Safest Poker Sites Blog

Safest Poker Sites BlogSafest 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.

Latest Blog Posts

PokerStars SCOOP X 2018

Pokerstars 2018 – “SCOOP X” Final Results

The Spring Championship of Online Poker has finished up and PokerStars did not disappoint. From May 6th to the 21st, online poker players were able to take part in the SCOOP, which was known as SCOOP X this time around thanks to the celebration of the series 10-year anniversary. Take a look at some of […]

WSOPC - World Series Of Poker Circuit

Valentin Vornicu Earns Record-Setting 12th WSOPC Ring

Winning a World Series of Poker Circuit ring is difficult to do. WSOPC events are frequented by top pros in the industry, individuals who make it difficult for players to earn one WSOPC ring with a major event win, much less earn more than one. Just recently, poker pro, Valentin Vornicu was able to win back […]

Online Poker Bonus

Best Online Poker Bonuses of 2018

Playing online poker can be both fun and profitable. One of the best ways to build your bankroll is to take advantage of poker bonuses available at top-rated online poker sites. For 2018, we can recommend several sites that offer good value for new players as well as provide continual promotions to help you add […]

PokerStars SCOOP X 2018

SCOOP Recent Winners – Hummylun and Ole

The 2018 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is over halfway complete, with amateurs and pros alike earning wins during the many tournament events. The SCOOP will continue through the 21st of May, finishing up with over 65 total events and $65 million in guaranteed prize money! Several events finished up over the weekend with […]

Online Poker Tournaments

Online Poker Tournaments

If you are new to the online poker world or at least tournament play, its good to get an idea of what to expect. Top online poker rooms like PokerStars, offer real money players the essential options when it comes to tournament gaming. From multi-table tournaments (MTTs) to Sit ‘n’ Gos (SNGs), special events and […]

NJ SCOOP Platinum Pass

NJ Player Wins Platinum Pass During NJSCOOP

Last month, residents and visitors to the state of New Jersey were able to compete in the PokerStars New Jersey Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP). During the series, PokerStars was offering up Platinum Passes, with every player hoping to nab one. Apparently, a resident of the state was able to compete in the low […]

Real Money Poker Games 2018

Best Real Money Poker Games to Play in 2018

When it comes to real money poker games, there are many options to consider online. From Texas Hold’em to Omaha, there are poker variants offered online for real money that are fun as well as profitable. Below, we take a look at the best real money poker games you can play, providing insight into the […]

PokerStars SCOOP X 2018

PokerStars SCOOP 2018 Begins This Weekend

PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is back in action beginning this weekend and it is set to offer online poker players the best in tournament gaming. From May 6th until the 21st, PokerStars will be hosting SCOOP X -marking 10 years of SCOOP gaming- with more than $110,000,000 in guaranteed prize money up […]

Top 5 Real Money Poker Sites

Top 5 Real Money Poker Sites of 2018

When it comes to playing online poker, gamblers want to be able to enjoy their favorite poker cash games and tournaments in a quality setting. We have reviewed several real money poker sites available today and found the top 5 we feel are the best options for players located in the United States and internationally. […]

The Venetian Poker Room - March Extravaganza 2018

March Extravaganza Poker Tournament – 2018

This month, the Venetian of Las Vegas played host to the March Extravaganza 2018 Poker Series. The Extravaganza offered poker players a ton of action, with 12 total events including No-Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha formats featured. Tournaments included SuperStack events, Bounty tournaments, rebuy-ins and more. There was over $400,000 in guaranteed prize pool. […]

Affiliate Poker

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 […]

Wynn Poker Classic 2018

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 […]

Online Poker Affiliates

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 Online Poker Players

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 […]

Wynn Poker Classic 2018

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 […]