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Poker Bloggers Fotolog… Updated!!

My latest project: https://bursa303.city Bloggers Fotolog has been updated with a picture from Liquid Swords: From Guppy to Shark bringing the total to four pics posted!

If you are a new reader or a new poker blogger, I wanted to come up a forum where I could put faces to the names & websites. So far we have four of us up on my Poker Bloggers Flog… and soon we’ll have a dozen more! So send me your  (poker related or not… you choose) and a brief bio and I’ll post it!

By the way, Liquid Swords is taking a mini break from playing… among other things to work on his: Poker Comic. Check it out!

Hit Me Paris… Another HDouble Adventure

HDouble once again made me laugh with his latest (non-poker) paragraph: Don’t you wish you lived near Beverly Hills?

Here’s what he wrote: “I probably came as close to hitting the jackpot as I ever will walking to lunch at work yesterday. As we were crossing the street, a black Mercedes SUV rolled up, and I was staring at Paris Hilton, who was 2 feet in front of me. I yelled to my co-worker “Push me in front of that car!”, but the driver sped up, and blew threw the stop sign before I could wedge myself under the tire. Man that girl is ugly.”

Fish Fry: HDouble Style!

Just read a great blog from HDouble about his trip this wekeend to the “border” to shakedown elderly fish …

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Senate Pension Hearings

 

Yesterday’s post mentioned the New York Times story on United Airlines’ delay of contributions to its defined benefit pension plans – allowed because of the peculiar “crediting” system of allowing past contributions to count toward current requirements, even if the assets have evaporated into thin air.

It was an interesting real-life illustration of what the Government Accountability Office discussed in their report on chronic underfunding of these plans. Yesterday, Senate hearings were chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, and an analysis of the United situation was offered by Bradley Belt, the executive director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

According to Belt:

“During the period from 2000 onward, when the true funded status of each of the company’s pension plans was deteriorating and the financial health of the company was becoming more precarious, the company:

* put little if any cash into the plans;

* rarely made a deficit reduction contribution;

* never provided any notices of underfunding to participants; and

* almost never paid a variable rate premium.

Yet the company still could claim that their plans were “fully funded” on a current liability basis.”

You know the rest of the story: United dumped its severely underfunded plans on the PBGC, which is chest-deep in underfunded plans and will need a bailout of its own. Belt pinned the blame not so much on the company, but on the nonsensical rules on “credits” for previous contributions and the smoothing mechanism for averaging pension assets and obligations. (For determining …

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Jean pocket Pairs in 8g88: What exactly they are & How to help Play Them

 

POKER, 8g88, IDEAS & TIPS

In often the range of all beginning hands in Hold’em, jean pocket pairs are probably often the most interesting group to help look at. For the reason that that particular category can come to be very effective when played out correctly, and also can put a serious drop inside your profits if you strategy it wrong.

The way well do you realize your own pocket pairs throughout online poker? Learn how for you to use them to your advantage.

In this post, we’ll test to dissect often the strategy behind playing bank account sets in poker. We definitely seem into some of the most profitable ranges along with these hands as in fact as some of the largest mistakes you should try to prevent at all costs.

When you’re completing a newcomer to texas Holdem, let’s briefly explain exactly what the term “pocket pair” actually means.

In online poker, when you get a couple of cards of the same ranking, such as 2-2 or perhaps A-A, you happen to be dealt out a pocket couple. Of course, the value regarding these hands is definitely widely different, but they belong to the same extensive category that I will certainly cover today.

Forms of Wallet Pairs & Their particular Values

A majority of texas Holdem guides and various other teaching resources recognize three primary subgroups of pocket frames, specifically:

Premium pocket twos (usually JJ – AA)

Medium-sized pockets (77 ~ TT)

Small pocket sets (66 …

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QQWIN99 Player of the Year

 

Below I have compared the current Player of the Year rankings from Bluff and CardPlayer Magazines. I have a couple of observations:

-David Pham & Bill Edler seem to be the top players so far this year;

-J.C. Tran, Robert Mizrachi & Ted Lawson seem to be top ten players;

-CardPlayer gives a lot of weight to the WSOP (Schneider, Hamby, Clements)

-Will CardPlayer change its rating system for the new CardPlayer Europe Magazine?

