Gender In Poker: Can you turn it to your advantage?

Female Poker Player

Poker is widely considered as a man’s game, but that doesn’t mean that female poker players and enthusiasts don’t exist. There is an overwhelming amount of male players versus female players, though. On PokerStars, only 12.5 per cent of the players are female. That doesn’t sound like much, but there are indeed millions of female… Read More

Celebrities you never knew were poker players

James Woods

Poker has become one of the most glamourous gambling games over the last two decades, attracting a worldwide following online and at land casinos. Not ones to be left out of a trend, celebrities have flocked to the poker table and try their luck. Not every A-lister has had Lady Luck smile back to them…. Read More

Have Machines Delivered The Ultimate Poker Bad Beat?

Poker player

If you’re one of those poker players who’s been convinced that poker was always a game of pure skill, you may have raised your eyebrows at news that scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton developed a computer program that effectively, and conclusively, ‘beat’ poker. OK, to be fair, that’s a rather broad claim…. Read More

Gamergate: It’s not as bad as you think

GamerGate

There are plenty of misconceptions flying around about Gamergate, ranging from the ludicrous to the downright malicious. The movement has been labelled as a band of misogynistic white men or sockpuppets, and people immediately put their blinkers on whenever the topic is raised. The main concern for gamergaters, the idea that ethics in video game… Read More

What Microgaming’s Babelfish Means to the Online Poker Industry

Microgaming's Babelfish

The online poker industry is currently abuzz with rumours about Microgaming’s new technology, Babelfish, which is set to revolutionise the way software providers and players connect to poker networks. Although details about this development are scarce, the name given to the new technology clearly indicates Microgaming’s intentions to open access to its online poker playing… Read More

4 Cool Poker Chip Tricks To Impress Your Buddies

Chips Tricks

Learning how to do poker chip tricks has become a very popular way to show off your poker skills, especially after many pros were seen doing chip tricks on televised tournaments. You can up the ante and impress your friends at your next poker meet by learning the four cool poker chip tricks listed below…. Read More

Undressing Suits: How TV’s Legal Eagles can Improve Your Poker Skills

Mike Ross

Guile, cunning and the ability to think around a problem all in the name of manipulating someone so that they believe your story, are traits equally applicable to both lawyers and poker players. Although both fields are markedly different in terms of their overall aims, the pathways taken to get to said goals often intertwine… Read More

Wi-Fi in the Sky – Airlines with On-board Internet Access

on-board Wifi

Major airlines all around the world are scrambling to be the first to offer their passengers a fully operative, high quality Wi-Fi service in-flight on all their fleets and across all classes of travellers. This is great news for online poker players who can’t bear the thought of being away from the table during a… Read More

What kind of poker players would Premier League managers make?

Manchester City's manager, Manuel Pellegrini

One would think that poker and football are as far apart as it gets when comparing different games together. However, a closer look reveals that the poker baize and the football pitch have a lot more in common other than the colour green. From the managing aspect of a football team, a strategic mindset and… Read More

Top Poker Life Hacks For Players

poker life hacks

Poker is ultimately about gaining an edge, however small, on your opponents. You don’t need to be the best player in the world, you just need to be better than the players you are playing. With that in mind, here are six poker life hacks to help you leapfrog the competition. Learn to multi-table In… Read More