Poker Player Alex Jacob Crushing on Jeopardy

Poker Player Alex Jacob Crushing on Jeopardy

You may recognize the fro from Alex Jacob’s appearances on televised poker programming from back in the day—specifically from his victory in the 2006 United States Poker Championship when he was just 21 years old.

Reads of the Week

Our "must read" this week is a piece by long-time poker author Haley Hintze in which she examines the circumstances under which the demise of Lock Poker occurred.

Blame associated with Lock Poker, defenders of poker overreact and more thoughts on a “poker shot clock”.

Traffic Insight

After the swift decline last week, the market managed to stabilize a bit, losing just 0.7% of cash game traffic.

PKR France hits a new low, and the New Jersey market will soon do the same.

Marketing Insight

More tournament series provide a hook on which to hand promotions although the end of the NJCOP in New Jersey has prompted a series of new marketing deals to keep players at the tables.

PokerStars has just one WSOP Main Event winner left on its Team Pro roster.

US Insight

The American Gaming Association has pledged its support to help Japan legalize casino gambling. Yahoo has announced that it will be throwing its hat into the Daily Fantasy Sports ring.

Delaware, California, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, DFS news and more.

Regulation Insight

German online poker is put at risk by the local decision of a bank in Saxony. The Italian Delega Fiscale, which will introduce new taxes and a new advertising regime for gambling, is likely to be implemented in late September.

A good week in Pennsylvania, but threats arise in Germany.

NJCOP II Offers $1 Million in Guaranteed Prizes

NJCOP II Offers $1 Million in Guaranteed Prizes

If you enjoy playing poker, you are not going to want to miss NJCOP II and the $1 million in guaranteed prizes that will be given away from April 16 through April 26, and BorgataPoker is the place where you can catch all the action.

The Best of Poker's April Fools

The Best of Poker's April Fools

Ok, we admit that some April Fools stories can be pretty lame. I mean, c’mon, we aren’t doing one. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t recognize the efforts of those that are applying their creative muscle, and while the number of April Fools stories in poker have diminished over the years, there are still a couple out there (literally 2 that we found).

Poker Industry and Players Celebrate at The European Poker Awards

Poker Industry and Players Celebrate at The European Poker Awards

Similar to the celebration that took place in Beverly Hills earlier this month at the American Poker Awards, the Euros took their turn to recognize the players and industry insiders that have helped grow the game over the last year at the European Poker Awards.