March 26, 2010

Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time

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We've been looking into a book that might help us press further into the poker tournaments we play. Want to win poker tournaments? Now you can learn exactly how consistent winners REALLY do it! Meet PearlJammer, Rizen, and Apestyles. These top guns of tournament poker are frequent winners in today's highly competitive online scene, as well as in live tourneys. Their collective experience and track record is staggering: more than 35,000 tournaments played, more than 1,000 final tables made, over 200 major wins, and more than $6,000,000 in cashes. They regularly outplay fields consisting of other top professionals victories that are documented by detailed online hand histories.

At Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Volume

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March 19, 2010

Florida Legislator To Legalize Online Video Poker

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Looks like poker is on the way in Florida - at least online poker. State Rep. Joseph Abruzzo (D-Wellington) on Feb. 26 filed the Internet Poker Consumer Protection and Revenue Generation Act of 2010. The lawmaker's proposal makes Florida the first state to introduce a bill in its legislature that addresses the regulation of Internet gaming.

If enacted, Abruzzo's bill would legalize and regulate online video poker. Responsibility for ongoing regulation of the market would be assigned to the Division of Pari-mutuel Wagering, a program of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation within the executive branch of the state government.

More at Florida Legislator Seeks To Legalize Online Video Poker

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March 12, 2010

EPT Berlin Poker Robbery Featured on TV Show

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We've just learned about the armed robbery at the EPT Berlin Poker tourney. Yikes! It's hard to believe you can pull something like that off, but when the money is in a room - maybe you should lock it up a bit better?

The armed robbery that took place during the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Berlin festivities was featured on the German television program “Aktenzeichen XY Ungelöst,” the equivalent of “America’s Most Wanted.”

The episode aired on Wednesday night and German police are now awaiting tips that could help bring the perpetrators to justice, according to Abendblatt.de. Viewers and anyone else in the poker industry with information are encouraged to pick up a phone and call 089-95 01 95, which will connect you to the program’s studios in Munich. “Aktenzeichen XY Ungelöst” appears on the television station ZDF and its producers work in conjunction with local police.

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March 5, 2010

How to Play Poker with Your Rock Band Drum Kit

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Yep - you can learn to Play Poker with Your Rock Band Drum Kit by visiting Poker Listings. They've put together both a video and interesting article on just how to do it. It's not hard to do and should take you less than 30 minutes from start to finish. If you just want to see how well it works and already know (or don't care) how to set it up, save yourself a couple of minutes and watch the video at Poker Listings.

At How to Play Poker with Your Rock Band Drum Kit

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February 26, 2010

Steve Wynn Looking to Bring Live Poker to Philadelphia - We're Excited

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Poker is coming to Philadelphia thanks to the recession. Foxwoods is a familiar name to anyone who plays poker in New England. Since 2006 the Mashantucket Pequot tribe that owns the Foxwoods casino complex in Connecticut has also had a license to build another casino bearing the Foxwoods name in Philadelphia, but repeated delays in starting development during that time have them in danger of losing that license. Now it looks like the man who has done more for live poker than any other casino builder and operator, Steve Wynn, is stepping in to try to make the project a reality.

The 67-year-old casino magnate’s company, Wynn Resorts, has signed a letter of intent to take over the development licensed to the Mashantucket Pequots and bring a “straightforward casino” to the Philadelphia waterfront. While there will be no hotel on site, Wynn said during a recent conference call that the new casino would include “all the bells and whistles,” including a poker room. Poker was legalized in Pennsylvania casinos last month.

At Steve Wynn Looking to Bring Live Poker to Philadelphia

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February 19, 2010

Baltimore Mayor and Maryland Senate President Want Poker - We Want Poker Too

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Everyone is getting into the casino or poker game, and elected officials in Maryland have spoken out in favor of adding poker and other table games to their new slot casinos recently as the state’s legislature is considering bills to expand their gaming offerings.

Although there is still a lot of work to bring legalized table games to Maryland, the fact that yet another U.S. state is considering welcoming poker within its borders shows just how hungry state governments are for revenue — and just how accepted poker has become in the mainstream.

Via CardPlayer.com

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February 12, 2010

Are the Feds Cracking Down on Online Poker? We Hope Not

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Forbes has a new article basically stating - the feds are out to get some piece of the more than 30 billion dollars in online gambling.

Now the bet is on whether or not Justice is gearing up to go directly after firms like DoylesRoom and the two biggest online poker sites still taking U.S. play: PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Together they account for maybe 70% of the $1.4 billion in revenue the U.S. industry brought in last year. Revenues here are known as the rake--the slice of the betting amount that online firms get for hosting games. Players also pay flat fees to enter tournaments.

At Are the Feds Cracking Down on Online Poker? - Forbes.com

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February 5, 2010

Your Geek Guide to Poker Chips - Know Your Chips

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Wired has an amazing article on all there is to know about poker chips, and the guts of said poker chips. Why? If you’re living about four years ago, you’re probably really into Texas Hold ‘Em poker, and you may have thought about having a set of nice poker chips. You have to be careful, though, because if you pick the wrong set, some random guys on the internet will think the less of you. The article also gives an in-depth guide of the different types and their pitfalls.

  • Plastic-Ridge Chips
  • ABS Chips
  • Metal-Insert Chips
  • Ceramic Chips
  • High-End Clay Chips

Click on through for some witty banter, and a full read at Wired.com

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January 29, 2010

Cake Poker Gives Back WSOP Bracelet Sold On Ebay

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Cake Poker, one of the top five largest online poker networks, has bought the bracelet at the Buy It Now price of $2,500 of TJ Cloutier. And you know what they're doing with it? They're giving it back to him.

“As much as we would love to have a WSOP bracelet, or even award it to one of our cherished poker players, we can’t, in good conscience, keep it from the man who rightfully won it; which is why we’ve decided to return it to TJ Cloutier… just as soon as we’re done having some fun with it,” stated the Cake Poker blog.

Via Bluff Europe Magazine

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January 22, 2010

6 Sided poker dice - Play a game of draw poker with these special dice

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How about something a little different? Poker and DICE? Awesome. Play a game of 5 card draw poker with this set of specially designed dice. Each die has 9 through ace on the sides. The game is played with the first player rolling 5 dice, keeping the ones he/she likes and rolling the remaining (draw). Once the first player likes his/her hand, he stops and next players can only roll the same number of times as the first player.

At 6 Sided poker dice

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