Poland to introduce regulations to online togel  gambling laws

The Polish Government is planning to introduce regulations to its online gambling laws, similar to those in Italy, as reported in the togel  Voice.

 

“National regulations that prohibit the acceptance of bets unless one has a license issued by the relevant member state restrict the freedom of services,” said the court in substantiating its decision.

 

The court ruled that an operator who holds a license issued in one EU member state has the right to provide similar services throughout the European Union.

 

The court’s ruling concerns three bookmakers who had accepted bets in Italy on behalf of British-based firm Stanley International Betting (SIB). SIB had no license to conduct bookmaking business in Italy.

 

In Poland, a dozen or so foreign online bookmakers operate without any regulations. The finance ministry is working to amend the gambling law.

 

WTO rules US online gambling ban is illegal

 

The World Trade Organization (WTO) last week released its ruling in regard to the United States government’s “ban on online gambling” and determined it is illegal.

 

Antigua successfully argued in its complaint that the U.S. protects a domestic gambling industry while failing to live up to its international commitments.

 

The WTO said the US could only continue to block such overseas websites if its laws were equally applied to US firms that offer off-track betting on horse racing.

 

The US government argued it simply wants to limit gambling, however, overseas companies claim the US move is simply protectionism and means to remove foreign competition.

 

The full WTO ruling can be found on the WTO website.

 

Founder of Betonsports arrested

 

On Wednesday 28th March, the founder of London-based gaming website Betonsports, Stephen Kaplan was arrested in the Dominican Republic and sent to the US to answer criminal charges, US officials have said.

 

In June, Mr. Kaplan was one of 11 people indicted on charges of racketeering, fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy.

 

Betonsports closed down its US operations in August 2006. The US had been the group’s biggest market, delivering around 95% of its profits.

 

Following his arrest at a hotel in Santo Domingo, Mr. Kaplan was sent by Dominican authorities to Puerto Rico for an initial appearance before a US magistrate.

 

Authorities have asked that Mr. Kaplan be moved to St Louis immediately or be held in custody pending a hearing to remove him to St Louis, to answer the charges against him.

 

Mr. Kaplan is the second person to be arrested in the investigation against Betonsports.

 

In July last year the company’s then chief executive David Carruthers was detained while changing planes in the US.

 

He was later sacked by the company, which subsequently decided to shut down its US business. He has been held under house arrest in St Louis since August.

 

This latest arrest comes as the World Trade Organisation ruled against America’s online gaming ban.

 

 

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toto hk Tips

Words of gambling wisdom, compliments of the Hog

 

If you’ve found this page, then you’re obviously looking for something profound. You’re not looking for simple blackjack rules, because you’ve played before. Perhaps you’ve played a ton of toto hk , but always seem to come out on the losing end. The following list of blackjack tips is derived from many hours of relishing that wonderful ace and face (or ten) combination we like to call a blackjack.

 

Tip #1: Learn the blackjack basic strategy

 

Tip #2: Always split a pair of aces or a pair of eights. If you’ve learned the basic strategy, this should not be an issue.

 

Tip #3: Never get drunk while playing blackjack. Getting buzzed is OK, unless you’re a light-weight, but getting drunk can cause your stack of chips to disappear in a hurry. Plus, the Hog doesn’t have enough hooves to count the number of times he’s been kicked out of a casino for “showing signs of intoxication.” This won’t happen in Vegas, but it will at the riverboats.

 

Tip #4: If you’re playing online blackjack, make sure and find a casino where the dealer automatically flips over a blackjack if he has one. Otherwise, you could double down, hit 21, and lose twice as much to the dealer’s blackjack.

 

Tip #5: Start with a bankroll at least 20 times the table minimum. In other words, don’t play a $25 minimum with only a hundie to start with. More often than not, you’ll lose a lot in a short period of time. 4 chips simply isn’t enough to sustain short-term losses.

 

Tip #6: Unless you’re a professional, don’t try to count cards. First of all, it doesn’t work online. Second, even the simplest card counting strategies require a high degree of concentration. The detriment you suffer from screwing up will undoubtedly overshadow the benefit you gain from not screwing it up.

