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Like every year, when the WSOP events are fast approaching, little else occupies the minds of avid poker fans. Which poker pros will assert their dominance at the poker tables yet again? Will new talents be uncovered? Who will win the Main Event? And will the WSOP events affect the way we use poker bonuses?

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Phil Galfond's challenge has been a part of our lives for many months, getting poker fans through pretty dark times. And even though the challenge has lost momentum, it still generates some buzz at the best poker sites.

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COVID-19 has taught us one thing: nothing is guaranteed. Since the moment the WSOP organizers announced they plan to host some of the events live, the rules and COVID restrictions have changed multiple times – confusing poker players all across the country.

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The WSOP is one of the anticipated poker events of the year. Every player dreams of winning a bracelet and joining the ranks of legendary pros who have achieved this status beforehand.

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The poker community had to deal with some sad news recently: Matt Marafioti, a Canadian poker pro, was found dead at the age of 33. And although Marafioti hasn't played in high-scale games and tournaments in a while, he is still a rather well-known figure in the industry.

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In the past year and a half, online poker has become popular due to the fact it often was the safest – and sometimes an only – available option. But now that land-based casinos have re-opened, an important question arose: is online poker still a relevant thing?

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Once again, the world has to deal with a rise in COVID-19 cases. And it is bound to affect the poker community! The best online poker games have become more popular than ever, while land-based casinos have to fight to keep their doors open.

Interview with 2fit2fold

Enjoy the latest episode of 'The Swedest Deal' with Intertops Poker ambassador Tim O'Keefe aka 2fit2fold!

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The summer is nearly over, but the heat is not letting off – on and off the screen. As major tournaments are scheduled to begin in the upcoming months, including some WSOP events, poker fans are getting excited.

And since live games might be cancelled and take place online instead, the online poker industry is experiencing another surge of popularity. To make your online betting experience as enjoyable as possible, online poker rooms do their best to provide you with a spectacular adventure with the help of poker promos.

Lucrative bonuses and promotions can easily boost any win – whether you have a low pair or a straight flush on your hands – as long as you use them correctly.

But since this is not just any regular year, and gambling patterns are changing, you should learn how to maximize your wins in our Intertops poker guide!

How to Have the Best Poker Experience in 2021

In the past year, we've all learned a lot about flexibility and caution, which have affected the way many of us play poker online. Since the pandemic hasn't disappeared from our lives just yet, you need to learn how to deal with the situation and enjoy your poker session to the best of your ability.

  1. Follow the news – Covid-related guidelines and restrictions often change briskly and unexpectedly. So, there is no knowing whether land-based poker rooms will be open for long or not, which makes online casinos a more reliable gambling option. And when live venues close their doors, online poker casinos try to pick up the slack with better games and offers. If you follow the news and know what's going on in the world, you will be able to predict when's the best time to have a poker session.
  2. Keep track of changing promotions and poker events – Every day, week, and month, casinos offer different poker promos. In addition to that, there are always time-limited events and tournaments you can join. To make the most of each promotion and event casinos like Intertops host, make sure you know exactly when all offers are available. Visit the promotions' page and read your newsletter, and always remain on the lookout for new ways to make your experience more enjoyable.
  3. Stick to what you know – When you're playing poker online, it is very hard not to get distracted by all the available options. There are always different poker variations and playing styles you can try, but it is important you play games you're familiar with. Going for games you have less experience with can lead to unpredictable results, as you can lose more cash than you intend to.
  4. Don't go over budget – When playing poker at land-based venues, you arrive at the venue with a certain amount of cash you're willing to spend. When you do that, you can control how much you spend on gambling, thus reducing the risk of going over budget. But when you play online, you can easily lose track of how much money you've spent, as the money you're betting with isn't tangible. So, to make sure you have no regrets as you place bets, pay close attention to how much money you spend!

In Conclusion

Since Covid-19 entered our lives, online poker has became more popular than ever. As reported by Statista, in 2019, the industry has brought in a revenue of 272 million euros, but once the pandemic hit us – it practically doubled, reaching an all-time high of 446 million euros.

And since online poker is such a big deal nowadays, you get to enjoy the game in unpredictable ways – as long as you adjust to the changing gambling patterns. Are you ready to make the most of your online gambling experience?

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In the past 18 months, land-based poker rooms have either been closed or had to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions and social-distancing rules. That's why the industry had to adjust and offer alternative gambling options.

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One of the biggest myths in gambling – and online poker in particular – is that the house always wins. Some people might even be reluctant to placing real money bets due to the fear of seeing their money disappear at the best poker sites.

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We thought the worst was behind us when it comes to Covid and that we can go back to pre-pandemic routines. But can we? In recent weeks, there has been a rise in Covid-19 cases all around the world, and US casinos are probably be affected by it sooner rather than later.

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As nowadays, online poker is more popular than ever before, the number of available gambling venues rises every year. And while the selection of online casinos is impressive, it can present poker players with a unique problem: which casino should I join? What is the best online poker venue I can find?

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For many years, gender equality in poker has been discussed at length. While in the past, playing poker online and offline was reserved mainly for men, things have been changing slowly but surely.

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Bonuses and promotions are an important part of your online poker experience, as they can easily boost your wins in surprising ways. You can make the most of lucrative poker welcome bonuses, monthly promotions, and exhilarating tournaments regularly.

