciting month for the poker industry. Apart from the WSOP providing poker fans with a great deal of entertainment, multiple events took place that captured the attention of most players.
WSOP events always have interesting themes that spark the interest of all participants. Some events are dedicated to certain charities, like the Covid-19 Relief Charity Event, while others try to attract the attention of specific groups of players. One of those events is the Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship, which started on October 11, 2021.
Oktoberfest is one of the most popular folk festivals that normally take place in Germany. But since the festival was cancelled in the past two years, alternative ways to celebrate this event are now available. And you're in luck! Everygame offers a diverse selection of promos and tournaments you can enjoy this October.
The WSOP 2021 is already in full swing, bringing us daily updates that fascinate the entire poker community. Each morning, we hear of shocking poker wins, new players outshining seasoned pros, and memories being made at the poker tables.
Like every year, when the WSOP events are fast approaching, little else occupies the minds of avid poker fans. Which poker pros will assert their dominance at the poker tables yet again? Will new talents be uncovered? Who will win the Main Event? And will the WSOP events affect the way we use poker bonuses?
COVID-19 has taught us one thing: nothing is guaranteed. Since the moment the WSOP organizers announced they plan to host some of the events live, the rules and COVID restrictions have changed multiple times – confusing poker players all across the country.
The WSOP is one of the anticipated poker events of the year. Every player dreams of winning a bracelet and joining the ranks of legendary pros who have achieved this status beforehand.
The poker community had to deal with some sad news recently: Matt Marafioti, a Canadian poker pro, was found dead at the age of 33. And although Marafioti hasn't played in high-scale games and tournaments in a while, he is still a rather well-known figure in the industry.
In the past year and a half, online poker has become popular due to the fact it often was the safest – and sometimes an only – available option. But now that land-based casinos have re-opened, an important question arose: is online poker still a relevant thing?
In the past 18 months, land-based poker rooms have either been closed or had to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions and social-distancing rules. That's why the industry had to adjust and offer alternative gambling options.
We thought the worst was behind us when it comes to Covid and that we can go back to pre-pandemic routines. But can we? In recent weeks, there has been a rise in Covid-19 cases all around the world, and US casinos are probably be affected by it sooner rather than later.
As nowadays, online poker is more popular than ever before, the number of available gambling venues rises every year. And while the selection of online casinos is impressive, it can present poker players with a unique problem: which casino should I join? What is the best online poker venue I can find?
Bonuses and promotions are an important part of your online poker experience, as they can easily boost your wins in surprising ways. You can make the most of lucrative poker welcome bonuses, monthly promotions, and exhilarating tournaments regularly.
And the Mike Postle saga continues. After making headlines for almost two years, the notorious poker player is rocking the poker world yet again. But this time around, it seems as if the Postle case might come to a close once and for all.
Poker-related fraud cases make the news every once in a while, but they tend to be smaller-scale crimes. This time around, however, a man from New Jersey committed fraud of epic proportions. News reports state that the police have arrested a man who stole 1,800 identities to play poker online and place bets online without limitations. But that's not all!
Every poker pro knows that the game teaches you invaluable life lessons. Apart from teaching you a lot about math, mobile poker also has a lot of influence on the player's character. Poker can teach you a lot about confidence, dealing with intimidating opponents, and making decisions in stressful situations.
Recently, a new trend has emerged. Every few months, the poker community wakes up to find out that another US state is planning on regulating online poker. And this time, it is Connecticut's turn to join the excitement!
Every mobile poker player knows that gambling can turn into addiction if not treated carefully. And even though problem gambling has been discussed at length over the years, and it seemed as if there is nothing more to say about the subject, the issue has resurfaced as a result of Covid-19.
At the beginning of 2020, the unthinkable happened: countries closed their borders to non-essential travel to try and regain control over Covid-19 spreading rates. And now, more than a year later, many countries still keep their borders closed, as the world is still dealing with the raging pandemic.
COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for about 18 months now, becoming an inseparable part of our lives. And while many countries still battle with the virus, others show promising signs of getting life back to normal.
In the past year, Daniel Negreanu has made headlines multiple times, as he was involved in numerous feuds and intense poker battles.
In recent years, women have become a major part of the poker community around the globe. But even though they are generally accepted at the poker tables, they still face massive difficulties on occasion.
After a long waiting period, many countries around the world began to roll out vaccines. The uncertainty and chaos that accompanied us throughout this year are now replaced with a sense of hope – especially when it comes to gambling.
Michigan joined the online poker frenzy fairly recently, and in no time at all – it managed to attract the attention of the masses. In the span of one month, Michigan has generated more online poker revenues than many other US states – which many consider that occurrence a straight flush win.
