All about Online Angka Keluaran HK Games

 

Slot games are by far the most popular games in the Angka Keluaran HK today, they are great fun and extremely exciting to play. A lot of people want to play with their own slot machines. So to play slot games online is one way people have found to enjoy this casino experience from home. If you have a doubt where you can find sites to play slot games online, you can find millions of site offering you these games on Google. These sites give you free online slot machines and also give you real cash.

When you play slot games online there are a number of different slots to choose from but usually the slots fall into two major categories namely progressive slots and straight slots. In straight slots you will get paid a fixed amount based on the spin combination and in progressive slots you have a continuously growing jackpot till you hit on it. When you play online slot games you will not get confused which game you are playing as the progressive jackpots have very huge advertisements with the increasing jackpot amount right at the top.

The next question anyone would ask about online slot machines is that can you really win or how much can you get? Well the answer to these questions is defiantly you can win and the amount depends totally on how you play and on your luck. All of the slot machines now a day are programmed to shell out pre determined amount of cash by the casinos. Its the same with the online slot machines; these machines are programmed so that the minimum amount does not fall below a certain limit. So you can be sure that you will win something if you play well and are lucky.

Here are some tips for al those of you who want to play slot games online. First of all you need to know your limits. All the slot machines work on the same principle so basically the chances of you winning on different machines will just differ a little. If you think you are loosing then you should take a break, stop right there dont go in for I will try one more time and then stop, this way you will never end up stopping. Always remember that you should play with the casino money, take good advantage of the casinos bonuses and rewards. Even when you are playing on online slot machines you have to remember that luck plays a very important role.

When you play on online casino slots you can improve your skills gradually and also improve your chances of winning. There are a lot of sites where you can get real cash and also some sites that give you real cash for playing free games. But even when you play slot games online never forget that it a form of gambling and there is real money involve not only when you win but also when you lose its real money that you lose.…

Party QQWIN99 Millions VI Cruise

 

The QQWIN99 Millions Cruise is set to sail once again, with the sixth edition of the tournament announced for 3rd-10th May 2008. Next year the PPM VI will cruise the high seas of the Mediterranean. The cruise will leave from Venice, Italy, and stops off in Greece, Turkey and Croatia before turning back to historic Venice.

The PPM tournament will be a $8,200 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event which will also be recorded for worldwide broadcast. First prize is $1,000,000 USD; previous winners of past PPM Cruise tournaments include: Kathy Liebert, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren and Michael Gracz.

“The PartyPoker.com Million has a lot of history and it is great to welcome it back in 2008.”

U.S. Poker Player Challenge

This is my favorite time of year because this is the only time of the year when my favorite fictional character gets any honest acknowledgment by the media.

I mean who doesn’t love a guy who makes the spirit of the holidays evident to everyone?

Now to all the poker players in the United States, it is well past time that you gave someone a lump of coal in their stocking; so take a look at the following list, if you do not find the name of your Congressperson on that list, then it is well past time to act.

Just click the link below the list and take five minutes to get your poker rights restored.

Oh and I guess if your representative is on the list, you could write them a nice note of thanks but that is so not in my nature.

LIST: 45 co-sponsors of the Frank Bill to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act, these are the good guys:

WSOP Chip Reese Trophy

Future winners of the $50,000 buy-in event at the World Series of Poker – currently the HORSE World Championship – will receive a trophy named after the late David “Chip” Reese, according to Jeffrey Pollack, Commissioner of the World Series of Poker.

“A true gentleman and the youngest person admitted to the Poker Hall of Fame, Chip Reese was recognized by his peers as the most successful player in the biggest mixed cash games of all time.”

Pollack went on to say:

“He was also a great tournament player with three WSOP bracelets, including one for his historic victory in the inaugural $50,000 buy-in HORSE tournament in 2006. As a tribute to this great player who embodied the very best of our game, next year’s $50,000 HORSE World Championship will be played in Chip’s honor and memory and the winner will receive the ‘David “Chip” Reese Award,’ as well as a WSOP bracelet, to commemorate their achievement.”

