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Speak Out Against SB40

26 January 2015 , By: compncards
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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 in poker.
Categories: Las Vegas, Live Poker, Poker Backing, SB40, Senate Bill 40

Would You Give These People Money?

30 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Kathy Liebert and I have been tweeting back and forth on twitter recently about something that is a part of life in many large cities, and has even spread to some smaller communities. You go into a gas station or are at a local shopping center and someone comes up to you telling you that they are having hard times and are wondering if you could spare them some spare change or a dollar. The question we discussed was whether you would actually give them money or not. Personally, it depends on the situation and how it goes down.
Categories: giving money to the homeless, Helping the homeless, Las Vegas

Doyle Brunson Considering Leaving Las Vegas

20 January 2011 , By: compncards
Doyle Brunson revealed in his blog Tuesday that he is considering leaving Las Vegas due to the lack of high limit action.   He stated that Vegas is not a very desirable place for a poker pro anymore. Doyle's consideration of moving to California is a good one in my opinion.   Personally, if I were to move someone just for the sake of playing poker, California would be one of the first places that I would consider.
Categories: California Poker, Doyle Brunson, High Stakes Poker, Las Vegas

Rio Sale Rumored Complete - WSOP to Move to the Strip

5 August 2010 , By: compncards
Although the official announcement has not been made, it appears that the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino has been sold to Boyd Gaming.  Harrah's has been looking to sell the property for months and it appears that they have finally unloaded the off-strip casino. For those of you that don't know, the Rio is the current home of the World Series of  Poker.  The WSOP moved there in 2004 after Binion's Horseshoe was purchased by Harrah's Entertainment.
Categories: Boyd Gaming, Harrahs Entertainment, Las Vegas, Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, World Series of Poker, WSOP

The World Series of Poker Begins Tomorrow!

26 May 2010 , By: compncards
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The World Series of Poker is just ONE DAY AWAY!  Players from all over are already beginning to descend upon Vegas and beginning their pre-WSOP preparations.   The poker media is in town having their pre-WSOP meetings and Harrah’s has been in meetings for the last couple of days in preparation. What have I been doing?  Playing video poker and watching Doctor Who mostly.   While that may not be the most exciting preparation for the WSOP, we have a long six weeks ahead of us.
Categories: 2010 World Series of Poker, 2010 WSOP, Las Vegas, Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Running Bad in Las Vegas

12 May 2010 , By: compncards
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To say that my first week in Vegas has been unforgettable is a bit of an understatement. I’ll start with the gaming aspect. My first full day, I decided to play in cash games for the better part of the evening downtown. The table I sat down to had a lot of money on the table for the limits and a lot of bad players.
Categories: Desert Springs Hospital, Las Vegas
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