COVID-19 restrictions in many states across the US begin to ease, and it finally seems as of almost a year-long routine is about to change. Slowly but surely, entertainment venues all across the country begin to open their doors – although not as freely as we might have wanted.
Poker cards have looked the same for quite some time, and most people didn't question their design or meaning. For many decades, the higher-valued cards were represented by members of the royal family – kings, queens, and princes.
Sheldon Adelson, an American businessman - and billionaire - died on January 11, 2021. At the age of 87, he lost his battle with cancer, after almost two years of treatments. And while Adelson owned many businesses, he will be mostly remembered for his involvement in the gambling industry.
While Everygame Poker has always accepted players from Michigan this article is about a change in the Michigan law regarding online poker rooms operating from within Michigan.
On December 30, right before the glorious New Year's celebrations, another poker pro was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. Huck Seed became the 59th member of this exclusive club, earning him a spot in the pages of poker history for good.
Before we became preoccupied with the latest Negreanu and Polk grudge match, there were other poker rivalries to keep us entertained. For months, we followed the Galfond Challenge and its outcomes, but since COVID-19 began spreading, we heard very little about it.
Writing new resolutions for the upcoming year is a great tradition many people around the world cherish. By putting all your greatest wishes into words, you make your dreams more tangible and more achievable.
Since 1979, the best poker players get the chance to compete for a spot in the Poker Hall of Fame every year. In the past, the nomination process was fairly easy, and multiple players could get inducted simultaneously.
Good news: multiple companies are ready to release COVID-19 vaccines, raising hope in the hearts of millions of people around the globe. At the same time, restrictions are lifting. Therefore, some aspects of life are getting back to the new normal, and that includes the gambling industry.
On November 4th, the most anticipated poker grudge match of the year began. Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk started the intense battle with Negreanu in the lead, but things have changed a lot since the first game.
In the past nine months, life as we knew it changed dramatically. At first, adjusting to the new pandemic restrictions was tough on everyone – especially poker players all around the globe.
Who doesn't love watching two poker legends compete in a battle of wit? Especially eternal rivals like Negreanu and Polk, who never tried to disguise their contempt for one another? Apart from learning new moves, which you can use on your next poker download session, these kinds of battles are simply too exhilarating to ignore!
It's official: America now has a new president, and the turbulent year can finally come to a somewhat peaceful close. But even though the elections are over and done with, we won't soon forget the heated debates surrounding both Biden and Trump – especially the ones concerning those who play poker online.
The human brain is a fascinating thing. When the time comes to assess whether we are good at a particular skill or not, most people will go down one of two roads: either we will underestimate our abilities, or overestimate them.
Previously, we reported that Michigan was expected to legalize online poker during 2021. Now we have an update....
It is now official: the most anticipated grudge match in recent years will start on November 4th. Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu have been feuding for years, ever since Negreanu called Polk out for offending other poker players more than 4 years ago.
For many months, we've been following the Galfond challenge and the surprising outcomes of the matches. But in April of this year, Galfond took a break from the game, and the matches only got renewed in late September.
Mike Postle, best known for his role in the notorious cheating scandal that took place last year, hasn't had the last word. The poker player, who was sued for supposedly cheating on multiple occasions, now filed a counter-sue against his former accusers.
The scandalous cheating case, involving Mike Postle and the Stones Gambling Hall, has been occupying poker players for almost a year now. And after months of waiting, the matter is finally coming to an end.
Throughout history, poker was a game played by men from all walks of life. Rich and poor, working-class or upper class – male players got to enjoy the card game regularly. But women, and certain age groups, were often excluded from playing poker due to social limitations.
It has been known for quite some time that Michigan is planning to legalize online poker in upcoming months. A new report shows how soon locals will be able to enjoy poker no deposit bonuses and under what conditions.
2020 is halfway over, and it is pretty clear that this year has been good for the online casino world. Unsurprisingly, new players joined casinos in droves, having fun with the best poker bonuses and online tournaments every day.
Evolution Gaming, one of the leading software providers that offer live online poker games, has made an exciting announcement in June 2020. Shocking the gambling community, the company made a move to acquire another popular online casino games provider – NetEnt.
Daniel Negreanu, a renowned poker pro, recently announced that he set his heart on winning a WSOP bracelet this year. The World Series of Poker is one of the most coveted poker tournaments in the world, and it usually takes place at a land-based venue. This year, however, chances are the competition will have to take place online. Therefore, the WSOP winner will also get the title of the best online poker player of 2020.
Winter is often the best season for online gambling, as more people play poker online when it’s cold outside. And this year is no different! First-quarter reports are coming in from Europe, and they all say the same: online poker is more popular than ever.
