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Slot Online Poker Tip of the Week

The mathematically correct play is not always the best play.

(Chip Reese)

You must maintain a reputation for honor in the gambling business. Your word must be your bond. It’ll be your Ace-in-the hole.

(Super System)

Montana Words of Wisdom

. . .they have life down to a science, wouldn’t you say?

Crisis management principle:

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin the cat back in.

Negotiation principle:

Never drop yer gun to hug a grizzly.

If you’re ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.

A good horse never comes in a bad color.

After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.

The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman….

Neither one works.

Don’t worry about bitin’ off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger’n you think.

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

Never slap a man who’s chewin’ tobacco.

It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or person, don’t be surprised if they learn their Slot Online lesson.

When you’re throwin’ your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.

Always take a good look at what you’re about to eat. It’s not so important to know what it is, but you might need to know what it was…

The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

There are three kinds of men:

The one that learns by reading. The few that learn by observation. The rest of them that have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

So you think your good real good I have a game for you 20-40. No problem. No I mean 20000-40000. This was the game played this week in the biggest game in the world. It made me want to go to the box and gamble it up. To bad many of the players you see today will never have the opportunity to play at this level the highest in poker. Today’s tip profiling of players relates to the way the game was played all week. Heads Up. No other opponents as specific as you can get. What do you look for and how do you do it. General demeanor to the specifics. Remember their is no other opponents but the ones left in the pot with you. Poker is an information based game the more you can gather the more it will be worth to you. It will make border line decisions easier and the simple decisions almost automatic. When you are out of the pot you must gather information. That is your job. Now what do you look for? The first thing to notice is how the opponent plays. Is he timid, solid, a maniac, calling station or an aggressive opponent. Next note his bet steps. Does he bet the flop and not the turn when he does not have a made hand. Does he bet the flop the turn and not the river. Or does he just bet all the way. Here’s an example of how this helped me this week. On the button was an opponent who always raised opponents in front of him and eliminated the blinds. He then would bet all the way to river hoping to blow the one opponent out. Well, Hosh was in the blind and let him do it once then the 2nd time. However, the third time Hosh was just going to make him show the hand down. No way he was going to win the pot unless I had absolutely nothing. I say here he goes again as he raises an early position caller. Luckily, Hosh has QT of hearts. The flop comes down K J 3 two spades. I check the original caller checks and he bets on the button. The original caller calls but gives not indication whether or not he has anything. Again on the turn I check and the original caller checks as an off suit 6 hits. The aggressive player on the button bets. I call and the original early caller folds. On the river comes a 5 as I expected he bets I call and show the hand down Q high(remember Q high is not nothing). He turns over and off suit Q9. I win the pot.

Note how he bets with a made hand aggressive or almost timidly. Does it change when he is bluffing. Fast to not give you time to think or slow to suck you into the pot. Or does he hesitate extra long with a huge hand. Take notes for later it will come in handy.

Next note how the opponent plays his position. In last position does he bet when he does not have much or does he check waiting for a big hand. You can use this to bet a made hand not giving a free card or check raising to gain and extra bet.

Now the specifics watch him. Start with his hands, then his arm motion and then how he breathes. Look at his face. Look for giveaways. Can he shuffle his chips when he does not have a hand. Is he breathing fully or shallow as when he bluffs. Does he carry a full real smile or a fake corner of the mouth smile. These are the things to notice try to play them in your mind backwards and forwards, all the way through the hand. Relating what you see on the river to his actions. Remember it is almost impossible for an opponent to hide his true intent. One part is going to give him away and it’s either going to be his breathing, shuffling or his smile or any other thing you notice that has changed from his previous actions. This is profiling.

Now go out and practice in live situations. Maybe if you hope and dream and play well you may get an opportunity to play the biggest game in the world at the highest level of poker. Your name will be spread over the Internet as winning one million or two million in a few hours.…

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Sometimes Women Do Have an UFA Advantage

PokerPages has instituted a new discussion forum for women poker players. It looks as it’s going to be a rich source for discussion and a rich source of article topic ideas for me.

One of the first threads was started by PokerVeteran, an internet poker troll. He basically proclaimed that women belong in the bedroom, not the cardroom.

Of course, as you might expect, a number of posters felt the need to tell him how wrong he was. A couple of them were men. Randy made a very polite post pointing out that PokerVeteran never posted anything with any poker content and calling him an a-hole.

My boss, Mark, made a post claiming, among other things, that women don’t have an advantage at the poker table.

