On his blog Somerville is unapologetic in his desire to raise awareness of the issue, explaining how regulation makes it safer for online poker players and the benefits a regulated industry would have on the economy.
Following a round table discussion with PokerStars on the topic last month at the WSOP, John Pappas from the Poker Players Alliance talks about how you can get involved so your lawmakers can make positive change.
Ended the sesh at $119! Finally up money heading into day 4. Streaming slightly earlier tomorrow, 5 PM PST #GrindNation— gN Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) August 10, 2016
Polk offered a competition via his Facebook page — guess the amount he will win in week 1 and win that amount. While the deadline to enter for week 1 has passed, sign up to his social media feeds to see if he will be offering a new contest for future weeks.
Since getting vocal about Durrrr Challenge on Joey Ingram’s Poker Life Podcast, Doug Polk took to his own platform Polker News to talk about why he thinks the Durrrr Challenge is the biggest scam in poker history.
What do you think? Do you think Dwan is a scammer? Do you think the Durrrr Challenge will ever be completed?
Catch the latest Polker News episode here:
And tune into the Poker Life Podcast below at the 45min mark to see Polk get animated as he talks on the subject.
This story still has the poker community talking. Real life poker couple Kristen Bicknell (who is signed by partypoker) and Alex Foxen made the final table of a tournament at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Their alleged soft-play and collusion has the poker community riled up with the likes of Doug Polk and Justin Bonomo still talking about it long after play finished up.
Here you can read some hot takes as to what really happened, and if it can be defined as collusion.
Doug Polk sums up what has happened over on YouTube.
Justin Bonomo has much to say on the matter—definitely read his post right to the end. “I do not think they intended to cheat or collude. I do however think some ethical lines were crossed in very egregious ways.”
New information (30% swap), a new hand to look at (KQ vs 22) and my personal thoughts on the Kristen Bicknell + Ale… https://t.co/yLyirBQTOC— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) July 01, 2018
Mike Watson’s thoughts which are spoken about in Bonomo’s post are here —with Watson suggesting a 6 month ban for the couple.
Unibet have worked with creative agency FCB Inferno to release a custom deck of cards to accompany the launch of a new poker format where the Queen outranks the King.The project is intended to help draw attention to gender equality and unconscious gender bias in poker.
In this great interview with CardPlayer Lifestyle, Robbie Strazynski goes one-on-one with Phil Hellmuth ahead of the launch of his new autobiography “The Poker Brat”—which Hellmuth hopes will become a New York Times Bestseller—to really find out the man behind the famous name.
Thanks to pokernyhederne and some cryptic tweets from Doyle Brunson it was revealed that the two men who lost their shit in the Bellagio’s high stakes Bobby’s Room were none other than Gus Hansen and David Oppenhiem.
We are bit late to the party on this, but back in late November Fedor Holz challenged his twitter followers to read or listen to 40 new books before the end of the year. All in the name of bettering yourself. I think.
Branching out into the world of YouTube beyond his usual poker shows, Polk is now reaching for heights of internet stardom by trying to recreate the success of renowned YouTubers such as PewDiePie, Markiplier, and jacksepticeye.
The Atlantic Ballroom at the Resorts Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey is the scene of the all new StarsFun Skills Zone. Those attending the new PokerStars Festival event in New Jersey can not only blow off steam while taking a break from the poker tables, but they can take the opportunity to even get in a little extra action.