 

Tip #7: Tip your dealers and waitresses. If you’re playing online, tip your wife, your girlfriend, or your dog — whoever is supplying you with food and drinks.

 

Tip #8: When you’re doing well, stuff extra chips in your pocket and NEVER dig them out until it’s time to cash in. The Hog’s most profitable and enjoyable blackjack experieneces have been when he must dig deep into his pockets at the end of the night. High rollers might think you’re a puss for usuing this strategy, but at least you’ll be a rich puss.

 

Tip #9: If others are groaning at the table because of a hit you took, then you probably shouldn’t have taken that hit. Try hitting a 13 with a dealer’s 6 showing, and you’ll see this for yourself.

 

Tip #10: If you’re playing online blackjack for the first time, grab a good casino bonus to get you started.

 

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Review of Poker Tournament Strategies

Sylvester Suzuki is the mysterious pen name of the author of this latest offering from gambling book publishing house Two Plus Two Publishing. Poker Tournament Strategies fills a gap in their publishing line, and a gap in the literature in general, by discussing strategies applicable to poker tournaments, with a special emphasis on those with lower entry costs.

This book divides the tournament types that one is likely to encounter into five categories, and devotes a section to each of them. They are: Progressive Stack Rebuy Tournaments, No Rebuy Tournaments, Constant Stack Rebuy Tournaments, Sudden Sayonara Tournaments, and Shootout Tournaments. The first three refer to whether rebuys and/or add-ons are allowed, and if so, how they work. The latter two refer to how opponents are eliminated.

Sudden Sayonara Tournaments are not “freezeout” events, where they are played until there is one player left. Rather, they are played until a predetermined number of players are left, at which time the prize money is divided up according to the chip count at that time. In Shootout Tournaments, each starting table is played down to one person. All of these table winners then meet to determine the prize payout. Needless to say, each of these different formats require slightly different strategies if one is to play optimally.

The next three sections are on deals at the final table, stepping up to larger limit tournaments, and various other topics. This information is interesting, although much on the topic of final table deals was already discussed in Mason Malmuth’s Gambling Theory and Other Topics. The section on stepping up doesn’t contain much new, but I found the information on some of the other topics, like the pages on playing short handed which is critical in a tournament, to be quite good. I wish there had been more of it.

The last two sections, Tips for Tournament Managers and Questions and Answers, are interesting. I found the tips given to card rooms holding tournaments to be very well informed. I’d have no complaints with any card room adopting all of these Slot Gacor rules. However, this section didn’t improve my play at all. The Questions and Answers are one of my favorite parts of Two Plus Two books. This allows one to review the material to see how much of it has sunk in, and also allows fairly quick review of the material at a later date. Much of the Q&A; are repetative, though, which is a complaint I have with the book in general, but they are useful nonetheless.

The book isn’t very long, and when one considers that Two Plus Two’s printing style leaves a lot of white space on a lot of pages, and that much of what is in this book is repeated between sections, it gets shorter still. However, what information is there seems quite accurate to me, especially the information on correct rebuying strategy, a topic that no other tournament strategy book presents correctly.

Nonetheless, given its shortness, there’s obviously a lot of information on tournaments that hasn’t been presented here. For example, every tournament seems to use a slightly different rate of increasing the blind/ante structure. When I’m starting in a tournament I try to estimate, given the structure and the amount of time for each round, when the blinds are likely to get large compared to the size of the average stack. I’m not very good at this yet, and I doubt that many low level tournament players are. An in depth exploration of this topic could have provided another 40 pages of worthwhile information, at least.

Still, I did learn some things from this book, and the relative novice at low level tournament play will almost certainly get their money’s worth from it. At $19.95, we aren’t being gouged relative to Two Plus Two’s other offerings, although this is far from the best thing in their catalog. I do think there’s room yet for the definitive tournament poker book to be written yet. Finally, this book spends very little time covering poker play. If the reader is not interested in tournaments at all, there is no reason to read this book.

Capsule:

This is a fairly short book that will be of use to the inexperienced low level poker tournament player. The information it contains seems quite accurate, and there are a few good ideas within. While this may be the single best book on poker tournament strategy in print, there is still considerable headroom for a better one.

 

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