-For that matter do either of these publications know there is QQWIN99 outside of the United States?

Gambling Declines in UK

The Gambling Prevalence Study, released in the United Kingdom, has shown a decline in the total number of adults that have participated in some form of gambling within the last twelve months.

Numbers in the report show that 68% of the population, or about 32 million adults, had participated in some form of gambling activity within the past year. This compares to 72% of the UK population 8 years ago.

Only 3% had gambled via the internet on activities such as online poker and casino games, while 4% placed bets with an internet bookmaker.

The UK gambler is mostly likely to be of white ethnicity from a higher income household. In general, gambling was looked upon as more harmful than beneficial but prohibition was rejected over the individual’s right to choose their own lifestyle.

No Limit Hold’em Bluff Calculator

Yes that actually is a formula for when to bluff. Specifically for when to bluff …

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Empty House at Scottish toto sgp Halls

Five Scots bingo halls shut as smoking ban drives players out

 

It has emerged that Scottish toto sgp clubs are being forced out of business by the recent smoking ban.

 

As a result of the ban 3 months ago reports show a decrease of up to 27 percent in revenue, with five clubs now having to close their doors.

 

The Bingo Association backed the ban but now industry chiefs are warning more will close and say they want tax breaks to help them keep going.

 

Scotland ‘s biggest independent bingo operator has shut down two halls, in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. The Dunfermline hall, in Fife Leisure Park, only opened a year ago.

 

The Inverness firm, who employ more than 500 people in Scotland, say revenues have plummeted as customers use time between games to go outside for a smoke instead of spending cash in the halls.

 

Managing director Peter Perrins said: “Players arrive late, depart earlier and take any opportunity to exit the building in pursuit of their nicotine fix.

 

“Tabletop bingo and gaming machines form a significant part of the business and these have begun hemorrhaging money.”

 

Another operator has now closed their bingo halls in Stirlingshire, Fife and Lanark.

 

Operations manager Mike Lowe said: “Within four weeks of the ban being introduced, it was apparent business would be devastated and extreme measures would need to be taken.

 

“I have recorded as many as 47 per cent of players …

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Central banks cannot allow cryptocurrencies to develop – says the head of BIS

 

According to Agustin Carstens, head of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), central banks cannot give up their role as guardians of the global financial system in favor of private cryptocurrencies.

In a speech at Princeton University, Carstens argued that private cryptocurrencies should not replace central banks. According to Bloomberg, the head of BIS compared digital currency projects to “shiny skyscrapers,” while calling central banks “trust providers for global financial infrastructure.”

While commentators such as Carstens stick to the narrative that is based on the supremacy of central banks – a system that allows 1.7 billion adults to remain out of the banking system, Bitcoin continues to get more financial adoption. The main cryptocurrency currently processes transactions worth USD 1 to 3 billion per day.

AntiCrypto

The head of BIS, like many other experts from the banking market, is not a fan of cryptocurrencies. At the beginning of his term, he also called on regulatory authorities to introduce stricter rules regarding the digital currency market.

He has now stated that central banks need digital bitcoin dice. Maybe he is changing his belief about cryptocurrencies or just admitting his ignorance. After all, Facebook Libra can see the light of day in 2020 and the emission of the digital yuan may also pose a threat to the USA.

The head of BIS only notes:

“We have a responsibility to be at the cutting edge of the debate. There is really no choice but to do so, as otherwise, events will …

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Responsible Gaming

Full Tilt Poker is committed to responsible gaming and to ensuring that underage players are not allowed to play online using our software.

 

Age Verification

Any underage player who has provided dishonest or inaccurate information regarding their true age may have all winnings forfeited and could face criminal prosecution.

 

Full Tilt Poker requires every new player to confirm that they are of legal age to play online toto hk in their local jurisdiction, and we pursue all reasonable measures to verify this information. Furthermore, Full Tilt Poker does not direct any of its advertising towards underage players. We believe doing so would be bad business and bad for the game.

