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Although video poker and online poker (also known as internet poker) are both electronic versions of the popular game of poker that can be played over the…

Is Video Poker a Skill Game?

Some people interchange the terms “online poker” and “video poker,” but they are far from the same thing.

Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates: Tom Dwan Lost a $20 Million Pot in Macau

Daniel 'Jungleman' Cates: Tom Dwan Lost a $20 Million Pot in Macau

There were no surprises that on a recent ask me anything (AMA) thread on Poker VIP, Daniel 'Jungleman’ Cates got questioned over the status of the Durrr Challenge. What may surprise many though was the confrimation that Tom “durrr” Dwan once lost an eyewatering $20M pot in Macau.

Poker Room Insight

May marks the start of the biggest online tournament festivals of the year, with the big three online poker rooms--PokerStars, 888 and partypoker--all going head-to-head to attract MTT dollars this month.

From Europe to the US, online poker operators are hosting tournament series, updating their software and tweaking weekly schedules.

Industry Insight

Bet365 face Bulgarian court, Gala Coral hit with UK fine. NYX revenue doubles, Unibet reports revenue high.

Bet365, Unibet, NYX, Gala Coral, Sky, Caesars and more.

The Zeitgeist

Despite optimism, major hurdles remain in California. Media blitz commences for the World Series of Poker.

Optimism in California, excitement for the World Series, a month of the Global Poker League and more.

Traffic Insight

This week saw a valiant fight across the online markets to retain cash game traffic against the usual seasonal decline.

Online poker traffic showed surprising resiliency this week across the doc-com and regulated markets.

Reads of the Week

Bloomberg published and widely syndicated a column earlier this week discussing poker's shifting status in Russia, drawing historic parallels to chess and ultimately championing a regulated online poker system.

Online poker in Russia, the story of Jamie Staples and an introduction to the world of “skin betting.”

WSOP Goes Social for 2016 Summer Series

A new "ChipIn" tool will allow players to "socialize their chip count" during Bracelet events. The World Series has also appointed their first "Twitter Czar" to run the WSOP and WSOPcom twitter accounts during the tournament series. Veteran poker reporter and social media standout Kevin Mathers, best known as Kevmath, will be filling the role this summer, on loan from his current position at PocketFives.

New tool for player-submitted chip counts and a new “Twitter Czar” will help keep tabs on the action at this year’s World Series of Poker.

Watch: GPL Spotlight Match Katchalov vs. Jaka Heads Up

Watch: GPL Spotlight Match Katchalov vs. Jaka Heads Up

If you missed the face off between Eugene Katchalov of the LA Sunset and San Francisco Rush Team Manager Faraz Jaka this week, in what was Week 3 of the Global Poker League – you can catch up on all the action here.

Can Poker Be The Cause of Bad Premier League Performance?

Can Poker Be The Cause of Bad Premier League Performance?

Research by Professor Graeme Law and his team of researchers at the University of Chester have found “English Premier League players have been underperforming on the pitch because of concerns about losses incurred during poker games”.

Weed-Themed Casino Coming to the Las Vegas Strip?

Weed-Themed Casino Coming to the Las Vegas Strip?

The people that have brought you High Times for more than 40 years are looking to take their popular cannabis-themed brand to the gaming industry, according to a recent article in the New York Times.