# News & Speculation

Dan Michalski, June 29, 2023

It occurred to me I couldn’t just leave “Doyle Brunson Dies” as the final post on this blog. That would be like ending Star Wars after The Force Awakens. But it’s a new era for poker, indeed. Records already are falling, and we’re almost certain the Main Event will finally break the 2006 record for […]


Dan Michalski, May 15, 2023

For years, “Doyle Brunson Dies” has been the default placeholder headline in poker media discussions about how you would handle a super-big story that every news outlet is gonna have, and every player is gonna care about. By now y’all have presumably heard, Doyle Brunson, the Godfather of Poker, Texas Dolly, Ten-Deuce, died Sunday in […]

Pokerati Promo, August 8, 2022

Poker is unquestionably one of the most popular casino games in the world. Much of its appeal has to do with the fact that poker is a game of strategy and luck. Most other casino games merely rely on a whole lot of probability and luck on the part of the player. But since poker […]

Pokerati Promo, July 13, 2020

Canada’s extravagant poker scene is pretty fantastic. It does not matter if you are new to poker and want to go for smaller stakes, or you are a Vegas poker champ with hard-core experience and a hunger for poker money. You will get some incredible games that have poker rooms in Canada real money online […]

Pokerati Promo, May 18, 2020

We have known the meaning of odds, betting and what sports betting in particular means. To reiterate betting is taking chances to see if our prediction has become successful. This website and many others on the internet have been successful in helping their users earn a lot of money. Today, we will also look at […]

Pokerati Promo, May 7, 2020

Poker is not a complicated game. In a matter of minutes, you can learn the basic rules and understand which hands are the best. That’s the easy part. It is the mastery of your style of play (and turning poker into a source of income) that can take a lifetime. New players need to know […]

Pokerati Promo, September 26, 2019

If you want to start investing in an online casino, then you will certainly have a lot to think about. After all, you need to consider the betting terms and you also need to think about how much money you are going to invest too. If you don’t take all of this into account, then […]

Pokerati Promo, December 28, 2017

It’s 2018 and poker is changing. Well actually, depending on when you’re reading this, it still could be 2017, but 2018 is essentially here, and a flip of calendar brings with it something old and something new. Here’s a quick rundown of what we expect to see more of in poker in 2018, as a […]

Pokerati Promo, April 5, 2017

Many players are debating over this. What is better, reading articles, watching videos or getting poker coaching? All of the above have pros and cons and to get the most out of any option, you need to know what you want to achieve. Poker coaching – is the most expensive option, but likely will help […]

Dan Michalski, October 2, 2016

Getting my gaming commentary game back on, with an appearance as a talking head-and-torso for a special Global Gaming Expo episode of APCW Perspectives, featuring venerable online gambling gadfly J. Todd at the mic. My part begins at about 5:50, after J. and Becky Liggero talk about the American Gaming Association’s new push for nationwide […]

Pokerati Promo, June 17, 2016

No matter what people say in this politically correct world, there are a ton of differences between how men and women behave and a good deal of these differences can be seen when people are playing competitive games whether that’s an online game or playing at a bricks and mortar venue. Online sites provide us […]

J. Todd, May 24, 2016

If you thought RAWA was dead, think again! Sheldon Adelson has some politicians in his pocket more than happy to sell their integrity to do his bidding. Also, mergers in the U.K. could spell more trouble for William Hill. Links to the stories from the show are listed below: RAWA Still Raging: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blo… New Jersey […]

Gaming Counsel, June 18, 2015

Lately, when many Canadians think of the Senate — our unelected upper house of Parliament — they think of the Senate expense scandal (or possibly other scandals) which may be an issue in the general election this fall. That’s unfortunate, as today the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce released its report on Digital Currency. […]

Dan Michalski, January 23, 2015

Can you spot the liar? The New York Times asked that question — recognizing right out the gate this is supposed to be a poker skill — and presented an interactive exercise featuring video clips of people answering seemingly innocuous questions, to see, essentially, if you can spot a simple bluff. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/03/21/science/can-you-spot-the-liar.html (Apparently the body-language-reading […]

Dan Michalski, November 25, 2014

So poker people are buzzing again about the promise of California for online poker. It’s true what RJ gaming reporter Howard Stutz says, that this market represents something of a holy grail for the liquidity dependent. But that’s also the reason I’ll stick by my assertions that California needs about half a country to go […]