Opinion

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.

Poker Political Tweets: Matusow Backs Trump, Negreanu for the Democrats

Poker Political Tweets: Matusow Backs Trump, Negreanu for the Democrats

Daniel Smyth - July 27th, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are currently making headlines around the world, but it also seems they’re causing quite a stir in the poker community. With the US presidential elections just a few months away, Daniel Negreanu and Mike Matusow have been giving their thoughts on the two candidates and what a vote for them would […]

Tony G Betting £1 Million That UK Will Remain in European Union

Tony G Betting £1 Million That UK Will Remain in European Union

Daniel Smyth - June 20th, 2016

The European Union (EU) referendum in the UK is a hot topic at the moment and former poker pro Tony G has just added some more spice to proceedings by offering a £1 million prop bet. Currently, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), G is in favor of a united continent and he’s willing […]

East Coast Gaming Conference Keynote Speaker Predicts US Online Poker Could Hit $1.2 Billion by 2020

East Coast Gaming Conference Keynote Speaker Predicts US Online Poker Could Hit $1.2 Billion by 2020

Philip Conneller - May 29th, 2016

The East Coast Gaming Conference hit Atlantic City’s Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center this week, as delegates met to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the US gambling industry. More than 600 gaming-related professionals, including operators, manufacturers, regulators, attorneys, architects, analysts, and investors were in attendance. And while much of the discussion centered on the current […]

CardsChat Reviews “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling”

CardsChat Reviews “The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling”

Philip Conneller - May 18th, 2016

Adam Kucharski’s brilliant new book The Perfect Bet: How Science and Math Are Taking the Luck Out of Gambling is a study of how gambling has influenced scientific thinking throughout the ages, from probability theory, to game theory, to chaos theory. It’s also a history of gambling systems, and of the uber-smart scientists and mathematicians […]

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: High Stakes Poker Players Pick Sides, While Adelson Weighs In Too

Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton: High Stakes Poker Players Pick Sides, While Adelson Weighs In Too

Jon Sofen - May 8th, 2016

High stakes poker players, along with stacking chips and winning gold bracelets, have been known to have an opinion or twenty. So it should surprise no one that quite a few have been uber-focused on the upcoming U.S. presidential election. What started with more than 20 candidates between the two major political parties is, presumably, […]

Jordan Cristos Attacks WPT Tournament of Champions Shot Clock, While Everyone Else Attacks Jordan Cristos

Jordan Cristos Attacks WPT Tournament of Champions Shot Clock, While Everyone Else Attacks Jordan Cristos

Philip Conneller - April 13th, 2016

Former WPT TOC champ Jordan Cristos is none too thrilled with the recent Tournaments of Champions’ adoption of a shot clock, and his ire over the matter caused a major poker spat in the Twittersphere this week. In one corner, Cristos, a noted fan of long and drawn out poker play, believes that interminable dwelling […]

Daniel Negreanu Becomes American Citizen, Vows to Vote Against Donald Trump

Daniel Negreanu Becomes American Citizen, Vows to Vote Against Donald Trump

Jon Sofen - March 15th, 2016

Daniel Negreanu, a Canadian-born poker pro, is now an American citizen, and is ready to take advantage of one of his main right as such: voting for President of the United States. The election isn’t until November, but Negreanu has already made up his mind as to which candidate he will vote for or, at […]

Jamie Gold Places Odds on Super Tuesday Winners’ Chances for President, as Other Poker Pros Weigh In

Jamie Gold Places Odds on Super Tuesday Winners’ Chances for President, as Other Poker Pros Weigh In

Philip Conneller - March 2nd, 2016

Super Tuesday held the whole world’s attention yesterday, and so mesmerizing has the race to the White House become that top poker pros have taken to armchair grandstanding about it all. In fact, mainstream news media this week came seeking the opinions of famous poker players to help them figure out these presidential primaries. Pure […]

Marco Rubio Reiterates Anti-Online Gambling Stance at South Carolina Town Hall Meeting

Marco Rubio Reiterates Anti-Online Gambling Stance at South Carolina Town Hall Meeting

Jon Sofen - February 15th, 2016

GOP presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) has reiterated something that won’t make online gambling proponents happy. At a South Carolina town hall meeting, a voter asked Rubio for his online gambling stance. In the past, Rubio has strongly opposed iGaming and supported passage of RAWA, the bill that would once again make online gaming […]

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 […]