It was Marks post that inspired this column. I think he’s wrong. I think women do have an advantage at the poker table. It’s a situational advantage. It’s not an unfair advantage. And, not all women exploit the advantage. But, they do have an advantage.

Our troll, PokerVeteran, and Randy, our gentlemen, are examples of the kinds of opponents that often unwittingly give women an advantage.

Different players will react to situations in different ways.

Mr. Macho

He doesn’t think women belong at the table, and he’s aggressive about it.

Most men who think of poker in terms of a man’s game will think of it as a UFA game of controlled aggression. But, a guy who gets verbally aggressive about not wanting women at the table is a guy who isn’t really strong on the control part. He’s likely to become hyper-aggressive, almost maniacal, when competing against a woman for the pot.

A woman who realizes that can exploit it.

Generally, the Mr. Macho kind of guy will not react well to an initial show of aggression from a woman. She should wait until she gets a good hand, then bet or raise once and sit back and let him start throwing chips at her.

The Gentleman

Many men behave differently around women than they do around men. The Mr. Macho behaves like a macho jerk whether he’s around women or not. It’s just that he tends to be more directed in his behavior and more exaggerated when he’s around women. However, the Gentleman type does behave differently with women. Sometimes very differently.

The Gentleman doesn’t dislike women. On the contrary, he likes them very much and he wants them to like him. It’s the wanting them to like him that’s the source of his weakness.

Much like the male fighters in the new movie Girlfight, the Gentlemen will soft play women players. They’ll be much less likely to bet or raise, and with hands that other’s might raise with they’ll call while saying something like “I can’t fold this hand, I have to call.”

Just Adjust

The advantage that women have is that they are more likely than men to be faced with opponents who purposely play sub-optimally against them. Different men, with different attitudes, will react differently to a woman at the table. Most probably won’t react at all — there really isn’t any rational reason to react. But, some men will react.

Knowing which men will react, and how they will react can pay off for the observant woman. It’s part of knowing what image you have in the eyes of others. Knowing that image, knowing how they will expect you to behave and knowing how they will likely react to you is one of the keys to beating the game — for men or women.…

Drawing ligaz11 Dead: A Poker Cop Mystery

Every hotel has a Pimp. Someone not connected to the hotel who, for cash, can supply its guests with “special services.” The Majestic’s Pimp is named Sonny – a wretched little pervert who specializes in human weakness: Want drugs? Sonny. Want sex? Sonny. Want sex and drugs? Sonny. Want a room, falsely registered, to which all of the above will be delivered? Guess who?

Red Penny and I walk into The Majestic Bar, Sonny’s hang-out, where, in a dark back booth we find Sonny, an effeminate little man, sitting in-between two very young blond girls who are wearing little enough for one. “Christina, Brittany,” Red Penny says to the two under-aged prostitutes, “it’s way past your bedtime. Get up and get out.”

They look to Sonny, who says to them, “Go, my darlings, go.” Sonny’s bodyguard, an ex-con named Luther Mope, who’s specialty is murder for hire, steps in directly in front of us. Sonny waves him away. Red Penny and I take the two seats on either side and slide up close to Sonny. “Talbot! Penelope! Together? What strange bedfellows. Can I rent you two a room?” Sonny giggles. “Just tell Sonny what you want. Anything you’ve ever needed. Everything you’ve ever wanted. I’m your guy.” I lean close to Sonny, “A Saturday night special was used to murder someone in the Poker Room. I think you supplied the gun.”

“Murder? Gun?” Sonny starts to whine, “I don’t know anyth . . . Oomph!” Red Penny has violently shoved her Smith & Wesson into Sonny’s lower belly. Luther emerges from the shadows and moves towards the table. The metallic click tells Sonny Red Penny has pulled the trigger back. Sonny stops Luther. Red Penny whispers, “Sonny, sweetie, Talbot has some questions for you. If you answer them I won’t shoot you.” She gives the gun another vicious shove. Sonny turns back to me, “Tal, what is it exactly that I can do for you and The Warrior Princess?”

“Tell me about the gun.”

Sonny laughs, “Is that all? Tell Annie Oakley to put away her ‘Shootin’ Iron.'” Red Penny’s gun does not move. Sonny shrugs. “Some hitchhiker wants a gun. Looks in the yellow pages under Gunshops. They tell him there’s a 5-day waiting period. He hangs up. Finds some mop squeezer or a luggage hauler who, for a little cash, sends him to me, who, for a lot of cash, sells him an untraceable Saturday Night Special. End of story.”

“Not the end of the story, Sonny. Your hitchhiker with the Saturday Night Special killed one and wounded another before I put him down.”

