Lots of December Goodness


I’ve been a busy beaver lately so bear with me.

First off on Bill’s Poker Blog we have the Howard Lederer and Phil Ivey Hip Hop Dance Off. We also have an interesting article into how the game of poker is getting tighter . . . for the poker room operators. eGaming Review liked the article so much they asked me to write my opinions on the subject for their blog as well. If you can’t be bothered reading either, I’ll sum it up by saying that analysts that say that poker is declining in the UK aren’t taking all the data points into consideration (ahem . . . like industry consolidation).

Over on Rakeback Report we have some new articles as well:

December Rakeback Promotions on Rakeback Report
Throw Even More Shrimp On the Barbie
Throw Another Shrimp On the Barbie – Full Tilt Poker Sending Players to the Aussie Millions
Want to Play Micro-Limits Against the Fishiest of the Fish?
UB and Absolute Combine Tournament Leader Boards
Turbo Takedown at PokerStars
Full Tilt Poker Holiday Hundred

Over at Poker Job Search there’s a more new jobs than you can shake a stick at (if you’re the stick shaking type):

Project Manager – Slovakia
Marketing Manager – UK and Ireland
Senior Web Developer – Online Poker
Poker Room Analyst – Online Poker
Poker Affiliate and Marketing Manager
Greek Customer Support Agent
Czech Customer Support Agent
Spanish & French Customer Support Agent
Search SEO Manager
Promotions Manager
PHP Developer
Graphic / Creative Designer
Poker Marketing Manager
CRM Analyst
UK Poker and Games CRM Executive (6 month contract)
Compliance / Legal Officer
Senior Interface Developer
Enterprise Architect
Security Operations 1st Line Manager – Online Poker
Director of Web Development – Project Management
Field Marketing Manager – Online Gaming
Senior Content Manager – Online Poker
Marketing Manager – Online Poker

See, I told you there were a lot of jobs out there.

Next up on Flop The Nuts Poker we have a slew (what the heck is a slew?) of live poker tournaments being announced.

Paradise Poker Tour
Fancy a Trip to Australia in January
PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour?
Irish Open 2010 Details Announced
Need a Reason to Deposit on PokerStars in December?
Need a Reason to Play Chili Poker in Dec?

On the personal front . . .

The hand is better. I still have some slight numbness but for the most part I can type, twirl pencils, and even write those funny Thai script characters. Thanks to all the people who have emailed and called me over the last month or so concerned about the arm/hand. I really appreciate the support.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.