Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Height of Hipocrisy

Here it is, you wonder just how bad the hypocrites in government can get. The federal government and the state of North Carolina, in their infinite wisdom, say that they are protecting me from the evils of gambling by not letting me play online poker or participate in a local Elks Club poker tournaments. In their opinion, poker is not a game of skill and is merely gambling.

It seems that playing a friendly nickle and dime poker game might lead to a gambling addiction. I might lose my house and begin to beat my children, but I can buy these World Series of Poker scratch off lottery tickets at $5 a pop until hell freezes over. Sometimes you just have to say "WTF".

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pokerstars Offers Deposit Bonus

Biggest First Deposit Bonus Ever!

Pokerstars is now offering a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus for players. Participants may make up to three deposits in
total to claim the full bonus amount, but they must be made within 60 days
of the first deposit.

Players will have 6 months in which to earn the full amount of the bonus.
It will release in $10 increments and has a clearance rate of 17 VPP per
$1 of bonus. The first deposit code is STARS600 and this will need to be
entered on every eligible deposit.

Biggest Reload Bonus Ever!

For current players we are also offering our biggest
ever reload bonus of 50% up to a maximum bonus of $300. Players may also
make three deposits towards this bonus, and all three deposits must be
made within 90 days of the first eligible deposit. Players will have 6
months to earn the bonus in full. All deposits made for this bonus must
use the code WCOOP.

WCOOP Extreme Satellites

The World Championship of Online Poker is the world’s largest online
tournament series. Right now is running WCOOP Extreme
Satellites – there are hundreds of WCOOP seats worth more than $1,000,000
to be won. With all of these extra seats available, players now have a
great chance to take part in the biggest online poker series in history.
WCOOP Extreme Satellites start August 4, and run twice daily until August
16. Buy-ins start at just $7.50.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Help Make History

This is your chance to play in the largest online poker tournament in history, and be part of a Guinness World Record. We’re aiming to beat our previous World Record of 35,000 players, set in December 2008. And with a buy-in of just $1, it’s easy for everyone to take part.

Here’s what you need to know for the New Guinness World Record promotion:

* Sunday, July 19 at 14:10 ET
* $100,000 guaranteed prize pool
* $1 buy-in
* More players than our previous World Record of 35,000, set December 28, 2008
* Registration is now open!
* Satellites available in a range of buy ins

To find the tournament, go to the PokerStars Lobby and select ‘Tourney’ and ‘All’ or ‘Special’. You can also use the Tourney Filter in the Lobby to search for the tournament name. To use the Filter, open the PokerStars Lobby and enter a word or words from the tournament title. The Filter will then search all tournaments and provide you with the relevant results.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Penquin Has Car Trouble

Not poker related but too funny, couldn't resist.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Phil Ivey's Wife Caught Cheating

The greatest poker face in the game

This hilarious commercial was created by Phil Ivey and Full Tilt Poker. Ivey, one of the best players in the game is known for his amazing poker face, it never changes. Too bad this ad was axed and never made it to television.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Another Chance to Overturn UIGEA

Now that we have a new President and Congress, Democratic Congress Barney Frank is gearing up to take another shot at over turning the infamous Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act the Bush administration passed in 2006.
Read More about Frank's plans here.