“Wounded? I heard there were two dead. . . .”

“The other one may live. What do you care?”

“I don’t. Just morbid curiosity.”

“Sonny. Did the hitchhiker say what he wanted with the gun?

“Why? Do you really think I’d ask why? Please. I’m not in the business of asking “Why?”

Red Penny asks, “Did he say anything about his wife?”

“Wife? I don’t know the hitchhiker had a wife. . . . Is she dead too?”

“More morbid curiosity?” I ask.

Sonny says nothing.

Red Penny says, “The wife’s missing. Maybe kidnapped. Maybe kidnapped and murdered. If you know anything about this. . . .”

“My dear,” Sonny says to Red Penny. “I’m in a low-risk, high-return business. Murder? Kidnapping? They’re so-o-o-o-o risky. To-o-o-o-o risky. I sell nice safe dry goods. I leave the wet work to others.” Luther looms nearby.

I nod to Red Penny who puts her gun away. We get up to leave.

Sonny is all smiles again, “So good to see you both. Anything you’ve ever needed. Everything you’ve ever wanted. I’m your guy. Do tell your friends.”

As we leave, Red Penny says to me, “I should have gut-shot him.” I don’t disagree.

We are outside the Majestic Bar. Red Penny’s beeper goes off. “Smash and grab on the Promenade. I have to go. Where will you be?”

“In the Poker Room,” I reply. “Captain Video promised me film.” We go our separate ways.

An hour has passed. I’ve spent it watching and taking notes on the late Scott Hadley’s ability to play Texas Hold’em Poker. Captain Video’s first tape, labeled “Monday Afternoon,” shows friendly, relaxed, Scott Hadley, buying into a $3-$6 Hold’em ligaz11 game a with a rack-of-red. In more than three hours of play he’s seen 110 hands.

He’s folded pre-flop over 50 times.

He’s folded on the flop over 30 times.

He’s folded three times on the Turn.

He’s folded once on the River.

He’s been in twenty-six showdowns.

He’s won twelve pots.

Minus the Blinds, Rake, and Tokes, Scott Hadley had managed to win a couple of hundred dollars. He’s played a solid tight-aggressive, no-nonsense hold’em game.

The second tape, labeled “Saturday Night,” shows an angry, surly Scott Hadley buying into the $500-$1000 Midnight Hold’em Game with five racks of purple. In half an hour of non-play, he sits like a zombie, stares, check his watch, pays the blinds, does not look at his cards, does not pay attention to the game. The first hand he enters is the last hand he plays. I don’t get it. I watch again. I still don’t get it. I am watching for the third time when Red Penny returns.

“I called the hospital. The Good Samaritan, Mr. Patrick, is out of surgery. It was touch and go. They think he’ll make it.”

“That’s the only good news for the night,” I tell her. “I’ve got nothing.” Red Penny sits down. “Talbot, tell me all the facts, only what you know to be true, about Scott. I’ll do the same for Audrey.”

“I look down at my notes, labeled Monday through Saturday, and begin: “I know for a fact that Scott had money.”

“Right. The job, the house, the car, the suite.”

“I know for a fact Scott’s Texas Hold’em comfort level was no higher than $3-$6.” I tell Red Penny I watched him wait more than twenty minutes on Monday to get a seat in the $3-$6 Hold’em table when seats at higher stakes tables were available.

“I know for a fact Scott was not a ‘gambler’ but a tight, careful, winning low-limit Texas Hold’em player.” I show Red Penny my pages and pages of notes from watching Scott play.

“I know for a fact that between early Wednesday and late Friday Scott raised a large amount of cash, $250,000. I know this from the telephone records and the Casino Cage receipts.

“I know that on Friday Scott bought a untraceable Saturday Night Special.” Red Penny rolls her eyes at the thought of Sonny.

“Finally, on Saturday night, an angry Scott buys into a $500-$1000 Limit Hold’em Game, in which he plays only one hand, betting all the money in front of him, almost $250,000. He holds the nuts but then surrenders his winning hand, giving the pot to a total stranger before, for reasons unknown, yelling “Give me back my money!” and murdering that stranger and sending another stranger to the hospital. Before I . . .” I do not say, “kill him.”

Red Penny, silent throughout my review of Scott, begins her own review of Audrey. “We only know two things for sure about Audrey. She was alive and well on Tuesday “”The slot farm and poker room surveillance tapes.”

“And she went missing Tuesday. . . . “

“The missing birth control pills for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.”

“. . . between 5:25 and 6:10 p.m.”

