Another EU member nation will add poker to its State run gaming site. This time Austria is seeking to control the revenues from online poker.

“Casinos Austria would shortly set up an online virtual poker room on its gambling platform Win2day. Casinos Austria has bought the technology for its new QQWIN99 offering in Sweden. Casinos Austria would impose a new weekly limit of 800 Euros in bets by an individual as part of its effort to fight addiction to gambling.”

As more and more European Union members opt for the State operated gaming sites over free market competition, it is becoming more and more obvious that there will be a boiling point in this trade war that will require the EU as a whole to decide if online gaming is or is not a open trade commodity.

The Balkanization of poker is becoming more and more a real possibility. If this happens everyone will be limited to playing online poker with only members of their own country or cooperative trading nations. The global freedom of the internet may actually meet its first defeat at the hands of governmental controlled poker games.

I Coulda Been Goin’ to Rio!

OK the U.S. Congress screwed up a lot of people with that dumb ass Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act. Personally, I lost access to my two favorite online poker sites and the sites I now play on have complicated machinations to get my money in and out. I also had a nice chunk of my bankroll tied up with Neteller for nearly a year and I have to write letters to politicians who I wouldn’t let in my dog’s house. Yes, yes, ever red-blooded American (French, German, Turkish, Canadian, Danish, etc.) poker player has some or all or more complaints about the …

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Poker chip has been around for as long as the Angka Keluaran HK game itself. Not everyone had the similar currency in earlier times and there were some people as well who had no currency as well. Instead, people had small gold pieces that they were able to actually mine out or the other precious gems. This was all the most people had and thus these were used by the poker players as chips. But, there was even a dire need for larger amounts and standardization of the chips.

Obviously, there was nothing like plastic in older days. In place, there were wood pieces, bones and stones. The small gaming places that were also the brothels started the trend of having money of the people and thus turning them into the poker chips. In fact, the poker chip history can be extended as different civilizations and societies loved gambling and different types of games were enjoyed by all, but with their very own poker game chips to keep the record of their wins and loses.

The manner in which real poker chip is weighted makes great feeling in the player’s hands. One can shuffle the checks around with great convenience as one contemplates the hand as well as the sounds of clacking and clicking as one rake in another huge pot is simply just one of a type. The poker chips are even customizable. One can have almost any design on the poker chip. You can try the initials, the company logo or even your birth date on the poker chips. When somebody walks into one’s home and tries to take money at poker table, one needs to make some statement. by pulling out the great set of casino chips says that you are actually not trifled with when …

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Somehow, I knew where this was headed. No good can come of it. Nothing positive would be molded from the mental mud this week. I’m the blogger-in-waiting, the guy who knows Otis. If you’re luring fish, I’m the friggin’ worm.

Let’s start here : 12 AM Friday (Vegas Time)

This is the start of my work day. I’m always here this early. It makes for a nice commute. Sort of like playing automotive frogger with the early morning drunks. I had one story to tell before I got on the plane. One quick tale and then the high-tail to Sin.

Get this :

Someone broke into a trucking company in the southern slot hoki part of the county. He stole a dump truck (the kind with tires bigger than men), and drove it downtown. Check that. He drove it to jail. Directly to jail. The idea, it turns out, was to ram police cars parked just outside, which he accomplished with great style. He then hopped out, ran to a nearby gas station, and called 911…on HIMSELF.


To tell dipatchers what he just did, and DARE them to catch him. He got away, but police took the payphone into custody. Just another day at the office. I love my job.

That story was in the can by 12:00PM (Vegas time)…the airplane…and further absurdity.. await.

The G-ster touched down 12 hours later…and was starting to feel the effects of what was already a long day. It was also a very long flight and, did you know, those in-flight beers are $5.00 EACH.

CJ met me at the front door of the EXCAL, and it was straight to poker. I knew I was in trouble. I saw Otis, and what turned out to be Pauly, playing some sort of limit …

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One of the more exciting events in this years World Championship of Online Poker came to an end late this afternoon. Event #30, a $500+$30 NL Shoot-Out Tournament, resumed Thursday afternoon with just 10 players remaining. The high-stakes NL Shoot-Out held a $500,000 guarantee which ultimately was not met. With only 895 players PokerStars was forced to dig deep and pony up $52,500 in overlay. While overlay is great for those playing the event it can be a bad sign of things to come for the rest of the series.  However Event #30 seems to be one of just a few specialty events that may not have garnered as much attention from tournament players because of its structure.  The tournament started with all the players spread out across 100 tables. In a shoot-out tables are not combined as players bust, instead each table works down to one remaining player and then another round begins.

Once the event was underway there were plenty of good players on hand vying for a $91,250 first-place check.  Among the 895 players were plenty of PokerStars professionals including one who was fortunate enough to make the money. Highlighting those inside the top-100 were Barry “barryg1″ Greenstein who busted in 41st place for $1,925. The high-stakes cash game professional is one of the most recognized players in poker due to his appearances on shows such as NBC’s “Poker After Dark”, The “Big Game” on FOX, and “High Stakes Poker” on GSN. Other notables professionals included Pat “TorontoToro” Pezzin, George “Jorj95″ Lind, and former WSOP ME Champion Chris keluaran hk Moneymaker.

The final table was delayed until Thursday which left the remaining 10 players plenty of time to stratagize against their opponents. Being a shoot-out all ten players involved started with identical chip-stacks:

Seat 1: …

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Shares in online gaming companies jumped in recent days after a spokesperson for the powerful Democratic lawmaker Barney Frank, Democratic Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said that Barney Frank is currently working on legislation to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. This gave the industry a glimmer of hope that the sweeping ban Congress passed last year might be repealed. Although Mr. Frank has not yet confirmed his intentions.


