Photos: Rafael Nadal has a horrible poker face

Posted by Ty Poke | April 17, 2014 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Photos: Rafael Nadal has a horrible poker face
For the last two years, Rafael Nadal has been honing his poker game as an ambassador for PokerStars — one of the stranger sponsorship pairings in tennis — and he even won an exhibition tournament in Prague last December.

N. Idaho tribe says state poker ban doesn't apply
WORLEY, Idaho (AP) – The Coeur d'Alene Tribe in northern Idaho plans to offer poker after deciding Idaho's constitutional ban on the game doesn't apply to the tribal-owned casino. The Spokesman-Review reports ( that the tribe has announced plans to open a poker room on May 2, offering …

On poker: Being unpredictable can keep opponents off balance
Poker metaphors often bleed into our daily lives. In political dramas, characters frequently say things like, “Don't put all your cards on the table,” or, “Play it close to the vest.

Poker Players Alliance Stepping Up to US Online Poker Ban
The Players Poker Alliance (PPA), a long time proponent of online poker, is now preparing for a fight against two online poker prohibition bills introduced by US Senator Lindsey Graham and Congressman Jasson Chaffetz last week.

US casino: Poker pro Ivey cheated
An Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino sues professional poker player Phil Ivey, accusing him of winning $10m (£6m) by cheating at baccarat.

Jeff Madsen Hoping To Hold On In Pot Limit Hold’em Event At WSOP

Posted by Ty Poke | February 28, 2014 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Jeff Madsen Hoping To Hold On In Pot Limit Hold’em Event At WSOP
Jeff Madsen is one of the more recognizable names in professional poker, and he is putting on a show in Event #35, a Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament at the World Series of Poker.

The Weekly Turbo: World Series of Poker Schedule, Hellmuth and Esfandiari to Face Off

Posted by Ty Poke | February 17, 2013 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

The Weekly Turbo: World Series of Poker Schedule, Hellmuth and Esfandiari to Face Off
A look at the week’s top poker news stories including the release of the 2013 World Series of Poker Schedule, the latest additions of the PartyPoker Premier League lineup, and more.

PokerNews Op-Ed: The GPI Shouldn’t Remove Players from the Rankings
Opinion: Jean-Paul Pasqualini and Cedric Rossi should be blackballed from the poker community, but not removed from the Global Poker Index rankings.

The Nightly Turbo: FTOPS XXII Schedule, Greenstein Suspects Open-Face Chinese Cheating
A look at the day’s top poker stories including Barry Greenstein allegedly being cheated at Open-Face Chinese poker, the schedule for Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS XXII series, and more.

Heads-up field gets better and better

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — (PRESS RELEASE) — Get your tournament brackets ready! NBC’s 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, the granddaddy of all heads-up poker tournaments, will take place once again at Caesars Palace Las Vegas on March 5-8. Now in its fifth year, this year’s event will feature an array of many of the greatest poker players in the world along with some celebrities known for their poker-playing prowess and a few amateur qualifiers. Each will battle for their share of not only the $1.5 million prize pool, but for the recognition and fame that comes with capturing the coveted title.

The NHPC has been an extremely successful venture for NBC over the years and this year’s tournament promises to be no exception as the field is quite possibly the toughest yet assembled. Last year’s champion, Chris Ferguson, will be there to defend his title and attempt to improve upon the success he has experienced in this event that has seen him win 84% of the matches he has played in over the last four years, compiling an unprecedented record of 16-3.

In all, a total of sixteen players will make their debut in this year’s championship, including two Caesars Palace qualifiers and four others who qualified online. There will also be five celebrities in the field, four who have played in this event before, and newcomer actor/comedian Brad Garrett.

At the conclusion of the 2008 NHPC, event organizers and NBC executives came up with a list of criteria that would establish automatic qualifiers into this event for the first time ever in 2009. In all, nineteen players received bids to play in this year’s event based on the list found below.

Previous four NHPC champions: Chris Ferguson (2008), Paul Wasicka (2007), Ted Forrest (2006), Phil Hellmuth (2005)

Previous two NHPC runners-up: Andy Bloch (2008), Chad Brown (2007)

Defending NHPC semifinalists: Huck Seed, Phil Ivey

Four consecutive years of cashing in the NHPC: Scott Fischman, Huck Seed (2)

Previous three World Series of Poker Main Event champions: Peter Eastgate (2008), Jerry Yang (2007), Jamie Gold (2006)

Defending WSOP Championship runner-up: Ivan Demidov

Multiple WSOP bracelet winners in 2008: John Phan

Defending WSOP Player of the Year: Erick Lindgren

Defending WSOP Heads-Up champion: Kenny Tran

Defending World Series of Poker Europe champion: John Juanda

Reigning World Poker Tour Player of the Year: Jonathan Little

Reigning European Poker Tour Grand Final Monte Carlo champion: Glen Chorny

Reigning Card Player magazine Player of the Year: John Phan (2)

Reigning Bluff magazine Player of the Year: John Phan (3)

Barring any last minute changes, the following is a list of all 64 players. The names of the four amateur qualifiers not listed will be released as soon as they have all been determined, and will be posted on, along with bios and past performance records of all players participating. Those players with an asterisk (^) by their name are competing in their first NHPC.