“The poker room and elevator lobby surveillance tapes.”

“Right. That’s the end of the facts. We put all the facts together, we come up with the following scenario.

“Audrey was kidnapped on Tuesday.”

“And it takes Scott three days, Wednesday through Friday, to raise the ransom. He turns traceable cash into untraceable checks and goes to the poker room on Saturday for the drop-off.

“Scott buys the gun as insurance that the kidnapper will return Audrey unharmed. The problem with all this is. . . .”

“While waiting for the kidnapper to show up he buys into a game he doesn’t belong in and kills a highly respected, elderly man who could not possibly be involved in the kidnapping.”

“Then why,” Red Penny asks, “did Scott enter the game and kill him?”

“The murder is a dead end. But we have two crimes, murder and kidnapping. If we solve one we can solve the other. Penelope, we need to answer this question: Who kidnapped Audrey?”

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Best of Online Gambling 2021

We’ve sorted through the highlights and lowlights of the year in online gambling and present to you our picks and pans, including our selections for Best Casino, Best Software and Internet Gambling Man of the Year. So grab yourself a festive beverage and let’s take a look back at this year in online gambling.

Most Bizarre Casino Game

Chernobyl-themed Atom slot machine at Russia’s Casino2000.ru. Line up the three nuclear radiation symbols to win the jackpot!

Biggest Jackpot

$171,893 slot machine win at King Solomons on June 17.

Biggest Jackpot That Wasn’t

$60,000 never awarded to WebTV player whose screen showed that she won the jackpot at Slotland only to be informed by the casino manager that it was a WebTV error and she didn’t “really” win the jackpot. Player settles for $3000 booby prize.

Most Overrated Technological Development

WAP technology lets you play real-money casino games on your cell phone. Almost as much fun as programming a VCR.

Best New Casino

Pyramid Casino. Excellent bonuses, good customer support, innovative ideas. Runners up: William Hill Casino and California Casino.

Best Casino

Tough call guaranteed to draw flak no matter who we choose, but we’ll narrow it down to five we really like. All of these casinos use quality software, always pay their winners and never draw serious complaints: Casino On Net (advertiser), Sands of the Caribbean, Lasseters, USA Casino (advertiser), Global Player.

Best No-Download Casino

None really stand out. So bite the bullet and do the download already!

Best WebTV-Compatible Casino

WebTV casino games universally suck. If you want to gamble online you better get a PC.

Best Casino for Low Rollers

Lasseters. Penny slots, penny roulette and other cheap games.

Best Celebrity Casino

Larry Holmes’ Bet With the Champ wins by default since Kenny Rogers Casino, Rodney’s Place (Rodney Dangerfield) and Evel Knievel Daredevil Casino are no longer operating.

Worst Celebrity Casino

Pamela Anderson Casino. It isn’t the real Pamela.

Stupidest Decision by Elected Officials

Australian Senate enacts retroactive moratorium on Internet game online destroying Australia’s world-leading online gambling industry, forfeiting a potentially enormous revenue stream, and making themselves look like a bunch of narrow-minded kangaroo-eaters.

Best Lack of Action by Elected Officials

Bill to prohibit Internet gambling in the US fails to pass. It’s becoming increasingly unlikely it ever will.

Most Exciting Development in Online Gambling

Major Las Vegas casinos Harrahs and MGM begin offering play for fun games, gearing up for the day when they accept real money wagers online, which could be soon.

Best Bonus Offer

$50 “win or your money back” promo available at various times throughout the year at First Web Casino, Wild Jack, Winning Worlds and elsewhere. Runner up: $25 free, no deposit required at Gaming Club (now reduced to ten bucks free).

Lousiest Bonus Offer

Nextel cell phone giveaway at NasaSports, PlayersBet and other casinos/sportsbooks. This turkey’s only redeemable in Las Vegas. Guess you’re expected to move to Las Vegas to get your free phone.

Most Inauspicious Casino Debut

The Red Line. Looked hot, shame the games didn’t work.

Biggest Fraud

Jack Banks and Larry Weltmen, top executives at Galaxiworld online casino, convicted of defrauding a British bank of US$32 million.

Best New Software

Innoco’s Flash games previewed at the World Gaming Expo. Honorable mention to Diamond Games for their really-fast-loading Java games.

Best Software

A toss up between CryptoLogic Version 4 (InterCasino, William Hill Casino, etc.) and Boss Media Version 2 (USA Casino, Metro Casino, etc.).

Best Graphics

Boss Media software takes it hands down. Check out USA Casino or California Casino if you don’t believe us.

