Posted by Steve Ruddock on Dec 22, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »
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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 Nov 26, 2012 Posted in Interviews, Poker Player News | No Comments »
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We recently sat down with author and poker player Zachary Elwood to discuss his recently released book, Reading Poker Tells. Elwood is the owner of the website www.readingpokertells.com, a comprehensive website focusing on Elwood’s passion for the behavioral side of poker. You can read our review of Elwood’s bookRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 16, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, Live Poker News | No Comments »
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Online poker is still a very contentious issue around the country, both at the state and federal live, but it appears that Brick & Mortar gambling is becoming far more acceptable to state legislatures as well as residents who are continually passing legislation and referendums to expand gamblingRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 25, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »
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A pair of op-eds that I’ve read today has given me pause to think about the current online poker economy, and what can be done to strengthen it in the future. Jeff Hwang started the conversation at The Motley Fool, where he wrote a lengthy piece about onlineRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 19, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Poker Player News | No Comments »
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On Thursday the Poker Hall of Fame announced the two inductees for the Class of 2012: 1975 World Series of Poker Champion Brian “Sailor” Roberts and Cardroom Manager extraordinaire Eric Drache. The two men will join the 42 current Poker Hall of Famed inductees when they are honoredRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 12, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News | 1 Comment »
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On Thursday myself and hundreds of thousands of US poker players with Full Tilt Poker accounts found out that we would soon be able to access our Full Tilt accounts. Unfortunately this access only gives us the chance to view our accounts (which will let players see andRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 21, 2012 Posted in Legal Poker News, US Poker News | No Comments »
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On Tuesday a federal judge ruled that poker is mainly a game of skill and not of chance, potentially changing the legal landscape in the United States both in terms of live poker and online poker. The ruling by Federal District Court Judge Jack Weinstein, who ruled inRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 18, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | 2 Comments »
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As Nevada draws nearer to being the first locale in the United States with legalized online poker, and other states move forward with their own online poker legislation, it’s important to not overlook the recent “problems” the world of online poker has gone through in order to insureRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 14, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip | No Comments »
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Every so often (sometimes more often like this week) there are stories in the poker world that are a little bit on the bizarre or unimportant side that are just so good they need to be reported. So here is another look at some of the off-the-beaten-path pokerRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 11, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »
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I really never thought I’d say this, but perhaps the opponents of online poker legislation have a point when it comes to security –am I really agreeing with Sheldon Adelson on something??? My concern isn’t for the potential of underage and problem gamblers finding an easy outlet inRead Full Article