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PokerStars come calling to NorCal

By Randall Rapp July and August had the poker stars from PokerStars visiting casinos and put­ting on special events in California to promote Californians for...

Never-ending battle over online poker

By Randall Rapp After spending a week in Las Vegas at the WSOP I couldn’t help but notice how relentlessly they were pushing wsop.com’s online poker game. With...

Does Mary Poppins hate online poker?

By Randall Rapp I’m asked a lot at poker tables what I think of some California politician’s efforts to join Nevada and a couple of other states in having intranet...

Crowning a new POY

By Randall Rapp December is never much of a month for traveling, but one fun trip I can always count on is a visit to the “home” casino of our latest Player of the...

These are a few of my favorite things

By Randall Rapp People are always making lists of pet peeves. It seems a bit peevish behavior to me and decidedly negative in its approach. Therefore, having not made...

It’s true; you can’t win ’em all

By Randall Rapp Your humble Ambassador was recently told that in these pages he always reports as a winner. I must beg to differ. It’s just that a lot of the losing...

The Cardroom’s POY competition heating up in 2014

By Randall Rapp Another year comes to a close and The Cardroom crowns another NorCal Poker Tournament Player of the Year. Once again though, we have a familiar champion...

Big events just keep on coming up

By Randall Rapp Thunder Valley Casino and Club One Casino just finished up their excellent tournaments with the Heartland Poker Tour. They were so successful that the...

7-year itch leads to online edition

By Randall Rapp Hard to believe it’s been seven years since the first issue of The Cardroom was released—all eight pages and 12,000 copies of it. As we begin our...

Seeing old friends in new places

By Randall Rapp Last year I had such a great time playing in the WSOP Seniors Event that I thought I’d give it a try again this year. I had no big expectations of...

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