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PokerStars Spending $750 Million to Become Virtual Online Poker Monopoly?

1 25 April 2012 , By: compncards
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I woke up on Tuesday around Noonish and sat down to my computer to see what the current buzz was regarding the poker world. As some of you know, I do some legal article writing for another site and when I sat down to look at that site's twitter, there were 125 new tweets to read. Immediately I knew something was up and then I see it. "PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker for $750 Million.
Categories: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Online Poker Monopoly, PokerStars, PokerStars Buys Full Tilt, PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker

Is Davidi Kitai's Triple Crown Legit?

24 April 2012 , By: compncards
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Davidi Kitai completed poker's "Triple Crown" on Sunday with his win in the European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event this past weekend. His win prompted some discussion between ESPN's Andrew Feldman[https://twitter. com/#!/ESPN_Poker] and others as to whether his Triple Crown win is legit since his WPT victory was a WPT Invitational that is primarily charity based. I personally agree with Feldman that an invitational win should not seem to count, but there are numerous examples of events being given more weight than they should.
Categories: Davidi Kitai, Poker's Triple Crown

Do Pro Players Realize What It Means to Be Professional?

19 April 2012 , By: compncards
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WPT Host and Hall of Famer Mike Sexton recently posted a blog entitled Poker Pros - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee![http://www. partypoker. com/blog/general/poker-pros-wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee. html] If you haven't read it yet, quit reading this blog, read his, and come back and finish this one.
Categories: Acting Like a Pro, Acting Professional, Mike Sexton, Poker Pros, Professionalism in Poker

Has AsianSpa Gone Corporate?

1 12 April 2012 , By: compncards
WWF Corporation
A couple of weeks back, I discovered that AsianSpa[https://twitter. com/#!/AsianSpa], a guy I've grown rather fond of following on twitter, had picked up a blog on that other poker related site who happens to deal in news. I checked out his blog expecting him to call out chumps and give his true opinions on things and found.
Categories: AsianSpa, SpaApproved

Acquisitions of Poker Companies Should Be Judged on Future Potential and Not the Past

11 April 2012 , By: compncards
Bet24
Earlier today, it was announced that Unibet purchased Bet24 for around €13. 5, making the company just another in a long line of acquisitions. This trend has been going on for a couple of years now and has been magnified by the events surrounding Black Friday. What has been interesting has been the reaction over certain acquisitions.
Categories: Bet24, bwin, Epic Poker League, Ongame, Ongame Network, PartyPoker, Unitbet

Full Tilt Poker Now Hiring

4 April 2012 , By: compncards
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Now Hiring!! Work for Full Tilt Poker!! Duties Include: Convincing customers we will not screw them like last time Listening to American players whine about not getting paid Logging complaints about not getting paid by our former employers Ability to withstand being laughed at by other online companies Ability to pay for your bills in the event we run out of money by buying Full Tilt Poker Ability to delay a response for three days to a question that would take 15 seconds to answer. Ability to write cryptic press releases are a plus Monitoring *wink wink* for bots and other activity against our TOS. Willing to take a bullet for us while we run out the back door should we run out of money. Salary if we don't run out of money from the transactions Having your pulse on the poker world and being the main point of contact for the company Sick days, vacation days, days you will do nothing.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Online poker

Reports Claim Barton Bill Could Pass By June

1 April 2012 , By: compncards
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In an unexpected turn of events, it now appears that the Barton bill will not only come up for a vote, but may actually pass. Sources close to Capitol Hill reveal that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed and Rep. Joe Barton have been in negotiations with key leaders in Congress over the last two weeks and have even met briefly with President Obama on the bill. As sources have reported, recent jobless news has helped to change the minds of many Congressmen that were on the fence regarding the bills.
Categories: Barton Bill, online poker legalization

Prosecutors Aren't Walking Away From Campos - He's Just Not that Important

29 March 2012 , By: compncards
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Earlier today, Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan "delayed" the plea bargain agreement of John Campos after outright calling out the federal prosecutors on the leniency of the agreements. Kaplan outright asked the prosecutors whether or not they were walking away from prosecuting Campos (and subsequently Elie as well) and they essentially replied that there were risks that Campos and Elie's claim that they received legal advice stating that online poker was legal would cause problems for a jury. *Cue records scratching noise* Wait, you mean that one of those last ditch effort motions actually was somewhat legit? Out of everything that was motioned from the UIGEA being illegal to poker's legal status, it was the supposed "legal opinions" that was the hangup? The prosecutors claim that they were mainly going after the online companies that duped US banks into processing illegal payments and that Campos came in at the tail end of the conspiracy. In layman's terms for those that don't speak legal gibberish, they basically said Campos was not really that big a deal to them and that they wanted the other guys.
Categories: Black Friday, Black Friday Indictments, John Campos

Daniel Shills, Talks to Himself, and Plays With his New "Thick" Toy

1 22 March 2012 , By: compncards
I finally got around to watching the Daniel Negreanu Vlog this week after Kevmath's not so subtle hint. During the video I hear the middle school girls in my head going "Dude, seriously? That is so gross. " About a minute in I stole a line from Finding Nemo and just started singing "Just keep shilling, shilling, shilling. " I want to know if Daniel got any kickback for his infomercial.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Daniel Negreanu Vlog, mIRC

Beware Home Games Charging Rake

20 March 2012 , By: compncards
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Depending on how long you have been reading my blog, you may be aware of my dislike of many home games. Part of it stems from the fact that many home games are either blatantly crooked or they there is usually a lot of angling going on to favor a certain few players. I ran into an old buddy of mine yesterday who used to go to a local home game with me and I asked about his current playing habit. He happened to bring up a certain person in a nearby city that we used to frequent.
Categories: Home Game Rake, Home Games, Home Poker Games, Rake in Poker
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