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.
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.
It was during day 2 of the history-in-making $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship when a Vietnamese lady by the name of Thi Xua Nguyen stunned everybody by making this incredible laydown versus Athanasios Polychronopoulos, a Greek-American professional poker player with two WSOP bracelets.
Short Deck Hold’em, AKA 6+ Hold’em, is one of the hottest poker variants being played today, and courtesy of these highlights from the HKD 500k ($64k USD) buy-in Short Deck Event at the Triton Poker SHR Jeju 2018 series, you can learn from one of poker’s all-time masters, Phil Ivey.
OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.
Unibet has announced that the Poker Princess, Molly Bloom, who’s “Hollywood high stakes poker game was the subject of the Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed film Molly’s Game“ will be their special guest!
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.
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.