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The Best Times of Day to Play Poker
By: Jason Lake No doubt you've heard this classic phrase, or something close to it: Nothing good happens after 10 PM. Sometimes it's midnight, sometimes it's 2 AM. The message itself is universal, though. Human beings turn into pumpkins at some point in the late evening. Bad decisions are made. Consequences are felt.   I can see some of you are nodding your heads and thinking...
Meet Rachel: Winner of the Bovada Poker Bowl!
Rachel from Minnesota stumbled upon Bovada’s Poker Bowl while playing a tournament several months ago, and sure enough she signed up, hit the felt, and won! She’s been set up with our luxurious $15K Super Bowl Prize Package, which includes two tickets to the Super Bowl, a three night stay in a hotel, access to exclusive events and $3,000 cash for travel and spending. We can’t think of a better way to spend the February 1st weekend than at the biggest event of the year. Check out the below interview for Rachel’s experience to Super Bowl XLIX.    1)      How long have you been playing poker? I’ve been playing poker for about five years. I met my boyfriend back in 2010, and he loves playing...
My Poker Road Trip - by Jeffrey Goad
3:45 AM: my phone rings at the exact same time as my alarm clock goes off. I haven't slept a wink. I am about to embark on a trip of a lifetime. My buddy Jason Mercier is on the phone. "Hey man, get up! Our plane leaves in less than three hours!" I stumble out of bed and hit the shower. The cold shower brings clarity to the situation. I am heading to the WPT LA Classic, and I am going with my favorite player of all time!   Our plane lands in sunny Los Angeles. That all too familiar smell of jet fumes, smog, and the salty breeze from the coast awakens my senses. Jason and I head off for a bite to eat and to discuss strategy. Like a sponge I absorb everything I can from this magician of the...
A Year of Sports - By Alec Ross
January's here. To Melbourne! The Aussie Open! Go Fed! It's down a disappointed hope spiral I've been led. He's too old! Rafa wins showing his misanthropic sneer. Off I go to drown my sorrows in Fosters beer. Now it's February. To Phoenix I go! See the Super Bowl! Get away from the snow! Bet on Denver, they're favored to win it all! How ironic. They triumph but fail to cover. Close call! March Madness how I love you. I zoom around the nation to see much of you, But at home in the annual pool I hold with my wife. I can't pick games to save my own life. April arrives. Head to Augusta to see golf's first major. Arrive there. Immediately place a wager. It's Rory I say! He'll lap...
GSPO 2014 -  First Place Winner Interview
Jeremy G. from Thibodaux, LA is no amateur in the poker world. He’s been playing at Bovada for about 10 years, and on November 2, he won $90K from Bovada’s annual Golden Spade Poker Open. Here he shares his story and opinions in an exclusive interview.  1.How did you get your seat in the tournament? I bought in directly.  2.What was your best and worst moment throughout the tournament? My best moment was AK beating KK with about 15 players left. The flop came – AQQ... Turn King... River Ace. I guess my worst moment was short-lived when the King hit the turn.  3.What advice would you give to novice players for staying in the game? Practice good bankroll management. Stay patient and...
Join Our Blog Contest to Win $500 in Prizes
We’ve launched a monthly blog contest where you can win $500 in tournament tickets. Each month from November onward, we’ll be announcing a topic on our Facebook page and asking players to submit a blog post on that topic.   At the end of each month, we’ll review all submissions and choose the best. Our winner will get a package of eight tournament tickets worth $501, including tickets ranging in value from $11 to $162. The winning blog will also be posted on this website and shared with our followers on social media.   Each month’s blog topic will be announced on the Bovada Poker Facebook page at the beginning of the month. Players will then have about three weeks to write a 200-word blog...

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