Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 31, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

As we get ready to ring in the New Year (which means two of the biggest poker tournaments of the year are about to take place: The PCA and the Aussie Millions) there are a few loose ends that need to be tied, and a few stories toRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 30, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »
fulltiltpoker sold

There were a number of highlights (as well as a few lowlights) in the poker world this past year, but let’s face it, events like Greg Merson’s WSOP win, the emergence of poker in Asia, the hacking and subsequent lengthy hiatus for the 2+2 poker forum, or GregRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 30, 2012 Posted in Epic Poker League News, Op-Ed | No Comments »
epic poker league

There were a number of highlights (as well as a few lowlights) in the poker world this past year, but let’s face it, events like Greg Merson’s WSOP win, the emergence of poker in Asia, the hacking and subsequent lengthy hiatus for the 2+2 poker forum, or GregRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 29, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, TV Poker | 1 Comment »
DanielNegreanu

After Daniel Negreanu tweeted out a link to a teaser video showing himself consulting with an astrologer for an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker, my mind was immediately drawn to the past “performances” by poker players on reality TV shows, and my hope is that Daniel (whom I greatlyRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 28, 2012 Posted in Poker Player News, Tournament News | No Comments »
poy

This year three poker players added their names to the growing list of poker Player of the Year winners, as Greg Merson, Dan Smith, and Marvin Rettenmaier joined the fairly exclusive club. The first Player of the Year was crowned in 1997 by Cardplayer Magazine (the only entityRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 27, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »
crystal ball

Last year I made some very bold predictions, and all-in-all I have to say I did pretty well. However, we are all poker players here, and we all know this could easily just be a case of the Jason Mercier “run-good”, so I’m back for 2013 with aRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 27, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »
crystal ball

Last year I made some very bold predictions, and all-in-all I have to say I did pretty well. However, we are all poker players here, and we all know this could easily just be a case of the Jason Mercier “run-good”, so with that in mind, I’m backRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 22, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »
chips-us-flag

As Nevada is gearing-up for a January launch of intra-state online poker (the first state in the nation that will offer legalized and regulated online poker) a number of other states are moving forward with their own online poker bills, looking to get out ahead of the curveRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »
merge gaming rakeback

In the aftermath of Black Friday the Merge Gaming network emerged from the ashes of the US online poker industry as the preeminent online poker network for US players. However, throughout 2012 the network has seen its player pool devastated, and its collection of poker skins decimated asRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 20, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
pokerstars

At the tail-end of the year PokerStars has been making a number of strategic moves into the Brick & Mortar casino industry. Since November there have been four deals announced, deals with the Hippodrome in London, the Circus Groupe in Belgium, the Grand Waldo in Macau, and mostRead Full Article