Archive for the 'Poker and life' Category

What keeps losing poker players coming back?

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

What keeps bad players coming back? Or, losing players in general. Why do they keep trying? Why do they keep playing? Why do they keep depositing/buying in? I think that there are many factors. Some factors overlap and often more than one will be in play for a specific person at any given time. Fun […]

Should California outlaw online debates?

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Here’s a local paper, from Sacramento, where two writers have been asked to debate the topic of whether the state of California should legalize on-line poker and other types of gambling. First off why identify poker, and then throw in “other types of gambling”? The first bill in the article refers specifically to online poker, […]

If I were Emmit Smith ….

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Emmit Smith, former running back of the Dallas Cowboys and Dancing With the Stars winner, is one of the celebrities asked to play in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. This tournament is a mixture of entertaining big name poker pros along with celebrity players. My blog is not a poker news blog so my reason […]

Rush Poker, as Zen practice

Friday, January 7th, 2011

I haven’t been playing much lately, what with some vacation on top of seasonal activities. But I’ve been antsy and wanting to play. The easiest thing for me to do when I’m busy and distracted like this is to pull up Full Tilt and play some Rush Poker. I play $10nl there because not much […]

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 […]

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. […]

Online poker, No longer an international game

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I don’t have a wide range of international contacts in the poker world, but I started playing just before the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) came into effect and most sites pulled out of the US market, dropping Party Poker in size and giving PokerStars and Full Tilt the opportunity to move to the […]

Rush Poker, and Chatroulette

Friday, June 18th, 2010

The other day I was reading an article in the New Yorker about the kid who started Chatroulette. He’s quite young, and apparently part of the source for the idea for Chatroulette came from a job he had working in his uncle’s store selling to tourists. He didn’t sell much, but he liked practicing his […]