Full Tilt Hearing – What Happened Today?

26 Jul

The Alderney Gaming Control Commission held a public hearing in London regarding the Full Tilt Poker license suspension. Read below to see what happened so far.

AGCCIt looked increasingly unlikely that any resolution, or even progress, was going to take place today at the AGCC hearing in London. The press and public were shut out of the proceedings and it was doubtful we will play any further role in the hearing.

It was a full house at the Park Plaza Victoria, with a crowd made predominantly of journalists and a relativley small contingent of interested players.

No known faces from Full Tilt

Only one of ten seats reserved for Full Tilt Poker company officers were taken in the hearing, by a legal assistant.

Prior to the hearing, most of the discussions outside of the conference room was around the (now realised) rumours that Full Tilt representatives would be lobbying to adjourn the hearing until a later date. Nobody was suprised when this was announced by the Full Tilt lawyer.

Although the members of the public remained quiet for the first two hours, the news that the pre application would be considered in private inevitably sparked a reaction.

Poker pro Harry Demetriou stood up, announced he was leaving, and shouted to the AGCC “What about the players? Why are you protecting this corrupt company?” – a response which was met with a round of applause from the back of the room (But was ignored by the AGCC).

Soon after, a second irate member of the public bemusadley shouted out “so when are we going to hear something?” – again, to no reaction from the AGCC.

£250,000 for a chance to get the license back?

The most talked about topic so far amongst the poker media who have stayed at the hotel (it appears that about 70% of the public in attendance have left) is the news that Full Tilt owe the AGCC £250,000 in unpaid license fees. The fact that this was brought up, and offered to be paid within seven days by Full Tilt (as long as there was potential to reinstate their license) was met with an odd hush from the crowd.

The general consensus was that this could easily have been misconstrued as a possible bribe, and everyone was shocked it was brought up quite early. Of course it wasn’t a bribe, and was brought up in the interests of speeding up the enquiry, but this is what several members of the public have interpreted it as.

After several private meetings between the Full Tilt and AGCC lawyers, it was eventually revealed that the hearing will be adjourned to “no later than September 15”. AGCC explained the decision as a way to allow Full Tilt to “pursue commercial interests”. They added that it is in “best interests of the customers of Full Tilt to give the company more time to finalise the investment”.

Sorry that we cannot offer you any more information, but that is, as they say, the nature of the beast.

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27.06.2011 GREAT NEWS FOR US POKER PLAYERS [USATODAY.COM] – New House bill would clear way for regulated Internet poker

29 Jun

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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) introduced a House bill Friday that would allow for licensing, regulation and taxation of Internet poker. It would permit individual states to opt out if they choose and disallow use of credit cards to deposit funds in online poker accounts.
n April, federal prosecutors in New York announced indictments against 11 executives and founders of the three largest Internet poker companies doing business in the USA. They were indicted under the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which prohibits a gaming business from accepting payments in connection with unlawful Internet gambling.

In introducing the bill, Barton was joined by original House co-sponsors Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John Conyers (D-Mich.), Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Mike Honda (D-Calif.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Ron Paul (R-Texas), Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), and Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.)

“Poker is an all-American game, and it’s a game that requires strategy and skill. Millions of Americans play poker online. Although it’s legal to play for money, it’s illegal to process the transactions that allow players to collect their earnings,” Barton said in a press release.

“We want to have an iron-clad system to make sure that those who play for money are playing in an honest, fair system where they can reap the benefits of their winnings.”

Of course, they lose money, too. The bill says licensees would have to address protections for problem gamblers and restrict use by minors, and it stipulates no use of credit cards.

Under the bill, the U.S. Department of Commerce would issue regulations under which state programs could issue licenses.

The Poker Players Alliance, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, welcomed the bill.

“As recent events have shown, the lack of clarity surrounding online poker has wreaked havoc on Americans who choose to play this great game both for fun and in some cases as their profession,” said former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance. “Congressman Barton’s bill aims to bring clarity to the law, while implementing tough consumer protections and providing a mechanism for the federal and state governments to collect billions of dollars in revenue.”

Michael Waxman, spokesperson for the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative, said the bill “provides a needed path toward the regulation of Internet gambling activity in a way that is guaranteed to protect consumers, create new jobs and grow our economy.”

But Waxman said the bill goes too far in prohibiting use of credit cards for Internet poker.

“It simply doesn’t make sense to limit the use of credit cards for those seeking to gamble online,” Waxman said in a press release. “Consumer protections for users of credit cards are much greater than those involving most other forms of payment. If someone is interested in using funds from their credit card to gamble online, they are not going to be stopped from doing so. They’ll find less transparent mechanisms to move funds from cards to other payment mechanisms. The solution is to have broad consumer protections in place overall, and the law needs to require that in any case.”

