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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.

Neymar Jr Shows the Rich Get Richer with PokerStars Royal Flush

Neymar Jr Shows the Rich Get Richer with PokerStars Royal Flush

Ed Scimia - August 24th, 2015

Neymar Jr is one of the world’s biggest soccer stars, having made magic happen on the pitch more than a few times during his career. But the Brazilian superstar is […]

Poker Unlikely to be Impacted by Indian Supreme Court Ruling

Poker Unlikely to be Impacted by Indian Supreme Court Ruling

Ed Scimia - August 22nd, 2015

Online poker’s next big growth market could very well be India. Many companies in the industry are certainly looking at that possibility, with PokerStars even signing their first Indian team […]

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 […]

Poker Central Producing Two Original Series

Poker Central Producing Two Original Series

Ed Scimia - August 20th, 2015

Poker Central isn’t set to launch until this fall, but we’re already starting to get a picture of what the 24/7 poker network is going to look like. Of course, […]

Delaware Reports Third Consecutive Month of Falling Online Poker Revenues

Delaware Reports Third Consecutive Month of Falling Online Poker Revenues

Ed Scimia - August 19th, 2015

Delaware’s online gambling network is now nearly two years old, and while it remains the smallest of the three markets for state-level Internet gaming in the United States, it is […]

Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner

Omar Zazay Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open After Tough HU Battle, Mercier Also a Winner

Ed Scimia - August 19th, 2015

The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open once again failed to hit its guarantee, coming up about 100 entries short of what was needed to build the prize pool to […]

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 […]

Celebrities Turn Out for Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock

Celebrities Turn Out for Charity Series of Poker at Seminole Hard Rock

Ed Scimia - August 17th, 2015

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) has become one of the biggest poker events of the year, offering millions in prize money in its Main Event and a host […]

Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision

Borgata Stands By Phil Ivey Countersuit Card Destruction Decision

Ed Scimia - August 17th, 2015

The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City has issued a response to the Phil Ivey countersuit against the resort, marking the latest round in the back-and-forth legal drama between the two sides. The […]

Vanessa Selbst Wins Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout

Vanessa Selbst Wins Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout

Ed Scimia - August 14th, 2015

Vanessa Selbst survived a table of famous pro poker players before beating actor Kevin Pollak to win $1 million in the Super High Roller Celebrity Shootout. The event, which took […]

Full Tilt Unveils New Players Club Program

Full Tilt Unveils New Players Club Program

Ed Scimia - August 13th, 2015

Full Tilt has undergone some pretty dramatic changes in recent weeks, as the site completely revamped its lobby offerings while eliminating both heads-up cash games and table selection. This week, […]