Due to the advancements of technology, poker has entered the online world. In 20 years, the game has migrated from the casino floor into physical poker tournaments, into the online gaming arena, and finally online poker tournaments were born.
Since the first World Series of Poker, many new tournaments have gained in popularity. Moreover, the money prizes for professional poker games and tournaments have reached well into the millions of dollars.
Media coverage and big worldwide events have made the game of poker more appealing to beginners now more than ever.
For instance, 888Poker’s Monthly ‘Whale’ Tournament has a prize guarantee of $500k. Up from $200k in the previous edition. The top benefit of this tournament is that it is open to players of all levels.
This means you have a real chance to hone your skills as well as win some money. Since the 888Poker is world-renowned for multiple types of games, you’ll likely see a cross-over from other games and tables.
This paves the way for new and impassioned poker players to practice getting good at their poker playing strategies and style.
Some people enjoy playing poker as a hobby, just for fun with friends, and some are serious about learning every little detail this classic game has to offer. If you’re part of the latter category and still deciding whether you should take up a hobby full-time, signing up for a mid-size competition might just be the right thing to do. Different sites, such as Topresume, provides advice for those who are considering to turn their hobby into a career.
You’ll get to experience a worldwide online event that unites people under one focus: playing for the win. You’ll also get to see how other competitors play, learn some new tips and tricks, and most likely you’ll walk away with more money than you had when you started.
Even if the whole event is a bust for you, your next poker event will be even better. Human beings grow from failure, so don’t be discouraged if you don’t win the potluck your first time around.
Can You Earn Money Playing Professional Poker?
The short answer is yes. The long answer is: take your time, learn the rules of the game well, and look to other more experienced players in order to perfect your strategy.
With dozens of online casinos offering free and demo games, you can play without any stakes until you feel confident enough to put in real money. Even when you begin playing for real stakes, you can take it slow and make sure not to put in too much money right at the beginning.
There’s nothing wrong with playing low-stake poker. But when you’re ready, you might cause a few waves at the professionals’ table.
Practice makes perfect, so keep trying to get better at your play. Even the most famous online poker players started at the bottom and worked their way up. Viktor Blom started his career at 14 and actually lost a bit of money before getting better at his game of choice, No-Limit Texas Hold’em.
It wasn’t until Viktor was 17 that he actually started winning big money, and in 2011 he was signed up with one of the biggest online cardrooms in the world. His rival Tom Dwan got the same offer. By this time Both Viktor Blom and Dwan had won millions from playing poker, joining the biggest events they could find.
If you do decide to follow in Blom and Dwan’s footsteps, make sure you do it out of love for the sport and not for chasing money. It is absolutely clear that all top online poker players out there today have a real love for their game and a true ability to endure long hours of online gameplay without flinching.
One important rule to follow when it comes to poker, is that every decision you make and every risk you take needs to be calculated. You’ll have moments in which you’ll need to sacrifice a hand so that you can win the game later on.
Stay focused and trust your knowledge and skill. Trust that the process will teach you the right things in order to succeed.
Sure, this is a competitive game, and you’ll likely come up against many people that are much better players than you. To make sure you can last the game and maybe even come away with some winnings make sure you read up on and practice getting good at the following skills:
- Be a good problem solver: As mentioned, poker is a game of calculated risks. This means that you’ll need to be a few steps ahead of your competitors. You’ll need to know when to draw, when to raise, and when to fold, to ensure you win the game at the end.
- Get good at managing money: A lot of beginners fail in the first two months simply because they run out of money. Keep a level head, learn to budget your games, and maybe even sign up for a money management course. You can read an article on how you can still play games even on a tight budget on Wired.
- Work on your mental endurance: An online game of poker can go on for hours. You’ll need to be mentally prepared to endure such strenuous conditions. Sure, you can go into it with a winning mentality. But, make sure you don’t lose this along the way. It can cost you a mistake that loses you the game.
With so many reputable online casinos out there, it can be hard to choose the right one to start with. Take your time doing your research and ensure you look at what other players are saying about the casino in question.
A trusted online casino will usually give a great sign-up bonus and use the latest technology in delivering their games. In any case, technology has aided companies and players alike in opening up a limitless amount of poker games.
This means there’s plenty to choose from. Also, most casinos will give out a nice sign-up bonus which will help you get started, without having to invest any of your own money, initially.
Poker tournament winnings are getting bigger and bigger. The media is covering more of these events and people are flocking to see what they’re all about.
If you’re looking to build a career from playing online poker, there’s no better time than the present moment. More online gamers are making money playing games and poker is no different.
With the right skills and knowledge and a lot of practice, you can definitely build a career by playing poker.
City of Brandon – September 15, 2021 ***Special Media Release*** – Missing Person – City of Brandon –
The Brandon Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Leigha Marcela CLOUD. Leigha is described as being a 23 year old aboriginal female, 5’7 and 165 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair. It is unknown what clothing she was wearing when she was last seen by family on August 15th, 2021. She is known to spend time between Brandon, Waywayseecappo and Winnipeg. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Leigha, please contact the Brandon Police Service.
