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Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia is a freelance writer and author from Bethel, Connecticut. He is the author of Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide To Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games, which once spent a few hours at #1 on the Amazon Kindle bestseller list for poker books. Ed also serves as the Chess Expert for About.com. In the winter, Ed enjoys curling, which really is an Olympic sport.

New York State Senator John Bonacic Plans Changes to State’s Online Poker Bill

New York State Senator John Bonacic Plans Changes to State’s Online Poker Bill

Ed Scimia - September 21st, 2015

New York State isn’t going to see online poker in 2015, and it’s realistically further off from passing a bill than other states like California or Pennsylvania. But that’s not […]

Canadian Wins First “The Deal” Jackpot on Full Tilt

Canadian Wins First “The Deal” Jackpot on Full Tilt

Ed Scimia - September 21st, 2015

Full Tilt’s new rewards program featured a lot of changes, but the major incentive for players to buy into the plan was “The Deal,” an instant win game that offers […]

French Online Poker Sites Struggle to Meet Tournament Guarantees

French Online Poker Sites Struggle to Meet Tournament Guarantees

Ed Scimia - September 20th, 2015

Winamax and PokerStars are the two biggest names in French online poker, and that won’t be changing any time soon. But the two companies have both found that reaching their […]

Archie Karas Gets Written Up in Nevada Black Book, Banned from State’s Casinos for Life

Archie Karas Gets Written Up in Nevada Black Book, Banned from State’s Casinos for Life

Ed Scimia - September 18th, 2015

It looks like Archie Karas has finally busted for good. If he wants some action, it will have to be in home games, or in a state other than Nevada, […]

Odlanor Malware Latest Trojan Threat to Poker Players

Odlanor Malware Latest Trojan Threat to Poker Players

Ed Scimia - September 17th, 2015

Odlanor malware now has the dubious distinction of being the latest threat out of Eastern Europe when it comes to hacking. Poker players who stream their online games on Twitch […]

Delaware Online Poker Revenues Up in August, Still Down Year-Over-Year

Delaware Online Poker Revenues Up in August, Still Down Year-Over-Year

Ed Scimia - September 16th, 2015

The Delaware online poker forecast has seen a slight break in the clouds, but don’t put your umbrella away just yet. Delaware’s racinos aren’t about to throw wild celebrations over […]

APPT to Add Australia and New Zealand Stops, as ANZPT Ends

APPT to Add Australia and New Zealand Stops, as ANZPT Ends

Ed Scimia - September 16th, 2015

The Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) was already one of the larger poker brands in Australia, holding events in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney in its latest season alone. But the tour […]

Partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour Blends Live and Online Elements

Partypoker Grand Prix Poker Tour Blends Live and Online Elements

Ed Scimia - September 15th, 2015

Poker tours are often sponsored by online poker companies, which lend their names, branding, and ability to run online satellites to help raise the profile of live events. But partypoker […]

Macau Rocked by Report of $258 Million Theft

Macau Rocked by Report of $258 Million Theft

Ed Scimia - September 15th, 2015

Macau has been struggling to keep what is left of its VIP business, and has been watching gambling revenues continuously fall for over a year now. The last thing that […]

James Chen Wins Macau Poker Cup High Roller

James Chen Wins Macau Poker Cup High Roller

Ed Scimia - September 14th, 2015

Poker is on the rise in Asia, and there’s no bigger market for the game in that part of the world than Macau. That makes the Chinese gambling enclave a […]

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 […]