Best Customer Service Policy

VegasUSA will courier your winnings to you free of charge in 1 to 3 business days if you’re in North, Central or South America.

Worst Customer Service Policy

Boss Media casinos will only pay a maximum of five grand of your winnings per month. Not good.…

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GOP Wants No Net Bets

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, bowing to pressure from conservative groups, agreed to propose a ban on nearly all forms of Internet gambling.

The draconian proposal, scheduled for a floor vote next week, is the result of closed-door negotiations between GOP leaders and special interest groups that claim an earlier version of the bill does not go far enough.

“It’s about time Congress acts to curb this dangerous and rapidly expanding activity. Online gambling is much more destructive and addictive than other forms of gambling; it provides high-speed instant gratification together with the anonymity of the home,” said Janet Parshall, spokeswoman for the Family Research Council in Washington.

“When finally approved, this will be a victory for American families and traditional values,” said Billy Tauzin, chairman of a House Commerce Telecommunications Subcommittee. Tauzin credited the bill’s sponsor, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), for handling the negotiations.

The measure says “it shall be unlawful for a person engaged in a gambling business knowingly to use the Internet or any other interactive computer service to place, receive, or otherwise make a 789bet bet or wager; or to send, receive, or invite information assisting in the placing of a bet or wager.” Anyone who violates the law would be subject to fines and up to four years in federal prison.

Gone from the new version is an exemption that would have permitted some forms of horse race, dog race, or jai alai betting.

But not all nations are as conservative as the U.S. about gambling, and some Caribbean countries happily welcome and regulate “offshore” Internet casinos.

The bill tries to anticipate the offshore enforcement problem by saying that law enforcement agencies may obtain an order telling an Internet service provider to take “reasonable steps specified in the order to block access, to a specific, identified, foreign online location.”

Internet service providers also would be required to provide filtering software and “expeditiously” pull the plug on suspicious websites once contacted by state or federal police. No court order would be required, and the ISPs would need to cooperate to be immune from prosecutions.

Another anti-gambling bill, approved last month by the House Banking Committee, takes a different approach. It tries to bar businesses from knowingly processing credit cards, accepting checks, or conducting any transaction related to Internet gambling.

Critics have said Republicans are hypocritical for claiming to believe in a hands-off approach to the Internet while simultaneously backing strict controls.

“If government takes on the role of deciding which online activities individuals should engage in, it is substituting its moral compass for that of the individual and that would deliver two blows against liberty,” said Sonia Arrison, director of technology policy at the free-market Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco.

“If government substitutes strict regulations for individual choices, it would discourage individual responsibility,” Arrison said. “For instance, in California, a law has been proposed to place credit card companies on notice that gambling debts incurred on the Internet are not enforceable. But if people can’t be held responsible for their actions, what incentive will they have to make responsible choices?”

Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) has introduced related legislation called the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act. After initially opposing it, the horse racing industry came around to cautiously support it because the bill would clarify some of the uncertainties surrounding their business.

Since the Senate has already passed Kyl’s bill, both chambers would have to reach a compromise proposal and then approve it for the law to take effect.…

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Classic Internet Gambling Quotes

“Americans now waste $4 billion a year on this pernicious form of gambling.” – New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer

“If American citizens or legal residents want to gamble, let them. Why do you care?” – Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank (left)

“The feeling I had when winning that huge jackpot is indescribable. I was stunned! I couldn’t sleep for a few days. I was way too excited. This only happens once in a lifetime.” – Lasse Skov-Skov, a car dealership supervisor from Norway who won $357,089.04 at jackpotcity.com

“Virtual casinos are the hard-core crack cocaine of gambling.” – Dr. Howard Schaeffer, Harvard Center for Addictive Studies

“For addicts, net gambling is the great rock-candy mountain. It’s like an alcoholic being given a bathroom in which the taps run with iced vodka.” – The Guardian Unlimited

“Am I addicted to [Web gambling]? No. If I don’t have the recreational funds to gamble I don’t do it. Period.” – ‘Double Diamond,’ a 48-year-old financial analyst from Dallas, Texas who gambles online

“People are betting billions of dollars online and they’ve no idea who they’re giving their money to. They could be betting with the Mafia, for all they know.” – Damian Aspinall of Aspinalls.com

“I’m quite confident that all of the major software companies (like Microgaming, Boss Media, CryptoLogic, Playtech, Real Time Gaming, World Gaming, IQ-Ludorum), are playing fairly.” – Gambling consultant Michael Shackleford aka The Wizard of Odds

