Other than eating bacon and maple syrup Canadians also love playing poker.
Poker is a game for the savvy the intelligent and the tough minded, and it’s played indoors which makes it a perfect game for a cold country. Poker night is a time for friends to get together, break out several cases of beer and wheel and deal all night, whether online or at buddies house, it doesn’t matter, it’s all good. But it seems that all you ever hear about are the American poker superstars, can’t Canadians get some love?
Well the wait for the Canadian poker magazine is finally over and it couldn’t have come at a better time. With the Canadian economy making a slight turn around it means one thing…No, not more jobs for Canadians, this isn’t business week! We’re talking more scrilla to play poker, a game that has completely taken Canada by storm. And in the wake of that storm, the Canadian Poker Pro Magazine is beating its hairy Canadian chest.
Canadian Poker Pro’s move to launch a new regional magazine focusing on growing number of Canadian poker players is sheer brilliance.
Poker is a game that has simply caught fire across Canada and this new magazine will certainly position itself to cash in poker playing Canadians. Much of the Canadian gambling industry was trail-blazed by the self made billionaire Calvin Ayre, and it has continued to expand since. BC and Quebec Lotteries are looking to capitalize on this trend and the wheels seem to be in motion for Canada to create model regime for the gaming industry. And why not? Gambling revenues contribute to many of the countries faculties and charities and Canadians are among the chief gamers when it comes to poker both on the professional and amateur levels. Standouts like Daniel Negreanu, Evelyn Ng and two time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen are just a few of the outstanding poker players Canada has produced.
For a country known for its hockey, great beer, tough guys and pretty girls, gambling and poker might soon be added to that list.