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Poker Action Line 10/04/2021

The WSOP is underway for the first full live series in over 800 days and five bracelets have already been awarded. BIG Dave & Joe discuss what they have heard about the potential dealer shortage, the great turnout so far and talk about the big events we can look forward to in the next couple of weeks.

Poker Action Line 09/27/2021

If you are heading out to the WSOP this week, BIG Dave & JoeRod pass along some tips on some things you must bring along… and a couple of things to leave home. Super High Roller Bowl gets underway, and a couple of predictions for the series, including whether players will like the “Flip & Go” event.

Poker Action Line 09/21/2021

It’s Vegas talk, baby!! With the WSOP set to get underway in less than 10 days, the guys talk about things to do in the Las Vegas area to enjoy your time away from the poker tables. After all, you spend weeks there to make money and earn great fame, but be sure and have fun!

Poker Action Line 09/14/2021

The announcement was made lifting the mask mandate for the WSOP - although the requirement for vaccinations remains in place. Results from the Poker Masters and the WPT online main events are also revealed.

Poker Action Line 09/07/2021

The guys have a discussion about the importance of being likeable at the table. Not only will other players like and respect you more, But it can help you win more money.

Poker Action Line 08/31/2021

BIG Dave & Joe talk about the announcement of both vaccination & mask mandates for the 2021 WSOP and the polarizing reactions from top players. Also, the guys discuss the winning streak of Phil Hellmuth coming to a halt, and BIG Dave reveals the interesting connection of recently-departed actor Ed Asner to the game of poker.

Poker Action Line 08/24/2021

The guys discuss the progress and implementation of the Seminole compact after the Dep’t. of Interior allowed it to move forward - a second lawsuit filed by pari-mutuel competitors could still present a serious hurdle. BIG Dave also looks ahead to the interesting battle between Phil Hellmuth & Tom Dwan in the High Stakes Duel getting underway.

Poker Action Line 08/17/2021

Dave Lemmon and Joe Rodriguez hear from Joe Castello who is fresh back from Sin City. The guys recap the recent tournament at the Hard Rock.

Poker Action Line 08/10/2021

The guys talk about a couple of major problems in poker, starting with the dramatic shortage of poker dealers, followed by discussion of tanking slowing up the game. On the surface, that one may not seem so serious, but the recent situation in a high-stakes head-to-head battle portends future problems. Finally, a lack of progress in the resolution of the Seminole Compact is identified.

Poker Action Line 08/03/2021

A rundown of the SHRPO, including an exciting Seniors event, kicks off the show, followed by a look at upcoming plans for superstars like Hellmuth, Ivey, Negreanu and Doyle Brunson with the WSOP less than 2 months away. Also, the postponement of the WPT bestbuy Jacksonville could be the first COVID domino to fall in Flori-DUH.

Poker Action Line 07/27/2021

With COVID cases on the rise around the U.S., BIG Dave & the two Joes talk about the huge challenges lying ahead for the WSOP and the critical decisions that will need to be made before the world’s largest poker event gets underway. Also, the guys review the early events of the SHRPO and the drama still to come.

Poker Action Line 07/20/2021

David Litvin, Director of Poker at the Big Easy Poker Room in Hallandale Beach, joins the show to talk about his long career in South Florida poker along with his new novel, “Frum God: The Mostly True Adventures of a Modern Day Messiah”.

Poker Action Line 07/13/2021

“Who’s #1?” is a favorite question on the minds of sports fans, so BIG Dave & Joe talk about current and past players who have held the top spot - from past superstars like Jason Mercier (pre-fatherhood) & Erik Seidel to current champs like Alex Foxen & Stephen Chidwick. Also, updates from the PokerGO Cup & the WSOP Online Series, advice on how to advance your poker career, and the disturbing trend of vanishing poker rooms in Vegas complete an ...

Poker Action Line 07/06/2021

Recent events in South Florida have shaken the entire community, but poker continues to thrive and the guys discuss how to keep players excited about the game. Updates on the online series for the WSOP, plus a discussion about the importance of tournaments going hand-in-hand with cash games round out the show.

Poker Action Line 06/29/2021

BIG Dave talks about his early days working in a poker room and the guys discuss the need to consult surveillance to help solve disagreements. Also, some burning questions are answered regarding the WSOP and Joe analyzes a couple of hands from the High Stakes Duel II., won by Phil Hellmuth in 3 straight matches

Poker Action Line 06/22/2021

The decision not to appeal the lower court ruling that the Wire Act does not applied to online poker could now open the door to more states getting into the game. Joe expresses his doubts that online poker will move forward because of greed issues, while BIG Dave feels that companies and states can work together to get the ball rolling. The guys also discuss the blowback in Florida to the Seminole Compact, and pass along the latest action from ...

Poker Action Line 06/15/2021

The complete schedule for the WSOP is out, with 88 bracelet events slated for September 30 - November 23. BIG Dave & Joe discuss the return of the series, along with an interesting policy exclusive to Vegas that allows poker dealers to play at the felt in the room that employs them. Also, results from the U.S. Poker Open, the Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa and the Palm Beach Summer Classic are revealed.

Poker Action Line 06/08/2021

The guys open the show with a discussion on the pros & cons of working as a dealer at the WSOP in Vegas - great experience to be garnered, but the treatment by the series’ management can be less than stellar. Also, BIG Dave updates the action at the U.S. Poker Open and Joe analyzes a situation on a hand before the flop where a call is the worst choice.

Poker Action Line 06/01/2021

The decision not to bring poker back at Gulfstream Park is discussed, especially since tournament play is beginning to return to normal around South Florida. Also, the good news that Connecticut will become the 7th State in the U.S. to launch online poker has been announced.

Poker Action Line 05/25/2021

Now that the Florida legislature has ratified a new Seminole compact, sports betting appears to be on the fast track for the Sunshine State - as for online poker, not so much. BIG Dave & Joe discuss the effect on South Florida, and the guys discuss possible guarantees for dealers this year at the WSOP.

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