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Sometimes saying what you feel is important and at CardsChat.com we don’t like to hold back. If there is something happening in the poker world that we want to talk about, you can read about it here, Our opinion articles are relevant, current, and don’t pull any punches. Whether we are voicing our views on a tournament, or talking about the latest pro antics, our opinion will be sharp and fun to read.

FanDuel Exec Disses Poker Skill Factor

FanDuel Exec Disses Poker Skill Factor

Jon Sofen - February 12th, 2016

A FanDuel executive believes poker is more a game of chance than skill, but adds that the same doesn’t apply to daily fantasy sports (DFS). Matt King, chief financial officer at DFS site FanDuel, told Walt Bogdanich of PBS’s Frontline program that poker is not really a game of skill. King’s comments won’t go over […]

Dan Bilzerian Calls Out Americans for Being Scared of Terrorists

Dan Bilzerian Calls Out Americans for Being Scared of Terrorists

Jon Sofen - December 14th, 2015

Let us preface this Dan Bilzerian tale by saying it has very little, if anything at all, to do with poker, except for the fact that our boy has played the game before. With that caveat, we shall proceed. Dan Bilzerian, playboy par excellence, has more than one million Twitter and Instagram followers that know […]

Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Backs Online Gambling Ban RAWA, Industry and Sandoval Push Back

Nevada AG Adam Laxalt Backs Online Gambling Ban RAWA, Industry and Sandoval Push Back

Daniel Smyth - November 25th, 2015

The fate of online poker in Nevada was unexpectedly thrown into a state of uncertainty this week after the state’s Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced that he was willing to sign a letter supporting RAWA. Although the Sheldon Adelson-backed Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA) bill has been largely ignored or dismissed each time it’s […]

Alex Dreyfus Speaks Candidly about Global Poker League’s Potential, Haters

Alex Dreyfus Speaks Candidly about Global Poker League’s Potential, Haters

Jon Sofen - October 23rd, 2015

Alex Dreyfus, the creator of the Global Poker Index, was none too pleased with a recent Cards Chat article that questioned the potential of the new Global Poker League. Dreyfus is set to introduce the GPL this coming February. The GPL is an innovative league that will sort of turn poker into a sport. 12 […]

RAWA Opposing Conservatives Send Letter to Congress

RAWA Opposing Conservatives Send Letter to Congress

Ed Scimia - September 25th, 2015

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), a bill that would essentially ban most forms of online gambling throughout the United States, hasn’t found much movement in Congress so far. Thanks to the efforts of Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson, the legislation has once again found itself introduced by Republicans in both the House […]

Alex Dreyfus Says HUDs Have No Place on Twitch

Alex Dreyfus Says HUDs Have No Place on Twitch

Ed Scimia - September 14th, 2015

Global Poker Index CEO Alexandre Dreyfus has made it his crusade to “sportify” poker, seeking to make the game be treated more like a professional sport in terms of how it is played, organized, viewed and covered. Part of the reasoning behind that idea is to make the game more appealing to mass audiences that might […]

Patrik Antonius Critical of Poker Tracking Software, Says Online Poker Changed Because of It

Patrik Antonius Critical of Poker Tracking Software, Says Online Poker Changed Because of It

Philip Conneller - September 2nd, 2015

Finnish-born poker pro Patrik Antonius has hit out at the prevalence of tracking software in online poker, and says he blames the player-assistance technology for his withdrawal from the online nosebleed games. Speaking to PokerListings.com, Antonius, who pre-Black Friday was one of the most dominant forces in online poker, said that software has changed the […]

Political Monitor Judicial Watch Announces DOJ Lawsuit Over Wire Act Review

Political Monitor Judicial Watch Announces DOJ Lawsuit Over Wire Act Review

Ed Scimia - August 21st, 2015

The Department of Justice’s 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act, which found that the legislation only applies to sports betting and not to other forms of online gambling, has been controversial ever since. Now, a right-wing political group is suing the DOJ in the hopes of obtaining documents related to that decision. Judicial Watch issued […]

Exclusive Interview: Allen Kessler Talks to CardsChat About Tournament Structures, Chainsaw Levels, and the World Series of Poker

Exclusive Interview: Allen Kessler Talks to CardsChat About Tournament Structures, Chainsaw Levels, and the World Series of Poker

Ed Scimia - August 18th, 2015

Allen Kessler has earned more than $3.1 million in tournament earnings over the last 15 years, and has won three World Series of Poker Circuit rings, including the 2014 WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Main Event. But Kessler, known as “The Chainsaw,” may be far more famous for his strong opinions on tournament structures than for being […]

Gary Loveman Talks Online Poker in America

Gary Loveman Talks Online Poker in America

Ed Scimia - August 8th, 2015

Online poker has plenty of potential in the United States, but it will need a wider player base in order to succeed. That’s the opinion of Caesars Entertainment Chairman and former CEO Gary Loveman, who talked about Internet poker as part of an interview with KNPR, a Las Vegas National Public Radio station. When asked […]

MIT Offering Free Poker Class Online

MIT Offering Free Poker Class Online

Ed Scimia - July 23rd, 2015

If you want to improve your poker game, there is an endless supply of books, videos, forums and online streams out there that can help you take your skills to a new level. But few of them have the kind of clout that comes from a class offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). […]