Poker Stars buys Sky Betting

April 21st, 20182 comments

The Stars Group Inc. agreed to buy Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal valued at $4.7 billion, the biggest acquisition yet by Chief Executive Officer Rafi Ashkenazi as the owner of PokerStars moves to create what will be the biggest publicly listed online gambling company.

 Toronto-based Stars Group will pay cash and stock to owners CVC Capital Partners and Sky Plc, it said Saturday in a statement. The company expects to achieve $70 million in cost synergies.
The deal, the biggest since Stars bought PokerStars for $4.9 billion in 2014, opens new streams of revenue for the company and increases its exposure to sports betting — the fastest-growing online gaming segment. It’s a bold move under Ashkenazi to bolster his firm’s scale after the company previously failed to take control of Sky-rival William Hill Plc in 2016, which would have given Stars access to the core U.K. market.
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A Poker Post

February 21st, 20182 comments

Yes, this is about poker.  It isn’t about my recent hands.  It is a modest bit of plagiarism.  You know! like all my poker posts in the past.   It is about someone we (poker players) all remember — Miss Ultimate Bet shill.

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Atlas Unmugged

February 3rd, 2018No comments

I had no thought of writing a blog today.   That change a minute ago.  I read a blog from the old days of poker.  Like many — including mine — it transition from talking about poker to something else.  The blog I am mentioning is Brad Willis’ own blog — Rapid Eye Reality.  The blog post I’m referring to is Atlas Mugged.

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Merry Christmas to all

December 25th, 20171 comment

Merry Christmas to all. Read more…

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King Jack Casino

December 9th, 2017No comments

New DaGacube Slots at King Jack Casino

New slot games are launched each month, and the best titles have been added to King Jack Casino. For the festive season, slot lovers are spoilt with a huge collection of the newly added slot games which they can spin every time. And each spin you bet on is a different gaming experience, and an exciting opportunity to win big. The leading game provider, DaGacube, has recently launched five top games and you can enjoy these at King Jack Casino! Read more…

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Happy Birthday

December 7th, 20171 comment

On “The Day that will live in Infamy.” I know where I was.  It isn’t like the day Kennedy was shot where I was walking across the student quad of my training battalion at Shepard AFB and someone came out of the CQ room shouting the news.  This info comes down second-hand. Read more…

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I am so out of it

December 1st, 20171 comment

Things use to seem pretty simple growing and living much of my life.  Today, I’m a anachronism.  I know why and I choose not to change. Read more…

The Internet

November 28th, 20171 comment

The FCC is going to do away with past rules on net neutrality.  It will allow the ISP to charge for “fast lane” access.  Right now there is no discrimination.  Every site must be treated the same.  The new rules will let the ISP charge for the very services that are now free to all.  That means you may end up with low resolution in the videos you view if the provider doesn’t pay them — Netflix, Youtube, Ted and all the rest will have to come after us to fund being able to fully use their service.  They have a working business model and that will have to change and change at our cost. Read more…

Know when to holdem; know when to foldem

November 22nd, 20171 comment

Fans of poker know that it is a game which requires a lot of skill to compete at the highest level, but also requires some luck. Players try to play as much as possible and thanks to online casinos, they can compete 24/7.

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Changing Times

November 21st, 20174 comments

Times have changed.  Nowhere is that more true than poker blogs.  I and others are moribund poker bloggers.   The other day I saw something that drove home the changes time brings about.  I thought it interesting  enough to share. Read more…

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