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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.

PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign

PokerStars Sees Benefits from Dream Team Marketing Campaign

Ed Scimia - September 2nd, 2015

PokerStars is less than a month into what has been called the largest advertising campaign in the history of the brand, one that is using two of soccer’s biggest stars […]

Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts

Departing California Gambling Control Commissioner Richard Schuetz Leaves Big Void for State’s Online Poker Efforts

Ed Scimia - September 1st, 2015

The California Gambling Control Commission (CGCC) has lost one of its members, one who’s been a vital player in the fight for online poker in the Golden State. Commissioner Richard […]

Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging

Playtech Celebrates Revenue Boosts in Everything But Online Poker, Says Global Regulatory Climate is Challenging

Ed Scimia - August 31st, 2015

Playtech, the world’s largest online gaming and sports betting software supplier (according to its own website) has reported a 33 percent gain in the company’s revenues for the first half […]

PokerStars Announces VIP Steps Program, But Players Aren’t Impressed

PokerStars Announces VIP Steps Program, But Players Aren’t Impressed

Ed Scimia - August 31st, 2015

PokerStars has announced that some changes are coming to its much-vaunted VIP rewards program, ones that will see the program take on the name “VIP Steps.” But early reaction from […]

Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions

Phil Ivey Acts Ingenuous Over Use of Busty Cocktail Servers and Ample Liquor Output at Borgata Baccarat Sessions

Ed Scimia - August 29th, 2015

Phil Ivey has been accused by the Borgata casino in Atlantic City of using illegal tactics to cheat the property out of millions at the baccarat tables by gaining an […]

Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field

Martin Finger Cleans Up at EPT Barcelona High Roller, Beating Extensive Field

Ed Scimia - August 28th, 2015

Martin Finger is already known as one of the top players in European poker circles, having scored wins both on the European Poker Tour and in other events across the […]

Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React

Brazilian Online Poker Ban Story Causes Flap, Brazilians React

Ed Scimia - August 27th, 2015

Brazilian online poker players can probably relax if they were worried about the possibility of facing punishment for playing Internet poker while out in public. Despite a rash of stories […]

In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club

In Spain, Man Fakes His Own Kidnapping to Pay Off Poker Debts at Local Club

Ed Scimia - August 26th, 2015

Ever felt that sense of panic when you can’t make your payments? Why not fake your own kidnapping? That’s what one man in Spain thought would be a great idea, […]

Paddy Power Betfair Deal Brings Together Two Internet Gambling Giants in Monster Merger

Paddy Power Betfair Deal Brings Together Two Internet Gambling Giants in Monster Merger

Ed Scimia - August 26th, 2015

Paddy Power Betfair may soon be an unstoppable force in the online gambling universe after a merger joining the two megapowers is finalized. Betfair and Paddy Power are already two […]

Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues

Neymar Jr Out of PokerStars UK Ad Campaign Due to Regulatory Underage Issues

Ed Scimia - August 25th, 2015

Neymar Jr has a bright career in the world of soccer ahead of him, in large part because he’s accomplished so much already at the tender age of 23, meaning […]

Jason Somerville Partners with DraftKings

Jason Somerville Partners with DraftKings

Ed Scimia - August 24th, 2015

Jason Somerville has been a major part of one of the biggest growth markets in the world of poker: the advent of live streaming poker, primarily on Twitch. Now, he’s […]