Monthly Archive:: October 2018

Profitability of online poker rooms from a managerial perspective. It’s universally understood that casinos make a profit by enforcing a house edge on every game. The money players lose is the money casinos win. Poker doesn’t work the same way. Players do not compete against the “house”, as they in casino gambling; almost every...
A glimpse at one of Canada’s best online poker players, Casey Jarzabeck. Online or on the felt, Casey “Bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabeck is not one to be reckoned with. Hailing from Saint Catherines, Ontario, he’s one of Canada’s fiercest online poker tournament grinders. He’s racked up some decent winnings in live events, as well, but his...
The trials, tribulations and triumphs of managing family life with a full-time poker career. Ask anyone who’s ever managed a full time job and a family – with children – and they’ll tell you it’s not easy. If you’re reading this, you probably have first-hand knowledge of the difficulties. Or, maybe you’re a family...
Bad beat poker jackpots make the sickest losses the sweetest. Every seasoned poker player knows the heartbreak of a sick bad beat. Skill and probabilities dominate the game, but every once in a while, someone gets lucky. It’s usually some nimrod who doesn’t take the blatant hint that their bound to lose; making an...
The worst bad beat in poker history… Ask any hardened player, and they’ll agree—bad beats are the absolute worst thing in poker. They can be very expensive, taking a toll on your bankroll, as well as your emotional stability. Just when you thought you had the best possible can’t-lose hand, the most unlikely of...
Partners WPT and PartyPoker LIVE reveal new European and Canadian poker events schedule for 2019. Last month, we talked about the newly formed partnership between World Poker Tour (WPT) and PartyPoker LIVE. Their collaboration promised to bring more live poker tournaments to Canada and Europe. Turns out, only two of them are actually new,...
MPN’s Fish Party SNG pays record €317k progressive jackpot. Sit’n Go (SNG) jackpot tournaments have been popular for several years now. Most online poker rooms offer them in some form or fashion. They are a great way to turn a small bankroll into a huge payout in just a few minutes flat—with enough luck,...
A virtual tour of Canada’s best live poker rooms. Live poker rooms come in all shapes and sizes across Canada. Some of the biggest casinos are home to the smallest poker rooms, while the reverse is true of the biggest poker rooms; having no casino gaming floor to speak of. Today, I’ll guide you...
French-Canadian Guillaume Nolet dominating live poker in 2018. Does the name Guillaume Nolet ring a bell? If you play poker in Canada, it should. He’s been playing live and online poker for at least five years, but his presence on the live felt has become palpable in 2018, scooping six cashes for over US...
Heading south for the winter? Check out the current landscape surrounding US online poker laws. I’m not a big traveler myself. I have no fear of planes, nor do I detest road trips. I’m just more of a home body. But I know some of my fellow Canadians do like to travel south to...