Every poker player.
Be it a beginner or a professional needs to keep up with the latest that is going on in the poker world.
From keeping tabs on tournaments, new rising stars of the game to any new strategies that the professionals use.
You need to be updated with all that is happening in the poker world.
Here we have a list of the top 10 poker magazines you should read, they include both online and physical magazines and while most of them have regular issues being printed, there are a couple of magazines here which are erratic and have a bit of a publishing issue, no worries, they are still in circulation and are great.
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1. Card Player
This magazine has 26 issues which are provided per year.
The magazine covers almost everything from poker from news, strategy, online poker, casino poker and legislation as well.
You even have a free 7-day trial to start off. It is in the digital format and print format and once you subscribe to it you have a library of over 600 issues to check up on.
There is a feeling that this magazine is not for a beginner or new poker player but is more skewed towards the professional player.
2. Bluff Magazine
The subheading for this magazine is “The Thrill of Poker”, it comes with 12 issues a year and has already come out with an android and iOS app for users to read the magazine online.
There is an archive from 2004 when the magazine started and has a lot of in-depth interviews with the top players.
3. Poker Pro
This magazine has some of the best information from the pros of the game, if you are looking for the best interviews and knowledge from the pros this is the place.
It also has a brilliant Q+A section where the pros answer your questions.
The site is down.
4. Poker Player
This has a different print format, a larger print format like a newspaper.
It still is a great magazine, weekly published. It has some great insights in their guest column.
They also have a feature where they review poker rooms and in which state of the US so that you know where you can play their games.
5. WPT Poker magazine
This is the official magazine for the World Poker Tour and has some great information about the professionals playing the game.
Once you register for their magazine subscription you also have access to many videos of the professionals and how they play the game.
This is an online magazine and is heavily centered around the tournaments which are going around in the UK.
However, the guests’ columns here are very informative.
They have great strategy guides as well. They have some great bios of the best poker players and videos also.
This all is free, so you should not complain.
7. Two plus Two magazine
No technically a magazine, this is still a site most players should visit.
This site has a lot of strategy and guides for the different kinds of poker. While that may not be enough, they have published over 2 million books and you can see the many books that are in their store.
This also has many links to various forums where you can get help for all your poker needs.
8. Inside Poker magazine
This magazine was earlier called Inside Edge and used to write about all kinds of different betting games, be it sports, online or poker now it just focuses on poker as the title suggests.
More emphasis in this magazine is provided to the strategy and analysis aspect of the game rather than news and events related to poker.
This is a monthly issue and should be picked up if you want to learn more about strategy only.
9. Ante Up Magazine
You can both the hard copy and online version of this magazine.
Started in 2008, it provides 12 issues throughout the year. They also have details of various leagues which are currently being run in the US.
The magazine itself provides a coverage of all the poker tournaments that have taken place in the month and also has strategy guides for various kinds of poker, not just the popular hold’em.
10. All in magazine
This magazine also comes in a physical and online format for all those who are interested in saving paper.
The magazine has some great features and has some great pictures which would be of interest to some players.
This is heavy on various strategy and analysis of games and styles of play. So it really is not for the novice. It does have a lot of interviews with current players in the circuit, the only downside to this great magazine is that its publishing is a bit erratic, to say the least.
So there you have it
The 10 magazines online and physical every poker player should read.
Some of them are more skewed towards the interviews of the players which others are inclined towards the various tournaments that are going about.
The best magazines out of the many poker magazines out there are listed here, they are not all free, most of them do charge a fee for their subscription but even visiting their website will get you hooked as most of them have a free copy for you to check out what is on offer before you decide on taking the plunge.