Suggestions for this tribute popped on on several poker forums last week and the WSOP staff jumped of those ideas to make an excellent and timely decision.…

Do You Want To Become Self-Employed? This Guide Will Set The Record Straight

 

There are many advantages to becoming self-employed. Not only do you get to choose your working hours, but you can also determine your wages. At the end of the day, most people who earn using this method can earn as much money as they like. It all comes down to have much effort you’re willing to put in. There are lots of disadvantages to self-employment too. For instance, you won’t receive any holiday pay, and you won’t get a penny if you fall ill. With all that in mind, you’ll need to weigh up all the pros and cons before making your final decision. This guide should help you show you how to go about working for yourself if you feel it is a suitable endeavour.

Finding a means of earning

Before you do anything else, you’ll need to find a decent opportunity for earning. Depending on your skills and previous experience, you should aim to start working in the industry you understand well. If your goal is simply to get rid of traditional employers, you could register on the top freelancing websites. So long as you are creative, you could make significant profits from writing or design work.

Registering as self-employed

Regardless of where you might live in the world, you will have to register your self-employment with a relevant authority. The process usually takes no longer than half an hour, and it doesn’t cost you a penny. The only reason you have to register is so the tax office knows you will submit a return at the end of the financial year. You often have three months from the date you started trading. If you leave it any longer than that, you will be liable for fines.

Dealing with tax

It is vital that all self-employed people keep accurate accounting records. You must have receipts for everything you purchase, and you must note down all payments you receive. Invoices sent to those purchasing from you alongside bank statements should suffice. Of course, many self-employed people use the services of a professional accountant due to the amount of potential tax issues there can be. However, there is no reason you can’t handle it all alone. Websites like LegalandTax.co.za are a great place to look if you need more advice about tax.

Private investment Custodian Promoting your services

Whatever you do to earn money, promotion will be a key element in your success. It’s always wise to build a website to advertise your services. You can also open social media accounts and gain more interest that way. With the use of specialist tools, both of those tasks are simple. There is no need to pay a top design company to create your website. You can do everything yourself these days.

We hope the information on this page has helped to set the record straight. At the end of the day, working for yourself is always going to be more enjoyable than working for others. Considering that, we encourage you to start making plans today.

Good luck with everything!…

The End sbobet

 

I had to google “Amy Sedaris” after her high-speed appearance on the show. She twisted and spun in the plain grey chair while she and the host filled heavy air with garbage that floats. I thought she was the girl from Comedy Central’s “Stranger’s with Candy” and, it turns out, she was. My wife hadn’t heard of that show. She was more impressed with Amy’s role in “Maid in Manhatten.”

Letterman, meanwhile, was somber and direct, like a funeral home director who’s already been paid. Amy wasn’t working on new movies, selling books, or doing shows. She came on Letterman to chat. It left Dave without a crutch.

“Does it bother you that I have nothing to push?” asked Amy in a rare unspastic moment.

“Sometimes I feel like a movie industry whore,” answered Dave. “You know how much I care about the movie King Kong? Zero. Zip. Nada.”

Dave’s show won’t be on much longer. Frankly, nobody cares about that either.

Me, Otis, and CJ

Not too long ago we all worked at one place. Actually, we all worked in one cramped windowless office. There was a half-wall dividing the room in half with a glass window embedded. One of our friends decorated the window with fabric from a now defunct textile mill, he made curtains and stuff, to make it feel more like home.

When they were here we all hald important jobs. CJ was a sbobet with some degree of authority. Brad was one of our most respected field reps. I was one of the trademark brands.

Then CJ left around Christmas a few years back. It was hard losing a friend and the office worried about how we’d replace such a competent man. Otis left in February, one of our most important months, a few years after that. Again, there was a big party and much gnashing of teeth. What would we do without Otis?

The answer of course?

Absolutely nothing changed. Work went on the day after they left. It went on before they arrived. Now with a new crop of fresh faces, each younger than the last, both have been relegated to “Remember that guy?” among the older crew.

A-10

Now if the UFP boys could really dream big we’d make a mark that you couldn’t erase. I think we’d all like that WSOP bracelet. Otis has the best chance of getting it, but CJ is usually a favorite when statistically down. I have no chance at all, but I can still dream.

To most poker players the WSOP is that ultimate vindication for millions of hours worked. Cash game players generally snarl about the poor players in big tournaments, but how many of the great cash players can you name? Tournaments are for immortality.

