CAC planned for Amsterdam in May with



For the fifth time, Ticonderoga Ventures Inc. will be bringing the gaming world together in Amsterdam for the Casino Affiliate Convention (CAC) and Gaming Marketing Conference May 3-5 at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel.


The CAC covers European marketing and advertising for the casino, poker, bingo and sports book industry, both online and off. Not only has it become the largest such convention, it attracts the largest number of online gaming affiliates as well.


Topics slated for discussion at this year’s event include SEO to European Union countries, poker marketing, gaming software, mobile affiliate marketing, and other European marketing subjects.


More than 250 European affiliates attended the 2006 convention. This year is expected to be bigger than any previous year now that Europe has become a major marketing focus for the online gaming industry.


Since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was passed in the United States, online gaming has shifted its focus to other areas such as Europe. Another area is Asia, which is why there is also a CAC planned for Macau in November.


The exhibit hall for the Amsterdam CAC is completely sold out, and additional space that was opened up last week also sold out immediately.


For more information about the Amsterdam CAC or to look into future events.…


WPT American Showdown



Paul folds. Joe only checks his AdKh against Carter’s 6s4s. Carter bets 100K. Flop is 5h,Kc,7h. Joe goes all in on 270K. Carter folds, and Joe refuses to show his cards.


Carter’s got a KhTd and calls 40K. Joe folds. Paul Sr. has 8s3d to flop bottom pair on 3h,6d,As. He goes all in, 135K. Carter calls, wincing only slightly when they both reveal their cards. The turn’s 6h, to create a board pair. Carter needs an A or T. The river’s an A, booting Paul Sr. out at 3rd position. Poppa’s conservative play doesn’t pay off, leaving the Trading Spaces boys in the finals.


Carter’s got 9s4d and calls 20K. Joe’s got Kh3s but raises 100K. Carter calls. Flop is Jd,9d,Jh. Advantage, Carter. Joe goes all in with 185K, bluffing. Carter calls. The turn is 10s. Joe’s holding in. The river is a K. Joe outdraws and wins the pot. What luck. He’s got the slight chip lead now.


Ante’s up to 10K. Joe raises 260K on 8s8h. Carter calls 200K on Ac4s. The flop is 6s,Jc,7c. Carter bluffs and goes all in, $440K. Joe counts his chips, stalls for a long time, then folds. The bluff works.


Joe has Ad5d, calling 30K – Carter has Jc2c and raises. Joe goes all in on 330K. Carter calls. The flop is 9h,2d,8d. Carter flops a deuce, but Joe has a nut flush draw. The turn is 3c, so Joe has a straight …


Texas Hold Em – about the game – Bandarq



Texas Hold ‘Em uses a disc called a dealer button to indicate where the cards are to be dealt. Prior to the deal, the two players to the left of the button place live bets called the small and big blinds. It is called a blind because players must pay this amount before seeing their cards. It’s called live because it counts as part of any Bandarq further bets in the first betting round.


The play begins with two cards dealt facedown to each player. Action starts with a betting round beginning with the player to the left of the blind bets and continuing clockwise around the table. Players may bet, check, raise or fold in turn. The big blind has the privilege of last action and may check or raise the bet.


Three community cards called the flop are then dealt up in the center of the table and another betting round takes place beginning with the player to the left of the dealer button. Another card is dealt face up (called the turn) followed by a Bandarq round of betting.


The fifth and last card called the river is dealt face up and a final round of betting takes place. Players remaining in the hand will then show their cards and the winning poker hand will be awarded the pot. Any combination of pocket cards and community cards may be used to make the best five-card poker hand.

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