The bill is called the Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2011.


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Daniel Negreanu Pokerstars – Amazing reads WSOP gotta see this!

28 Jun

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28 Jun

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Texas Holdem – Learn To Play Texas Holdem Poker In Minutes

27 Jun

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As playing poker become more and more popular, it becomes more important every day people to understand the importance of the game. Many people will play or watch the game in social situations and know how to play the game and know how the game can make the game more interesting and more fun. Nobody wants to stand out and the game offers an excellent time past, for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Poker is a card game that requires players to compete for the central plate full of chips, which may or may not represent the money. The pot is awarded to the player who has the best combination of cards or the player who scores below the belt.

Poker is a game with hundreds of variations, but all versions will follow the same basic model. Role in dealing with all the players either. This position is usually marked with the dealer button. In a casino, a house dealer handles the cards for each hand, and the button is rotated clockwise among the players to help the dealer to determine the order of betting.

In some versions of poker players are required to make forced bets known as blinds and antes at the beginning of each hand to help raise the game action. The dealer shuffles, cuts, and the cards are dealt to each player, one at a time, clockwise. After the operation, the first of several criteria bets. As the speed, the hands the players’ bets and continue to develop more cards are dealt, or previous cards are exchanged. All bets are collected in a central vessel.

When players bet the turn, committed opponents to fold, call or raise. If no opponents choose to match the bet or raise, the hand ends immediately and the player wins the pot. No card is required to be displayed, and the next hand begins. Because the hand is revealed that bluffing is possible.

If more than one player is at the end of the last betting round, there is a showdown. All remaining players must reveal their hands. The player with the best hand wins the pot.

The three most popular variations of poker, draw poker, stud poker and community card poker.

In poker, players receive five or more cards, which are hidden and can not replace these cards a couple of times on one hand.

In Stud Poker, players get a short period, some of which appear to their opponents.

Poker community card, such as the popular Texas Hold’em, players hidden pocket cards one at a time and then receive community cards that are displayed on the poker table.

Learning at least one variant of the game is time well spent. if you are not sure which version to learn, try Texas holdem. It is the most popular variant on the market today.

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Texas Holdem Poker Tips – Simple Tricks

27 Jun

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These tips Texas Holdem Poker will teach you how to get really good at poker too fast, so you can start making money immediately from game.Texas Holdem poker fun has become very popular nowadays.
Indeed, who would have thought that the time will come when we will see cable programs for poker! In the past, if you want to play poker, whether we go to Las Vegas and play poker with friends.
Texas Holdem Poker is a mental game that is played with a deck of cards. If you like playing in a casino, this would come to his attention that there are some players who simply can win game after game with ease and precision. This type of poker players are veterans of the calls that have developed a series of tips Texas Holdem Poker own.

There are many tricks you can use at the poker table.

Everyone who loves poker also loves to win. While all card games are games of chance, not all cards games are only games of chance. In terms of Texas Holdem, there are some elements of skill and strategy that considerably improve a player’s game, although a lucky draw of cards helps, too.
The most important move in Texas Holdem is deciding whether or not to play a starting hand. In Texas Holdem, experts agree that a tight and aggressive strategy is best. In spite of this information, many poker players play too many hands. The closer you are to the dealer, the stronger your hand must be because there are more players acting after you who can raise or re-raise the pot. It is important to be patient and wait for the right hand and the right time to play.
In early positions, wait for really high cards and pocket pairs. In middle positions, wait for high straight possibilities and moderately high pocket pairs. In late position, look for moderate to high straight possibilities and lower pocket pairs. Many players will play any two suited cards from any position or an Ace with any small kicker. These hands are mistakes and will only cost money.
Don’t let the blinds influence your betting strategy. Once you post the blinds, the money no longer belongs to you. You shouldn’t bet on marginal hands even if you have posted further blinds.
Choosing whether or not to play a hand, after you have seen the flop, is your second biggest decision. If you continue mistakenly, it can be very costly to you. After the flop, your hand is 71 per cent complete. If you do not have the top pair, a straight or flush, then you should fold.
If you are in first position after the turn and have the best hand, betting is the best policy. If another player has a chance to bet before you and you don’t have the best hand, fold. Too much money is lost by players who hope to catch a miracle card on the river.
When the river is revealed, there are two things to avoid. Don’t call a losing bet or fold. Both will cost you money. Obviously, folding is the more costly of the two options. If there is a slight chance you have the winning hand, you should call.
At all times, you should attempt to read the board. It is easy to determine the best possible five card hand with three community cards displayed. This will help you decide how well your hand compares to your opponentsĀ  hands. Watch out for two things: when there are three suited cards on the board, indicating that someone can make a flush and a player raises when this third suited card is turned over, and when there is a pair on the board and a player can make four of a kind or a full house.
Even if you have folded, pay close attention to the game. You will want to know your opponents tells and strategies.
The final winning poker tip is to never show your hand if you don’t have to. You don’t want to give away anything about yourself or your strategy by revealing your cards.