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As poker enthusiasts, most of us love watching an intense match unfold on or off the screen. We love to analyze every move, pore over every spectacular straight flush hand, and try to guess: which of the participants will be declared the winner?

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For many years, the Wire Act has been a source of controversy in the US. Every time a new president entered the White House, poker players had to adjust to new rules, changing the way they use poker bonuses and play the game.

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And the Mike Postle saga continues. After making headlines for almost two years, the notorious poker player is rocking the poker world yet again. But this time around, it seems as if the Postle case might come to a close once and for all.

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Poker-related fraud cases make the news every once in a while, but they tend to be smaller-scale crimes. This time around, however, a man from New Jersey committed fraud of epic proportions. News reports state that the police have arrested a man who stole 1,800 identities to play poker online and place bets online without limitations. But that's not all!

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The past year has brought us an unprecedented number of exciting poker matches. After we've watched Phil Galfond and Daniel Negreanu fighting for the title of the best online poker player, now two other pros are doing the same.

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Every poker pro knows that the game teaches you invaluable life lessons. Apart from teaching you a lot about math, mobile poker also has a lot of influence on the player's character. Poker can teach you a lot about confidence, dealing with intimidating opponents, and making decisions in stressful situations.

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Recently, a new trend has emerged. Every few months, the poker community wakes up to find out that another US state is planning on regulating online poker. And this time, it is Connecticut's turn to join the excitement!

The Swedest Deal with Chad Holloway

A new episode of 'The Swedest Deal' is ready to entertain you!

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For many years, online poker was allowed but unregulated all across the US. But luckily, things are changing. Slowly but surely, many US states are regulating online gambling, allowing local players to play the game and win cash prizes with straight flush combos.

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Every mobile poker player knows that gambling can turn into addiction if not treated carefully. And even though problem gambling has been discussed at length over the years, and it seemed as if there is nothing more to say about the subject, the issue has resurfaced as a result of Covid-19.

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At the beginning of 2020, the unthinkable happened: countries closed their borders to non-essential travel to try and regain control over Covid-19 spreading rates. And now, more than a year later, many countries still keep their borders closed, as the world is still dealing with the raging pandemic.

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COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for about 18 months now, becoming an inseparable part of our lives. And while many countries still battle with the virus, others show promising signs of getting life back to normal.

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In the past year, Daniel Negreanu has made headlines multiple times, as he was involved in numerous feuds and intense poker battles.

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The legal status of online poker has been discussed in detail over the years. At this moment in time, many countries allow citizens to enjoy online poker welcome bonuses even if online gambling has been forbidden in general.

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For a while there, we all believed that the Postle sage was all done and dusted. But alas, this poker player is making headlines again, and the poker community enjoys the entertaining news even more than a flush poker win!

The Swedest Deal

Check out the latest episode of 'The Swedest Deal' with Gus Hansen!

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We often think of New York - the 4th most populated state in the US - as a progressive and modern state. And while it is true in many cases, the Empire State has been lagging behind when it comes to promoting online gambling.

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Spring is already upon us, bringing a breath of fresh air to Intertops. New and exciting promotions are now available to everyone who desires to play online poker without delay.

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In recent years, women have become a major part of the poker community around the globe. But even though they are generally accepted at the poker tables, they still face massive difficulties on occasion.

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After a long waiting period, many countries around the world began to roll out vaccines. The uncertainty and chaos that accompanied us throughout this year are now replaced with a sense of hope – especially when it comes to gambling.

Interview with Daniel Negreanu

Check out the latest poker podcast sponsored by Intertops Poker!

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In the past year, the online poker industry flourished all over the world, as it became crystal clear that online venues are irreplaceable due to their accessibility.

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At the beginning of 2020, it was hard to believe life could change in the blink of an eye. But here we are, a year after COVID-19 came into our lives, adjusting to new routines and social norms.

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Michigan joined the online poker frenzy fairly recently, and in no time at all – it managed to attract the attention of the masses. In the span of one month, Michigan has generated more online poker revenues than many other US states – which many consider that occurrence a straight flush win.

The Swedest Deal!

The second episode of the new poker podcast series is online!

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Online poker in 2021 looks very different than what it used to be a decade or two ago. You can attribute those changes to various life-altering events that took place during that time, changing the way we all play poker online.

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Intertops Poker sponsored the very first episode of a new poker podcast, The Swedest Deal!

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Are you familiar with the saying, every end is a new beginning? That has never been truer. As February comes to a close, Intertops poker players get to enjoy a spectacular selection of poker promotions, available till the end of the month.

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COVID-19 restrictions in many states across the US begin to ease, and it finally seems as of almost a year-long routine is about to change. Slowly but surely, entertainment venues all across the country begin to open their doors – although not as freely as we might have wanted.

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In the past year, the online poker arena provided us with a much-needed reprieve from our daily lives. Many fun events and challenges took place online, taking over Intertops headlines left and right.

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2021 has only begun, but it already managed to provide us with some exciting headlines – even more enthralling than a straight flush poker win.

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When the Federal Wire Act was first released in 1961, no one knew it will spark so many debates even sixty years later. At the time, this law focused on sports betting, as mobile poker and such weren't something the authorities had to worry about.