Johhny Moss won 3 Main Events. It’s odd, but I think his first was most impressive. Unlike the modern event, Johnny played a few days in 1970, and then his peers… the best players in the world… VOTED him the winner. Johnny was the best player there because… he was the best player there… and everyone knew it. How’s that for “respect”?

Funny thing is, with all the poker I’ve played, I hadn’t ever called the “Ace-10” a Johnny Moss. Wikipedia says that’s what most players do, in his honor. I usually call Ace-10 off… “an unplayable hand in most positions”.

Usually, at a local game I do hear someone call the “Ten-2” a “Brunson”. I don’t think Brunson is considered a more legendary player, I think its because all the new players today have seen Doyle on TV. Once Doyle fades, like Johnny did in the 90’s, I wonder if anyone will play 10-2 anymore. I will, but only because I’m loose.

Heeeeere’s Dave!

I think the “Late Show” will just find another host, maybe that Scottish guy with the show on after. I remember watching Carson as a kid, especially back in the mid ’80s with a black and white TV I had in my room. It was 5 or 6 years after I first saw “Tonight” that I realized his curtain was a rainbow of color. I used to think it was great, especially watching the same movie-pimping stars Dave now regrets.

Letterman was, as you know, on after Carson. I thought he was even better. I loved Larry “Bud” Melman, Biff the Stage Manager (still funny by the way), and over time, I got used to Paul. The “Top Ten” was alway ironically funny, in a way I understood as a kid. It was funny because it was supposed to be funny and absolutely never was. I love it.

On our last trip to Vegas, I started singing variations of the “will it float?” song. These days it’s the bit my wife and I most enjoy. The song is great too. Nobody got the joke. They would have laughed if they did because I’m incredibly funny.

Dave still records 5 shows a week but I can tell he’s tired. His dry humor is whetted by unhappy observation. Last week he went nuts on Bill O’Reilly. I’m not saying Dave was wrong to jump on his hatemonger guest. I just think he’d have made it FUNNY a few years ago. It just seemed sad.

He won’t be around soon, and just like Johnny we’ll eventually forget him too. I mean, we’ll remember he existed and was really good for awhile, but we’ll forget about HIM. Likewise, I know Ed Sullivan was a big deal, as a matter of history, but I’ve never seen the show. I know Babe Ruth was great at baeball but I never saw him swing.

You get the drift. Once they make a 50 greatest players of all time list in the world of poke or baseball or TV talk show comedy… 75% to 90% of the list will come from people in the last 25 years. The voters still remember them.

THE REVELATION

There is a sort of meaninglessness to our lives, you’ll have to admit that regardless of your religious faith. I wonder if my poker play will ever take me anywhere, even if I am notable for being “THE WORST PLAYER ALIVE”. Once I drop dead, someone else will claim that title and all its international glory.

But here’s where it all became clear, in the form of a nutball caller at my place of work.

As many of you know, I work in a building that, in part, rebroadcasts network programming to the people of G-Vegas and beyond. This week, as in many, others, we served as a much hated surrogate.

In the past I’ve been cursed for a bad joke on “The Family Guy.” I tried to tell the caller that the show WAS ON ANOTHER STATION. It’s on FOX and we’re NBC. She didn’t care. She called me a hateful bastard for allowing the show to air.

Remember that great Notre Dame/USC football game this year? It was on NBC too. It also went longer than expected which caused the show to run over… god forbid… into the “Pre-Race warmup show” before the next NASCAR race. One guy called 7 times to tell me how much that pissed him off. I patiently explained 6 times that its a network decision and no one in G-Vegas has any control over NBC sports. The 7th time I told him, “We hate NASCAR and we hate you!”

So this week the network with which we’re affiliated is airing the new, and really not very good, “Book of Daniel”. The calls started from Christians, who of course hadn’t seen the show, which of course hadn’t aired yet, and christ were they pissed. We got 1,000 e-mails this week.

So tonight, Saturday, the TV guide said we’d air it again. I don’t know why, but the TV guide got it wrong. It aired Friday and that’s when it will air again. Nevertheless people called about it. Here’s the one I really enjoyed,

Caller: Yeah, I thought that Devil show was on tonight!

Me: Yeah, the listing is wrong. I’m sorry about that.

Caller: Well that’s just Bull****!

Me: Sir, I don’t know why that happened. But are you calling to complain about the show?

