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GoodBye to You, Russell Hamilton

1 12 September 2009 , By: compncards
russ hamilton
So long to you Russell Hamilton, poker hates you more than you can know. Wo, wo, wo. God bless you please Russell Hamilton, now its time for your cheating ass to pay. Hey, hey, hey.
Categories: Kahnawake Gaming Commission, Russ Hamilton, Russell Hamilton, UB

Poker Revenues Epic Fail and a Poker Reality Show? WTF!

10 September 2009 , By: compncards
joeschmo
Poker is not feeling the effects of the recession like other industries. To this PartyPoker and 888 Holdings have this to say, "Epic Fail!" Earning for both companies are off huge so far this year. PartyPoker is down 29% over earnings from last year and 888 Pacific Poker is down 35% compared to last year. Granted, both sites do not allow U.
Categories: 888, Joe Schmo, PartyPoker, Phil Ivey

Online Poker May be a States Rights Issue

4 September 2009 , By: compncards
uigea
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

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
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