In recent weeks, the web has been filled with rumours about a new poker scandal. Bill Perkins, the high stakes poker player from Texas, left mysterious hints about a cheating incident. However, he chose not to tell the public much. According to his tweets, it supposedly happened on a poker download app or online platform.
Poker is a universal game, enjoyed by people from all walks of life. That includes businessmen and women, blue-collar workers, actors, and even famous athletes.
The past couple of years have been tumultuous for the gambling world, as various scandals rattled the industry. They have affected the way players react to new tournaments, poker promotions, and even friendly games. But are those scandals all behind us? Or is there another storm brewing?
Since COVID-19 turned into a global issue, we’ve had to adjust to a new routine and way of life. And while we had to learn how to work from home and how to communicate via apps and social media, we also had to seek new sources of entertainment.
Once upon a time, people recognized Phil Galfond for his great achievements in the poker field. But nowadays, the poker savant is mostly associated with the online poker challenge he initiated.
In the past few months, our lives have taken an unexpected turn. And while some are struggling to adapt to all the drastic changes, a few unexpected perks managed to delight online poker players.
Up until a few months ago, there were two types of poker players: poker pros who played live, and those who ruled poker online venues. And most of the time, those two worlds didn’t mix. But now, poker players have to adjust to a new reality.
Cyber-attacks halted the operations of gambling apps and poker online venues on two separate occasions in recent months. That is not the first time in history hackers have tried to obtain personal information through gambling venues, but the proximity of those attacks is worrisome.
Unusual circumstances often lead to some unpredictable outcomes and responses, as was proven by a few poker pros in recent weeks. The COVID-19 virus has managed to send the world into a spin, and people have to adjust to new situations quicker than ever.
From the moment the Coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 virus, began to spread outside of China, it was clear the gambling industry will undergo some massive changes.
It was recently reported that Imagine Dragons, one of the most popular pop-rock bands in the US, has a surprising connection to gambling and poker welcome bonuses.
Have you ever heard about celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay? You probably have. Apart from owning multiple successful restaurants, he also appears in popular reality cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchens, Kitchen Nightmares, Master Chef, and more.
Al Alvarez, acclaimed author of The Biggest Game in Town, has died of pneumonia the age of 90. The Biggest Game in Town, about the 1981 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, is considered by many to be the best book ever written about the game of poker.
Robert Campbell of Melbourne, Australia, has been crowned the World Series of Poker Player of the Year for 2019. The Player of the Year award capped an extraordinary year for Campbell that included two World Series of Poker gold bracelets.
The internet has been buzzing ever since new reports concerning the “Galfond Challenge” became public knowledge.
More poker pros accepted the invitation to compete against ex-pro poker player Phil Galfond, and poker enthusiasts can’t wait for the games to begin.
The entire world has been preoccupied with the Coronavirus in recent weeks, as everyone wants to know how it is going to affect the world as we know it.
Australia has been dealing with catastrophic bushfires for more than two months now, which led to some disastrous consequences, the dimensions of which are hard to grasp. Lives were lost, properties were damaged, and wildlife has suffered greatly.
Andrew Yang, the democratic entrepreneur who went into politics, was the only presidential candidate that supported online gambling and saw the potential of poker welcome bonuses.
One of the most important steps a player has to take to become the best online poker player includes understanding how to control bet sizes. When should you play it safe and place small bets? And when should you leave the impression that you are ready to go all-in?
Earlier this year Phil Galfond, the founder of “Run It Once Poker”, challenged his fellow poker pros to a series of challenges for all the world to witness. Six online poker players accepted the challenge, agreeing to face off against Galfond, and the entire poker online community held their breath while waiting for the first event to start.
The scandal surrounding Mike Postle, who was caught cheating by observant poker online enthusiasts, refuses to die down. According to news reports, Postle has been trying to delay his court appearance by any means possible.
Online casinos are often described as fun, but not many people consider them as good for the community. However, new bills that propose to legalize poker promotions across the US show that online poker has a lot to contribute to society.
Do you know what does the average poker pro make in major tournaments? Taking a look at some of the biggest wins at the best poker sites -like Everygame Poker - will give you an idea of how much you can win if you decide to take your love for the game to an entirely new level.
The gambling industry is an ever-changing platform. Every year, new gambling venues pop up all over the internet, new games become available, and new poker promotions elevate the players’ spirits.
The issue of legalizing poker online in the US has always been something the public discussed, but it rarely caught the attention of major public figures.
The legal status of online gambling in India was brought into question yet again. In November, India's high court approached the government with a demand: decide on the legal status of online poker once and for all.