“Although blatant ripoffs can never be ruled out, there have been surprisingly few.” – Bill Haywood, author BeatWebCasinos.com

“There is a clean nexus, a connection, between Internet Judi Slot gambling and money laundering of terrorism activities.” – Rep. Marge Roukema (R-New Jersey)

“The idea is ridiculous. Even the FBI and CIA have said there is no evidence that Islamic terrorists have ever had any connection with online gambling.” – Professor I. Nelson Rose, a leading authority on gambling law

“Too many people who disapprove of gambling want to ban it. It’s not generally been the policy of the U.S. government to tell people how to spend their money.” – Rep. Barney Frank…

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Court halts wind-up of free zone Keluaran Hkgaming firm

HIGH COURT judge Marjorie Cole-Smith has issued an injunction halting, at least until September 9, the move by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) to shut down a Montego Bay Free Zone company which it accused of illegally taking bets via the Internet and international toll-free telephone calls.

The BGLC had also ruled that Spiros George Athanas, one of the owners of Olympic Sports Data Services Limited, was not a “fit and proper person” to run a gaming operation.

But last Thursday, on the eve of the expiry of the BGLC’s three-month winding-up window, Justice Cole-Smith granted the 28-day ex-parte injunction to Olympic Sports, which the gaming authorities have vowed to contest.

“The Commission was issued with a copy to the order late Thursday (and) it was brought to my attention last Friday,” BGLC’s chairman, Walter Scott, said yesterday. “I will say this much. The Solicitor-General will be contacted to vigorously defend the motion on behalf of the commission.” Scott declined to comment further.

Jamaica last year began to focus on the company when the British Keluaran Hkgaming board accused the company of illegal bookmaking.

In May, the BGLC, which regulates the Jamaican gaming industry, ordered, after months of investigation and wrangling between both sides, that Olympic Sports wind up its operations, insisting that its bet-taking business breached Jamaican laws.

The company was initially granted a licence to operate a telemarketing business from the free zone, but branched out into gambling, taking bets from around the world, including Jamaica. Winnings had to be sent abroad.

English Sports’ servers are located abroad and this, plus the fact that it operated on the free zone, at first took issues about the jurisdiction of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission.

The company subsequently argued that it possessed a licence to conduct its gaming operation, eventually producing a letter from former junior finance minister, Errol Ennis, suggesting that it may not have needed a BGLC licence.

It, however, applied for the licence, which the gaming authority refused.

English Sports’ situation was further complicated by accusations from at least one foreign government, that it was involved in money laundering, leading Jamaican financial investigators to raid the company in April and seize records and other documents.

When the company’s business was disrupted in May, about 200 persons lost their jobs.…

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The Lottery Mentality — Part II: Some Professionals’ Reactions

My last column said that some professionals are extremely frustrated by the lottery mentality of poker tournaments and its effects. Of course, some professionals love the gigantic prize pools and the juicy ring games, but this column will focus only on reactions to frustration. Some of these reactions are irrational and self-defeating.

Complaints About Weak Players

If the weaker players did not enter tournaments, they would not be worth playing. Since all of the prize money comes from buy-ins, the professionals as a group make all of their profits from the weaker players, the so-called “dead money.”

When the World Series of Poker was a small, invitational event, the professionals collectively made little or nothing from it. As it grew, so did their collective profits. Now that so many weak players enter the world championship event and other major events, the top pros make immeasurably more than they have ever made. In 2002, 2003, and 2004, outsiders won the world championship, but the pros collectively made much more money from the WSOP than they had ever made.

Some pros have ignored this fact and complained bitterly about the weak players. Some complaints were the ones you hear in any low-stakes game. “They don’t respect my raises.” “I can’t protect my hand.” “I can’t bluff these idiots.” “So many people played trash that it was just a crapshoot.” “They are so clueless that you can’t put them on a hand.” Berating the people who provide all of your profits is very foolish. Sane business people don’t insult their customers.

Hopes That WSOP Fields be Capped

Some professionals have said they hope that the buy-in is raised, or that other steps are taken to limit the size of the field. A few have even said they won’t play if the fields continue to grow. This hope is certain to be frustrated, because it conflicts with the casinos’ economics.

Because they have never done much besides play poker, many professionals don’t understand economics, business, or their own importance. The central business fact is that professionals, especially the top tournament pros, are almost irrelevant to the poker economy.

