If online poker is rigged, why do you continue to play?

I was a tad surprised to find a post from poker professional and noted poker author Lou Krieger titled “Who is the dumber son of a bitch” this morning but it really is a funny read. It sums up the insanity of those who claim online poker is rigged. Of course, Mr. Krieger puts it […]

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Online Poker Not Rigged – Revisted

I’ve updated my page on why online poker is not rigged but I thought I would highlight it here so as to offer a chance for counter-arguments. I recently saw someone argue that one cannot prove online poker is not rigged. This person is correct. However, one can prove it to be rigged very easily. […]

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How To Downgrade Party Poker’s New Features

With the new upgrade of Party came side bets (betting on the color of the flop = -EV) and blackjack (= -EV). If you want to get rid of those “features” here’s how: Fire up Explorer and go to C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\Images Either rename or replace table_bj_button.jpg (the blackjack button) Either rename or replace SideBetBG.jpg (the […]

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Why Online Poker Is Not Rigged

In this post I will attempt to address every argument I’ve ever heard regarding online poker being rigged. Mind you, I do work for a company that develops online poker software but my motivation is not to convince people to trust *my* employer’s software, rather it is to have a central place where people can […]

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Only 8% of Online Poker Players Make Money

I’ve had the staff here at Bill’s Poker Blog pouring over the results of this recent World Poker Exchange survey and we’ve arrived at some pretty interesting observations. 6% of those surveyed play poker online to supplement their income. 2% of those surveyed play poker online as a full-time occupation. After running those numbers through […]

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Bonus Whoring vs. Getting a Paper Route

Abulafia made some interesting observations in a post that was in response to some of my previous bonus whoring commentary. Specifically he says: I’ve lost count of the amount of posts I’ve read of people multitabling to clear bonuses. Sitting down and baking in the glow of several screens on a Saturday morning to hit […]

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Designing The Perfect Online Poker Room

The other night HDouble mentioned that he had forwarded a link to my post about how poor online poker software is to one of his co-workers at FullTilt. In addition to being somewhat flattered, it started me thinking that perhaps I should take a different approach. While my gripes might make for interesting reading (highly […]

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It’s All About Class

Last week I made a tongue-in-cheek comment about my post regarding bonus whoring being the cause of the Empire crackdown. It seems my recent post on bonus whoring has set off a industry-wide chain of events resulting in many players being booted from online poker sites. Ok, maybe I’ve got delusions of grandeur (actually, I’m […]

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Bonus Whoring

It seems my recent post on bonus whoring has set off a industry-wide chain of events resulting in many players being booted from online poker sites. Ok, maybe I’ve got delusions of grandeur (actually, I’m quite sure of it). Anyway, it looks like Empire and UB have sparked widespread panic in the online poker world […]

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The Wisdom of Bonus Whoring

Exclusive Report Learn how you could make a living playing poker. One of the common topics you’ll see mentioned in the poker blogosphere is bonus whoring. Of course, bonus whoring is the act of playing on a particular site in order to take advantage of a reload or some other type of promotional bonus. Many […]

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The Sorry State of Online Poker

Despite the amazing increase in popularity of online poker the quality of the services being offered has failed to make any sort of significant improvement. Even the newer sites that are just launching on brand spanking new software largely miss the mark. For instance, just how difficult is it to have a real buddy list? […]

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The Hammer

I got to serve up The Hammer* for someone’s Thanksgiving dessert. Preflop: Hero is BB with 7s, 2d. UTG folds, UTG+1 raises, MP1 folds, MP2 folds, MP3 calls, CO folds, Button folds, SB folds, Hero calls. Flop: (6.50 SB) 9h, 2c, 2h (3 players) Hero checks, UTG+1 bets, MP3 calls, Hero calls. Turn: (4.75 BB) […]

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Can Someone Explain Party To Me?

Why does every table on Party break up withing 1/2 hour? I play on Paradise all the time and you can still be playing with the same people you started with 5 hours later. At Party 20 minutes on a table and all of a sudden you look up and 2 chairs are empty and […]

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WTO Whacks The US On Online Gambling
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Following up on a previous post, it looks like Antigua and Barbuda have successfully challenged a U.S. ban on Internet gambling at the WTO. Not like I was expecting an in-depth piece but the story seemed a little confusing and not very positive. For instance, the story states: The United States argued the gambling restrictions […]

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Web Engines Plan to End Online Ads for Gambling

Under pressure from the federal government, Google and Yahoo both announced that they would no longer accept advertising from online casinos. The new government strategy for putting a halt to online gambling is to threaten those who advertise the services of the casinos. As nearly all casinos are set up in countries outside of US […]

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