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Poker cards have looked the same for quite some time, and most people didn't question their design or meaning. For many decades, the higher-valued cards were represented by members of the royal family – kings, queens, and princes.

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When you play poker online, there are dozens of different tactics you can employ to increase your chances of winning. But even though they might all be useful, some strategies contradict one another, and you need to know exactly how and when to use them.

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Sheldon Adelson, an American businessman - and billionaire - died on January 11, 2021. At the age of 87, he lost his battle with cancer, after almost two years of treatments. And while Adelson owned many businesses, he will be mostly remembered for his involvement in the gambling industry.

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While Intertops Poker has always accepted players from Michigan this article is about a change in the Michigan law regarding online poker rooms operating from within Michigan. 

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After the year we've had, there is no doubt that online and offline gambling will never be the same. Those who play poker online might have already noticed some emerging trends, but are they here to stay?

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On December 30, right before the glorious New Year's celebrations, another poker pro was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. Huck Seed became the 59th member of this exclusive club, earning him a spot in the pages of poker history for good.

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Before we became preoccupied with the latest Negreanu and Polk grudge match, there were other poker rivalries to keep us entertained. For months, we followed the Galfond Challenge and its outcomes, but since COVID-19 began spreading, we heard very little about it.

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At long last, 2020 came to a close, and many breathed a sigh of relief as this stressful and eventful year was put behind us. But even though the past year hasn't been easy on us, it wasn't necessarily all bad.

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Writing new resolutions for the upcoming year is a great tradition many people around the world cherish. By putting all your greatest wishes into words, you make your dreams more tangible and more achievable.

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Since 1979, the best poker players get the chance to compete for a spot in the Poker Hall of Fame every year. In the past, the nomination process was fairly easy, and multiple players could get inducted simultaneously.

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Good news: multiple companies are ready to release COVID-19 vaccines, raising hope in the hearts of millions of people around the globe. At the same time, restrictions are lifting. Therefore, some aspects of life are getting back to the new normal, and that includes the gambling industry.

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On November 4th, the most anticipated poker grudge match of the year began. Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk started the intense battle with Negreanu in the lead, but things have changed a lot since the first game.

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The end of the year is getting nearer, and the poker industry is buzzing with excitement. Every time you go through the Intertops login process – you are presented with new, festive bonuses you can't ignore.

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In the past nine months, life as we knew it changed dramatically. At first, adjusting to the new pandemic restrictions was tough on everyone – especially poker players all around the globe.

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Who doesn't love watching two poker legends compete in a battle of wit? Especially eternal rivals like Negreanu and Polk, who never tried to disguise their contempt for one another? Apart from learning new moves, which you can use on your next poker download session, these kinds of battles are simply too exhilarating to ignore!

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Between the 19th and 25th of November, the UK and Ireland have been in the throes of Safer Gambling Week. This week's goal is to remind members of the poker online community that you can enjoy the game – and win with straight flush combinations – without taking unnecessary risks.

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For almost a year, the entire world has been dealing with a global pandemic. Everything in our lives has changed: the way we work or study, the way we communicate, and – not surprisingly – the way we play mobile poker.

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It's official: America now has a new president, and the turbulent year can finally come to a somewhat peaceful close. But even though the elections are over and done with, we won't soon forget the heated debates surrounding both Biden and Trump – especially the ones concerning those who play poker online.

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COVID-19 is responsible for the unusual circumstances that lead people to play poker download games more than ever before. The new focus on online venues directs the limelight to the Galfond challenge and the inspiring story of the mastermind behind the project.

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While the legal status of download poker has changes in numerous US states, a major European country is striving to revise its gambling laws as well.

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The human brain is a fascinating thing. When the time comes to assess whether we are good at a particular skill or not, most people will go down one of two roads: either we will underestimate our abilities, or overestimate them.

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Previously, we reported that Michigan was expected to legalize online poker during 2021.  Now we have an update....

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It is now official: the most anticipated grudge match in recent years will start on November 4th. Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu have been feuding for years, ever since Negreanu called Polk out for offending other poker players more than 4 years ago.

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For many months, we've been following the Galfond challenge and the surprising outcomes of the matches. But in April of this year, Galfond took a break from the game, and the matches only got renewed in late September.

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Mike Postle, best known for his role in the notorious cheating scandal that took place last year, hasn't had the last word. The poker player, who was sued for supposedly cheating on multiple occasions, now filed a counter-sue against his former accusers.

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While some of the best online poker players often enjoy reveling in their success, not everyone feels comfortable in the spotlight. In recent years, several of the biggest winners in online games played under an unfamiliar nickname, and their identity remains a secret.

Poker scams are rare, but not unheard of in the gambling industry. While it is relatively safe to play poker online, from time to time, poker players can fall victim to one scheme or another. This time around, an elaborate scam got $20,000 out of two poker pros.

The scandalous cheating case, involving Mike Postle and the Stones Gambling Hall, has been occupying poker players for almost a year now. And after months of waiting, the matter is finally coming to an end.

The past year has been an interesting one for the online poker industry. Social distancing and additional restrictions had affected both live and online casinos, especially those allowing people to play poker.

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Throughout history, poker was a game played by men from all walks of life. Rich and poor, working-class or upper class – male players got to enjoy the card game regularly. But women, and certain age groups, were often excluded from playing poker due to social limitations.