 

Specifically, Full Tilt Poker does the following to prevent underage play on our site:

 

Requires all new users to agree to our Terms and Conditions and click a separate check box confirming they are at least 18-years of age at the time of account creation

Collects the name, address, and birth date to confirm their personal details and confirm that the player is at least 18 years old

It is our intention that our game remains available to all players who are of legal age, and we encourage our users to take reasonable precautions to ensure that minors are not able to access our games through their personal computers or accounts. Specifically, we strongly encourage all of our players who are or may be around minors in those places the user chooses to log on to …

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Global Pool Wagering on Greyhounds Now A IDN Poker Reality

 

 

 

Euro off-track.com, the pari-mutuel and content provider based in the Isle of Man in the British Isles has made ‘co-mingling’ of wagers on international racing a reality.

 

The company in conjunction with it’s stateside based partner US off-track, commenced a ‘worlds first’, the broadcasting of a new wagering service in the US, with the introduction of top quality Irish greyhound racing. The two tracks which are being broadcast are Dublin based, Shelbourne Park and Harold’s Cross into a host of stateside tracks from the 13th January.

 

Vincent Caldwell, Director of Euro off-track.com said “We have been working on this project with our partners, US off-track and the Irish Greyhound Board, with the initial goal to achieve co-mingling of international transatlantic wagers for a considerable period of time. Now on a daily basis we broadcast Irish Greyhound pictures to North America, where punters can use the existing US infrastructure to wager on. We are providing services to Tucson, Seabrook, Naples, Raynham, Lakes Region, Wonderland, Tampa Greyhound, Derby Lane, Racing Services, Racing Channel, US off-track and Artax Gaming. The technical elements have been immense but the reality is that they have been overcome and US punters are able to place their wagering ‘dollars’ at the host track, transmitted to the Euro off track hub straight into the Irish Euro pools seamlessly”.

 

Caldwell further added, “Euro off-track.com has become a significant international provider of content and services and has created a ‘first’ in the world – true …

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Japan eyes casino jackpot

TOKYO (Reuters) – Hit by years of economic malaise that have trimmed jobs and budgets, a number of Japanese local governments are touting casinos as a cure.

The Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) reported on Saturday that at least eight localities are studying the idea of building casinos to bring in much-needed jobs and money.

 

Tokyo, whose nationalist governor Shintaro Ishihara reportedly strongly backs the idea of casinos, is set to pull together a report on the issue, with estimates of the economic benefits, as early as October, the Nikkei said.

 

Ishihara has also reportedly called on other governors to work together in lobbying the central government in favour of the plan.

 

For gambling in Japan is tightly controlled and strictly limited to a handful of events such as horse races. Places such as casinos, where money would be the prize, are prohibited.

 

Although pachinko gaming parlours are ubiquitous and nearly always full, they cannot provide cash prizes directly. Instead, winners get presents or chips they can exchange for cash.

 

Several local governments have already put out reports that are likely to set eyes gleaming in many a struggling community.

 

Estimates by a small city in central Aichi prefecture, some 269 km (168 miles) west of Tokyo, show that, based on overseas examples, the construction of three large UFABet casinos with 150 card and roulette tables, and some 2000 slot machines, could pull in more than 30 billion yen a year.

 

Officials in Kagawa …

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Ligaz11 Review of Sharp Sports Betting

 

 

Stanford Wong is rightfully regarded as one of the most well-respected gambling authors. While he is most noted for his books about beating the game of blackjack, he has also written books on Pai Gow Poker, Video Poker, Casino Tournaments, and other topics. In his first new book for Pi Yee press since 1993, Wong examines the mathematics of advantage sports betting.

 

The book begins with the basics, explaining the terminology of sports betting and how to interpret the numbers on the walls and screens in a sports book. Wong follows this with a discussion of money management, some information and advice about betting sports on the Internet, and a discussion of mathematics. These sections are all very well written, but I was surprised that there wasn’t more information on proportional betting in the section on money management. Wong mentions what is commonly referred to as Kelly betting, but instead of providing some details about how one would apply this to advantage sports betting, Wong refers the reader to the blackjack literature. Overall, the math is presented in a clear style that should be palatable to anyone who doesn’t have nightmares of their high school math courses. Wong manages to thread the needle pretty well by presenting powerful techniques in a clear manner that doesn’t require an advanced degree to understand.

 

While Sharp Sports Betting is primarily about selecting good sports bets based on mathematics, the next few sections provide a brief discussion on some aspects …