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Things to Do Instead of Trolling 2+2 Forums

1 27 April 2012 , By: compncards
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Yesterday, TwoPlusTwo forums were shut down after a hacker proved that he had the ability to both access email addresses and decrypt passwords. Most of the evening was spent by 2+2 members obsessing over passwords and overcoming withdrawal symptoms.  Personally, I went to an auction. The forum remains closed while they work on a way to patch things up.
Categories: 2+2 Forum Hack, 2+2 Forum Outage, 2+2 Forums

PokerStars Spending $750 Million to Become Virtual Online Poker Monopoly?

1 25 April 2012 , By: compncards
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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.
Categories: Black Friday, Full Tilt Poker, Online Poker Monopoly, PokerStars, PokerStars Buys Full Tilt, PokerStars Purchases Full Tilt Poker

Acquisitions of Poker Companies Should Be Judged on Future Potential and Not the Past

11 April 2012 , By: compncards
Earlier today, it was announced that Unibet purchased Bet24 for around €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 acquisitions.
Categories: Bet24, bwin, Epic Poker League, Ongame, Ongame Network, PartyPoker, Unitbet

Full Tilt Poker Now Hiring

4 April 2012 , By: compncards
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Now Hiring!! Work for Full Tilt Poker!! Duties Include: 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 employers Ability to withstand being laughed at by other online companies 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.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Online poker

Prosecutors Aren't Walking Away From Campos - He's Just Not that Important

29 March 2012 , By: compncards
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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.
Categories: Black Friday, Black Friday Indictments, John Campos
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