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World Series of Poker Main Event final table profile: Kenny Hallaert

3 October 2016
Kenny Hallaert file (photo by Jayne Furman) Age: 34 Hometown: Hansbeke, Belgium Twitter handle: @SpaceyFCB Final table position: 4th place Chip count: 43,325,000 Odds to win Main Event, via bet365: 5-to-1 Career WSOP cashes: 22 (no bracelets) Favorite poker book: "The Theory of Poker, because it was ... (read more)
 

Top 10 takeaways from the WSOP Main Event coverage so far

26 September 2016
It's that time of year again, folks: ESPN has started its World Series of Poker coverage. That means it's time for poker fans, serious and casual alike, to get confused about which ESPN channel which episode is airing on, double- and triple-check conflicting listings about starting times, hope whatever event ... (read more)
 

Phil Galfond announces plans for online poker site

1 September 2016
Galfond competes in the 2013 WSOP Main Event wearing a patch from his then-newly-launched training site. (photo by Vin Narayanan)Yesterday, American poker pro Phil Galfond announced his intention to launch an online poker room. In a blog post on RunItOnce.com, titled "A Poker Site Should," Galfond listed a ... (read more)
 

"Peak Poker Performance" raises the bar for working on your mental game

29 August 2016
Despite the cloud of floating buzzwords on the cover, the science in this book is solid. I admit I was a little bit skeptical going into Dr. Patricia Cardner's Peak Poker Performance: How to Bring Your 'A' Game to Every Session. I am literally a professional fault-finder, and the sometimes bogglingly large ... (read more)
 

Three takeaways from the NCLGS Summer Meeting

5 August 2016
BOSTON -- The National Council of Legislators of Gaming States held its Summer Meeting last weekend at the Boston Marriott Newton. Casino City was in attendance for the Friday session, which featured a lineup of six committee panels, plus a lunch presentation from Penn National Gaming's COO, Jay Snowdon. ... (read more)
 

Mike Sexton's "Life's a Gamble" is a light tour through old-school poker

11 July 2016
Front cover of new memoir from Mike Sexton Mike Sexton's new memoir, Life's a Gamble, officially went on sale July 7, but it's been available at the World Series of Poker for a couple of weeks. Casino City was lucky to receive a review copy shortly before the Independence Day long weekend, which meant I was ... (read more)
 

Top 10 observations from joining a women's poker group

27 June 2016
Somewhere around New Year's resolutions-making time, I decided that one of my projects for 2016 would be to start playing poker. It's difficult to properly edit poker content without a good grasp of the game, so this project is definitely for serious career development reasons and not at all because I am a big nerd who loves tabletop games. ... (read more)
 

Mass. Gaming Commission launches PlayMyWay at Plainridge Park Casino

13 June 2016
PLAINVILLE, MA – On Wednesday, June 8, at 5 a.m., the Massachusetts Gaming Commission launched its long-awaited PlayMyWay budget management program at Plainridge Park Casino. The program itself is quite simple: It allows players to set a budget, and then provides popup notifications when they are approaching or have exceeded their spending limit. ... (read more)
 

Small tribe, big plans: Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma launches online poker room

26 May 2016
On May 17, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma launched its online gaming site, PokerTribe.com, to little fanfare. At the moment, the site is only for social gaming, offering play-money no-limit Texas Hold'em in an interface that vaguely resembles early Facebook. According to the site's About Us page and the press ... (read more)

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Clare Fitzgerald
As Casino City's copy editor, Clare diligently proofs articles, columns and press releases posted on the Casino City family of websites, as well as the entire library of print publications produced by Casino City Press. She has editorial experience in several industries, but gaming is the most fun so far. She graduated from Clark University in 2010 with a degree in English and Creative Writing.
Clare Fitzgerald
As Casino City's copy editor, Clare diligently proofs articles, columns and press releases posted on the Casino City family of websites, as well as the entire library of print publications produced by Casino City Press. She has editorial experience in several industries, but gaming is the most fun so far. She graduated from Clark University in 2010 with a degree in English and Creative Writing.