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A Gaming Commission by any other name.

May 9th, 2012 1 comment

Can’t pass the smell test.  The one out on an island off Britain reminds me of an old movie about a similar little island.  It was a “tight little island” and that was because a ship sunk and all this booze washed up on the shore..  That was a comedy but Alderney is no joke. Read more…

Gonzo Bastard Trouble

April 25th, 2012 3 comments

Hey that is GBT by another name.  I could have tried and eventually made it a worse play on Groupe Bernard Tappie.  Well, maybe not for the worse you can visit another site.  But, do you like horror stories that much?  GBT makes Chuckie look like a decent playmate.

The guy over at Diamond Flush poker is a recent blog with a past.  He did a lot of the dirt digging that has gone on in the Full Tilt Saga.  When that folded he didn’t quit but set up his own rumor/fact mill.  This time around he’s dropping more about what could have happened.  Never thought I’d say it but, “God Bless Poker Stars.”




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April 24th, 2012 1 comment

Full Tilt — the roller coaster.The next page still begins — Stay Tuned.    But it is more than a page turning.   It looks like a new chapter, verse, day, whatever. Read more…

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A Poker Post

January 29th, 2012 No comments

Well, sort of anyway.  No pot odds or how to play whatever from wherever.  I want to talk about culture.  It started on Bill Rini’s site.  Bill, of course, is more like a shift manager.  Being a simple brush isn’t an apt description.   The recent discussion is about the problem and tribulations of raking money from pots.   That is an obvious problem when your numbers are in decline.  So, the scramble. Read more…

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Well I’ll be!

October 28th, 2011 2 comments

So I am reading the feeds and the unexpected showed up.   No not her.  I guess not him either.   I”d put the odds about the same as winning the lottery.  Maybe the strong, silent type in the mold of Cooper is up there in the northlands. Read more…

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It is Time

October 19th, 2011 8 comments

It is all about time.  Boy don’t I know that with an hour glass looking for a refill.  Over at Poker Stars — the place most of us can’t play — they have a new tournament.  It runs for anywhere from 15-minutes to a couple of hours.  Then, they share the pot with those left standing.  Interesting. Read more…

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Know who your friends are

October 2nd, 2011 No comments

That’s good advice but hard to really get around without going through difficulty.  Sickness, various losses or serious problems are when we find who our friends are.  As far as poker goes,  I’ve sliced my RSS feed and dumped a lot the site that were more commercial in goals.   The feeds that are important are the ones I attached some form of real friendship to. Read more…


September 24th, 2011 1 comment

We are aren’t we?  It is almost impossible not to be sheep at some level.  Poker was a place we could avoid or not being sheep.  It was our microcosm of what plays out in the other arenas but we had a modicum of control of that.  It a lot of why we played. Read more…

Fairplay USA

August 4th, 2011 2 comments

It is a new ‘organization’ that is trying to lobby for online poker.  It is the brainchild of Caesar’s and MGM.  They have a petition to sign.  They’ve hired a Washington PR firm and hired some politicians for their board. Read more…

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Lifting the Carpet

June 29th, 2011 No comments

Carpets are handy.  You can lift the edge and sweep a lot of crud under your fancy carpet.  The surroundings look lovely while mold spores and worse fester underneath.  Black Friday continues to expose such rot. Read more…

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