Safest Poker Sites Blog
Safest Poker Sites provides the latest news and weekly updates in the poker industry.
Safest Poker Sites launched with the goal of educating online poker players. While our reviews help players know the ins and outs of specific sites, sometimes there is news that affects the industry as a whole or affects money deposited on a site. This is why we created the Safest Poker Sites blog.
The blog is maintained by John Mehaffey. He has 15 years of online poker experience. He has published news and other content for dozens of poker, casino and sports websites. John is a moderator at the Two Plus Two poker forum. This helps him have an eye on the action at all poker sites.
John’s specialty is not limited to the online poker industry. He lives in Las Vegas. This gives him access to the latest poker and casino news in the country’s largest gaming market.
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Which Online Poker Affiliate Model Is Right For You?
Online poker rooms offer two ways to get paid for referrals. One is revenue share. This means that the affiliate earns a percentage of the rake generated by a player for the life of that account. The other is CPA. This stands for cost per action. That means a poker site pays a set amount […]
The Wynn Poker Classic – Highlights Week #3
The Wynn Poker Classic is coming to an end. This past week, several events concluded, including the $3,150 No Limit Hold’em tournament and the $1,600 No Limit Hold’em $1 Million GTD. Turnout for the events of the past week was solid, with the guaranteed tournaments seeing a nice increase in the prize pool numbers. Results […]
Status of Affiliates in Regulated Online Poker
Online poker affiliates were a major factor in the online poker boom on the 2000’s. Affiliate marketing referred hundreds of thousands of players to poker sites last decade. Many of these portals operated by these marketers created content that poker players looked for in search engines. Many created communities with active poker forums. How Online […]
How to Attract Recreational Online Poker Players
It is no secret that online poker game quality has suffered substantially over the last five years. Part of this has to do with the lack of Americans at the tables. Some of it can be attributed to natural attrition due to burnout and people cutting their losses. Traffic at many sites has declined as […]
2018 Wynn Classic Continues – Update Week #2
The 2018 Wynn Poker Classic has been in action for two weeks now, offering poker players a nice selection of tournament events with varying buy-ins and formats. Last week, several events finished up with amateurs and pros alike vying for a top finish in each tournament. Players continued competing during the weekend and into this […]
Worst Things About Online Poker
Online poker is a fun game but it is not without its negatives. There are some things about online poker that are just unsavory and hurt things for everybody. Safest Poker Sites prides itself on not being shy about telling things like they are. Here are some examples of what we consider to be the […]
Winning at the Poker Table Isn’t The Only Way to Make Money at Online Poker
Are there ways to make money at online poker without necessarily winning? Poker is a game that combines skill and luck. The best players will find a way to win in the long term. Average players are able to make a profit at online poker through a variety of other methods. Here a few options […]
2018 Wynn Poker Classic – Highlights Week #1
The 2018 Wynn Poker Classic has been in full swing for a few days now, with three tournaments already in the books. Players still have plenty of time to compete in the poker series hosted by the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas as tournament gaming will continue through March 11th. So far, the Seniors $50k […]
Why Players in Regulated States Play Offshore
Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey each have regulated online poker. Each state’s casinos may spread games that are licensed by either the state gaming commission or lottery, depending on the jurisdiction. This has helped protect player funds and generate tax money for state government. Players mostly backed online poker legalization. When the actual product came […]
The Wynn Classic Poker Tournament Has Begun
The Wynn Poker Classic began this week with quality tournament gaming starting on February 19th and continuing through March 11th. The Wynn Las Vegas plays host to the series, offering players a nice selection of ultimate poker tournament action, including the NLH Championship with $1,000,000 in guaranteed prize money up for grabs. The Wynn Classic […]
When Online Poker Was Rigged
Sore losers throughout the years have accused online poker of being rigged. This happens when a player loses on the river or gets pocket aces cracked more often than he expects. Most players don’t understand that they see three or four times the number of hands per hour. This means that more bad beats occur […]
The Decline of Online Poker Bonuses
There was a time when a player could make a living by claiming online poker bonuses. These players were called bonus whores. There was even a website at Bonuswhores.com in the early days of online poker that described the best bonuses available to players and how to take the best advantage of them. The online […]
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event Title Goes to Mike Leah
WPT Fallsview Poker Classic 2018 Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls played host to the World Poker Tour Fallsview Poker Classic over the past few days, with tournaments running from February 5th until the 12th. Four events were on the schedule including the Main Event, featuring a C$5,000 buy-in. The tournament saw a record-setting 517 […]
The Death of Online Poker Bad Beat Jackpots
The poker boom introduced bad beat jackpots to the Internet. While these have been common for decades at live poker rooms, bad beat jackpots turned out to be one of the troubles that damaged online poker liquidity. At one point, most major networks offered an online poker bad beat jackpot. The exceptions were PokerStars and […]
Role of Affiliates Declining in Modern Online Poker
Online poker affiliates were instrumental in the online poker boom last decade. These online marketers entered into referral deals with poker sites. Affiliates received a commission to send players to online poker rooms. It was based on either a percentage of the player’s rake paid or a flat amount when a certain deposit threshold was […]