Editorial Process

PokerOrg editorial standards

The PokerOrg mission is to narrate the evolving story of poker in the most vibrant way we can. In doing this we want to help to grow the game of poker and reflect the voice and passion of the players.

We firmly believe the game deserves a site that represents the players, not a single corporate entity. We want to create the most vibrant poker content and give players a platform to grow their brands in front of a global audience. 

We want to break the stories that others might not be able to tell and provide a player's-eye view of what's going on in the world of poker – the news from the floor, not from corporate HQ. Media is changing fast and poker players are consuming content in different ways. We want to reflect this and change the way poker is reported.

Together we can be a catalyst for growth for the game we all love.

PokerOrg is committed to providing comprehensive, up to date news and coverage of the poker industry. Our site adheres to the core principles of unbiased journalism, accuracy, fairness, accountability, transparency, and inclusiveness.This website strives to present itself as the world’s top source for poker industry news. In doing so, we commit to abide by the following core editorial principles:

The very best poker news – 100% independent

PokerOrg is 100% independent, and that means we can report on news honestly and with complete transparency. 

We don’t report on stories that we’re told to by a commercial team. And we’re not owned by a poker operator that tells us what we can and can’t publish on our site. 

We also know that there is a real trust issue with modern media sites and that it’s hard to take someone’s word on face value. That’s why we have the PokerOrg Player Advisory Board. Made up of a real cross-section of poker players – from some of the game’s biggest names to passionate recreational players – the Player Advisory Board is there to ensure that we live up to our mission of being the true voice of the players.

The Player Advisory Board is there for governance and its members also provide comment and reaction to the biggest news stories that we cover. It means that you always get the bigger picture from PokerOrg and not a skewed view from a site with a commercial bias. 

Unbiased reporting

At PokerOrg, all contributors must report without influence from any outside party. This includes independence from poker sites, players, influencers, and any other outside factors. This outlet is committed to providing unbiased, ethical, and independent reporting on all aspects of the poker industry. This obligation to unbiased reporting allows our writers to achieve the other principles outlined below.

Editorial accuracy

Journalistic accuracy is defined by not only presenting the facts, but also providing a detailed context of those facts. Anything less represents unacceptable content here at PokerOrg. Our team of writers is committed to verifying all facts of a story before that piece can be published. All articles from PokerOrg must stand up to fact-checking, free of misleading language or assumptions.


The one-of-a-kind nature of the poker industry often produces stories featuring multiple perspectives. Many of the game’s biggest storylines involve several different parties of interest. PokerOrg adheres to the journalistic standard of fairness, intending to provide unbiased coverage that equally represents all entities involved in a particular story. All news pieces produced at PokerOrg strive to present the facts on all sides of a story, allowing the reader to interpret those facts as they will. Op-eds from PokerOrg take a stand on a developing story, while still adhering to a commitment to editorial fairness.


The accountability principal at PokerOrg requires all of our contributors remain accountable to our readers, as well as the subjects we cover. This aspect of our editorial standards requires PokerOrg reporters to abide by the highest professional standards set forth by the other principals in this outline. We strive to present all relevant facts and context of the stories published at PokerOrg, free from conflicts of interest or other outside influences. PokerOrg diligently pursues the truth in all published work. In the case of inaccurate reporting, our site commits to holding our writers accountable and correcting any false or misleading claims in reporting.

Content transparency

PokerOrg is committed to an editorial process that allows readers to determine the reliability of all published work on our website. This approach to poker industry coverage includes a transparency policy that requires our writers to openly divulge the newsgathering, fact-checking, and editing methods behind each piece produced here at PokerOrg. All sources for articles are clearly identified at PokerOrg, per our content transparency principle.


As a website that aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the poker industry, PokerOrg strives to represent a wide range of poker players, sites, opinions, ideas, and perspectives. Our poker coverage will not exclude any topic based on political, religious, gender, geographical, or business-related bias. Our goal at PokerOrg involves an all-inclusive approach to coverage of the poker industry. Our job is to present all facts on a given topic, and include all credible and relevant sources that apply.

If you feel that we are falling short of any of the promises above, contact us at hello@poker.org