Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Poker is not Dead

For all those people that continue to believe that poker is dying, or atleast in its dying stages are completely off. There was the great news reporter from the New York Post, Ryan Berger, and he came out and said because poker has hit the main stream (ie. the Pepsi Ad) it is now doomed. That is another great observation coming from the writers at the Post and it couldn't be further from the truth. Anyways, poker is not dying and if you look at last years online poker stats you will see that it is not dying. Here is an excerpt from Wil Wheaton's blog on the stats in the last year.

"Poker had its biggest year ever in 2005 reaching total Buy-ins of over $376 Million. Poker continued on its record setting pace to start 2006, with back to back record months. February buy-in dollars reached $25.8 Million, the best February ever recorded. This record comes on the heels of the fifth biggest month all-time in poker as January 2006 buy-ins grew 36% over January 2005 with buy-ins of over $38 Million."

So, Ryan Berger the next time you come up with some assinine article, maybe you should, just maybe, check the stats first. Stats don't lie, and these stats show that poker is continuing to skyrocket.

For those that frequent the discussion boards at you should be glad to hear that the poker podcast is pretty much ready to go. They are going to be having segments on online poker, with special guests appearing on the podcast. The guests will mainly be online poker sensations and you will be able to pick their brain and listen to what they have to say. If you want to improve your online poker game, you should definitely check it out.

I was checking out Neverwin's Poker forums and I came across this cool post for those players looking to make real money playing online poker.

Do you want to make a living playing online poker?

Online poker is continuing to rise and that's a good thing for all those involved as that only helps with the increase in tournaments, prize money, and notoriety for all the player's looking to make their mark.

Don't forget to use the bonus code 20BR the next time you fire up a PokerParty at Party Poker.

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