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Jackpot Sit N Goes Come To Full Tilt Poker

My first reaction after playing the new Jackpot Sit N Go games at Full Tilt Poker can be summed up with one word – Twister. Yep, these are more or less copies of the iPoker ‘Twister Jackpot Sit N Go’ concept released a few months ago. They are 3 handed, super-fast and have a randomly assigned jackpot.

I was a little bemused.

Why would Full Tilt, who have been the innovator in poker games for so many years, suddenly become the ones to copy?

After a little pondering the subject I have come to the conclusion that they are certainly owed one!

Phones, Tablets and Poker’s Recreational Future

I spend a lot of time thinking about the future of online poker. While the US State regulation is a disaster at the moment, there are some real reasons to be optimistic for the rest of the world. Poker has turned the corner from sites full of break-even grinders living off of their rakeback deals. We are heading for different kind of online poker world, one which is dominated by recreational players and mobile devices.

Let me explain.

Opinion: Offshore Poker Sites Are A Red Herring In New Jersey’s Slow Takeup

New Jersey’s online poker launch has not been a success. While most commentators are putting a brave face on things, focusing on small positives – the big picture is bleak. Take up is massively off of projections, and revenue is no longer growing. This news is important not just for New Jersey residents, the continual expansion of State regulated poker depends on the success of the pioneering States.

So, the search for something to blame is in full effect.

First it was the banks and their failure to allow cards to be used.

5 Live Tournament Alternatives To The World Series Of Poker

In the run-up to the World Series Of Poker, you might be forgiven for thinking that every other live tournament event disappears into thin air. In fact, you’ll find a lot of qualifiers online to a lot of live events around the world. This article covers five cool alternatives to the WSOP, that you can qualify for right now.

Planet Corp Update May

It is time for another monthly update from behind the scenes here at Planet HQ. This monthly post outlines the status of various sites and projects (including this site!) which make up the portfolio of my company Planet Corporation. In case you are wondering, Planet Corp really is the name of my ltd company… not just some made up pseudonym.

25 Reasons You Are Stuck At The Micros - Part 1

Are you still fighting like a dog at the micro-limits, trying hard to build a big enough bankroll to break through? I know a lot of readers will find this situation familiar, so I have come up with a list of 25 reasons why you might be stuck. They will not all apply to every player of course. Hopefully this will be the jolt some people need to stop looking for that ‘magic’ or ‘secret’ of the pros – and start closer to home by plugging some more obvious leaks.

On we go, my 25 reasons why you might be stuck at the micro-limits in online poker games.

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