More than 99 percent of total cardroom revenues comes from low- and middle-limit games, and most poker tournaments lose money. The juice is less than the cost of putting on most tournaments (including the lost ring-game revenue). Most tournaments are run to bring players into the room so that they will play in ring games, especially low- and middle-limit games. High-limit ring games are glamorous, but almost irrelevant to the poker business.

In fact, 99 percent of the cardrooms spread only low- and middle-limit games, and even the places that spread high-limit games get only a small percentage of their revenues from them. In my opinion, if all the professionals disappeared, cardroom profits would not decline, and they might even go up (because the weak and average players would do better, last longer, and pay more in table charges).

Because fields have become larger, the WSOP and a few other tournaments now make a profit, but the primary reason for hosting them is still to develop other business. Benny Binion started the WSOP to promote business, and Harrah’s will continue it for the same reason, not to please the professionals.

The demand that the world championship event be kept smaller ignores an obvious fact: The larger the field, the more money Harrah’s (and all the other casinos and websites) will make from it. The more players there are, the more juice Harrah’s gets, the more hotel rooms and meals get sold at all of Harrah’s Las Vegas properties, and the more action occurs in their pits, sportsbooks, and cardrooms.

The other Las Vegas casinos, hotels, and situs poker websites (plus the Las Vegas Convention Bureau) will do whatever they can to make the WSOP larger. The Las Vegas economy is based on tourism, and the more people who come here, the more money everybody makes. To expect corporate executives to ignore their bottom lines to make the professionals’ lives easier is extremely naïve.

Large Fields Greatly Improve Ring Games

After reading a draft of this column, Jim Brier sent me a note: “From the standpoint of a working professional, the purpose of tournaments is to generate good side games. The side games here in Vegas are among the worst in the country if there is not a major tournament in town. But when the Series arrives, they are among the best. A pro should view his tournament buy-in almost like a donation to cover the cost of sponsoring the tournament so that plenty of fish will arrive. The small amount a pro loses in tournament buy-ins is more than made up for by the enormous profits he makes from the side games.”

What About Television?

Television has different economics from the casino industry. Stars can have an immense impact on ratings, and the top players are developing some clout with TV producers. However, TV executives know that they must not offend their viewers, and those viewers are the same kinds of people who play bad poker.

They identify with the little guys and root for them to win. In fact, rooting for the underdog is an American tradition; we are proud that we have never had a king or hereditary nobility, and the common man has always been an American hero. Chris Moneymaker had such enormous appeal because so many people could identify with him. When stars attack weak players, it has a very mixed effect on their market value.

Outbursts, even childish ones, do have dramatic value, and television producers love drama. If they had their way, poker games would look like the broadcasts of the WWF (World Wrestling Federation). TV producers don’t necessarily want to see a bunch of well-controlled poker faces; they would much rather have “grudge matches” and trash talking. Such shows would have great appeal to the people who watch wrestling and Jerry Springer, and the players acting the most outrageously would become stars. If the top players wanted to act that way, they could probably find someone to put them on special shows. It wouldn’t be good poker, but that’s show biz.

If stars attack only other stars, they will become even more famous and develop the same sort of cult status as a few wrestlers. However, if they attack weak players, they will offend millions of people, and those people are the target audience for virtually all ads and product endorsements.

TV executives can’t offend them. As O.J. Simpson and many other stars have learned, notoriety wipes out their market value as product endorsers. Since advertisers pay for television, and the potential income from endorsements is enormous, it is extremely foolish to offend the average people who identify with weak players.

Attack When You Have an Edge

Every reasonably competent poker player knows and applies that principle while playing, and it’s central to any rational business strategy. Since the pros have hardly any clout with Harrah’s, but real and growing clout with TV executives, they should stop trying to change the WSOP and focus on TV events.

Televised poker is hot, and it will get hotter. The audience for World Poker Tour and WSOP events will be larger than ever before. There are already invitational events, and there will be more of them. The producers of those events don’t care much about huge fields; they want recognizable stars. Those stars will make a pile of risk-free money from special events, and they will also make very serious money from product endorsements.

So, go after the TV stars market, but leave the WSOP alone. It is doing incredibly well and is making money directly or indirectly for all of us, and nobody should rock the boat.…

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The Dominoqq Terpercaya Week in Spain 26 January – 1 February

* With a game in hand, Real Madrid maintained their one point lead over Barcelona with a 4-1 home win over David Moyes’ Real Sociedad. Barça twice fell behind to Villareal at the Camp Nou but ran out 3-2 winners. Atletico Madrid are three points behind them following a 3-1 win at Eibar.

Next weekend Atletico host real in the Madrid derby and a home win could really make the title a three-horse race. Barça visit Athletico Bilbao.

