PokerStars Spending $750 Million to Become Virtual Online Poker Monopoly?
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.
Full Tilt Poker,
Online Poker Monopoly,
PokerStars Buys Full Tilt,
PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker
Is Davidi Kitai's Triple Crown Legit?
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.
Poker's Triple Crown
Do Pro Players Realize What It Means to Be Professional?
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.
Acting Like a Pro,
Professionalism in Poker
Has AsianSpa Gone Corporate?
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.
Acquisitions of Poker Companies Should Be Judged on Future Potential and Not the Past
Earlier today, it was announced that Unibet purchased Bet24
for around â¬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
Epic Poker League,
Full Tilt Poker Now Hiring
Now Hiring!! Work for Full Tilt Poker!!
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
Ability to withstand being laughed at by other online
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.
Full Tilt Poker,
Reports Claim Barton Bill Could Pass By June
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.
online poker legalization
Prosecutors Aren't Walking Away From Campos - He's Just Not that Important
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.
Black Friday Indictments,
Daniel Shills, Talks to Himself, and Plays With his New "Thick" Toy
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.
Daniel Negreanu Vlog,
Beware Home Games Charging Rake
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.
Home Game Rake,
Home Poker Games,
Rake in Poker