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Warez the Beef

January 28th, 20134 comments

Warez it pirate speak for copyright stuff that shows up “for free” on the Internet — these days mostly from Torrent sites like thepiratesbay.org.   It is also the source of those news articles where some granny in Keokuk let her grand-kids use the computer and gets a judgement against her for a gazillion buck.   Well, it is all about to go legal compliment of the online poker industry — lets throw in a former there. Read more…

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A River Runs Through It

September 19th, 20122 comments

Well, the movie did honor trout fishing and I was a trout fisherman and fished Montana.  Subsequently, I fished online poker until the wise Federal Government saved me from a life of sin.  I didn’t know I was like the rebellious brother in the movie until a low life Senator from Arizona and a scum sucking Iowa Congressman chastised me.  Today’s river remarks though are about last nights poker extravaganza on ESPN. Read more…

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Greed is …

September 21st, 20114 comments

Well, Gekko says good.  Like all subjects, until acted upon by the verb, it lacks any presence.  Las Vegas, gambling, rock-star, angel, Howard, Jesus, Tilt Boys  are staging a morality play.  Meet the cast and crew.  Autographs in the lobby right after the perp walks. Read more…

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Light at the End of the Tunnel?

July 1st, 20112 comments

The last couple of days were dark in the online watch.  A number of blogs saw greater doom.  My post of the other day wasn’t as dark.   Neither was it overly optimistic.  And, the buyer that it contained looks wrong. (Note that I’m not really bragging it up for being way ahead of Hoy — small benefit that.) Read more…

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Interesting amounts

June 9th, 20112 comments

PokerNewsDaily reported on the ICE run payment processor that they established  to entrap process funds for several sites.  The local fuzz got a cut of player’s money for being nice guys and not like those evil poker players involved in money laundering. Read more…

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PPA and Other Worthless Activities

May 18th, 2011No comments

Bill Rini follows all this and has cred from his past relationship with room management.   I imagine he’d have even more to say if the NDA’s expired.  But his latest is a decent look at this moment in time.   He’s lost faith in the PPA.  As I said in his comments, I never had any. Read more…

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Lindsey, Cher, Calvin

May 2nd, 2011No comments

It isn’t Evers to Tinker to Chance.  Those are names that don’t need the surname.  Well, the last one is my sneaker.  It isn’t meant to reference clothing or a dead president. This Calvin is Calvin Ayres.  He is the hidden former owner of also ran Bodog. Read more…

Sinking Ships

May 1st, 20112 comments

Those nice Fraternity brothers took my money.  Well, at least it came from my Bernie Madoff account.  (Lame Joke Attempt) Read more…

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UB dooby doo

April 28th, 20111 comment

UB continues to kick sand into the face of the SDNY.  I’ve been playing there a bit.   I might as well.  If there is a site out there that would commingle funds… Read more…

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The Voice of Reason

April 20th, 2011No comments

Reason Magazine is a conservative publication that I have a link to on my reader.  It is solid Libertarian.  They have weighed in on the poker scene’s travails. Read more…

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