Speak Out Against SB40
In case you missed it, the Nevada Senate is considering a
measure that could potentially make staking poker player
illegal. The bill is SB40 and is intended to curtail money laundering
through sports betting proxy services. However, part of the bill could be used against poker
staking because the bill would make facilitating bets on
"future contingent events" illegal. Even casual fans of poker know that backing is big business
Senate Bill 40
Do We Want the Realism or the Fantasy of Rounders?
Why does every poker movie that comes out have to be
compared to Rounders?
I get the fact that Rounders is considered by many to be
"The Movie" when it comes to poker because of the realistic
portrayal. But this notion that every movie that fails to live up to
the "Rounders Standard" is bad eludes me. The problem with many of the movies that have been made in
recent years is that they try and cash in on poker's
popularity without showing how the game is really played. The two movies, in my opinion, that came the closest to
showing realistic poker portrayals were both mockumentaries.
Base Dealing in Casino Poker? Smells Like College
Just watched a video of an interview with Matt Salsberg
regarding an incident that went down at the Golden Nugget
Summer Series Main Event. According to Salsberg, one of the dealers started base
dealing and he claimed that he saw this happen in a couple
of spots. He called the floor and the dealer was
subsequently taken out of the event. Base dealing.
Cheating in Poker,
Ryan Eriquezzo DQ Exposes Need for Uniform Penalty System
Cue the latest poker "controversy. "
F5 Poker earlier today reported that 2012 WSOP National
Champion Ryan Eriquezzo was disqualified from the PARX Poker
Big Stax $1,500 event last night. He suffered a bad beat,
crumbled his cards and supposedly berated the floor staff. There has been some debate over what actually happened.
poker penalty systems,
Five Things that Annoy Me About Modern Day Poker Tournaments
The tournament circuit nowadays is very different of that
just 10 years ago. I started playing live tournaments in
2006 and in just a brief eight years there have been so many
changes that the it has become a different animal. Below are
some of the things that annoy me about modern tournaments. Re-Entry Tournaments
Enter Whenever You Like
Every Tournament Doesn't Need a World Class Structure
Deep Stack Events
You Want Something Other Than NL? Too Bad.
Bring On The Tunica WSOP Circuit Event!
I mentioned a couple of weeks ago in my blog about Jimmy
that I may go down to Tunica to play in the Circuit Event at
the end of the month. Well, plans are now finalized and I will be heading down
next Saturday and will arrive on Sunday to take part in my
first poker tournament series in almost 2 years.
Grand Casino Tunica,
Tunica Circuit Event,
WSOP Circuit Event
AC Golden Nugget Opens Poker Room - Do You Care?
Unless you were in Atlantic City or paying VERY close
attention to the AC poker scene, you probably didn't know
that the Golden Nugget opened a poker room on Christmas Eve. For those of you looking confused about there being a Golden
Nugget in AC, it's where the Trump Marina used to be. So, I went to the Golden Nugget's website to check out the
room, the games and the tournaments and.
Golden Nugget AC,
Daniel Negreanu Disappointed With Poker Community Over UB/AP
Daniel Negreanu posted a blog on Saturday where he
essentially called out the poker community as a whole for
not blackballing UltimateBet (now UB and Absolute Poker)
over the whole cheating scandal. Now it appears the companies are going to cut and run and he
says that the community as a whole is at fault. I'm not going to disagree with Daniel's take on this as it
always seemed odd to me how the company stayed in business. And it wasn't like there were other issues outside of the
What is Your Motivation
Whatâs your motivation to play poker? At this time,
more so than any other, the question of motivation is put to
many players, whether it is by themselves or others. Do you
play for the challenge? Do you play for the thrill? Or is it
just the basic desire to accumulate wealth?
Personally, I am one of those that likes the challenge of
the game. I like some type of goal to achieve. When I go out
to play poker, I set various goals to achieve during my
World Series of Poker,