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Poker-faced Fed chief buys time for options

Posted by Ty Poke | August 30, 2011 | Posted in: Poker Tournaments | Comments (0)

Poker-faced Fed chief buys time for options
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (Reuters) – Like a skilled poker player, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke kept some cards close to his vest when facing fellow central bankers in cowboy country.
Source: news.yahoo.com

LETTER: Poker thriving in pubs but we still need a major venue
REGARDING the story in last Tuesday’s Free Press – “We do poker nights in Whaplode”. Thanks for proving my statement correct, that there is a thriving local poker community.
Source: www.spaldingtoday.co.uk

Poker runs raise money for 3 families hit by hard circumstances

Posted by Ty Poke | August 27, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Poker runs raise money for 3 families hit by hard circumstances
Three poker runs on Saturday raised money for the family of Breeann Rodriguez, the children of Jacque Waller and a 4-year-old leukemia patient.
Source: www.kfvs12.com

The Nightly Turbo: LAPT Heads to Colombia, Hellmuth on iGaming, and More

Posted by Ty Poke | August 23, 2011 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

The Nightly Turbo: LAPT Heads to Colombia, Hellmuth on iGaming, and More
The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day’s top poker news stories including where the LAPT is headed next, what Phil Hellmuth thinks about D.C.’s igaming and more.
Source: www.pokernews.com

Off the Felt with Matt Savage
We sat down with Matt Savage to learn a little more about what he does off the felt. We talked about poker, the Spice Girls, and golf.
Source: www.pokernews.com

The Nightly Turbo: Parx Open, Will FTP Management Change, and More
The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day’s top poker news stories including a look at the Parx Open Poker Classic, what could be in store for Full Tilt management, and more.
Source: www.pokernews.com

A Hand Matchup from the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event – CardPlayer.com

Posted by Ty Poke | August 21, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

A Hand Matchup from the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event – CardPlayer.com

A Hand Matchup from the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event
CardPlayer.com
CardPlayer.com is the world's oldest and most well respected poker magazine and online poker guide. Since 1988, CardPlayer has provided poker players with poker strategy, poker news, and poker results. Today, CardPlayer.com is the best poker

A Poker Life — Sam Barnhart – CardPlayer.com


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A Poker Life — Sam Barnhart
CardPlayer.com
He has also played poker since his childhood and it stuck with him as a serious hobby in his adult life. Barnhart would frequent the casinos in Tunica, Mississippi and the Gulf Coast region, playing in tournaments and playing in limit hold'em games as

“Poker Refugees” offering relocation assistance
New service created to help professional online poker players relocate out of the United States

Ferret out your poker patterns
Poker players, no matter how good, do not win all the time.

Selecting a Video Poker Machine
Video poker is one of only five games on which a player can hope to move the odds into his or her favor. (The others are blackjack, horse racing, sports betting and live poker.)

On poker: Few chips are sweeter than those won calling a bluff – San Jose Mercury News

Posted by Ty Poke | August 18, 2011 | Posted in: Poker Tournaments | Comments (0)

On poker: Few chips are sweeter than those won calling a bluff – San Jose Mercury News

On poker: Few chips are sweeter than those won calling a bluff
San Jose Mercury News
Some poker players will tell you that the sweetest chips are those won on a bluff. If so, then close behind are the chips won when picking off a bluff. Either way, the skills required to make those plays include a good read on your

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Congress may OK online gambling – New York Post


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Congress may OK online gambling
New York Post
The confidence over the federal legalization of online poker and other games comes as momentum in Washington builds behind the effort. “I think there is becoming a feeling in Congress that this is something that needs to be regulated and be done,” a
Full Tilt Poker: Relocation from USA to CanadaPoker 777
Optimism Grows For USA Online Poker RegulationInternet-Poker.co.uk
Gambling Group Spends Hundreds of Thousands Lobbying for US Internet PokerCompatiblePoker
The Consumerist –Online-Casinos.com
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Carbon Poker Set to Return to USA Market – Internet-Poker.co.uk


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Carbon Poker Set to Return to USA Market
Internet-Poker.co.uk
While most of the Merge Network has remained available in the United States, one of the biggest poker rooms on the network – Carbon Poker – announced earlier this year that they would be temporarily leaving the United States market while they dealt
Carbon Poker To Cater To US Poker Market Once AgainTight Poker
Carbon Poker Reopening this August for US PlayersNoLimitStrategy.net
Carbon Poker Makes Return To US Market This MonthOnline Poker.net

