Just 1 more day and the year of 2018 will end.
Here's a curtain call for BankrollMob's 5 most read and 5 most commented news articles in 2018:
Published November 15
BankrollMob Exclusive: Who wants a 888poker LIVE London Festival $2,200 Package?
BankrollMob offered an 888poker LIVE London Festival Package worth $2,200 after giving away a Battle of Malta package on October. The package included a $1,400 buy-in to the 888poker LIVE London Festival Main Event Day 1C, $450 for 3 nights' accommodation, $350 pocket money paid directly into your 888poker account, and an 888poker LIVE kit.
Did you join in? If yes, how did it go? Please tell us in the comments!
Published May 3
Top 5 Hottest Female Poker Players with Impressive Achievements
There are many female poker players out there in the world right now. BRM has made a list showing five of the hottest female poker players who not only play the game, but also have poker achievements to their name. They are still actively playing poker up to this time. These five ladies are Shannon Elizabeth, Maria Ho, Lacey Jones, Liv Boeree and Jennifer Tilly. If you haven't read the article yet, check it out to see their ‘sexy' profiles and their impressive accomplishments in poker.
Published May 21
Swedish pros Isildur1 & Lena900 win Big in PokerStars SCOOP Tournaments
When the poker community sees news about Viktor ‘Isildur' Blom, they quickly become interested to know what's the latest thing happening about the Swedish sensation of the poker world. In this news article, the 28-year-old high-stakes online poker pro had won a SCOOP title during a weekend in May after topping a field of 122 players, earning $59,780! On the other hand, Niklas ‘Lena900' Astedt won that past week's SCOOP, outlasting a player field of 264 to win $50,391.55. Thanks to that win, Astedt has surpassed the $10 million mark in online MTT cashes, joining the ranks of top online poker players such as Chris ‘moorman1' Moorman.
Published February 23
BankrollMob Member Gets Free Entry To partypoker KO Series $1M GTD Championship Event!
We love to reward our own! Since we were really excited about partypoker's $10 million GTD KO Series, we decided to surprise one of our loyal "Mobsters" with a free entry to the $215 buy-in $1,000,000 Guaranteed Championship Event on Sunday, February 25. Nikola Minovic, a BankrollMob member since October 2014, is a very active player at partypoker under the nickname "StheP1973". He began his poker journey at partypoker in July 2016 after receiving a free $10 bankroll from us, which afterwards he incredibly managed to win a $10K Caribbean Poker Party Festival package in 2017 - all these without spending a single dime!
Published November 28:
Crazy Prop Bet: For $100k, Would You Stay in a Dark Room without Human Contact for 30 Days?
Prop bets are definitely common among poker players, but there are some that's plain crazy like this one, so it's no surprise that it immediately became one of the most-read articles here on BRM. For 100,000, can you survive a full 30 days inside a bathroom with no light and human interaction? After some time, news came out that it was poker player Rich Alati who agreed to do this challenge, to prove to Rory Young that it can be done. In the end, Alati has proven he had nerves of steel and the patience to endure, to the point even Young himself was convinced Alati can last the entire 30 days, so Young urged him to call off the bet. Since he lasted 20 days, Alati got $62,400 from it.
Here are the 5 most commented BRM news articles of 2018:
5) 40 Comments
"Don't play new games if you don't like them" - Daniel Negreanu on PokerStars New Poker Variant Unfold Hold'em
In August, Unfold Hold'em was the newest poker game released by PokerStars, which allows players to ante up for a side "Unfold pot" and then get back into the game after seeing the flop. This poker variant is mainly a plus for the recreational players. The regular players then criticized PokerStars for releasing this game as it no longer calls for one's skills in order to win and they find that it's not a good game for them at all. A member of Team PokerStars Daniel Negreanu said that poker is always evolving and nobody is forcing them to play a new game they don't like.
What did our Mobsters think about Unfold Hold'em at that time? Find out by reading the comments!
4) 50 Comments
Russian Banks Now Implement Payment Ban to Offshore Gambling Operators
Russia's plan to make banks and payment-processing companies ban online gambling payments has been implemented - the biggest bank in Russia Sberbank and other state-owned banks has confirmed they will cease the processing of online transactions by blacklisted offshore gambling websites.
Our Mobsters discussed what could be the likely future and negative repercussions of this bill for the Russian poker players.
3) 59 Comments
Doyle Brunson teams up with son Todd on New Poker Training Course
The Brunson father and son released an all-new online training course on poker. Doyle and Todd Brunson joined forces to create a new poker training course called Brunson Poker Pro which combined their experience and skills. The course aims to markedly improve anyone's game. The course comes with a book, 208 flash cards showing various in-play scenarios, and other helpful resources including an audio CD and several charts. A website is also available which covers several other advanced strategies like tells, bluffs, combos & blockers, and board textures - all for only $149.
Is the price of the training course worth it? See what our Mobsters think!
2) 70 Comments
FIFA World Cup 2018: A Look at Interesting Records that May Be Broken this Year in Russia
Many records are meant to be broken, and fans of the World Cup are eager to see which of these will fall in Russia. Some of these records include: most goals scored, oldest player ever to play in a World Cup, most wins in penalty shootouts, team that remains unbeaten in most World Cup matches, and most goals scored as captain in the World Cup.
Check out what our Mobster football fans wrote about these records.
1) 138 Comments
Things you ought to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
As for the 1 and 2 spots on our most commented BRM news articles, they are all about the FIFA World Cup 2018.
The most-commented news article on the BankrollMob website is about the things you ought to know about the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, such as the 12 stadium venues in Russia, the logo brand, the match ball, mascot, groups, tickets, and schedule.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia has been a smashing success in many ways, surpassing pre-tournament expectations, and so Russia ends this year feeling proud on having staged one of the best World Cups in history.
More than half of the world watched the record-breaking 2018 World Cup - a record 3.57 billion people! This figure included those who watched TV at home, on mobile or on digital platforms. The final was seen live by a total 1.12 billion viewers worldwide!
While not really news articles per se, these are BRM's most-commented posts in 2018:
2018 Christmas Calendar! Over $14,000 Worth Of Gifts!
Hundreds of gifts worth more than $14,000 are up for grabs during the Christmas Calendar promotion on BRM from December 1 to December 24, 2018.
Did our Mobsters get lucky enough to win amazing gifts and MobPoints? See who won in the comments section!
BankrollMob's World Cup Promotion - $11,500 in prizes!
The most-commented article in the BankrollMob website for the year 2018 is our FIFA World Cup promotion worth $11,500 in prizes.
Congratulations to everyone who won prizes in this promotion! Check out some of them in the comments section!