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Aug 17 2022

What’s so good about multi-tabling in online poker?

Aug 17 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

You may have noticed that some players on Replay Poker sit at more than just your one ring table, or play more than one tournament at the same time. Maybe even a mixture of the two. But what do they gain from that? Well, chances are their priority is to win chips -- even if it means that they forego the chance to...

Jun 29 2022

Seven Ways to Spot Online Poker Tells

Jun 29 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

Following the pandemic and expanded legalization for gambling in the U.S., online poker continues to see strong growth. By 2025, online poker is expected to become a $112-billion industry. As the game becomes more popular, new...

Jun 21 2022

How to chat with other players at Replay Poker

Jun 21 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics business poker

Catch Up With Friends Old and New With Table Chat! It’s our community that makes Replay Poker the friendliest and most welcoming online poker room you’ll ever experience. We believe that poker is a competitive, social game that works best when real people get together, whether that’s online or round the table in...

Jun 08 2022

Fans’ Most Loved and Loathed Poker-Playing Celebrities

Jun 08 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  opinion poker

The World Series of Poker often draws various worldwide spectators to watch some of the game’s greats compete on the main stage, but this interest isn’t limited to the general public. Many of these fans – and sometimes the players themselves – include movie stars, musicians, professional athletes, and all sorts of celebrities. While some poker fans may take comfort in sharing interests...

May 11 2022

Is Poker Skill or Luck?

May 11 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  opinion poker

If you had to define the game of poker, would you refer to it as a game of skill or one of luck? Both are important, and runs of good luck can often overtake a lack of skill at least for a few hands. There’s definitely something that keeps the top ranking players in the top ranks, though! Different states in the United...

May 02 2022

Poker Enhances Mental Capacity and Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s in Senior Citizens

May 02 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  health poker

As social media feeds become saturated with Wordle scores, many players consider the game to be a way to keep their minds sharp by piecing together the day’s word. Studies have definitely supported this hypothesis, as such games are widely believed to be a positive source of mental exercise. However, those who stick to daily word or puzzle games can be missing out...

Apr 22 2022

Why Game Night Is Good For You (Even If You Lose!)

Apr 22 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

We all sit down at a home poker game in the hopes of winning a little extra cash, but as we age we’re likely to reap a few more perks from that kitchen table game night than we might think. Academic studies have been championing the benefits of playing games for some time, with research showing that doing so can improve everything from...

Apr 15 2022

Self-Defense in Private Poker Games: Part 3 – The Dealer

Apr 15 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics player stories poker

In the last installment of his Self-Defense series, the late Alan25main describes what to watch for when it comes to shady dealing. Read on. -- In part one, we looked at ways to make the deck itself crooked. Part two looked at the players. Today, we’ll look at the dealer. Very few casual players ever really worry about all the things a good...

Mar 30 2022

Can Wordle make you better at poker?

Mar 30 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

How does thinking through a strategy for a simple game like Wordle compare to a much more complex game like poker? And how can you use it to your advantage? Define an objective With Wordle, you want to keep your daily streak going at the very least, but...

Mar 09 2022

“Self Defense in Private Poker Games: Part 2 – The Players” by Alan25main

In the second part of his series on self-defense, the late Alan25main focuses on the players. Read on to know what to look for when you're playing in private poker games. -- In part one, we looked at ways to make the deck itself crooked. Today, we’ll look at the players. Other players are essential -- without them, there is no game. It...

Feb 23 2022

“Self Defense in Private Poker Games: Part 1 – The Deck” by Alan25main

How do you protect yourself in private poker games? We at Replay Poker are honored to share Alan25main's last blog series, which is all about staying savvy in these situations. -- In the course of an average week, there are likely to be vast numbers of private card games played for cash. Not all are poker, either. Many dollars change hands at Pinochle...

Feb 16 2022

Do you know your online poker etiquette?

Feb 16 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

Online poker may feel like a free-for-all. But there are well-defined rules so players can understand what's actually fair play. We're here to explain some of the unwritten rules of online poker etiquette. You're probably aware of online etiquette no-no's like:...

Jan 19 2022

Striking Poker Hand Slang

Jan 19 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

The game of poker is full of its own specialized lingo. The pros know it all- nuts, boats, streets, and kickers. However, there are plenty of obscure names for hands that you might not have heard of! Some of these have their own unique stories behind the nicknames, while some are just clever observations based on the cards. Let’s take a look at...

Jan 13 2022

What can you learn from watching hand replays?

Jan 13 2022 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker strategy

One of the ways to improve your own play, or discover weaknesses in opponents, is to study hand history. Those hands which seem like surefire winners all too often turn out to be coin flips -- or worse -- in the cold light of day. The easiest way to review a hand is to watch a visual replay. There's usually another hand...

Dec 22 2021

“The Most Valuable Skill at Poker” by Alan25main

If you could master just one poker skill, what would it be? Alan25main poses this question below, sharing some of the ones he finds most important. -- Poker may be the world’s most complex game that’s commonly played for money (real or pretend doesn’t matter, the principles are identical). Keeping in mind that world-class players master many or most of the needed skills,...

Dec 15 2021

Interesting Deck Elements

Dec 15 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

The standard card deck used in poker has undergone several adjustments in its development throughout history. Let’s take a look at some interesting historical facts about cards! One of the biggest game companies in the world, Nintendo, got its start in playing cards! In Kyoto, Japan in 1889, Nintendo Playing Card Company started making Japanese hanafuda cards. Hanafuda is a game that is...

Dec 08 2021

Who can see your cards at a showdown?

Dec 08 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

In the Replay Poker forum, there's often been debate about mucking and folding. So, who can actually see your cards at a showdown? We're here to clear up the confusion. This is how Replay Poker interprets the showdown rules: When is it a fold? Players...

Nov 17 2021

Poker Record Breakers Throughout History

Nov 17 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics poker

We have some pretty big games on Replay Poker, but nowhere near the top! Whether by prize pool or participation, let’s take a look at some of the biggest poker games in history. The largest game of online poker based on the number of participants had 225,000 players playing for a share of a guaranteed prize pool of $300,000. With a buy-in of...

Nov 10 2021

Age vs. experience in poker

Nov 10 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  poker strategy

An accelerated learning curve, or a worldly wise head? Which is the strongest trait of a poker player? Which road have you traveled to learn poker? Movies seem to have conversely romanticized or demonized gambling as an occupation. Now that leisure is big business, it has emerged from the shadows to be much more accessible to all. In the...

Sep 30 2021

Luck in games: Can you do the math?

Sep 30 2021 Published at Replay Poker's Blog under tags  basics fairness luck poker strategy

When people, particularly gamblers, think about odds and probability, they usually only remember their recent experiences to determine if they have been lucky or unlucky. Gamblers seem to be guilty of doing this more often when they sense that they've been unlucky. They are also prone to perceive the information in such a way to back up that idea of misfortune -- or...

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