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Every season and every approaching holiday inspire online casinos to come up with new and exciting promotions to accompany the ever-present poker welcome bonuses.

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Watching and following the results of poker tournaments can be quite beneficial if you're trying to improve your poker play. Apart from being highly entertaining, watching some of the best online poker players compete against each other can teach you a lot about the games itself.

Safe gambling has always been – and always will be – an important issue that affects every poker online player. Naturally, poker should be an enjoyable experience, and never exceeding your betting limits is a big part of it.

Two poker enthusiasts. One long rivalry. Zero patience left. That is how the story of Negreanu's grudge match starts, and the entire online poker world is buzzing with excitement.

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) event is one of the most popular poker tournaments in the world.

It has been known for quite some time that Michigan is planning to legalize online poker in upcoming months. A new report shows how soon locals will be able to enjoy poker no deposit bonuses and under what conditions.

2020 is halfway over, and it is pretty clear that this year has been good for the online casino world. Unsurprisingly, new players joined casinos in droves, having fun with the best poker bonuses and online tournaments every day.

Evolution Gaming, one of the leading software providers that offer live online poker games, has made an exciting announcement in June 2020. Shocking the gambling community, the company made a move to acquire another popular online casino games provider – NetEnt.

Daniel Negreanu, a renowned poker pro, recently announced that he set his heart on winning a WSOP bracelet this year. The World Series of Poker is one of the most coveted poker tournaments in the world, and it usually takes place at a land-based venue. This year, however, chances are the competition will have to take place online. Therefore, the WSOP winner will also get the title of the best online poker player of 2020.

One of the most coveted hands in offline and online poker is the straight flush. And while most poker players wish to get a flush when playing poker, it doesn’t happen often enough.

Winter is often the best season for online gambling, as more people play poker online when it’s cold outside. And this year is no different! First-quarter reports are coming in from Europe, and they all say the same: online poker is more popular than ever.

In recent weeks, the web has been filled with rumours about a new poker scandal. Bill Perkins, the high stakes poker player from Texas, left mysterious hints about a cheating incident. However, he chose not to tell the public much. According to his tweets, it supposedly happened on a poker download app or online platform.

Poker is a universal game, enjoyed by people from all walks of life. That includes businessmen and women, blue-collar workers, actors, and even famous athletes.

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Get ready for our 'Wanderlust XL' tournament and compete against our previous live-event qualifiers!

The past couple of years have been tumultuous for the gambling world, as various scandals rattled the industry. They have affected the way players react to new tournaments, poker promotions, and even friendly games. But are those scandals all behind us? Or is there another storm brewing?

The first five months in 2020 have been rather lucrative for online casinos and gamblers alike. As the number of people who visited the best poker sites grew dramatically, so did the potential prize pools.

Since COVID-19 turned into a global issue, we’ve had to adjust to a new routine and way of life. And while we had to learn how to work from home and how to communicate via apps and social media, we also had to seek new sources of entertainment.

Once upon a time, people recognized Phil Galfond for his great achievements in the poker field. But nowadays, the poker savant is mostly associated with the online poker challenge he initiated.

In the past few months, our lives have taken an unexpected turn. And while some are struggling to adapt to all the drastic changes, a few unexpected perks managed to delight online poker players.

Up until a few months ago, there were two types of poker players: poker pros who played live, and those who ruled poker online venues. And most of the time, those two worlds didn’t mix. But now, poker players have to adjust to a new reality.

Time and time again, the online poker community proves that it has more to offer than a fun environment to play games at the best poker sites. In times of need, gambling venues, poker pros, and amateur players manage to come together and do some good.

What is the connection between poker promotions and the updates from the Galfond challenge? That’s right: both can help you increase your wins as you play poker online!

As quarantine and social distancing are still being enforced in most countries around the globe, online poker is more popular than ever. But while the masses are enjoying playing games and using available poker welcome bonuses, it appears that not everyone is happy with the situation.

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New developments in the case against alleged cheater Mike Postle had made it to the best poker sites, sending the entire poker community into a state of frenzy.

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Cyber-attacks halted the operations of gambling apps and poker online venues on two separate occasions in recent months. That is not the first time in history hackers have tried to obtain personal information through gambling venues, but the proximity of those attacks is worrisome.

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As the future of the gambling industry is in danger, poker pros rally together to help out those who are affected by the drastic - and potentially life-altering - changes.

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Unusual circumstances often lead to some unpredictable outcomes and responses, as was proven by a few poker pros in recent weeks. The COVID-19 virus has managed to send the world into a spin, and people have to adjust to new situations quicker than ever.

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From the moment the Coronavirus, also known as the COVID-19 virus, began to spread outside of China, it was clear the gambling industry will undergo some massive changes.

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Get ready for our 'Wanderlust $1,000 GTD' tournament and compete against our previous live-event qualifiers!

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The US is not the only country in the world that moves towards legalizing online gambling within its borders. Germany now joins other European countries that understand how beneficial poker online venues can be to the economy.

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In recent months, the online poker industry has seen a lot of changes, mainly thanks to the effects of the fast-spreading Coronavirus. Some of the best poker sites have seen more traffic than usual, while other gambling venues have experienced new and unpredictable transformations.

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It was recently reported that Imagine Dragons, one of the most popular pop-rock bands in the US, has a surprising connection to gambling and poker welcome bonuses.

