10 best poker blogs: Poker Brands

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There are thousands of poker blogs, but only tens of them are worth reading and subscribing to their RSS feeds because of information quality and frequency. We have presented best 10 general poker blogs already. Let us present another 10 poker blogs managed by the well known poker brands. Biggest online poker rooms have their own poker blogs which are used as news about their promotions and masterminded players. Sometimes they are even written by the team Pros, therefore interesting and worth attention. However readers should be aware, that the goal of such blogs is to promote the particular brand and surrounding services, including gaming.

As in the first part of this article series, we should warn about the grading. 1st or 10th position does not mean superiority of the blog. This is not evaluation, so places are given based on author’s decision (personal author’s position is that some blogs, which are not so well known, should not be placed in the bottom ).

1. BWIN PokerBlog is an official blog from another well known gambling brand. The blog writes about live and online tournaments and their results (BWIN sponsors lots of them). Also additional media is produced – Podcasts, videos and pictures. The Blog has German, Spanish, Italian and French versions. The navigation of this blog is really strange. All blogs are dedicated to some promos or tournaments.
Authors: each category has different authors
Start date (the date of the first post, if available): unknown
Frequency: few posts per week

2. PokerStars Blog - one of the most popular poker blogs. It is an official PokerStars Blog and has all the branding features. The blog is written by multiple professional writers, therefore it is very dynamic. The main topics are of course online poker victories and live poker tournaments sponsored by PokerStars (EPT, APPT, LAPT and others). Blog also hosts lots of pictures from tournaments as well as videos.
Authors: John "Falstaff" Hartness, Jennifer Newell, David Aydt and others
Start date: April 24th, 2005 – 4 years old
Frequency: few posts per day

3. UltimateBet Blog - the official blog of UltimateBet. The blog covers all kind of topics – Phill Hellmuth’s extravaganza or Annie Duke’s seminars and appearance on TV, parties of UB team or management position regarding the AP scandal. The Blog is quite new, but all the content is well categorized, so everyone can see what all is about.
Authors: Gene Bromberg, Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth and others including UB Team members
Start date: November 18th, 2008 – 1 years old (almost)
Frequency: few posts per day

4. Betfair Poker Blog - is a part of huge blogs collection, because the main Blog page is dedicated to Betting articles. Poker is just one of the categories which are divided to pros blogs or WSOP or WSOPE covering. Anyway, the blog is huge and worth everyone’s attention, just navigation is little complicated. We are interested in Poker part only, which does not have many categories.
Authors: Marcus Bateman, Dave Allan and others including Betfair Team members Annette Obrestad, Peter Japsen, John Tabatabai
Start date: November 18th, 2008 – 1 years old (almost)
Frequency: few posts per day

5. PartyPoker Blog is an official blog of 3rd biggest independent poker room. As it is poker room brand blog, the topics are the same everywhere – live tournament impressions, online poker observations and sponsored pros play and life plus some words from management about business and promotions. PartyPoker Blog is not different; however the posts are well written and quite interesting.
Authors: PartyPoker media guy Warren Lush, Stefan Dicembre and some others
Start date: March 1st, 2006 – 3 years old.
Frequency: few posts per day

6. Poker from the Rail is the blog from Full Tilt poker room. It is strange, because they do not have an official company blog. FT promotes well known poker writer Michael Craig’s Blog and this community blog written by 4 anonymous writers. Anyway, this policy may be more attractive than blogs with official announcements and direct promo advertisements.
Authors: The Captain, AlCantHang, Bond18, One Angry Monkey
Start date: January 29th, 2008 – 1 year old.
Frequency: few posts per week

7. Everest Poker Blog is an official blog of multi-lingual poker room. As Everest poker is well known for its operating in different languages, it is clear that blog also is run in 14 languages (including English). Everest sponsors lots of tournaments in various countries; therefore they have different content in every language blog.
Authors: different anonymous authors in every language Blog
Start date: April 13th, 2006 – 3 years old.
Frequency: few posts per day

8. The Cake Blog is an official poker blog of this interesting poker room. It is the only poker blog which sometimes writes not only about poker promotions, tournaments and huge winnings of sponsored or any other prominent pros, but also about cookies, cakes and other delicious stuff. Let’s not forget its original name – "The CAKE Poker: poker news you can sink your teeth into".
Authors: Jake St. Pierre, LeeJones and others
Start date: July 9th, 2009
Frequency: few posts per week

9. DoylesRoom Blog is an official blog of the most prominent poker pro Doyle Brunson’s room. The blog has few categories. One of them is written by Doyle himself. Other topics are as usual – poker pros, tournaments, promotions. Interesting that Blog announces press releases about business issues of the company. Worth reading because of Texas Dolly writings. Also there is a nice video with Doyle Brunson collection.
Authors: Doyle Brunson, Todd Brunson, Hoyt Corkins, bob and administrators
Start date: November 12th, 2007 – 2 years old (almost)
Frequency: few posts per week

10. CarbonPoker Blog is an official blog of Carbon Poker room. It covers the main poker issues, live tournaments, online poker play etc. The blog is contributed by 4 anonymous authors; therefore it is quite close to community. Some blog entries cover Carbon’s social media promos.
Authors: BungalowOfCards, CarbonPoker, Comb Over-Under, Cousins of Ron Mexico, PUNTE
Start date: February 13th, 2007 – 2 years old
Frequency: few posts per day

There are more poker blogs written by poker rooms which cannot be added to this list, because they write only about their promotions. If someone is not a player of this room, the blog posts about newest bonus or freeroll may be simply not so interesting as UB pool party pictures with wet Phil Hellmuth, or pictures from cake factory are much more attractive to anyone and can help building the better and more known poker brand.