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Texas Holdem Poker Tips

27 Jun

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When you really love the game of Hold’em, tips are welcome because it means going to play more often and more successfully. Everyone loves tips, which are difficult to gain information that can not win for winning and losing.

The first is to teach. There is no better opportunity to learn a subject to teach. Students have a way to make the very question that you do not have answers, and invites you to get the information you need, of course. Who will teach? Start with your family on a casual game after dinner. Then comes friends who have never played, or co-workers who spoke of the game around the office and want to get started. Volunteers to teach at the top center and tabs that maturity and calm like a deep stream, you will not find at a table with small, competitive, energetic-20-somethings.

Never play a short stack. Imagine being a race car driver and you are stepping into theĀ  Formula 1 racing, only a half tank of gas? Of course not, and should enter the game of Texas Hold ’em short stack.You are now at a disadvantage, and on the defensive. No one is impressed with you and you are the target player power that eats the fries. Only power can be expected to play a strong hand and go all in. I hope you have enough for someone else interested in joining in otherwise you can do risky play again and again and only remove the blind. Just not a good place to be, and no one should be a limit to start the game.

Hold Em and alcohol do not mix. Well, I know what you thinking. You play Hold Em with the crowd and drinking beer with no problems, so why do not you drink now? The problem is that drinking with friends obtained for the reason that there was not much more at stake than the others drank as well.in a tournament mode, professional, ask you to put the odds against you own. Not only will your instinct be affected, but you will lose the ability to think clearly, to calculate the odds and mask any tells you may normally have. Uninhibited, you are responsible for playing carelessly and others at the table will be directed to you to get rid of unwelcome wild card. If you are involved in a tournament, you also risk being hung over and being too ill to complete your game There’s really nothing worth it.

Get rid of fear. First you should never go into a game of Holdem, unless you are able to lose your chips without affecting your family or living expenses. First and foremost, it’s just not smart. Second, it adds tremendous pressure on an atmosphere where you have to keep a calm, lucid. Play Safe is known as playing cards close to chest. You will be a target for all the strong players at the table, they tend to live in tilt and confuse you. Fear of losing a hand that would prevent you from enjoying special occasions that takes courage and strength. There are times when you need to be very aggressive, and fear in your way.

Play. Although it is always fun to play with people that are close, you’re limited. It ‘too easy to fall into a pattern and a challenge from the game, people will not even begin to respond as expected, rather than self-interest. Do not fall for this a very comfortable situation in the wider region. You can do this by going to some local tournaments to begin with. The area is still unknown, but the faces have changed. You will be surprised by the range of participation. Some people are out there thinking you know everything and are here to be recognized. Others come because they want the money for the winner, they are desperate and it shows in their game. But others are there just for curiosity, or perhaps they did come with a friend. They are not very serious, but sometimes these people actually win, simply because there is no pressure.

Between tournaments, why not try some online games? Pots can not get there and there is a significant opportunity to advance in the program files and place in the tournament.

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How I Beat My Friends in Texas Holdem Poker

27 Jun

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Last weekend was one of the greatest weekends of my life. Not only did I managed to beat all my friends at Texas holdem poker, but I did it without even breaking a sweat. Texas holdem poker is a game of skill. A game of skill that can be controlled in a very short time if you apply the right game strategies. To be successful at the fascinating game of Texas holdem poker, you must master the following three skills.

Knowledge of hand

You can not bet properly if you do not know what they are worth the cards in their hands. For example, an experienced player knows that a pair of suited cards have many options and can be very powerful. If a player starts to come in possession of two cards of same suit with a low value, he / she may fold because they do not realize the power of their cards. You should familiarize yourself with all combinations of letters and their chances of winning. Otherwise, it will almost certainly waste great cards, and take advantage of good opportunities.

Your Betting Style

If your style of Paris remains the same, then your opponents will quickly realize your game, and read like a book. My friend Ben has exactly the same betting strategy every time you play. Even with a bad set of cards, he raises his paris in every round of Paris. It does this to test the other players, which are usually removed if they have a good hand. If someone does not bend, and Ben has a bad hand, then immediately retire. To deceive the other players and keep reading your style of Paris, must vary from time to time. For example, sometimes deliberately check, despite a strong set of cards, to fool my opponents. At other times, I bring all the individual tours of Paris, and then I try to sleep, although I have good cards to encourage others to increase their Paris.