Caller: Hell Yes! That G**Damn show is the last F****** straw for good Christian people! I want it off the air.

Me: Well sir, it’s not on the air tonight.

Caller: That’s why I’m calling. I wanted to see it.

Me: Excuse me?

Caller: I wanted to make a list of people to boycott and I can’t see who sponsors it if it isn’t on.

Me: Totally uncontrolable laughter.

Now folks, this guy called to complain that a show he didn’t want to watch wasn’t on because he wanted to watch it so he could protest the people who put it on. Bless his heart!

Thing is, this guy, I call him “caller,” won’t make much of a name for himself with his silly little effort. I doubt the advertisers are too concerned about his boycott. But this guy is pissed off, not about the show, but because he has nothing to be pissed off about. He lives to be pissed off.

THIS YEAR

This year, I will play less poker online because what I really want to live for is my family. My kids will grow up fast and I need to enjoy every moment. I won’t be the dad too busy with entertainment to enjoy his own kids.

This year, I promise to pay more attention to the people I play. Not because I haven’t used them to my advantage, but because I think even the players who aren’t very good can make my game better. I have much to learn.

This year, I plan to keep very careful statistics on my live play money. I won quite a bit last year but couldn’t tell you a number. Worse still, I kept mingling my poker money with the family funds. This was probably very good for the family funds, but it murdered my bankroll. I used most of my Vegas profit to pay for Christmas. Actually, I don’t regret that.

One more thing…

I will put a small percentage of my winnings aside to build a “Disney” fund. Within the next 12 months, poker is taking my family to Disneyworld.

Finally, I quit smoking. I haven’t had one in 3 weeks. This will be the year that adds decades to my life.…

Become an e-Book PowerSeller

 

PowerSeller status is something that many eBay sellers strive to achieve, but few actually manage. With PowerSeller status you gain recognition, respect, and trust which indirectly lead to increased sales. In this article I outline the methods I feel are the best in order to become a PowerSeller.

To qualify for PowerSeller status you have to meet eBay’s requirements which are:

  1. To uphold the eBay community values, including honesty, timeliness and mutual respect.
  2. To sell on average a minimum of £750 (or the exchange rate equivalent) or 100 items per month, for three consecutive months. In order to qualify you need to sell at least 4 items per month.
  3. To achieve an overall Feedback rating of 100, of which 98% or more is positive.
  4. To have been an active member for 90 days.
  5. To have an account in good financial standing.
  6. To not violate any severe policies in a 60-day period.
  7. To not violate three or more of any eBay policies in a 60-day period.
  8. To maintain a minimum of four average monthly listings for the past three months.

Now looking at the above list, I feel points 2, 3, and 8 are the most significant. Points 1, 5, 6, and 7 can be achieved largely by just reviewing and following eBay’s rules. Point 4 is beyond your control, you simply have to accept that the minimum period (from registration wth eBay) that you can become a PowerSeller within is 90 days. However, points 2, 3, and 8 are fully within your control and these are the true keys to becoming an eBay PowerSeller.

I will begin with point 2, which states that you must meet either eBay’s Sales Value requirements or eBay’s Sales Volume requirements. In my opinion meeting the Sales Volume requirements is much more achievable than meeting the Sales Value requirements, especially when you are just starting out. As it states above, if you achieve sales in excess of 100 units for three months, then you will become a PowerSeller. Now 100 sales per month may sound a lot for a first time ebook seller, but if you break it down into daily sales then it is only 3-4 sales per day, a much more achievable target. If you run 10 auctions per day and 35% of these are successful then you will be selling enough to qualify for PowerSeller status. If 10 auctions does not bring you the required sales then keep experimenting till you discover the right amount of auctions to achieve 3-4 sales per day.

By following the above instructions you will also fulfill eBay’s minimum monthly listing requirement (point 8). That just leaves point 3, which outlines eBay’s feedback requirements for becoming a PowerSeller. If you are selling 3-4 items per day (as I outline above) then in three months you will have made approximately 300 sales. From these 300 sales you can potentially receive 300 positive feedback ratings. So long as you maintain a good level of customer service, describe your ebooks accurately within your listings, delivery your ebooks quickly, and promptly respond to customer queries, then you should receive at least 98% positive feedback from these 300 sales.

