Year-end reviews and best of lists are out in full force. Why do people still play at unregulated online poker rooms? Amaya will appeal judgment in Kentucky court case. And more.

Biggest stories of 2015

With 2015 coming to a close it’s that time of year… the time of year when every poker outlet posts their year-end reviews and best of 2015 lists. Here is a look at some of the articles that have started to appear – we’ll have our own up sometime this week:

PokerNews.com Top 10 stories: #10, #9, #8, #7, and #6

2015 – The Year in Poker, Part 1: Poker and Politics

2015 – The Year in Poker, Part 2: Tournament Time

2015 – The Year in Poker, Part 3: The Weird World of Poker Off The Felt

12 Stories That Mattered And 10 That Will: Wrapping Up The Year In Online Poker

The Five Most Interesting Online Poker Data Trends Of 2015

PokerListings Best of 2015

PokerListings Worst of 2015

Quick Hitters

– What’s the appeal of unregulated online poker sites? That’s the question that Poker Update’s Jennifer Newell tries to answer in this column.

PokerStars is planning on unveiling some new safeguards in 2016 that will (hopefully) cut down on datamining in their Spin & Go games.

– Chris Moorman was the first online tournament player  to eclipse $10 million in career online tournament earnings, a feat he accomplished in 2013. To illustrate his greatness, Moorman is now closing in on $13 million in career earnings, and his next closest competitor, p0cket00, just passed the $9 million mark. Basically, Moorman is the GOAT.

– Amaya Gaming will appeal the $870 million judgment imposed by a Kentucky judge last week.