The battle over the new interpretation of the Wire Act started almost a year ago, but the drama isn’t over, and the future of the best poker sites in the US remains unclear.
A lot of gamblers and poker pros think online gambling is a fun and relaxing activity. However, not everyone holds the same opinion, as some people only look at the risky side of gambling.
The legality of online poker across the US has been in discussion for a while, as various states began fighting the restrictions preventing gamblers from enjoying the game.
The Global Poker Index, aka GPI, keeps track of all poker pros in the world and their ranking. Apart from the general list where men and women are judged equally, GPI also dedicated a separate list solely to women poker pros.
When poker pros get involved in scandals for whatever reason, the entire poker community is affected by the incident. Last month, a well-known player was accused of cheating while playing the live-streamed poker games at the Stones Gambling Hall in California.
New reports are coming in regarding a Danish player who was prosecuted for cheating at online poker venues for six years, each incident is quite scandalous.
Merely a few months ago, Facebook revealed they developed an AI called Pluribus, which can outsmart even pro poker players. At first, the AI was met with a shocked and subdued response, as people were impressed with the progressive tech, but the implications of such a change remained unclear.
Millennials, AKA generation Y, are becoming the more dominant generation all around the globe. Generally speaking, people born anywhere from the mid-‘90s to early 2000s are considered as part of this generation.
In the spirit of transparency, the Division of Gaming Enforcement in New Jersey releases monthly revenue reports. The latest report, summarizing October’s revenues, shows some interesting changes in gambling trends.
Reports regarding a man who committed suicide after losing at the best poker sites should remind you of one important lesson: never gamble if you can’t afford to lose!
For months and months, we’ve been waiting for online gambling to reach the state of Pennsylvania. Finally, on June 15th, the dream became a reality.
Every year, countries release quarterly reports depicting trends and changes in the gambling industry. Those reports give us an insight into what kind of changes you can expect to see in your casino of choice.
All poker players go through a natural process the more they play, evolving with each game. It takes a long while for players to learn the game’s rules and develop enough confidence in their skills before they start winning.
It is no secret that women used to, and they still do, earn less money than their male counterparts – no matter what field of work comes to mind. From actors to businesswomen, most women had to deal with gender discrimination in their work environment.
The gambling industry in the Philippines was always a prominent source of income for the locals, but things might change for the worse in the future.
Artificial Intelligence (also known as AI) has been a part of our culture in decades, but for the most part, it was a fantasy. A theme for a great movie, or a distant dream that we only heard about in passing.
Millions of people all around the world enjoy playing poker. Some play poker online, while others stick to classic, real-life tournaments.
American President Donald Trump recently gave an exclusive interview to reporters from Time Magazine. The cover of that issue, with President Trump in the Oval Office, went viral on the internet. It read, “My Entire Life is a Bet”. That heading and the enormous response it got from supporters and detractors both, prompted us to ask what we as online poker players could learn from Mr. Trump.
It may be that poker has contributed more words to the English language than any other sport or pastime. In this third part of our series of terms that English has adapted from poker and other gambling games, we will focus on terms that imply risk-taking.
Poker has become the game of the century. A poker player can be out of shape, too old to play physical sports, or simply not inclined to sports as such. Poker is an amazingly challenging game that has gained exponentially more players in the 21st century than it ever had before.
The language of poker is so rich that we use many poker or other gambling terms in everyday speech. At Everygame Poker, we are as interested in the language of poker as we are in the minutiae of how to play poker. This is the second article that explains how different poker terms have entered the English language.
In most countries, little boys, and increasingly many little girls, dream about becoming star athletes. American kids fantasize about hitting a home run in the World Series or leading their team to a Super Bowl win. For the massively overwhelming majority, it’s best to work towards getting and holding a good “day job”.
A new study called Hedge Fund Hold’em by Yan Lu, Sandra Mortal, and Sagata Ray was reported on in Bloomberg. The study came to the conclusion that playing poker helped hedge fund managers succeed. The study explored both online poker and land based poker.
The mathematics of poker have to do with such formerly arcane ideas as expected value. However, there are some old-fashioned ideas about poker that many players these days either ignore altogether or give less importance than they give to mathematical minutiae.
Bluffing is a major part of poker. Everyone has to bluff at some time and to figure out that an opponent is bluffing sometimes. But some bluffs are legendary. Chris Moneymaker started a poker boom with a single bluff that has gone down in history as the Bluff of the Century.
Donald Trump never held an elective office until he was elected President of the United States. In many ways, he has shown characteristics like those of the best poker players. It could be that Donald Trump is a “poker great” turned politician. He is certainly unlike any American politician in living memory.