If there are good cards for a long time, you must be patient and fold their cards if they feel they have little chance of winning. It is best to wait for a good hand before placing large Paris. Otherwise you can go all-in with a pair of low cards and loses all his chips. In poker, it is very easy to become frustrated, especially when the wrong card is on its way for long periods of time. You must be patient and do not show your frustration. Otherwise the other players can return to their frustrations, and begin to understand their thoughts, habits of thought.

Master of the above three skills and you will be a great poker player in a very short time. I’m sure the next time I play my friends in Texas Holdem Poker, they will not have a chance against me. As seen on TV and in the world, Texas Hold’em poker is a game of skill, and all the spoils go to the winner, who has done his homework on how to win in this challenging game.

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Seven Card Stud Poker for Noobs

27 Jun


Seven Card Stud is the most popular version of poker that is played between two and eight players. Each player receives a total of seven cards, three of them face down and four.

Seven Card Stud Poker Goal

To make your best five card hand using any combination of seven cards dealt.

Forced Bets


7 card stud is normally played with an ante that is approximately 1 / 5 of the low limit bet. Each player must ante up before the hand begins. The ante does not count all the paris future.


After the initial agreement, when each player has a card showing the person with the lowest card “make”, which means that we must place half of the low limit bet in the pot. If two or more players share the lowest card, the closest to the left of the dealer to bring in. This bet your betting account first round, as long as nobody raises, you will not have to put more money in the pot to see next card.

Betting Rounds

There are five betting rounds. Card Stud Limit fixed in September, Paris and all raises must be equal to either the lower limit or the size of high betting limits, depending on what round it is. In the first two rounds, all bets and raises must be equal to the low limit bet. In the third, fourth and fifth, all of Paris should be equal to the high limit bet. If, for example, is played July 3 to 6 Card Stud Poker, all of Paris in the first two rounds will be in increments of $ 3, and all of Paris in the last three rounds will be in increments of $ 6. A maximum of three raises allowed per turn.

3rd Street – is dealt two cards face down to each player, followed by another card face up. The player with the lowest card must bring the building half the low limit bet. You can choose to raise by betting the full low limit bet. Play continues clockwise around the table, each player chooses to fold, call or raise. All bets and raises must be equal to the low limit bet.

4th Street – the fourth card face down to each player. The player with the highest hand (at this point to be a pair of aces) is the first to act. You can choose to fold, check, or bet. If two or more players have tied the hand closest to the left of the dealer is first to act. Play proceeds clockwise around the table as before. If a player shows a pair at this stage, he and all the other players have the chance to bet lower limit bet size or the upper limit bet size. Otherwise, all bets and raises must be equal to the lower limit bet.

5th street – A fifth card is dealt face up to each player. The game continues as in the previous round, the best part of Paris first, except now all bets and raises must be equal to the high limit bet.

6th street – A sixth card is dealt face up to each player. Play continues as in the previous round. All bets and raises must be equal to the high limit bet.

7th Street – A seventh and final card is dealt face down to each player. Play continues as in the previous round. All bets and raises must be equal to the high limit bet. In the rare event that all eight players remain in the hand at this stage, there would not be enough cards for each player to receive another. If this happens, instead of each player receives one card face down, one card is in the center of the table face up which every player is free to use in the manufacture of their best 5 card hand .

Showdown – Anyone who has not folded after the last round of betting will now have the opportunity to show their hand in hopes of winning the pot. When playing 7 Card Stud the person who bet last is the first to show his hand, then it proceeds clockwise from there, each player or choose to show their hand, or mud. Often, a player of his hands dirty, if not win the pot, and do not want their opponents to see what they played.

Tip: When you play online Seven Card Stud, or any other game, as well as most online poker rooms offer the option to automatically clean your hands lose, while the other players do not see what you played. It is generally a good idea to choose this option.

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Omaha Poker for Beginners – Basic Rules

27 Jun

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Omaha poker is mainly played with hands up, but the high-low split version is also popular. Omaha Hi-Lo (also known as “Omaha Hi-Lo”, “Omaha Hi / Lo”, “Omaha high / low”, etc.). In Europe, the limit Omaha Hi is dominant. In the U.S., the HiLo game gaining in popularity. Before playing, it is preferable to clarify the rules to avoid confusion later.

Omaha Hold’em Rules are based on Texas Hold’em with some important differences:

Players are dealt four cards face down.

The player must use two hole cards and three community cards to get the best possible hand in poker.

Can be a maximum of 10 players.

When playing Omaha each player receives four cards face down (pocket cards). Then the first betting round begins.

Rounds are the same as in Texas Holdem:

Preflop – Two cards are dealt to each player face down, starting with the small blind.

The Flop – the dealer is showing the first three community cards in the center of the table.

The Turn – A fourth card is dealt face up in the middle of the table.

River – A fifth and final card is dealt face up in the middle of the table.

The player with the best five victories wins.

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