1. David Benyamine
2. Andy Bloch
3. Chad Brown
4. Doyle Brunson
5. Johnny Chan
6. Don Cheadle
7. Glen Chorny *
8. Allen Cunningham
9. Ivan Demidov *
10. Annie Duke
11. Tom Dwan
12. Peter Eastgate *
13. Eli Elezra
14. Antonio Esfandiari
15. Sam Farha
16. Chris Ferguson
17. Scott Fischman
18. Layne Flack
19. Ted Forrest
20. Brad Garrett *
21. Jamie Gold
22. Clonie Gowen
23. Barry Greenstein
24. Gavin Griffin *
25. Bertrand Grospellier *
26. Joe Hachem
27. Gus Hansen
28. Jennifer Harman
29. Phil Hellmuth
30. Orel Hershiser
31. Jeffrey Ishbia * (Caesars qualifier)
32. Phil Ivey
33. John Juanda
34. Gabe Kaplan
35. Phil Laak
36. Howard Lederer
37. Erick Lindgren
38. Jonathan Little
39. Mike Matusow
40. Dario Minieri *
41. Chris Moneymaker
42. Daniel Negreanu
43. Scotty Nguyen
44. David Pham
45. John Phan *
46. Greg Raymer
47. Vanessa Rousso
48. Ilari Sahamies *
49. Huck Seed
50. Vanessa Selbst *
51. Erik Seidel
52. Mike Sexton
53. Gavin Smith
54. Jennifer Tilly
55. J.C. Tran
56. Kenny Tran
57. Paul Wasicka
58. David Williams
59. Jerry Yang
60. Leon Yanovski * (online qualifier)
61. Caesars qualifier *
62. Online qualifier *
63. Online qualifier *
64. Online qualifier *

This tournament also has a strong international flavor, with 15 different countries of origin represented among the 64 players. And just to underscore the difficulty that each of the players will face in winning six straight matches en route to collecting the $500,000 first place prize, the field has collectively won 14 World Series of Poker Championships, 119 World Series of Poker bracelets, 27 WPT open titles, and amassed more than $290 million in live tournament winnings!

The 2009 National Heads-Up Poker Championship kicks off with a drawing party on the evening of May 5 at the Pure Nightclub located inside Caesars Palace. Opening round play begins March 6, and will continue for three days until the 2009 champion is crowned. NBC will air twelve hours of coverage on six consecutive Sundays beginning on April 12. Craig Hummer joins Ali Nejad this year to provide commentary, while Leeann Tweeden will again serve as the host and sideline reporter. Check your local listings for the exact times in your area.


Make money With Online Casino poker Blogs

Posted by tempdude | February 11, 2013 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Find out the best ways to make money with on-line casino poker weblogs. This is an excellent chance if you know a lot about poker. It’s time to utilize your pastime to make money. If you abide by a few valuable suggestions you can get a huge return. The first step is to invest some time discovering more things about poker. You can locate plenty info online. Looking into can take a great deal of time however it may bring you a great deal of visitors.

A lot of individuals are interested in figuring out a lot more aspects of playing poker. You can easily use your own encounter to produce useful blog posts. Remember that visitors want to discover something beneficial from your blogs. This is exactly what will keep them coming back. There are a great deal of poker blog sites online. This is why you have to make yours special. Try to make your material effortless to read and to recognize. Usage a basic language. Visualize you are speaking with some buddies.

Utilizing relevant key phrases is yet another crucial variable. Try to find some favored keywords for your specific niche. However, it is very important to stay away from overusing the key phrases. To attain success with your on the internet poker blogs you should find out pertaining to online search engine marketing. This will cause a lot of targeted website traffic. Keep in mind that at times it’s not enough to create top-notch content. You additionally have to attract site visitors. There are plenty cost-free online tutorials you could read about SEO and key words.