*Real could end up with a transfer ban similar to Barcelona’s after FIFA probed the arrival of two 12 year-old Venezuelans in Madrid. Rules forbid signing under-18s from outside of Europe unless their parents have already emigrated for other reasons. Real deny any wrongdoing but a further 49 transfers are under the spotlight.

Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid could be renamed the Abu Dhabi Bernabeu.

*The Santiago Bernabeu stadium could be renamed the ‘Abu Dhabi Bernabeu’ according to AS newspaper. Real President Florentino Perez let slip last November that a corporate name change was in the offing based on the deal the club had signed with Spanish oil company IPIC, whose mother firm is from the Arab state.

It would be a sad day if the Bernabeu’s hallowed name is tainted in this way because with the exception of Real Mallorca’s Iberostar, Spanish football has so far declined to go down the English road of soulless and transient titles like The Emirates, Etihad or Ricoh Arena. In the NFL it is par for the course however, with 25 of its 31 grounds named after sponsors.

Barcelona are set to ditch Qatar Airways as their shirt sponsor in 2016. Dominoqq Terpercaya Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said he was looking elsewhere to replace the €30 million a year deal, citing “social issues”, presumably the Gulf state’s kafala system of forced labour and an expected death toll of up to 4,000 migrant workers before the 2022 World Cup finals.

*World player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for two matches for his red mist kick and attempted punch last weekend against Cordoba. He will return for the Madrid derby with Atletico next weekend.

Gareth Bale dismissed British press rumours that he could be on his way to Man United.

*Gareth Bale dismissed British press rumours that he could be on his way to Manchester United but the some Real fans and Spanish papers are on his back for his apparent greediness on the pitch. With no Ronaldo, Bale had been expected to play a bigger role against Real Sociedad, and although he forged a goal for Karim Benzema, the Welshman failed to hit the target himself, snatching one chance from James Rodriguez, much to the Colombian’s chagrin.

Cadena Ser radio station’s interview with Bale got no more than a C+ for homework. Presenter Jose Ramon de la Morena asked him if Welshmen could play for England or if he had read any Ken Follett novels. No and no.

*Spain earned more in transfer fees last year than any other football nation. Its clubs garnered €588 million in transfer fees. England on the other hand was the biggest spender, shelling out over a billion Euros in 2014.

* The game of the week was one of high drama as Barcelona won 3-2 at Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the quarter-final of the Copa del Rey.

Fernando Torres netted in the first minute to cancel out Barça’s first leg lead but a Neymar brace, an own goal by Atletico’s Miranda and a red card for Gabi in the tunnel at half-time effectively killed the contest after 45 minutes.

Mario Suarez was also given his marching orders in the second half, leaving Atletico to see out the tie with nine men in front of a sell-out crowd of 53,800 in Madrid.

Ten players were booked including Arda Turan, who only saw yellow for launching one of his boots at a linesman.

* Next up in the Copa Barça play Villareal, while the other semi-final will see Espanyol play Athletic Bilbao, setting up the prospect of an all-Barcelona final.

* Angel Maria Villar, the Spanish Football Federation president who famously said “All the fish are sold” before Spain & Portugal’s 2018 World Cup bid was beaten by Russia’s, is in dispute with Miguel Cardenal, the country’s sports minister. Cardenal is demanding FEF accounts are laid open for auditing, while Villar is reporting the government to FIFA for interference.

* Pep Guardiola is “a shit of a man but a great coach” according to Mino Raiola, agent of former Barça striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a footballer not known for keeping his counsel.

* The week’s transfer rumours included Real losing Sergio Ramos to Chelsea and Chicharito to Lazio but the Madrid giants are in the hunt for Porto’s 17 year-old prodigy Raul Neves.

Chelsea are hoping to buy Raphael Varane from Real in the summer while Arsenal are said to be keen to take Luis Suarez off Barca’s hands after an indifferent first half of a season. The UK press are still saying Tottenham’s Harry Kane is on Real’s radar, but the Spanish press has yet to echo that.

* Spain’s siesta culture, where business shuts down for three hours from 2-5pm and people stay up late, could be responsible for La Liga clubs’ strong performances in the Champions League, according to a study by Birmingham University.

The gap between the body’s daily peak and trough is as much as 26% in terms of performance, claims the study. Given that CL games kick off in the evening, Spanish-based players, who are more used to staying up late, could have the edge over those used to 3pm kick-offs.

La Liga start times vary, but typically begin at 6pm or 8pm, but several start at 9 or even 10 o’clock at night.…