The Week That Was

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas here in Bangkok. The entire city is decorated up and the days have cooled off to around the low 90’s (32 C) during the day and a bone-chilling 70 degrees (21 C) in the evening. Brrrrr.

So what were the major stories in the world of poker this week?

What part of their bodies did several poker players shave in an act of solidarity with poker professional Thuy Doan who has been battling cancer?

a) Their backs
b) Their palms
c) Their pubic region
d) Their heads

Which Rich was Brad Booth referring to when he was interviewed on the Hardcore Poker Show saying:

“I hope you’re listening to this Rich, but you’re kind of an idiot. I can’t believe I just said that, but you know, there are just some things he did there that are pretty rude. He tried to be my friend and things like that and I always tried to be there for them and I always wore the patch of Full Tilt very proudly and we were supposed to get x amount for certain things and I felt like I submitted my stuff and they didn’t really seem to care and I think they thought I was living in an igloo in Canada and I felt like they kind of threw me under the rug a little bit.”

a) Rich(ard) Gere
b) Little Rich(ard)
c) Richie Rich
d) Rich Bitar from Full Tilt Poker

When Mason Malmuth’s lawyers from Two Plus Two contacted the frequently unstable Dutch Boyd regarding Boyd’s registration of and hosting a poker related affiliate website on the domain, what was Boyd’s two word response.

a) I’m sorry
b) My bad
c) Ship it
d) F*ck off

Bill’s Poker Blog

Paradise Poker . . . What Happened?
Miss Gibraltar is Miss World 2009
PartyGaming / Bwin Merger – Good or Bad for Poker?
Should Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius Be Banned From Online Poker?
A Couple of Pics with Reader Greg
Asian Poker Variations – Badugi, by Lina Wang
Four Double or Nothing Tips from Niko

Rakeback Report

Rakeback Strategy Tips: Full Ring Low Stakes Cash Games
Rakeback Strategy Tips: Slow Playing Versus Fast Playing Hands
Rakeback Strategy Tips: Bankroll Management
Rakeback Strategy Tips: Low Stakes Omaha Strategy
DoylesRoom Reload Bonus
Triple Your Christmas Cheer at Full Tilt Poker
Four Bounty Tournament Tips

Poker Job Search

Is there a worldwide recession going on? You wouldn’t know it from the number of job openings in the online gaming sector. Check ’em out.

Social Media Pro Co-Ordinator – Poker
Eastern Europe Regional Manager – Online Poker
Senior Interface Designer – Poker
2 x Fraud Analyst – Cashier – Online Poker
Online Marketing Manager – Paid Search – Online Poker
Project Manager for Media Development – Online Poker
Full Tilt Poker Linux Administrator
Full Tilt Poker System Engineer/Architect (System Reliability And Availability)
Full Tilt Poker C# Software Engineer (Game System Interface)
PokerStars Affiliate Account Manager, EMEA
Marketing Manager, UK & Ireland
PokerStars Director Online Marketing
Full Tilt Poker System Engineer/Architect
PokerStars Online Marketing Manager (Paid Search)
Full Tilt Poker Application Developer (Poker Gameplay)
Software Specialist – Enterprise Information Management
Software Developer
System Engineer
Web Designer/Flash Designer
Product Manager
Poker Gaming Support Officer
Production Database Administrator
Danish Customer Support Agent
Eastern Europe Regional Manager
Software Test Automation Expert /QA- German speaking role
Business Analyst
Business Development Asia
SEO Manager
Customer Services Assistant – Native Norwegian
Payments Analyst
Affiliate Manager
Casino and Poker Acquisition Marketing Manager
Online Campaign Manager – Poker

Gambling Domains For Sale

I still have a few gambling domains left at the $20 price. Price is good until Jan 1. For more gambling domains check out Gambling Domain World.


Joke of the Week

A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, ‘I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.’. The driver says, ‘Christ, officer I had it on cruise control at 60, perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating?’. Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: ‘Now don’t be silly dear, you know that this car doesn’t have cruise control.’. As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, ‘Can’t you please keep your mouth shut for once?’. The wife smiles demurely and says, ‘You should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did.’. As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, ‘F.k it, woman, can’t you keep your mouth shut?’, The officer frowns and says, ‘And I notice that you’re not wearing your seat belt, sir. That’s an automatic $60 fine.’. The driver says, ‘Yeah, well, you see officer, I had it on, but took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my licence out of my back pocket.’. The wife says, ‘Now, dear, you know very well that you didn’t have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you’re driving.’. And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket the driver turns to his wife and barks, ‘WHY DON’T You shut the f..k up??’. The officer looks over at the woman and asks, ‘Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma’am?’. ‘Only when he’s drunk.’.

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Bill Rini

Bill Rini has been working in the online poker industry since 2004. He was a product manager for poker at Full Tilt and was the poker room manager at PartyPoker. Currently, Bill is the Head of Online Poker for WSOP.   Bill has been blogging about online poker since 2003 and is considered one of the leading authorities on the online poker industry.   "I like What Bill Rini said in his blog" - Doyle Brunson   "In other news, we had Bill Rini write an absolutely home run blog." Daniel Negreanu   "Industry insider Bill Rini has one of the most popular blogs in poker, with thousands of subscribers and fans regularly coming back for his universally respected insight into the industry" - Barry Carter (News editor for PokerStrategy, Co-Author: The Mental Game of Poker)

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