Archive for the 'Gambling' Category

Still losing, after all these years

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Just checking in with a player that I’ve been tracking for some time. This player plays $1 six seat Sit and Goes on Full Tilt. They’re still playing, and still losing. See the nice angled line in their winnings graph. At least they’ve slowed down and aren’t playing as much. The details are that they’ve […]

Harry Reid’s casino backed poker bill (or threat)

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Everyone in the online poker world should be worried about this. Senator Harry Reid is trying to slip a bill though before the end of December. On first glance it might appear to support online poker in the US. But Reid is supported by the casinos, and the bill that he’s proposing has a 15 […]

.. we’re all just degenerate gamblers

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This is a little weird. This is quoted from a poker forum, from a professional player/coach. And a coach at one of the poker coaching sites. The moral argument is just hilarious. I mean, thats how we all ended up playing poker for a living, because we live by high moral standards right? We obviously […]

More on the Full Tilt bots

Friday, October 15th, 2010

More bits of info on the bot story. This apparently from the bot site forum itself and from the seller of the bot software. Some choice bits: Today, October 14, Full Tilt Poker came out of nowhere and took aggressive measures to stop the use of our poker bot software at their online poker room. […]

Poker bots on UltimateBet, Cake, and Bodog

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Further to the previous post about bot accounts on Full Tilt: The biggest discussion on the topic is happening, as expected, at 2+2. The guy, complaining that his “girlfriend’s” (despite requests he’s not done anything to prove that she exists, not that it matters much in light of later information) account has been closed. He […]

Full Tilt purging bot accounts

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I’m still trying to track down the validity of this claim, but various forums have comments from people stating that Full  Tilt has gone through a large purge of suspected bot accounts as of today. From the bits of info that I’ve seen it looks like one specific bot program was targeted, one that has […]

PokerStars announcing it is pulling out of Washington State

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

One of the reasons that PokerStars is currently the biggest online poker site is that it, like FullTilt, continued to operate in the US when others like Party Poker pulled out after the UIGEA. Unfortunately that is changing. As of September 30, 2010, PokerStars is now prohibiting players residing in the state of Washington from […]

More thoughts on Problem Gambling

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Recently I had the thought to check up on a player that my reader Pat pointed out to me back when I made this series of blog posts. Here’s their recent graph at Sharkscope: Still a pretty steady graph. And still consistently losing. I’m curious as to what they played at around 1,700 hands for […]