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? … Read more

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) … Read more

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 … Read more

WTO Whacks The US On Online Gambling


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 … Read more

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 … Read more