So to summarise if you want to become an eBay PowerSeller then:

  • Sign up as an eBay User:- If you haven’t signed up for a basic eBay account then Click Here to do so.
  • Sign up as an eBay Seller:- Once you have a basic eBay account you then need to sign up as a seller which you can do so by Clicking Here.
  • Review and Follow eBay’s Rules:- In order to become a PowerSeller you must be in good standing with eBay. To achieve this you must follow eBay’s Rules and Policies which you can view by Clicking Here.
  • Sell 3-4 Ebooks per Day:- Start by listing 10 ebook auctions per day and measure how many are successful. Through testing you can determine how many auctions you need to run in order to generate 3-4 sales per day.
  • Maintain a Good Level of Customer Service:- Deliver your ebooks promptly, respond to customer queries quickly, describe your ebooks accurately etc, and you should have no trouble gaining at least 98%+ positive feedback.
  • Keep following the above steps for 90 days:- Do the above and you will be a PowerSeller within 90 days, with at least 300 sales to your name, and at least 300 positive feedbacks.

And that’s all there is to it. By following eBay’s rules, selling 3-4 items per day, and being good to your customers, then you can become a PowerSeller in as little as 90 days from now. Take action today and three months from now you could be rewarded with eBay PowerSeller status. For any Translation related help, visit Translation Agencies UK

Saddle Up slot hoki

 

You know the sound, right? There’s a near-defeaning roar of a jet engine, a squeal as the rubber tires hit the runway, and a long drone as the plane comes to a stop. The cabin titters. The doors open. And then there’s a lot of clanging from the slot machines in the terminal.

In about 36 hours, the first blogger wheels will touch slot hoki down in Vegas for a five day extravaganza of hammer-dropping and Guinness-slurping.

But, what’s that? We’re not the only convention in town?

Cowboy-Hat.gifThat’s right, folks. The National Finals Rodeo will be in its final days.

Because we all want to fit in, I’ll offer up the cheat-sheet I’m taking with me.

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1) Cowboys love it when you speak their language. With that in mind, be sure to include as many cowboy lingo phrases in your table-talk as you can. Be sure to call your cowboy opponent “Dude” as often as you can.

2) Cowboys like movies as much as anybody else. So, indulge them in a talk of the finest cowboy films. Make yourself even more likable by quoting their favorite lines. Be sure to repeat the following line as often as possible: “Excuse me while I whip this out.”

3) Memorize every one of Byron “Cowboy” Wolford’s stories and tell them as your own.

4) When heads-up with a cowboy, pause before you push all-in, and say, “Listen, Pard, wouldn’t you rather settle this with a game of real cowboy poker?”

5) Employ the folowing phrase at every opportunity: “You ride bulls? Well, shoot, Pard, I drink Red Bull. We could be bull brothers!”

6) Every time you sit down with a cowboy, make the first words out of your mouth, “I’m a fast talking, hell raising, son of a bitch. I’m a sinner and I know how to fight.” When he looks at you funny, say, “Oh, that’s ALT-country. You probably wouldn’t understand.”

7) Engage every cowboy you find in a conversation about how they get their rodeo animals to buck. Pretend you don’t understand and ask them to demonstrate on the dealer.

8) Find your PETA hat from your activist days and wear it everywhere you go.

9) When sitting at a cramped table, whisper to the cowboy next to you, “You know. I’m from Texas. You know what they say about Texas. You know, steers and queers? Well, buddy, I seem to have misplaced my horns.”

10) Every time a cowboy bets into you–every freakin’ time–you must say, “All hat, no cattle.”

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December 7, 2004

Sorry, South Carolina

by Otis

Allow me to offer a whole-hearted, “Well, sonofabitch” to this story that’s about to come out of South Carolina news outlets.

Rather than clog the fun of Vegas anticipation here, I’ve written up a brief summary over at my news blog, The Poker Papers.…

Chicago tightens restrictions on workout class sizes, even as gyms say members aren’t rushing back

Gym-goers have been cautiously but steadily returning to health clubs and fitness studios in the 3 1/4 u00bd weeks since those businesses were allowed to let members back in for more than personal training.

But gym operators worry a new 10-person cap on the size of indoor fitness classes, which takes effect Friday, will hamper their efforts to rebuild business after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close temporarily. More stringent rules for bars that also take effect Friday have prompted some to call it quits for good.