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Debt Super Committee Could Hold Key to Online Poker Legislation – PokerNews.com


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Debt Super Committee Could Hold Key to Online Poker Legislation
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Internet poker legislation "will get done." This is the first time the Nevada senator has spoken so assuredly about the future of online poker.
Can California's Future Be Found in an Online Poker Hand?NBC Los Angeles (blog)
Internet poker battle waged in SacramentoLos Angeles Times
American Indian tribes battle over online pokerCalifornia Watch
Press-Enterprise –The Desert Sun –Sacramento Bee (blog)
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The Nightly Turbo: Wynn Resorts to Aquire Bwin.Party, Daniel Cates, and More

Posted by Ty Poke | August 17, 2011 | Posted in: US Poker Gambling Law | Comments (0)

The Nightly Turbo: Wynn Resorts to Aquire Bwin.Party, Daniel Cates, and More
The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day’s top poker news stories including a look at Wynn Resorts looking to acquire Bwin.Party, Daniel Cates interview, and more.

The Nightly Turbo: Poker Player Relocation Services, Online Poker Ads, and More
The Nightly Turbo is bringing you the day’s top poker news stories including a look at the new player relocation service that was launched, online poker ads in California, and more.

The Merge Poker Network has quit accepting new US poker players but plans to resume soon.

Posted by admin | August 15, 2011 | Posted in: Online Poker Strategy | Comments (0)

This June the Merge Poker Network stopped accepting US players as a result of huge influx of new players who were signing up. They acknowledged a 70 percent rise in players after many online poker sites stopped accepting US based poker players resulting from Black Friday. So many new players had signed up it created a bottleneck on the network. The outcome was tremendous delays with payout’s to existing players. The Network was forced to regroup and restaff their operation. So they stopped accepting any new players from the US allowing them to catch up. With the Bodog Brand leaving the US market after 2011, it would be nice if they started back up before then. The word we are hearing from their poker sites is soon. Pokerhost Poker is saying a month but that’s been two months in a row. There are many great brands like Carbon Poker, Lock Poker and Pokerhost that’ll be returning in the market so we welcome this developement.

The World Series O Poker Appears Like It’s Thriving, But Look Below The Surface.

Posted by admin | August 12, 2011 | Posted in: Online Poker Strategy | Comments (0)

The World Series Of Poker had a second record breaking year and remains the market standard, In 2011, there was a record 75,672 entries when compared with last year’s record of 72,966. This year was up 3.7 percent of last year. Also, the prize pool set a record in 2011 with a whooping $191,999,010 dollars compared to last year’s previous high of $187,109,850. This was also an increase of 2.6 percent. These numbers cause you to think everything is great within the poker world.

If you take a look a little deeper you will find most predictions of the turn out for this years tournament were deeply understated. In truth they broke records as mentioned above. So Black Friday did not have the impact some thought it would. Despite thousands of players angry after three of the four sites failed to reimburse them even after the government cleared the way to do so. Many thought players might not be able to afford WSOP buy-ins because of the online poker crackdown. We believe the predictions were a year early. With sponsorship down and less fish playing online poker these days the sharks aren’t going to make much cash for buy ins. It could just have not been long enough for the losses to kick in.

The television part of the tournament has definitely taken a commercial hit. It’s not surprising because the people who own these sites were huge sponsors specifically Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker. If you have been watching the tournament on television you will see their logos are not on the players either. Even the UFC events don’t have these sponsors anymore. If ratings are down this year they can lose even more sponsors. A good thing is Godaddy has signed on this year to become a sponsor and maybe that is a good sign.

The bottom line is next year is the year to worry about. If poker players cant find online poker sites that accept players from the US, then they could lose interest and take up different hobbies. Even if their desire is to play, but there’s no place online, they may get frustrated. Either way the lack of US poker Sites is an issue and the fact these players have never had there funds returned to them is another. The environment over the next year can really get bad.

So how will we fix it and keep the greatest tournament in the world? That is not going to be an easy one. Here are some thoughts. First, if the government is prosecuting the operators of these poker sites criminally, then they should also pursue the funds being returned to the players just as vigorously. The poker players were not breaking any laws and their funds should be returned. Second, there should be a law that legalizes online poker at the minimum if not all of gambling. The law makers should not play politics with this situation. It’s time to get past the Indian gaming lobby and help the players. Until we get US poker sites again the game is in trouble and so is the tournament.
Information from The WSOP Looks Like It Is Thriving, But Look Below The Surface.