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Have you ever heard about celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay? You probably have. Apart from owning multiple successful restaurants, he also appears in popular reality cooking shows like Hell’s Kitchens, Kitchen Nightmares, Master Chef, and more.

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Al Alvarez, acclaimed author of The Biggest Game in Town, has died of pneumonia the age of 90. The Biggest Game in Town, about the 1981 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, is considered by many to be the best book ever written about the game of poker.

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Robert Campbell of Melbourne, Australia, has been crowned the World Series of Poker Player of the Year for 2019. The Player of the Year award capped an extraordinary year for Campbell that included two World Series of Poker gold bracelets.

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The internet has been buzzing ever since new reports concerning the “Galfond Challenge” became public knowledge.

More poker pros accepted the invitation to compete against ex-pro poker player Phil Galfond, and poker enthusiasts can’t wait for the games to begin.

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The entire world has been preoccupied with the Coronavirus in recent weeks, as everyone wants to know how it is going to affect the world as we know it.

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Australia has been dealing with catastrophic bushfires for more than two months now, which led to some disastrous consequences, the dimensions of which are hard to grasp. Lives were lost, properties were damaged, and wildlife has suffered greatly.

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Andrew Yang, the democratic entrepreneur who went into politics, was the only presidential candidate that supported online gambling and saw the potential of poker welcome bonuses.

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One of the most important steps a player has to take to become the best online poker player includes understanding how to control bet sizes. When should you play it safe and place small bets? And when should you leave the impression that you are ready to go all-in?

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Earlier this year Phil Galfond, the founder of “Run It Once Poker”, challenged his fellow poker pros to a series of challenges for all the world to witness. Six online poker players accepted the challenge, agreeing to face off against Galfond, and the entire poker online community held their breath while waiting for the first event to start.

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The scandal surrounding Mike Postle, who was caught cheating by observant poker online enthusiasts, refuses to die down. According to news reports, Postle has been trying to delay his court appearance by any means possible.

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Online casinos are often described as fun, but not many people consider them as good for the community. However, new bills that propose to legalize poker promotions across the US show that online poker has a lot to contribute to society.

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Do you know what does the average poker pro make in major tournaments? Taking a look at some of the biggest wins at the best poker sites -like Intertops Poker - will give you an idea of how much you can win if you decide to take your love for the game to an entirely new level.

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The gambling industry is an ever-changing platform. Every year, new gambling venues pop up all over the internet, new games become available, and new poker promotions elevate the players’ spirits.

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The issue of legalizing poker online in the US has always been something the public discussed, but it rarely caught the attention of major public figures.

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Online poker is gaining in popularity all around the globe. Since various states across the US legalized online gambling, the number of gamblers who opted for playing poker online seemed to increase.

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The legal status of online gambling in India was brought into question yet again. In November, India's high court approached the government with a demand: decide on the legal status of online poker once and for all.

A gavel on the background of the US flag

The battle over the new interpretation of the Wire Act started almost a year ago, but the drama isn’t over, and the future of the best poker sites in the US remains unclear.

slot machines  with the UK flag in the background

A lot of gamblers and poker pros think online gambling is a fun and relaxing activity. However, not everyone holds the same opinion, as some people only look at the risky side of gambling.

An “approved” stamp near the Michigan state flag.

The legality of online poker across the US has been in discussion for a while, as various states began fighting the restrictions preventing gamblers from enjoying the game.

A photo of Bicknell holding a trophy.

The Global Poker Index, aka GPI, keeps track of all poker pros in the world and their ranking. Apart from the general list where men and women are judged equally, GPI also dedicated a separate list solely to women poker pros.

the word "cheating" with a no-entrance sign

When poker pros get involved in scandals for whatever reason, the entire poker community is affected by the incident. Last month, a well-known player was accused of cheating while playing the live-streamed poker games at the Stones Gambling Hall in California.

A man wearing a hoodie sitting in front of a laptop holding cards with handcuffs on

New reports are coming in regarding a Danish player who was prosecuted for cheating at online poker venues for six years, each incident is quite scandalous.

a robot playing poker

Facebook’s Pluribus might be the first AI to beat pro poker players at their own game, but it is not the first bot to ever challenge players who play poker online.

robotic hand holding cards

Merely a few months ago, Facebook revealed they developed an AI called Pluribus, which can outsmart even pro poker players. At first, the AI was met with a shocked and subdued response, as people were impressed with the progressive tech, but the implications of such a change remained unclear.

Two millennials looking at their tablet together

Millennials, AKA generation Y, are becoming the more dominant generation all around the globe. Generally speaking, people born anywhere from the mid-‘90s to early 2000s are considered as part of this generation.

A graph showing a rise in revenue

Pennsylvania has been planning to legalize poker online for a long while, and finally, the dream came true in November of this year.

a small pile and a big pile of poker chips

In the spirit of transparency, the Division of Gaming Enforcement in New Jersey releases monthly revenue reports. The latest report, summarizing October’s revenues, shows some interesting changes in gambling trends.

a devastated player seated at a poker table

Reports regarding a man who committed suicide after losing at the best poker sites should remind you of one important lesson: never gamble if you can’t afford to lose!

a fork in the road

The question regarding what motivates a person to play poker online often occupies the minds of players and non-players alike.