Another good method to know practical ideas is by joining some online forums. Search online for online forums concerning playing texas hold’em. Speak with other specialists and find out brand-new techniques to bring in visitors to your poker blog sites. By interacting with some other players you can additionally recognize the match much better. This is important for developing top-notch content.

The next action is marketing your blog sites. You can do this by joining different forums. Most online forums or conversation boards allow you to have a signature with a hyperlink. Try to upload fascinating comments. This will certainly make individuals curios to visit your online poker weblogs. The worst point you can do is to invite individuals to read your weblogs. This is considered to be spam. All you need to do is to get involved in discussions. Share your opinions and ask concerns.

One more terrific means to attract site visitors is by submitting material to free of charge write-up directories. You have the opportunity to produce a bio. This must include a short descriptions and a hyperlink to your casino poker blogs. Pay attention to composing interesting posts. Your subject matters need to concern playing online poker. You will be amazed of the amount of web traffic this will deliver you. Creating and submitting write-ups takes effort and time. Nevertheless, if you do your ideal, within a few months you will have a lot of posts routing traffic to your blog sites.

Try to upgrade your blog sites as frequently as possible. Make a routine for creating and attempt to stay with it. This is additionally something that makes visitors return to review more. Fresh content could likewise help you enhance your online search engine marketing.

Man Charged in Poker Room Robbery, Beating Held on $50K –

Posted by Ty Poke | February 5, 2013 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Man Charged in Poker Room Robbery, Beating Held on $50K –

Man Charged in Poker Room Robbery, Beating Held on $50K
Police said Lisio waited in the parking lot of The Poker Room as a 64-year-old man got out of his car. Lisio—armed with a handgun—attacked the man, beating him over the head, strangling him, and demanding money, police said. Lisio then took $80 that
Poker Room robbery suspect allegedly beat, strangled
Arrest made in Poker Room robbery and assaultFoster’s Daily Democrat
Police find hat at Poker Room robbery sceneHampton Union
The Union Leader
all 11 news articles »

Online Poker Web sites – Becoming More Popular Worldwide

Posted by tempdude | May 30, 2012 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

The poker industry is expanding at an unprecedented rate. This is because the industry has turned to the world of Internet and one get quick access to any poker game in no time. All you have to do is to download software application and begin playing immediately.

Online Poker is amongst the most popular games being played all across the world. So, if you are interested in playing poker competently, you must study important online poker strategies and tips so that you can win money and be competitive.

Online Poker strategies will help you imbibe knowledge in detail about the game plus your opponents’. This, in return, will provide you knowledge of smart moves to be used in the poker game. But one most eminent factor about the internet poker strategies is that you will be playing consistent in addition to intelligently through the game.

For you to win consistently in online poker, you need to develop a habit of playing tight and not to many hands. This is because poker is all about playing with discipline. So, stay focused as many times people get overwhelmed either by big wins or losses.

You will find different strategies to be adopted while playing the internet poker. Some of these strategies are mentioned below:

First of all, stick to your budget when you play and don’t exceed it. Stop when your having a bad day and try again another day .

Another strategy to use is to always stay in relaxed mode so that you dont show any physical tells. Tells can affect your play and cause you to lose the game and your cash.

Always remember the fact that the dealer is a computer and not a person. So, it is best to understand the concept of pot odds. Understanding pot odds will allow you to play the hand your dealt more affectively. Moreover, you can use a pot odds calculator to do the calculations for you..

Never under estimate the moves of other players during an online poker game. Their moves may be done to confuse you and a are used to trap you to win the pot.. Good players are usually looking to set traps.

So, start using these strategies and tips and start winning in internet poker now.

Titan Poker Stages Huge Promotion for No Limit Hold'em Cash Players

Posted by Ty Poke | March 30, 2012 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Titan Poker Stages Huge Promotion for No Limit Hold'em Cash Players
LONDON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Over $250,000 in prizes will be awarded to poker players in the Cash Point competition that ranks them based on their participation in cash, the …

Chris Moneymaker and Director Doug Tirola Talk All In: The Poker Movie
Chris Moneymaker and director Doug Tirola talk All In—The Poker Movie, the story of the worldwide poker boom.

