Online Poker Archive

Canada’s Favorite Casino: Where we love to play online and on land. There is no “casino strip” of the Great White North. We do not have a single location where gambling halls line the city’s main thoroughfare. Gaming destinations spot the nation’s map sporadically. The largest, most glamorous properties appear in major cities, of...
How to play 6 Card PLO, the newest online poker game at PokerStars. It’s not often a new poker variant comes along. Well, that’s not exactly true. New poker games are being conceived all the time, but it is rare that one makes it any further than the cutting room floor. The executives over...
PokerStars founder voluntarily faces 9-year-old money laundering and illegal online gambling charges in US. It seems so long ago now – the day forever embossed into the hearts of the online poker community as ‘Black Friday’. April 15, 2011. That was the day the US government cracked down on the world’s largest internet gambling...
Blackjack on TV: A fading footnote in the history of gambling entertainment. For a very brief period of time, buried somewhere deep in the historical footnotes of the mid 2000s, blackjack games were televised events. If this statement surprises you, don’t feel bad. You’re in the majority. If you blinked, you probably missed it....
It only took 6 weeks for PokerStars to review the earnings from their Unfold Poker tables and determine it was a “flop”. After less than two months on the PokerStars menu, it died a quick and unceremonious death....
Fixed Limit Holdem (FLHE) isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Then again, that’s why it comes so highly recommended for beginners. Unlike No Limit Holdem (NLHE) games, you can’t lose your entire stack on one bad decision – a mistake newcomers to the felt make far too often....
According to the Wall Street Journal (and every other major news source from here to Timbuktu), Flutter is merging with Canada-based The Stars Group (TSG). As many of you know, TSG is the proud parent of online poker juggernaut PokerStars. A marriage between these two will irrefutably chisel the theme of the industry's...
On Monday, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), gaming regulator for the Netherlands, published a document revealing the action taken against Canada-based TSG earlier this month on September 3, 2019. That document revealed that KSA had launched an investigation into the internet poker operator in July of 2018. What it found was that Pokerstars.eu had intentionally and...
The online gambling industry is looking towards the foreseeable future in the most lucrative regional markets. Thanks to player-friendly laws from our federal government, Canada is right up there with the best of them. Being among the world's most competitive markets, Canadian players should have a lot to look forward to in the coming...
On the morning of September 20, 2019, Microgaming issued a press release announcing its long-time online poker network will cease operations as of next year. The Isle of Man firm says the decision comes following an “extensive internal review” of all the iGaming verticals in its wide-reaching portfolio....