Some fitness clubs and studios were surprised by the more stringent regulations. They’ve already taken precautions like temperature checks and more aggressive cleaning, and in Chicago, members must wear masks during exercise in addition to practicing social distancing. To learn more about your interest on “best injectables for face“, check here

“We definitely didn’t think we’d be the subject of being pulled back given all the vigilant measures we’re taking,” said David Blitz, CEO of Chicago-based Studio Three.

In Chicago, workout facilities were capped at 25% of their capacity, and classes had to be small enough to allow for social distancing, with no more than 50 participants. Many businesses made investments to abide by the rules and enlisted members to help, passing out bottles of hand sanitizer or disinfectant at the door.

Chicago Public Health Department Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady said the city focused on group classes because they involve a higher risk than other activities, especially now that the uptick in COVID-19 cases increases the chances a participant might have the virus.

“It’s about trying to take a more surgical approach, and limiting that without totally closing things,” she said.

How big a setback the new class size limit poses depends on the type of gym.

For Orangetheory Fitness, 10-person classes simply aren’t sustainable, said Brad Ehrlich, CEO of Orangetheory Fitness in Illinois. Studios were designed to accommodate 24 to 40 people, depending on the location. Even allowing for social distancing, they could accommodate 18 to 21.

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Ehrlich said he hasn’t decided whether the new limits could force him to shut down studios that reopened about a month ago.

“Unless this changes, you’re going to start to see fitness deserts in the city of Chicago,” he said.

Larger fitness clubs that offer more ways to work out than group classes are getting by but say they too have to consider more drastic actions.

Daily visits to East Bank Club are down about 70%, and the club may have to lay off some of its more than 600 employees. It’s never had to resort to such measures in its 40-year history, said Mel Kleist, president and executive director.

“We kind of got looped in with the bar and restaurant scene, but we’re not busy,” said Kleist, who estimated the club has been getting about 30% of its usual daily traffic.

At Studio Three, which reopened July 1, classes have been drawing only about 10 to 12 people. The studios could accommodate as many as 27 people even with social distancing requirements, so the “slow but steady” growth Studio Three had been seeing would be curtailed, Blitz said.

A new outdoor workout space will provide extra capacity for as long as weather permits, he said.

Some people have been eagerly returning, especially when it comes to activities tougher to do at home, like strength training or swimming. But others are still wary of venturing back to shared workout spaces, especially if they invested in home exercise equipment while their gym was closed, or are struggling with new financial pressure.

Gale Landers, founder and CEO of Fitness Formula Clubs, with 11 Chicago-area locations, was “pretty pleased” to see traffic at some clubs approaching about half the level they had at this time last year. Locations near offices have been quieter, since many people are working from home.

Landers estimated about 10% of clients have dropped their memberships during the pandemic, though that is roughly in line with the turnover clubs typically see, he said. Meanwhile, new membership sales have been strong since clubs reopened. The number of memberships on pause varies by location, but the “vast majority” of members have resumed paying for access to the clubs, he said.

The city hasn’t seen clusters of cases in Chicago fitness clubs but is aware of the potential for spread, said Arwady, who pointed to a situation in South Korea where 112 COVID-19 cases were linked to fitness dance classes at 12 studios. A separate study in Norway suggested gym-goers were not at greater risk of infection in places where COVID-19 case numbers are low, she said.

That’s why the city wants to respond quickly to increases in case numbers and try to head off the need to reimpose broader restrictions, especially later in the year, when people may have a harder time working out or dining outdoors, she said.

“It’s the moment now to get this as under control as we can,” she said.

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Schildy1984 wins keluaran hk WCOOP Event 28

 

This year’s World Championship of Online Poker is in full swing at keluaran hk , with players from around the globe competing for awesome prize pools in exciting tournaments. We’re fast-approaching the halfway mark of the series, so a huge amount of cash has already been won but, more importantly, there’s also a lot of it up for grabs. Event 28 wrapped up earlier this week, and the lucky winner to walk away with the number one spot was Schildy1984 of Austria, who received $206,280 for a job well done.