There is an internal contradiction in modern-day poker that points to both the difficulty of becoming great and the myriad opportunities to learn from your and other players’ mistakes. The contradiction is that there are so many poker players that a vast number are amateurs while so many players means that even among the amateurs many of them will be top-notch players!
The fiftieth annual World Series of Poker opened on 28 May in Las Vegas. Every year more and more online poker players qualify for or enter the WSOP. Their presence is a far cry from 2003 when Chris Moneymaker became the first WSOP finals winner after qualifying at an online poker tournament.
Many poker players, especially new ones, flinch at the mere juxtaposition of the words poker and math. The problem is that these players use hunches when they should consider the “odds”. So, we decided to try to simplify poker math for you.
Poker is a game in which we have to make reasoned decisions without complete information. Many of the decisions we make in our everyday lives also involve insufficient information but we have to make these decisions anyway. What can we learn from poker and what can poker players learn from decision-making in general?
Poker is only about 150 years old but in that short time, it has developed a language of its own! Poker online and poker on land have their own jargon. There are also many terms that overlap online poker and land-based poker. In this article, we’ll go over some useful poker terms that confuse many new players.
There are innumerable sites and books that try to teach us how to avoid tilt and how to get out of tilt when it occurs. There are a lot fewer articles about how to take advantage of a player on tilt. Clearly, it is very good to avoid tilt as much as possible but it is also fair to use an opponent’s tilt to your advantage.
Poker is a game of feelings and intuition. Especially when we play online poker, where we can’t see our opponents, we have to observe them in different ways. These ways are mostly feelings and intuition. Even in land-based casino poker, when we feel that an opponent has shown us a tell, we feel that way through intuition.
Online poker is growing by leaps and bounds because it affords players the chance to play several games against many different types of opponents from all over the world. At any given moment there are thousands of players at online poker rooms such as Everygame Poker. You could never have a pool of players that large at a land-based poker room.
Every great poker player has a characteristic that sets him apart. Let’s look at some of these traits of world-famous poker players. We know these players from YouTube clips but online poker players can learn a great deal from them and improve their game.
We talk often about the complexity of poker. It is extremely educational to compare some of the skills great poker players have and similar skills great politicians or political negotiators have. It is also a fascinating side of modern poker that some skills that are needed at a live poker table are very different when you play poker online.
Poker players have to learn how to deal with the emotional highs and lows of the game. Online poker clips don’t often show players dealing with their emotions. Thus how we handle our emotions is one of the hidden aspects of poker.
Texas Hold’em is by now the most popular and famous variation of poker. It is interesting that the game is only about 100 years old. In those 100 years, Hold’em has gone from the poker variation of choice of hardened Texans to a worldwide online poker phenomenon.
The rise and downfall of Stu Ungur, who many people still consider to have been the best poker player of all time, has resurfaced as some online poker documentaries feature his story.
Of all the games that we can play on a computer or mobile device, poker is unique. It requires sound deductive judgment based on many factors plus sound inductive reasoning based on historical examples. Poker can raise us up, train us for success in our chosen professions, and give us heightened levels of self-confidence.
Poker is a game in which the fear of loss is always at or just beneath the surface. Since we can’t eliminate fear, we need to learn to use it to our best advantage. This can result in causing an opponent to fold a winning hand or can simply allow us to shrug off a bad beat.
Until just recently, which we would date at about the time chubby Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP tournament in 2003, poker still had the image of a saloon game which as often as not was settled with a six-shooter and not just the cards on the table. The image had long outlasted the reality. Suddenly, the image changed.
The United States has been a sleeping online poker giant for over a decade as the law that nearly destroyed the online gaming market is under renewed pressure from the states. Many states are looking to legalize and regulate online gaming and poker.
Every Hand Has Its Own Hidden Secrets
One of the aspects of the poker boom brought on by Chris Moneymaker’s win in 2003 is the great popularity of online video clips from tournaments around the world. The hands presented there are extremely informative and well worth the time you might spend studying them.
Poker Online Can Be a Boon to States
In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court threw out a law from 1992 that had made sports betting illegal in 46 of the 50 states. Since then, many advocates of legal online poker and gaming have renewed efforts to achieve that goal. Still, the opposition remains strong as well.
We all relate to winners. When casino gamers look at the news, we often see a lot about poker - news about tournaments and news about the political side of gambling in general. We would like to see more about talented poker players just starting to become well-known.
To celebrate the official start of summer in America, Everygame Poker is giving players a chance to pick up an extra $50 in their Memorial Weekend Casino Quest. Players that hit a set of Blackjack and Video Poker hands collect an instant $50 bonus.