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A no-entry sign with a poker table in the background

For months and months, we’ve been waiting for online gambling to reach the state of Pennsylvania. Finally, on June 15th, the dream became a reality.

a poker table with dollar signs floating above

Every year, countries release quarterly reports depicting trends and changes in the gambling industry. Those reports give us an insight into what kind of changes you can expect to see in your casino of choice.

Wall Street type ticker going across a phone screen

All poker players go through a natural process the more they play, evolving with each game. It takes a long while for players to learn the game’s rules and develop enough confidence in their skills before they start winning.

Intertops Poker on a screen

It is no secret that women used to, and they still do, earn less money than their male counterparts – no matter what field of work comes to mind. From actors to businesswomen, most women had to deal with gender discrimination in their work environment.

map of the Philippines

The gambling industry in the Philippines was always a prominent source of income for the locals, but things might change for the worse in the future.

"safety" written on a key on a laptop keyboard

One of the key elements of a successful gambling session is a sense of security.

a collage of top poker pros Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Selbst, and Mark Fleddermann

When you watch a poker game unfold, especially when it comes down to the cream of the crop, there is no denying the fact that those talented people leave their hearts on the table, alongside their cards.

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When you talk about playing poker, people often believe that you can either play at a land-based casino or play poker online. However, poker appears in different shapes and forms, one of which is the poker run.

Intertops Poker logo

There are a lot of pros to playing poker online as opposed to visiting a land-based casino: it is more accessible, it is available to you 24/7, and it comes with a selection of poker promotions you can’t ignore.

poker on a mobile phone

Poker is one of those casino games that require lots of practice for you to master it and become a pro. On top of finding the right gambling venue that has the best poker tables and practising for hours on end, you need to learn a bit more about the game itself.

currency symbols floating around

There are two reasons why people opt for playing online casino games rather than visiting a land-based casino: the accessibility, and the accompanying bonuses that can boost every win.

Poker EM Velden - Day 2

Day 2 of the Poker EM Main Event at Casino Velden

a human brain

In our day and age, the most popular pastime activities include a screen of some sort. While some enjoy the movies or watching TV, others prefer to use their smartphones or computers to access the best poker sites out there.

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robot playing cards

Artificial Intelligence (also known as AI) has been a part of our culture in decades, but for the most part, it was a fantasy. A theme for a great movie, or a distant dream that we only heard about in passing.

logo of WSOP

Millions of people all around the world enjoy playing poker. Some play poker online, while others stick to classic, real-life tournaments.

Donald Trump playing poker

American President Donald Trump recently gave an exclusive interview to reporters from Time Magazine.  The cover of that issue, with President Trump in the Oval Office, went viral on the internet.  It read, “My Entire Life is a Bet”.  That heading and the enormous response it got from supporters and detractors both, prompted us to ask what we as online poker players could learn from Mr. Trump.

poker dictionary

It may be that poker has contributed more words to the English language than any other sport or pastime.  In this third part of our series of terms that English has adapted from poker and other gambling games, we will focus on terms that imply risk-taking.

online poker player smiling

We usually think of tells as little nose scratches, lip curls, sitting upright suddenly or slouching just as suddenly.  These and many others are in-person tells.  Online poker has its own set of tells, too.

a math book with a "do not enter" stamp on it

The modern game of poker is strongly mathematical.  It is truly important to learn how to use poker math to win more money.  But there are many other elements that go into poker excellence.

Poker player

Poker has become the game of the century.  A poker player can be out of shape, too old to play physical sports, or simply not inclined to sports as such.  Poker is an amazingly challenging game that has gained exponentially more players in the 21st century than it ever had before.

Dictionary open to poker terms

The language of poker is so rich that we use many poker or other gambling terms in everyday speech.  At Intertops Poker, we are as interested in the language of poker as we are in the minutiae of how to play poker.  This is the second article that explains how different poker terms have entered the English language.

a clock showing 9 to 5

In most countries, little boys, and increasingly many little girls, dream about becoming star athletes.  American kids fantasize about hitting a home run in the World Series or leading their team to a Super Bowl win.  For the massively overwhelming majority, it’s best to work towards getting and holding a good “day job”.

online poker player

Every experienced poker player starts out as an amateur playing poker with people they don’t know.  If this describes your poker experience, then this article should help you improve your game.

player winning a poker tournament

A new study called Hedge Fund Hold’em by Yan Lu, Sandra Mortal, and Sagata Ray was reported on in Bloomberg.  The study came to the conclusion that playing poker helped hedge fund managers succeed.  The study explored both online poker and land based poker.

group of friends playing poker

The mathematics of poker have to do with such formerly arcane ideas as expected value.  However, there are some old-fashioned ideas about poker that many players these days either ignore altogether or give less importance than they give to mathematical minutiae.

Chris Moneymaker

Bluffing is a major part of poker.  Everyone has to bluff at some time and to figure out that an opponent is bluffing sometimes.  But some bluffs are legendary.  Chris Moneymaker started a poker boom with a single bluff that has gone down in history as the Bluff of the Century.

Donald Trump with an Ace up his sleeve

Donald Trump never held an elective office until he was elected President of the United States.  In many ways, he has shown characteristics like those of the best poker players.  It could be that Donald Trump is a “poker great” turned politician.  He is certainly unlike any American politician in living memory.

