Tag Archives: year in review
- Confessions of a Poker Writer: Don’t Get Eaten by a Werewolf
January 2, 2015
Lee Davy ends the year with a look back at what lessons 2014 contained for this particular poker writer. The fireworks exploded, and the embrace ended - it was time to chill out on the couch in front of Jools’ Annual Hootenanny. New Year’s Eve is a great producer of...
- Calvin Ayre’s look back at 2013’s winners, losers, heroes and zeroes
December 21, 2013
NORTH AMERICA ► The year’s biggest story was undoubtedly the launch of state-sanctioned online gambling in America. My prediction last December that New Jersey wouldn’t be taking its first online wagers until 2014 was off by a little over a month, but I underestimated Garden State officials’ desire to fling...
- Calvin Ayre looks back at 2012’s movers, shakers, fakers and moneymakers
December 23, 2012
Greetings from sunny Antigua! I've got (literally) a boatload of friends and family in town to help me celebrate the holidays, and it's been a blast having everyone around. Surrounding oneself with people you've known for a (Bo)dog's age tends to make one reflective, so I thought I'd take a...
- 2011 Year in Review: The Darkest Hour
December 27, 2011
The first few months of 2011 might have been business as usual for poker players and the industry that keeps them in the action, but the biggest bombshell to hit the online poker industry since the passage of UIGEA turned everything upside down in April. Uncle Sam Lowers The Boom...
- 2011 Year In Review: WSOP And Beyond
The 2011 WSOP was a welcome break from the dark cloud of Black Friday. A number of storylines developed as poker players from around the world took to the felt in Las Vegas and check-raised their blues away, and by the end of the year it was back to business...
- 2011 Year in Review: Calm Before The Storm
Given what a turbulent year it has been for the industry, it’s worth remembering that the beginning of 2011 looked for the most part just like the beginning of many recent years for the poker world. Nosebleed-stakes games were thriving online and the thought that they might dry up to...
UIGEA, 6 Years Later
October 15, 2012