Poker is not just a big business; it’s a huge business. And the number of websites offering tips, strategies and advice for poker players is correspondingly huge and growing. (Websites offering advice for poker webmasters, on the other hand, are fewer, but most of them are excellent resources.) My goal with this website is to provide a resource for both poker players and webmasters that is both personal and thoughtful.
Many of the poker websites you’ll find (even the ones that rank really well in Google), exist solely to drive traffic to online poker rooms in exchange for commissions or advertising dollars. I have no problem with that (not until it becomes clear that the site offers no value to the user, anyway). You see it all the time too: lists of poker rooms where every room is rated on a scale of 1 to 10, and none of them rank any lower than an 8 or so.
In other words, sites that exist solely to make money suck, while sites that offer worthwhile information and also want to make money are all right. The difference is usually pretty easy to distinguish. So while this site does have a goal of making money via advertising, it hopes to do so with a bit more noble approach, by providing actual solid value to the poker players and webmasters who visit here, all of which is based on the owner’s actual experiences.
Advice for Poker Players
The advice for poker players here is all based on my personal experience. I do include the books and websites I’ve read as part of that personal experience. I am not a world-class poker player, but I do write from experience, and I am as honest and helpful as I know how to be here. I’m also constantly trying to improve my game. I hope to share what I learn along my poker journey on this site. Beginners should find my tips useful; experienced players might or might not.
I’ve also played online in at least 20 different poker rooms. My opinions of these poker sites are based on my personal experiences there, although there are quite a few sites where I haven’t played at since the passage of UIGEA. I record my negative experiences at these poker rooms as well as my positive experiences. I haven’t played at a single poker website yet that couldn’t have improved in some way.
The links on the left hand side of this page go to the pages that are written for poker players, and the links on the right hand site point at pages that are written specifically for poker webmasters. I welcome feedback and also inquiries about consulting. Please contact me with any feedback.