Desk piled high with poker books

There is an internal contradiction in modern-day poker that points to both the difficulty of becoming great and the myriad opportunities to learn from your and other players’ mistakes.  The contradiction is that there are so many poker players that a vast number are amateurs while so many players means that even among the amateurs many of them will be top-notch players!

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the view of a WSOP poker room

The fiftieth annual World Series of Poker opened on 28 May in Las Vegas.  Every year more and more online poker players qualify for or enter the WSOP.  Their presence is a far cry from 2003 when Chris Moneymaker became the first WSOP finals winner after qualifying at an online poker tournament.

poker player with a calculator

Many poker players, especially new ones, flinch at the mere juxtaposition of the words poker and math.  The problem is that these players use hunches when they should consider the “odds”.  So, we decided to try to simplify poker math for you.

poker player with question marks over his chips

Poker is a game in which we have to make reasoned decisions without complete information.  Many of the decisions we make in our everyday lives also involve insufficient information but we have to make these decisions anyway.  What can we learn from poker and what can poker players learn from decision-making in general?

poker players sleeping on the table

If there is one thing that all poker players have to face at some time or another, it is the “ready availability” of tilt.  This means that poker can drive you crazy quite easily if you let it, so don’t you let it!  Poker can drive you mad whether you play poker online or on land.

confused poker player

Poker is only about 150 years old but in that short time, it has developed a language of its own!   Poker online and poker on land have their own jargon.  There are also many terms that overlap online poker and land-based poker.  In this article, we’ll go over some useful poker terms that confuse many new players.

poker player "fuming"

There are innumerable sites and books that try to teach us how to avoid tilt and how to get out of tilt when it occurs. There are a lot fewer articles about how to take advantage of a player on tilt.   Clearly, it is very good to avoid tilt as much as possible but it is also fair to use an opponent’s tilt to your advantage.

poker player calculating on an old-fashioned adding machine

Poker is a game of feelings and intuition.  Especially when we play online poker, where we can’t see our opponents, we have to observe them in different ways.  These ways are mostly feelings and intuition.  Even in land-based casino poker, when we feel that an opponent has shown us a tell, we feel that way through intuition. 

poker player who looks like he's confused

Online poker is growing by leaps and bounds because it affords players the chance to play several games against many different types of opponents from all over the world.  At any given moment there are thousands of players at online poker rooms such as Intertops Poker.  You could never have a pool of players that large at a land-based poker room.

Human poker pro versus Libratus

A computer program with a massive data base and the ability to improve itself in real time went head-to-head against four poker pros and won. This happened over one year ago. Now the news is that Libratus has joined the United States military. Is this good news?

Poker table with players

Every great poker player has a characteristic that sets him apart.  Let’s look at some of these traits of world-famous poker players.  We know these players from YouTube clips but online poker players can learn a great deal from them and improve their game.

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politicians (men in suits) playing poker

We talk often about the complexity of poker.  It is extremely educational to compare some of the skills great poker players have and similar skills great politicians or political negotiators have.  It is also a fascinating side of modern poker that some skills that are needed at a live poker table are very different when you play poker online.

Poker player sweating a decision

Poker players have to learn how to deal with the emotional highs and lows of the game.  Online poker clips don’t often show players dealing with their emotions.  Thus how we handle our emotions is one of the hidden aspects of poker.

Texas Hold’em players

Texas Hold’em is by now the most popular and famous variation of poker.  It is interesting that the game is only about 100 years old.  In those 100 years, Hold’em has gone from the poker variation of choice of hardened Texans to a worldwide online poker phenomenon.

Stu Unger

The rise and downfall of Stu Ungur, who many people still consider to have been the best poker player of all time, has resurfaced as some online poker documentaries feature his story.

An English dictionary with the word Poker hand-written added to the title

Poker has a vast jargon of its own and some of these terms enter mainstream English every year.  Words like bluff and poker face, add a lot of color to everyday English.  Poker onlinedeveloped language of its own simply because no one has a poker face online!

a confused poker player

Game theory was developed by John Nash in 1950 as distinct branch of mathematics.  We know that poker also has a strong mathematical element to it so we wondered if we could understand poker better by applying game theory to it.

Online poker player concentrating deeply

Most poker players think that looking for and reading tells are only for live poker games.  This article will demonstrate the value of “looking for and reading” tells in online poker games.

a poker player looking in a mirror and the reflection is a businessperson

The world is fiercely competitive.  Poker players feel the competition all the time.  The same is true for people in business.  Many books and articles have been written recently about what makes a person successful either in business or in poker.

Poker players of different ethnicities

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.


Main Event Day 2 was a tough one for Team Intertops but one player is still in the game.


Team Intertops on the way to Day 2!

Poker player smiling as opponent takes the pot

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.

Poker player at a poker table wearing a cowboy hat

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.

Poker players around a table on television

The poker revolution started with two parallel phenomena: the tremendous win by the amateur Chris Moneymaker in the World Series of Poker in 2003 and the explosion in popularity of televised poker.  The importance of televised poker tournaments cannot be underestimated.

a person handing a BIG bag of money with a dollar sign on it to another person

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. 

Land based casino mogul gloating

Before we begin our report about a recent decision from the US Department of Justice, let us assure everyone that Intertops is open and we expect to remain open for many years to come.

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Good Health is Vital for a Happy Life and a Fine Tournament

It’s easy to see the need for physical training and excellent health when one participates in the more physical sports. 

