Articles by: Steve Ruddock

The Fight … The Big Secret

Steve Ruddock | June 15, 2014

U.S. Online Poker Industry Is Suffering From Poor Customer Awareness. Is the WSOP the Answer? Licensed online poker rooms in New Jersey and Nevada have been forced to deal with a multitude of issues during their first year of existence. Some of the issues like the continued presence of unlicensed competitors were foreseen, and others [...]

The Fight … Delegitimizing the Online Poker Cannibalization Myth

Steve Ruddock | May 15, 2014

Check them. The numbers don’t lie After his improbable victory at the 2003 World Series of Poker Chris Moneymaker is credited with kick-starting what would become known as the “Poker Boom,” a period that can only be described as a golden age for both poker and gambling. During this time, poker was thriving like never [...]

The Fight … Sheldon Adelson and the Double Standards of Online Gambling

Steve Ruddock | April 15, 2014

Sheldon Adelson has declared war on online gambling in the United States, using self-created surrogates like the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling to sensationalize online gambling and craft incendiary and fallacious claims. Adelson’s proxies have accused online gambling sites of being rife with money launderers and catering to underage and problem gamblers, claims they cannot [...]