How many online poker sites have failed over the years? More than you might think. The rise and fall and potential rise of Atlantic City. Freddy Deeb falls short at WPT Legends of Poker. And more.

The many failed faces of online poker

Have you ever wondered how many online poker sites have failed over the years? If the answer to that question is yes, than an article at has you covered. The site not only compiled a list of the two dozen or so online poker sites that have closed up shop over the years, they also detail the circumstances behind these closures and what happened to player funds.

It’s a very interesting read that sheds some light on the difficulties online poker operators face, sometimes by their own mismanagement and malfeasance.

The post itself is old, but the author has indicated updates are coming:

Quick Hitters

– Has PokerStars sponsorship of football legends Neymar Jr. and Christiano Ronaldo paid off for the online poker giant? Poker Strategy attempts to answer that question.

– An extremely interesting (and extremely long)  portrayal of Atlantic City appeared in the New Yorker this weekend. The article details the struggles and potential rebirth of the city that has long pinned its hopes on gambling.

– Freddy Deeb nearly became the fourth three-time champion in World Poker Tour history this weekend, but fell just short, after being defeated by Mike Shariati during heads-up play in the 2015 WPT Legends of Poker Main Event. Deeb would have joined Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, and Anthony Zinno as three-time WPT winners.

– Check out our review of Jonathan Little’s two-volume series titled “On Live No Limit Cash Games.” Little’s poker strategies usually cover tournament poker so this is a bit of a departure from the norm for the two-time WPT Champion.

– In a recent article Poker Strategy asked the question; should buy-ins for main event tournaments at major poker tournament series should be higher or lower, or if they are just right.