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Mistakes Internet Players Make In Live Games – Part I

Just after Black Friday I had a chat with a friend of mine who plays live no-limit in Las Vegas casinos. “You know this is going to kill our games,” he said. “The internet kids are all going to be taking every other seat, and no one’s going to beat the rake.” It took half […]

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Full Tilt Poker Will Now Pay For Your Stoxpoker And Cardrunners Memberships

Ok, this new deal is pretty sick. I’m a coach for Stoxpoker, a poker video training site. Video training is one of the absolute best ways to improve your poker play. Now you can get your Stoxpoker membership, as well as a membership at partner site Cardrunners, paid for by Full Tilt Poker just by […]

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How To Rig An Online Game And Not Get Caught

My recent post Manipulating The Deck In Online Poker seemed to “stir up the pot” a bit as Bill Rini put it. I thought a lot of the feedback was interesting, and I responded to some of it in the comments section of the original post. But I thought Bill’s feedback needed a new post […]

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Manipulating The Deck In Online Poker

I don’t know who the first person was who claimed online poker was rigged, but I’m pretty sure they’re older than the Baby Jesus. Unfortunately, the ubiquitous wolf-criers and Chicken Littles have turned any claim that online poker is “rigged” into a bad joke in the eyes of many people. While the vast majority of […]

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Ed’s Spring Poker Thoughts

Here are some quick thoughts for this warm Spring morning. There’s a lot of money to be made on the river in the $1-$2 6-max no-limit games on Full Tilt. A lot of the regulars miss value bets a lot, and they fold too many hands to overbet shoves even if you aren’t really representing […]

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Neteller Claims US Funds Soon To Be Released

For those US customers (still) waiting to withdraw their money from Neteller, the company claims they are coming up with a deal to release the funds. [Emphasis added.] NETELLER is continuing to cooperate with the investigation being conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (“USAO”), under the advice […]

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6 Must-Have and Mostly Free Poker Tools You May Not Know About

There’s some excellent software out there to help you with your poker game. Probably the most popular tool is PokerTracker, a full-featured database for your online poker hands. You probably already knew about PokerTracker. (If you didn’t, visit that link now!) Here are 5 must-have and mostly free poker tools you may not already know […]

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Neteller, the DOJ, the IRS, and You

I’ve been something of a broken record in the past about the fact(s) that: Gambling income is taxable in the US Lots of people aren’t declaring poker income on their returns The transactions are all logged, so there’s no plausible deniability if they look into your stuff They will start looking into online gambling transactions, […]

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Neteller Rolls Over

I can’t say I’m very surprised to hear it, but today it became official. Neteller is rolling over to save itself from the headache and expense of a fight with the DOJ. Neteller issued a press release today. The lowlights are the following: The discussions between [Neteller's] legal advisers and the USAO are ongoing. [Neteller] […]

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Damn the UIGEA – Poker Was, Is, and Always Will Be

Matt Maroon thinks we should all calm down a bit. I agree. Honestly, I think people are blowing a lot of the recent happenings enormously out of proportion. A few years ago, poker got really, really lucky, and a crazy idea called the World Poker Tour captured people’s imaginations and became the “new big thing.” […]

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