Release Authorized by:
A/Sgt. Adam Potter #155
Public Information Officer
For media inquiries: (204)729-2430
Media Beat: September 16, 2021 | FYIMusicNews – FYI Music News
FYI teams up with Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards
In an unprecedented partnership with FYI Music News, Broadcast Dialogue is launching the Canadian Radio Emerging Artist of the Year, presented by FYI Music News, nominated, and voted on by radio Program Directors and Music Directors.
This is a new category in the Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards that is now officially open for submissions.
The inaugural awards program founded last fall is affectionately dubbed “The Howards” after publisher emeritus Howard Christensen.
The 2021 Awards edition has been expanded to 22 categories, including establishing several new awards for commercial and imaging production, and creating separate solo and on-air team hosting honours. Also added is a specific category recognizing Campus & Community Radio, and established the Sound of Success Award, in conjunction with Radio Connects, recognizing radio’s ability to drive business. Additionally, the Canadian Radio Emerging Artist of the Year award, presented by FYI, nominated and voted on by Program and Music directors.
Find out more about the awards here.
The following is a summary of commitments from the leading federal political parties relevant to arts and culture sectors, compiled by Canadian Arts Coalition with a big assist from Global Public Affairs.
MRC streaming data analysis
Most streaming platforms have the capability for curation and allow users to pick and choose exactly what they want to listen to. In our just released 2021 U.S. Music 360 study, we found that music streamers lean toward their personal favorites, 61% create their own playlists and 37% listen to auto-generated playlists that are specifically adapted to personal listening habits¹.
The younger generations lean on their streaming platforms for music discovery. This study shows that 59% of Gen Z and 63% of Millennials primarily use music audio and video streaming services to discover music and Millennials have garnered an 8% lift on “new music release” playlists since 2020. About three quarters of both generations are interested in discovering new music and emerging artists, making them key audiences for any up and comers, but Gen Z care much more about being the first of their friends to find something new. – MRC Data
2 NDP candidates resign after social media comments on Israel, Auschwitz – Global News
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says the antisemitic comments by two of his party’s candidates who resigned were “completely wrong.”
“Antisemitism is real,” Singh said during a campaign stop in Essex, Ont.
“We’re seeing a scary rise in antisemitism, and we are unequivocally opposed, and we’ll confront it.”
The party confirmed Wednesday that Dan Osborne, the candidate for the Nova Scotia riding of Cumberland-Colchester, and Sidney Coles, the candidate for Toronto-St. Paul’s, ended their campaigns and “agreed to educate themselves further about antisemitism.”
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Singh said antisemitism has no place in his party and the candidates made the right decision to resign.
“In addition, they’re talking about the importance of getting training,” Singh said.
Coles, who has since deleted her Twitter account, was reported to have posted misinformation about Israel being linked to missing COVID-19 vaccines.
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, a non-profit human rights organization, shared images purportedly from Coles’ account over the weekend. Coles later apologized on social media.
Osborne was reported to have tweeted to Oprah in 2019 asking if Auschwitz was a real place, referring to the Nazi-run concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War.
He responded to backlash about the post on Twitter over the weekend, saying he had tweeted it when he was a teenager.
“I want to offer an apology,” Osborne tweeted Sunday. “The role of Auschwitz and the history of the Holocaust is one we should never forget.
“Antisemitism should be confronted and stopped. I can’t recall posting that, I was 16 then and can honestly say I did not mean to cause any harm.”
Jaime Kirzner-Roberts, director of policy at Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies, said in a news release that he had been in contact with the New Democrats. He was relieved the candidates stepped down, he added.
“We thank NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh for his leadership in ensuring this outcome,” Kirzner-Roberts said.
“Amid rising Jew-hatred in this country, all political parties and leaders must send a message, loud and clear, that antisemitism will not be tolerated in any shape or form.”
A handful of candidates from other parties have also dropped out during the election.
Last week the Conservative Party dropped Lisa Robinson, the candidate for the Beaches-East York riding in Toronto, after Islamophobic social media posts surfaced. Robinson has claimed the account is fake and she has previously reported it to police.
Liberal Raj Saini resigned earlier in the campaign after facing allegations that he harassed a female staff member, claims he firmly denies.
Singh condemned Coles’ posts during a campaign stop on Tuesday, but did not demand she step down. At that time, he said the candidate’s “unequivocal apology” was the right thing to do.
Singh didn’t say Wednesday why he didn’t push for a resignation sooner, but reiterated that it was the right decision for the candidates.
Liberal candidate’s Montreal posters defaced with swastikas
The New Democrats are filling their schedule for the final push before the election.
Singh was greeted by hundreds of people cheering and holding signs during stops in London West and Niagara Centre _ both of which went Liberal in the last election. He told supporters to vote with their conscience.
The NDP leader has continuedto dismiss that people should follow the idea of voting strategically and kept his sights set on Justin Trudeau during the final push.
“There is a cost to voting for the Liberals,” he said.
Singh will also be taking his message to the Ontario ridings of Hamilton and Brampton East.
He will end the busy day with a livestream on Twitch, an online gaming site. Singh, who has embraced social media trends and videos, said it’s a way to connect with potential voters.
© 2021 The Canadian Press
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