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Looking Forward: How 2014 Impacts the State of Poker in 2015

It’s been a full and action-packed year for online poker in 2014, and some headlines are more than something we leave behind as 2015 fast approaches. The coming year will have plenty in store for poker players, associations and legislation in 2015, and now we mull over what this will mean for all stakeholders pretty soon.

Poker in 2015

Online Gaming (and Gambling) Takes a Shot

Online games are not made alike, and poker to be exact will have a very different status in the coming year compared to other types of play. In the United States, so many issues surrounding online poker are scattered all over the country – with statuses currently unresolved. Take for example the many states that have already made gambling legal – but only for brick and mortar establishments. That’s all good and everything, but for online fanatics only New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have pending online permits. The delays that come with their application stem from the varying opinions lawmakers have about online gaming and gambling; add in the financial stakes and you have one very heady cocktail to drink.

Effect of the Elections

The coming 2016 elections may bear very little impact on online gaming, but trust that many seasoned politicians and first timers will give forth their own positions about it. And such positions will differ; many will be for it, many will be against it – depending on whom each one wants to please. Today’s state is already a challenge, what with Adelson’s gambling ban and the RAWA exclusion issue. Despite the man’s strong influence, it was not impactful enough to turn the tides in online poker’s favor.

The Loyalists and the Lobbyists

And of course, we have those who tirelessly work to support web-based poker – from casinos that put up $2 million for it to organizations that work to convince lawmakers to hear them out. On the matter of Poker Stars… well, many will say optimistically say that there is a fighting chance it will be back in 2015. And if it does, then it will be the biggest thing that ever happened to online poker in this country. We’re all leaning towards an approval from New Jersey for that, and putting our hopes on Senator Lesniak to make it happen despite the delays caused by politicking the issue.

And finally, it takes many drops of water to fill an entire pool – but each one will be significant. Here, we’re talking of the importance of each player and fan in order to finally, finally, finally make legalization of online poker and Internet gaming as a whole come true. Success is never about sitting back and waiting for the influential individuals and powerful organizations to take action; it is all about what each person has to say and what each person does about the matter, in his own little way. You might say that you are more than just a fan of online poker – that you are indeed an “activist of sorts” – you might need to be more than just a social media one. Get off your couch, sign petitions, make your opinions about the issue heard (publish them online, tell them to the people on the street), and make your vote count. When each one thinks like this and acts like this, we will really see great and positive change in the coming year and beyond.

PKR Poker Rolls Out Poker Goodies

poker goodiesPoker goodies are being rolled out left and right, but PKR Poker seems to have the best of the best with over $300,000 used in promotions that all will benefit from: freeroll events, leaderboard competitions (three-tier,  Christmas Cracker tournament that has a guaranteed $150,000 pot and more! On top of this, players can also receive 200% match bonuses on their first deposits if they’re at least $1,000.

All-In For Cerebral Palsy Celebrity Poker Tournament

poker tournamentSome celebrity news in poker these days: party girl Cheryl Hines hits the Vegas tables but not to burn millions; instead, she did good and played to raise cash for charity by hosting the All-In For Cerebral Palsy Celebrity Poker Tournament. This was a personal thing for the star as her nephew also has the disorder. Other stars who graced the event include Mekhi Phifrer, Montel Williams, Coolio and Dean Cain.

Poker News: 2014 MSPT Canterbury Season 5 finale update

Day 1 was huuuuge – by the end of fourteen levels Rodney Colson came out with 385,500. Right behind him was Nick Pupillo with 235,500 and Dan Dykhouse with 219,500. Day 2 (Sunday) will see forty-five players advancing after surviving the flight on Day 1.

Pupillo

Pupillo’s shaping up to be a super success at MSPT for this year, what with notching four cashes and finishes in 7th, 5th and 5th. With this, he makes it in the running of the title for MSPT Player of the Year.

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The 411 on a Donk Bet

If you are just beginning to familiarize yourself with many of poker’s baffling jargons, then chances are you have encountered one called the ‘donk bet’. Here, we break it down into manageable pieces so you can fully but easily understand the basics of donk betting.

Defining the Donk Bet

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As you may probably have thought, donk stands for ‘donkey’ – and in poker, ‘donkey’ is the name assigned to the worse poker player. It will depend on two factors if the donk bet is a good move or a bad one, relying on the person making it and the limitations that are present at play. A donk bet then, is a type of bet made by the poker player who does so before he has the initiative.

To illustrate, let’s pretend that the first player has a stellar hand, and the second and third players have average hands or have missed the flop. The two then fold because of player one’s strength and not being in position. This then puts him in a bad place, as he has no extra chips in order to pay off such a big hand.

So if the first player has a big hand and then hits the flop, the protocol is to check it to decide if he will check-raise or check-call once the second player bets. However, novice players are not aware of this so they just bet when they have a big hand, thereby ruining the potential. Thus, the name donk bet.

While most will think of the donk bet as something made by the player who really doesn’t know any better, there are some exceptions to such a derogatory idea. One example is that if the player hits the set using a flush draw right on the board, then he can then make a bet that is big enough to overcome the odds to call with such a draw so he can protect his hand.

In this kind of situation, you will usually have the pot raised and in multi-way; the pot is large enough to collect from at the start of flop play. Also, it is considered to be a bad idea to dole a free card should the players in the later positions agree to check. Both reasons will justify aggression out of position, and then this will be very obvious to the observant regulars.

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The donk bet can also be turned into a useful weapon for stealing pots from the NIT players. If there is a ragged flop, for example, a donk bet is a good way to call an effective bluff as a way of scaring off weak-tight players.

A lot of savvy poker players even make donk betting their specialty at times, as it can be a good strategy to increase one’s win rate. However, this will also be reliant on good timing as well as a good understanding of opponent style and board texture.

There is also an additional advantage to donk betting wherein a poker player can make his image not only aggressive but also unpredictable. Such a strategy is effective because not too many players are comfortable with being looped into donk betting. What donk betting does is to remove your opponents from their comfort zone in order for them to make more mistakes.

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