Of all the games that we can play on a computer or mobile device, poker is unique. It requires sound deductive judgment based on many factors plus sound inductive reasoning based on historical examples. Poker can raise us up, train us for success in our chosen professions, and give us heightened levels of self-confidence.
Poker is a game in which the fear of loss is always at or just beneath the surface. Since we can’t eliminate fear, we need to learn to use it to our best advantage. This can result in causing an opponent to fold a winning hand or can simply allow us to shrug off a bad beat.
Until just recently, which we would date at about the time chubby Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP tournament in 2003, poker still had the image of a saloon game which as often as not was settled with a six-shooter and not just the cards on the table. The image had long outlasted the reality. Suddenly, the image changed.
People are motivated to give to good causes. Billions of dollars are donated every year to a vast list of charitable organizations and individuals in need. Poker is fast becoming a vehicle through which large sums of money are raised.
The United States has been a sleeping online poker giant for over a decade as the law that nearly destroyed the online gaming market is under renewed pressure from the states. Many states are looking to legalize and regulate online gaming and poker.
Every Hand Has Its Own Hidden Secrets
One of the aspects of the poker boom brought on by Chris Moneymaker’s win in 2003 is the great popularity of online video clips from tournaments around the world. The hands presented there are extremely informative and well worth the time you might spend studying them.
Poker Online Can Be a Boon to States
In May 2018, the United States Supreme Court threw out a law from 1992 that had made sports betting illegal in 46 of the 50 states. Since then, many advocates of legal online poker and gaming have renewed efforts to achieve that goal. Still, the opposition remains strong as well.
Poker will enter a new "Golden Era" as online poker becomes legal in many places where it has not been legal. The United States will lead the way. The fifty states and their 330 million citizens await new laws that will make online poker legal.
We all relate to winners. When casino gamers look at the news, we often see a lot about poker - news about tournaments and news about the political side of gambling in general. We would like to see more about talented poker players just starting to become well-known.
If the bright lights of Vegas and this summer’s annual WSOP are a step too far for the average player, finding an alternative for your poker adventure might seem to be rather difficult – but there are a host of tournaments out there vying for your attention – and scanning the calendar, the European Poker Championships in Velden looks to be one of the best on offer.
To celebrate the official start of summer in America, Intertops Poker is giving players a chance to pick up an extra $50 in their Memorial Weekend Casino Quest. Players that hit a set of Blackjack and Video Poker hands collect an instant $50 bonus.
Four players represent Intertops Poker at the PPC Aruba main event: Tim O'Keefe, John Curcuru, Ashley Hine and Joan Sandoval.
John, Ashley and Joan made their way to Aruba just by playing our $10 satellites and are now enjoying this amazing tropical island and the incredible live poker action!