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About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has been followed the US market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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Part 4: Lost and Found of Black Friday – Trust in Poker

December 30th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Part 4 – In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that were lost because of Black Friday but also things that the community found. This article focuses on the trust issue. Lost:  Blind Trust in Online Poker Sites From 2003 to 2006, online poker sites seemed to spring from every server in the world. Players could choose from large poker sites like PokerStars or any one that offered good promotions. There was little worry

Lost and Found of Black Friday: Poker Site Competition

December 30th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

When Black Friday hit the poker world on April 15, 2011, the game changed forever. The poker boom was officially over, online poker was about to experience a wild ride in jurisdictions around the world, and the game was about to undergo a test to gauge its ability to not only survive but thrive. Six and a half years later, poker is different in many ways. In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that

Part 3: Lost and Found of Black Friday – Poker Competition

December 30th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

When Black Friday hit the poker world on April 15, 2011, the game changed forever. The poker boom was officially over, online poker was about to experience a wild ride in jurisdictions around the world, and the game was about to undergo a test to gauge its ability to not only survive but thrive. Six and a half years later, poker is different in many ways. In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that

Lost and Found of Black Friday: Poker Sponsorships

December 28th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

When Black Friday hit the poker world on April 15, 2011, the game changed forever. The poker boom was officially over, online poker was about to experience a wild ride in jurisdictions around the world, and the game was about to undergo a test to gauge its ability to not only survive but thrive. Six and a half years later, poker is different in many ways. In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that

Part 5: Lost and Found of Black Friday – Poker Sponsorships

December 28th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Part 5 : Six and a half years later, poker is different in many ways. In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that were lost because of Black Friday but also things that the community found. This article focuses on poker sponsorships Lost:  Abundance of Poker Sponsorships When Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker Main Event in 2003, his satellite win via PokerStars garnered much attention, but his subsequent sponsorship by PokerStars

Lost and Found of Black Friday: Poker Education

December 27th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

When Black Friday hit the poker world on April 15, 2011, the game changed forever. The poker boom was officially over, online poker was about to experience a wild ride in jurisdictions around the world, and the game was about to undergo a test to gauge its ability to not only survive but thrive. Six and a half years later, poker is different in many ways. In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that

Part 2: Lost and Found of Black Friday: Poker Education

December 27th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Part 2: In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that were lost because of Black Friday but also things that the community found. Lost:  Online Poker Training Sites During the poker boom, the notion that poker was a game of skill became paramount for many reasons. One was that young players began to experiment with more than just pot odds and implied odds but with new levels of strategy that applied to online poker.

Lost and Found of Black Friday: High Stakes Poker

December 26th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

When Black Friday hit the poker world on April 15, 2011, the game changed forever. The poker boom was officially over, online poker was about to experience a wild ride in jurisdictions around the world, and the game was about to undergo a test to gauge its ability to not only survive but thrive. Six and a half years later, poker is different in many ways. In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that

Part 1: Lost and Found of Black Friday – High Stakes Poker

December 26th, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Part 1: In this “Lost and Found” series, we look at some of the things that were lost because of Black Friday but also things that the community found. Some aspects of the game disappeared, while others emerged or changed. Lost:  Online Railing of High Stakes Games There was a time when the vast majority of high-stakes poker games were played online. There were big cash games on Full Tilt and ways to track favorite players and receive alerts when

Gambling World Awaits Supreme Court Decision

December 23rd, 2017 Written by Jennifer Newell

Gamblers across America anxiously await a decision from the highest court in the land. The United States Supreme Court may not render a decision until the spring of 2018, but New Jersey made its case earlier this month to the nine justices in the hopes of winning the right to legalize and offer sports betting. The precedent will affect every state in the country, even Nevada, which has long embraced the bulk of the market in its casinos. https://twitter.com/account/suspended While

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