Pretty Little Liars 209 Recap: Picture This Poker Face – Autostraddle

Posted by Ty Poke | August 11, 2011 | Posted in: US Poker Gambling Law | Comments (0)

Pretty Little Liars 209 Recap: Picture This Poker Face – Autostraddle


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Pretty Little Liars 209 Recap: Picture This Poker Face
Autostraddle
This would've been a good time for Em to brush up on Papi's Rules of Poker. Fast forward to the Inevitable Fallout. Dyke drama is brewing, sucking Samara into the lesbian vortex where hopefully she'll be hooking up with the aforementioned Papi. but you
'Pretty Little Liars' Gay-Cap: Lesbian Poker Night Goes AwrySheWired
Jason's Been Stalking Aria! Top 5 OMG Moments From Pretty Little Liars, Season Wetpaint

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137 players participate in Epic’s debut – ESPN


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137 players participate in Epic's debut
ESPN
Whether Tuesday's launch of the Epic Poker League is a new day for poker remains to be seen. What we know for the moment is that the numbers exceeded the league's publicly stated expectation, suggesting that in the least,
2011's Elite Maintain Momentum at Epic Poker League Day 3CardPlayer.com
Epic Poker League Main Event #1 Day 2: Trickett Leads Into the MoneyPokerNews.com
Epic Poker League: Raising the Bar for Poker as SportWoman Poker Player Magazine
Internet-Poker.co.uk –Poker 777 –Poker Player Online
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So many ways to hate A-Rod? Not! – msnbc.com


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So many ways to hate A-Rod? Not!
msnbc.com
Brian Blanco / AP Major League Baseball said that Alex Rodriguez would not be suspended but “he will be warned again” about playing in illegal poker games. By Jelisa Castrodale “There's nothing [Alex Rodriguez] is doing that violates the morals clause
Reports: No poker discipline for A-RodESPN
PokerNews Op-Ed: Sports and Poker Don't MixPokerNews.com
Don't Hate A-Rod: He's One of the Cleanest Yankee Greats EverThe Atlantic
Bleacher Report –SI.com –The Seattle Times
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Black Friday Has Grown To Become An Assault On Web marketers Of Online Gambling Sites

Posted by admin | August 11, 2011 | Posted in: Online Poker Strategy | Comments (0)

The World has had its share of Black Fridays and the newest one involves the internet gambling industry. For a long time, the gambling operators have made lucrative amounts by opening up their websites to all players. Sometimes the players win, but overall the House ends up on the winning side quite often. This possibility of winning keeps both sides excited and in the business. To encourage players to come back, the operators have always offered great bonuses. The other thing they diid was pay online marketers to send them traffic. This is very lucrative for both parties. However, the fate of online marketers refering players to internet gambling websites that accept players from the United States has taken a big hit since the latest Black Friday entered the world.

For these online marketers refering US players only, Black Friday was a day that literally put them out of business. Those online marketers who were participating in revenue sharing programs in Europe, had no problem, but those who serviced the US market fell flat on their faces. While it is hopeful that the online marketers will find their feet once again, it will probably have to be by the US Government changing their laws and legalizing internet gambling. Such a law has alreading been proposed in Congress to legalize internet poker. It has not passed yet and is not very far along, but it is a start.

With the emergence and popularity of internet gambling websites over the last few years, many more people are playing internet these days. Black Friday has forced them to find new places to play. Life has become so hectic these days and most gamblers still want to play internet, so a good up to date affiliate portal can save you time finding new places to play. If you are from the United States find a portal that offers websites for US players. Remember they have done all the work finding the websites for you, so just pick one and go.

Remember, Black Friday hurt the industry, but it did not close it down. There is still many websites that cater to the US market. Of course, there is still alot of reasons to play internet. You can play from the comfortable and safe environment in your home. These websites are good for those who dont care for conventional casinos and for people who wre not able to make the trip to the casino. Also, these websites offer more games and variety than brick and mortar casinos.

The internet gaming sector hit the hardest from Black Friday was clearly the poker sector. The four biggest poker sites got there domains seized and left the US market. This sent scores of poker players looking for new places to play. It also left millions of dollars of players funds in limbo. It also gave the affiliate portals an opportunity to rebound and get back into the thick of things. The portals who quickly offered new websites to these players and helped them with their seized funds has the best chance to survive.

online marketers got clobbered on Black Friday, but they are down and not out. There is still affiliate portals that can direct you to good US poker sites and US Casino Sites. Find a honest one and you will be playing again very soon.

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