Nevada Man Pleads Guilty in Online-Poker Case – Wall Street Journal

Posted by Ty Poke | March 29, 2012 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Nevada Man Pleads Guilty in Online-Poker Case – Wall Street Journal

New York Daily News

Nevada Man Pleads Guilty in Online-Poker Case
Wall Street Journal
By CHAD BRAY Chad Elie, 32 years old, was charged last April along with other so-called payment processors and the founders of three of the largest online poker companies operating in the US at the time: Absolute Poker, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.
Ex-money processor for big 3 poker companies pleads guilty in NY online poker Washington Post
NY trial averted with plea deal in poker caseBusinessWeek
Guilty in online poker scamNew York Daily News
Houston Chronicle –ESPN –Las Vegas Review – Journal
all 325 news articles »

Illinois Lottery Sales Skyrocket With Mega Millions Jackpot – MyFox Chicago

ABC News

Illinois Lottery Sales Skyrocket With Mega Millions Jackpot
MyFox Chicago
Others are watching closely to see if the new approach pays off and whether the state takes the next big step: launching online poker, blackjack and other casino games. It took only three minutes for the first online lottery ticket to sell once the
Illinois sells lottery online as jackpot soarsAtlanta Journal Constitution

all 3,875 news articles » Poker Revenue Falls in 2011 – Poker Revenue Falls in 2011
by Brendan Murray | Published: Mar 29, 2012 Digital Entertainment today issued its full year results for 2011 with poker delivering a mixed performance. Gross revenue (pro forma, as if the March 2011 merger of bwin and Party Gaming had
Bwin.Party CEO Says It's 'When, not If' U.S. Online Poker OpensBloomberg
bwin Developing New Social Gaming Division, Had Doubts PriorCasino Scam Report earnings up, ready for regulatory changesReuters UK
Gaming Intelligence Group (registration)
all 15 news articles »

Blair Thein Looks for the Next Big Reality Show with Pool, Poker, & Pain

Posted by Ty Poke | February 7, 2012 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

Blair Thein Looks for the Next Big Reality Show with Pool, Poker, & Pain
Blair Thein, a veteran of the MMA world, has brought together three of the hottest sports around: pool, poker and MMA, & is developing a reality TV show around it, aptly called Pool, Poker & Pain.

Nikolay Evdakov Passes Away at 47
Russian poker player Nikolay Evdakov passed away on Monday, Feb. 6 at the age of 47.

The Nightly Turbo: Nikolay Evdakov Passes Away, Viktor Blom’s Blog, and More
Russian poker pro Nikolay Evdakov passed away on Monday, Feb. 6 at the young age of 47.

The Difference Between Online Poker Bonuses And Poker Rake Back

Posted by Ty Poke | January 28, 2012 | Posted in: Poker Site Promotions | Comments (0)

In online poker, a player has a option between poker rake back or poker bonuses. The problem is you can only pick one of these options. All poker players have their own own preference on which is best for them. In the following paragraphs we’ll examine the features of each and what’s best for you.

Types of bonuses in poker are:

First Time Deposit Bonuses: Are bonuses provided when players make their first deposit. Ordinarily rooms match the deposit given, if you deposit $100 they will add $100 in your bonus account which is released when you attain the correct amount of accrued points or raked hands.

Promotions: These are promotions that online poker sites offer at various times during the year which don’t require a deposit. An example of this is monthly promotions running on the network. They create a new promotion almost every month for any event or holiday which takes place in that given month. As an example, in December a site runs a Christmas bonus in which prizes and money is given to players when they reach certain amounts of comp points.

What is poker rakeback?

To get rake back, a player needs to sign up at a rake back provider or by contacting the poker site. The site will not be able to provide you with rake back if you are already tracked to an affiliate who does not allow this option. Rake back is a bonus given to players in which they receive a percentage of the rake they have generated. The money is paid into their account daily, weekly or monthly depending on the room. If you are receiving rakeback you will not be able to participate in promotions or be eligible for deposit bonuses. The percentage of rake back you receive varies on the room once more. Some offer around 25% while others are giving players the entire rake they have generated back to them.

For recreational players, it is best to opt for the bonuses. This is because a recreational player will not generate enough rake to make the payments worthwhile. These players enjoy the fun factor more than the competition. They like to participate in the monthly promotions and bonuses offered on the website which is not available if you take the rakeback route.

Rakeback is suggested however to players who play for a living or who play high stakes games. It is clear you are playing to earn a serious income and chasing bonuses is not going to interest you as much as picking up an extra sum each week. Also the amount of rake back you will generate will be worthy of picking up and can even turn a losing month in to a winning month.

There’s websites that have done the research for you and offer a list of rakeback sites. Some have negotiated special rake back deals for players. Shop around on these sites and see which sites offer the best rakeback. Also for US poker players look for a site that offers a list of us poker sites that offer rake back.

Overall, if you don’t play poker as a living or play limits above $2/4, it is important to steer clear of rake back and take the bonus route. If you do play limits over the ones stated earlier, take rakeback and pick up a guaranteed amount of cash on a weekly or monthly basis.

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