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Online Poker May be a States Rights Issue

4 September 2009 , By: compncards
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals basically upheld the UIGEA on Tuesday and dismissed the iMEGA's claim that law was too vague. However, the judges made the following statement in the filing: “It bears repeating that the Act itself does not make any gambling activity illegal. Whether the transaction… constitutes unlawful internet gambling turns on how the law of the state from which the bettor initiates the bet would treat that bet, i. e.
Categories: iMEGA, Online poker, States Rights, UIGEA

Top 10 Badly Dressed Poker Players

3 3 September 2009 , By: I-PokerJunkie-I
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Fashion Nightmares on the Poker Circuit The eminent fashion blogger Élan from Fashion Houston[http://www. fashionhouston. com/] has helped us rate and comment the fashion crimes on the poker circuit. With a long experience from the catwalk, she holds the fashion axe in a firm grip and is not afraid to slay the ones without style.
Categories: poker clothes, poker fashion

The 2010 WSOP is Just Around the Corner

3 September 2009 , By: compncards
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Well, looks like that the 2010 WSOP schedule is on the horizon according to Seth Palansky, the Communications Director for the WSOP. The following are some things you can expect for next year: 1. NO $40k buy-in event. This has had mixed reactions.
Categories: Seth Palansky, Tom McEvoy, World Series of Poker, WSOP

Big Names Taking a Step Back

1 September 2009 , By: compncards
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Recently, both Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond and Brian Townsend have both expressed or stated their intent to leave high stakes online games due to variance. Brian Townsend is moving on to trying to master mixed games where Galfond outright states that the thought of losing all that we won over a year in a big downswing bothers him. Townsend also made a statement that I have held to for years in that if you move down a couple of levels from the highest stakes, you will make the most money. The main reason is that there are many more fish at these levels and also, the massive downswings will not hurt your bankroll as bad.
Categories: Brian Townsend, OMGClayAiken, Phil Galfond

Gus Hansen Giving Away Money Again

29 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Lately, I have been "covering" some online high stakes poker games online. (Covering meaning I let them run in the background and I go back and pull the interesting hands from hand history. ) I almost feel bad for Gus Hansen in a way, or at least I did this past week. Most of the time that I was looking over hand histories, he was losing buy-in after buy-in.
Categories: Gus Hansen, High Stakes Poker, Poker

Prahlad Friedman is no Longer Karma's Bitch

27 August 2009 , By: compncards
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It looks like karma has finally decided to get off Prahlad Friedman's back. After going 0 for everything since the 2006 WSOP Main Event, Friedman made his first cash in over 2 1/2 years at the 2009 WSOP Main Event. He has now won the Legends of Poker Main Event for $1 Million. Don't get me wrong, Friedman is a great player, but I never have had any respect for him since what he pulled with Jeff Lisandro.
Categories: Kevin Schaffel, Legends of Poker, Prahlad Friedman, Thang Luu

World Poker Tour Sold to PartyGaming

2 25 August 2009 , By: compncards
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The World Poker Tour is now owned by PartyGaming. On Monday, Peerless Media, a subsidiary of PartyGaming, purchased the rights to the World Poker Tour for $12. 3 Million and 5% participation and gaming revenues generated by the assets. This deal is better than the original $9 Million deal offered by Gamynia Limited earlier in the month.
Categories: PartyGaming, PartyPoker, World Poker Tour, WPT

A Collusion Story

24 August 2009 , By: compncards
I happened to run across Hollywood Dave Stann's blog recently. I don't normally pay much attention to his blog due to not having a general interest in him, but his topic was of great interest. He was talking about how he experienced collusion in a game at the Wynn. Essentially, two guys at the table raised him out of a pot and then chopped the pot.
Categories: Collusion, Collusion in Poker, Hollywood Dave Stann, Los Angeles

Tip the Dealers

22 August 2009 , By: compncards
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Someone recently told me that they do not tip dealers. When asking the player why, he told me that it cut too much into his profit. He then proceeded to tell me about how that at the stakes he played at, paying $1 a pot was costing him about 15 to 30 bucks a day. My first thought was "Wow, you are winning 15 to 30 pots a day?" Then I had the prescience of mind to ask what stakes he played.
Categories: Poker Dealers, Tipping Dealers
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