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USA vs. Online Poker

Has the sun set on online poker in the US?  The United States is still the largest and most prosperous online consumer base despite the rising fortunes of emerging markets. Yet, online poker – considered gambling and sub...


Poker News! Zynga’s PokerBuddy, Full Tilt in France, & More

It’s been a while since I’ve done a News post at SmokePoker.com.  So I thought I’d catch up with a few tidbits that have come my way that affect your online poker play world. Here’s what’s new! ZY...



WSOP Update: From The Euro Partners Team

I got this in my inbox.  I thought I would share with you all.  Titan Poker is looking good after their facelift.  I like to see amateurs from the online poker playing world doing well in the WSOP and this is no exception...



The Unlawful Internet Gambling Act (still sucks!)

Years after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act was first introduced to the public, there is still a general pervading sense of hope within the poker community in the United States. Despite the events that have been happening wh...


Poker Pros Speak Out About The Gambling Ban

Soon after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act was signed, professional poker players from the US and Canada started to make their feelings known. Their reactions ranged from disbelief, to defiant, to downright angry. Personally...



Ricky Jay Plays Poker – a Poker DVD!

Have you ever thought about what kind of music you like listening to when playing poker? For that matter, have you ever associated poker with music? To be honest, I’ve never thought about this before until I came across an al...


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Women and Poker – Some Interesting Stats

We have to admit it, poker is generally seen as a man’s game. Yet as other things change in our society, so does this general perception. I came across this really interesting article which talked about a study that was done ...


Poker Bots (and how to get your’s FREE!)

(NOTE:  The “Free Poker Bot” is no longer available.  However, we recommend using the Online Poker Bot v. 4.  We’ve negotiated a deal exclusive to SmokePoker members who are looking for a superior and relia...



Watch Poker Live 24/7 At RawVegas.tv

As time goes by, just when we thought we have seen and heard of everything, technology and its applications never cease to amaze us. I bet that when the TV was introduced ages ago, people’s eyes just popped out of their head....


Casinos Help Out Gambling Addicts

That last word is not usually mentioned in gambling circles, to be honest. It is one of those tags that society in general uses to label some people and to be frank, sometimes it is overused, giving card games such as poker a b...



Duplicate Poker – Hope For Poker Enthusiasts?

It seems that though the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 has been in place for some time now, the hoopla surrounding it has not died down yet. This is not surprising as poker remains one of the most popular o...