Overhead view of players at a poker table with the US flag printed on the table

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.

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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.

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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.

Nuns caught with hands in church "cookie jar"

Stunning Saga of Nuns Gone Wild

Two nuns in Los Angeles stole about $500,000 from their church school to pay for gambling trips to Las Vegas.  The story has aspects in the area of responsible gaming.  By its nature, poker lends itself to responsible gaming more than other casino games.

More and more people are playing online poker.

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.

Man drinking while playing poker

We all like to drink a little. We love parties with alcohol. We also know not to drive after we've had some drinks. We need to realize that the same good advice applies as well to playing poker: if you drink, don't play.

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Meet Six Poker Players to Watch For

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.

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You will fall in love with the newest addition to our Betsoft slot games. 

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This new slot game from Betsoft is set in a mythical world of the Tiger’s Claw.

Sugar Pop 2 Review

It’s finally here, the updated version to our popular Sugar Pop slot by Betsoft. If you thought the original Sugar Pop was great, you are in for a treat.

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Legends of the Nile

The newest game from Betsoft boasts a Jackpot and a meter known as the trails of the Gods - Isis, Ra and Anubis.

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We are running into November with a new slot release from Betsoft games, Stampede, which will be added to our video slot selection in our Intertops Poker Casino soon. 

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Celebrate Veterans Day with a special satellite tournament!

Halloween Bounce

Trick or Treat? Celebrate the scariest night of the year with us!


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“It’s Not about the Money”

“You have to have ZERO respect for a dollar when you play tournament poker!”

Poker Blog Award

The Intertops Poker blog has been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Poker Blogs on the web.

Updates, Recaps and New Challenges

Wow, it’s really easy to slack on updating this blog!

Intertops at WSOP Milli Maker!

I can’t believe how fast the time has gone by! Last year was my first World Series of Poker and it seems like just yesterday!

Repost: Staying Balanced at WSOP

Well our latest Intertops trip to Vegas has wrapped up and I’m settled back in Texas. Another awesome experience in the books.

How to grow your brain

Ever since I took the leap into playing poker full time and coming on to work with Intertops Poker, I’ve still tried to stay true to my fitness roots.

Interview with Tim O'Keefe

Check out the interview between Rikard Aberg and our sponsored pro player Tim O’Keefe.

More EPC Velden!

This week starts the last round of satellites in Intertops poker for EPC Velden!

Reliving the WSOP and Intertops Satellites!

It’s already May 2017! Where does the time go!? Seems like last years WSOP just happened!

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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.

Intertops EPC Velden!

Get ready for another trip to Austria! Along with the “Milli Maker” WSOP satellites we are running, Intertops is also getting geared up for the aftermath of the World Series!

Shreveport and Fitness Fails!

Well the fitness challenge is off to a rocky start, but at least we’ve got some good poker to talk about!

Intertops to Partner with Betsoft Gaming

Intertops has signed a partnership deal with Betsoft Gaming, originators of the wildly popular Slots3™ product.

Fitness Challenge!

Reading back through some of these old blog posts has reminded me of how big a slacker I am!


As you already know from the last blog post, it wasn’t my year again at Seefeld this past February.

Seefeld’s Winter Poker Open!

Another great trip with Intertops has come and gone! The Winter Poker Championships (CAPT) in Seefeld, Austria!!

kickoff event, 200k GTD, of the WSOPc Choctaw

So like all poker player, I’ve been stuck re-living all the hands from the last time I played, both good and bad…ok mostly the bad.

Choctaw WSOP Circuit!

We kicked off the New year with a bang! Well poker wise anyway lol!

New year, new plan!

2017 is here! It’s time to reflect on the past year and plan ahead for the future.

The Online Poker Pregame Part 2

I thought with the new year coming tomorrow, this would be a good time to get this second part of the article finally out.

Poker in Paradise pt. 2

Writing the recap for this event is almost torture, as I look at all the pictures and think of the action, I wish we were still there!

PokerAkademia Open presented by Intertops

Nine players started the final day of the €330 buy-in PokerAkademia Open presented by Intertops Poker on November 14.

PPC Aruba 2016 Tim Watts with Joane and Ahhley

Our man 'TheTrooper97' summed up the Aruba action in a nice little video.

PPC Aruba 2016

This is the last day in Aruba and today is also the final table of the PPC Aruba main event and one of the Intertops qualifiers is still in!

PPC Aruba 2016

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!

PPC Aruba 2016

The main event of the tournament started today and even though it was a long day, it was a fun one!

PPC Aruba 2016

TheTrooper97 is in Aruba to report about the Intertops players who won a seat for the main event of the PPC 2016 in cooperation with PokerTube.Com.


The Tournament You Must Play This Winter

The Online Poker Pregame Part 1

Ahhh some nice relaxing time at home! I can finally kicked back and enjoy being at home, right!?

Winstar River Series!

We have made it full circle! Back to the Winstar River series and back to where it all began!

How fitness will boost your mental game


One of the basic reasons for making my blog,, was that the life of the traveling poker player makes staying healthy and fit very difficult!

Foxwoods poker tournament

OK so  it’s always good to have a plan, but as usual for me, plans never go the way they’re supposed to.

Tim O'Keefe

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Lessons Learned from the WSOP!