The Financial Times website reports that Barney Frank said that the ban, formally known as the ‘Unlawful Enforcement togel  Gambling Act’, was one of the “stupidest laws” passed.


He continued “I am working on legislation to cut back on this internet gambling thing . . . I think it’s preposterous. I’m looking for ways, maybe we can make some money off of it,” he said, signalling that he could be considering a proposal to make online gaming legal by regulating, and taxing the industry. A spokesman for Mr. Frank reportedly said he had not yet drafted any legislation and was still at a ‘thinking stage’.


Although the Massachusetts Democrat represents a potentially powerful ally to pro-gaming interests, people who watch the issue in Washington expressed scepticism about the prospects for repeal.


Under the rules of the upper chamber, a single lawmaker can, in most circumstances block legislation from getting a vote. A spokesperson for Jon Kyl, a Republican senator who supports the ban, said he would oppose any effort to repeal the legislation.


Mr. Frank also said “I am not ready to get into specifics yet. People have come to me with some ideas. Not Al D’Amato and I’m looking at it.” Thus referring to the former New York senator recently named chairman of the Poker Players’ Alliance, a lobby group that is …

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The donkaments at Ultimate Bet are growing every month! By playing the multi-table tournaments at Ultimate Bet, you can earn your spot on the UB Leaderboard! For complete details of what you can win every week, see the first post of the UB Leaderboard by courtiebee by clicking here.

If you want to check out for yourself who is leading on the leaderboards, you can check out FTR’s UB network page by clicking here. By navigating down to the Excapsa Software bitcoin dice Leaderboards section, you will be able to see the past and present leaders for every single at at Ultimate Bet. You can look through any single day to see when the players topped each other. It is usually right down to the wire every single week and one tournament could make the difference in thousands of dollars! As UB’s leaderboards are usually a couple days behind on their site, one week goes from Wednesday – Tuesday on the FTR archives.

Well, we are now in the third week of April and before we check out who is currently at the top, let’s have a look at last two weeks top 10 winners! You can view the entire 50 player list by checking out the April 8th Archive:

1 foolishgolf 678.25

2 scottyclark 629.74

3 spades27 445.28

4 CrazySixeS66 273.99

5 zestfulyclean 271.92

6 jsjh94 263.85

7 NeddyFlanders 261.32

8 sweetjj 251.93

9 KzooHustlin 250.56

10 busto_soon 230.13


Looking back throughout the week, we see that foolishgolf got started off good but finished even better. He was in the top 3 for most of the week, where he finally passed scottyclark and spades27 near the end. This was very clutch as it looked like spades27 was the clear favorite leading almost every day. 4 days into the …

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There are a lot of books on Blackjack card counting of varying quality. Wong’s Blackjack Secrets is simply one of the best. Even though Wong doesn’t go into as much depth on some topics as other books, he does cover a truly staggering amount of ground in a mere 256 pages.

Chapters 1 and 2 contain the standard introduction to Blackjack and explanation of basic strategy. This has become obligatory for any book that teaches a card counting system. The great thing about Blackjack Secrets is that Wong covers this material in less than 25 pages. The information presented on these topics is up to Wong’s exacting standards of completeness and accuracy.


Chapter 3 covers the Hi-Lo card counting system, one of the simplest and most powerful available. Here he covers the count, true count adjustment, strategy variation, and gives other advice on learning counting systems. Wong covers this material more thoroughly (almost pedantically) in Professional Blackjack, but his coverage here is more than adequate.


The book would be worth the price tag with just the coverage thus far, but with Chapter 4 we really get into the meat of the book. Here we have about 50 pages of some of the best advice ever written about how to win while not getting barred. The tactics mentioned here were not all devised by Wong, many of the best known and most successful Slot Gacor names in card counting contribute. I guarantee that nobody plays Blackjack so well and has given the game so much thought that there won’t be a lot of material here that’s new and valuable. It’s that good.


The next chapter, “Winning Faster”, is equally as good. At a game with such a small edge, anything that can increase your advantage by a few …

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Unique Casino

King of the world, master of all I survey… fairytale this may be, but there’s no harm in dreaming! Someone recently won a cool $1.6 million dollars cash at Captain Cook’s Casino – always one of my favorites, and Got2Bet’s first Gambling Site of the Month. But it seems that the Captain has given up the boat… at least for now – and he has declared himself King of Captain Cook’s new sister site, Casino Kingdom.

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What’s worse (or …

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Slot Gacor

To win at poker, in the long run, you need to play better poker than the people you are playing against. Seems obvious enough, right? So you learn whatever you can about the game to become better. Again, an obvious point.

But, what is often not as obvious is that there are two ways to become better than your opponents. One is to improve your skills. You can assiduously study, learn about the game, and practice. If you are at least somewhat intelligent, observant, and disciplined, that will help improve your game. But it is only one half of the equation of making you better than your opponents. The other half (the easier half in fact) is playing against players who play worse than you play.

Find bad players! In one sense that is counterintuitive for the competitive person. We are trained, and our instincts pull us to want strong opponents as we seek to get better. In fact, this is generally how we improve in other competitive endeavors. If we want to play better tennis we play against better tennis players. If we want to become a better musician we find better musicians to practice and perform with. Football, golf, public speaking, running, weightlifting, body building? Just about everything else we might do is improved by doing it with those who have done it longer and do it better than we do.

Not so in POKER!

We want weak opponents in poker. We want players who don’t understand basic poker strategy. We want players who are playing to gamble, just to have fun, or even to lose. We don’t want to compete against other strong, aggressive poker players .

We play poker to win. Sure, we might want to go up against a world class player now and again. …

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