Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 24, 2013 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | No Comments »
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The rumors have been circling for quite some time now, and Carbon Poker users have now received confirmation via E-Mail that their rakeback deals will be coming to an end, and all players will be switched to the site’s VIP Rewards Program. Furthermore, according to PokerFuse.com the switchRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Nov 06, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »

Poker news is really no different from mainstream news; each website has their own biases, gets their advertising money from specific sources, and is predicated on access –access to players, to press releases and information, and most importantly access to affiliate partnerships with online poker rooms. Recently weRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Oct 25, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Op-Ed | No Comments »

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 Aug 27, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

On September 1, 2012 the iPoker Network will begin a new chapter when they put in place a bold new policy that will segregate their poker rooms into two separate tiers. The upper tier, which will consist of about five or so iPoker sites, will have full accessRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 13, 2012 Posted in Live Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »
Poker News Boy

With all of the talk surrounding the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker deal (yeah it’s that big a story a week later) here is a look at some of the more hidden headlines coming out of the poker world over the past couple of weeks. New E-Book aboutRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 11, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed | No Comments »

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

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 31, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Room News | 1 Comment »

  May 31, 2012 marks the official launch of the Revolution Gaming Network. Lock Poker officially left the Merge Gaming Network at Midnight on May 31, with the site bringing its substantial player base to the Revolution Gaming Network (formerly the Cake Poker Network). Unhappy with the MergeRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 06, 2012 Posted in Op-Ed, WSOP News | No Comments »

As the 2012 World Series of poker approaches I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of the questions poker players and the poker media will have going into the nearly two-month long summer poker series in Las Vegas. In the firstRead Full Article

Posted by Gerry Poltorak on Mar 05, 2012 Posted in PR | No Comments »

Each year poker players look for different options to qualify into one of the most prestigious poker events in the world the WSOP, since the social media era started poker sites have looked for a way to bring in new ideas while promoting through social tools. Poker HostRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 14, 2012 Posted in Poker Site News | No Comments »

On Monday the world’s #1 3-D poker room, PKR Poker, announced the creation of the Poker Wiki. The Poker Wiki is a Wikipedia-like website strictly for poker (longtime Internet users will likely bed familiar with other Wiki’s out there like the Star Wars wiki, Wookiepedia) that will relyRead Full Article