The World Championship of Online Poker is pretty much exactly what the name suggests. It can be seen as the internet’s answer to the World Series of Poker, and the PokerStars hosted series is by far and away the largest such online series around. This 2011 series boasts a massive combined guaranteed prize pool of $30,000,000, which is much larger than many were expecting given the withdrawal of PokerStars from the US market. The combined prize pool is spread over 62 events this year, which offer a great variety so players of any game should be able to find a tournament they’ll love.

Event 28 was one of the more standard formats, a simple No Limit Holdem tournament with no surprises. The buy-in was respectable at $1,000, and 1146 players decided to register and take their shot at the money. This many contestants lead to an almost doubling of the prizepool from its guaranteed $600,000 to the final figure of $1,146,000, to be divided among the top 135 players, with the winner allocated over $200,000. The event dragged on over two days before finally finishing less than an hour into September 15th.

After nearly two days of grueling button clicking and close decisions, the tournament got down to just three entrants, two players from Austria and one from neighboring Australia. The Australian player, delaney_kid, was Schildy1984′s first casualty, and was sent to the rail in third place. This gave Schildy1984 a slightly more than 3:2 chip lead against fellow countryman TheFan83 as Heads Up play commenced. While the chip edge was small, it was more than enough for Schildy who dispensed his opponent within a dozen hands when his flopped overpair turned a set to beat TheFan83′s two pair when the money went all-in on the river. Runner-up TheFan83 received just under $150,000 for his efforts, and the winner on the day Schildy1984 walked away with the pride, the title, and $206,280.00 in tournament winnings.

Final Table Results are as follows:

1 – Schlidy1984 (Austria) $206,280.00

2 – TheFan83 (Austria) $147,031.80

3 – delaney_kid (Australia) $110,016.00

4 – d-mon-d (Norway) $82,512.00

5 – djibh (Canada) $57,300.00

6 – touchmynuts1 (Ukraine) $45,840.00

7 – lindeyloo22 (Canada) $34,380.00

8 – anguila (Spain) $22,920.00

9 – hithenose (Spain) $13,752.00…

WCOOP Event #7: Report

 

The 7th WCOOP Event was the first of two Limit Hold’em events of the series. Although it featured only an $100,000 guaranteed prize pool, by the time the tournament began the prize pool was four times that amount, a whopping $400,000! The field featured one of the strongest hold’em players out there, lilholdem954, who is the #1 ranked online tournament player on pocketfives.com. While lilholdem had a strong showing, he fell short of the eventual winner was Cardinal7 who took home just over $60,000.

 

It took 12 hours to reach the final nine players. Unfortunately for the hopeful amateurs, two strong pro’s still remained, lilholdem and 011180. Here were the chip counts.

 

Seat 1: TheMasterJ33 (1136618 in chips)

Seat 2: 011180 (253219 in chips)

Seat 3: Itchy (956871 in chips)

Seat 4: Cardinal7 (673710 in chips)

Seat 5: cfinnn (704680 in chips)

Seat 6: superbrono (545844 in chips)

Seat 7: PapaPapsilon (475999 in chips)

Seat 8: Nirvana76 (398160 in chips)

Seat 9: lilholdem954 (1031899 in chips)

 

Lilholdem was clearly the most dangerous player at the table. With over a million chips, it looked like the famed pro may pull out his first bracelet. On the other hand, while 011180 was one of the more skilled players at the table, he was also the shortest stack.

 

However, Nirvana76 was the first to go out. He eventually got all in on a K high flop with KJ against Cardinal7’s pocket queens. Unfortunately, a queen came on the turn, leaving Nirvana drawing dead and out in 9th place. bitcoin dice  day was almost done as well. After giving most of his chips away on a tough hand, he found himself all in with a pair of aces versus a pair of aces with a weaker kicker. However, his opponent also had a flush draw, which spiked on the river leaving Lil in 5th place for nearly $20,000.

 

With two professionals out of the way, the road was paved for amateur Cardinal7 to take his first WCOOP bracelet. Him and TheMasterJ33 chopped when it came down to heads up, but Cardinal defeated the once chip leader, scoring $67,933.49. Congratulations to Cardinal7! Here were the payouts.

 

1 Cardinal7 United States $67,933.49

 

2 TheMasterJ33 United States $53,629.87

 

3 PapaPapsilon Germany $28,990.72

 

4 superbrono Slovenia $23,472.60

 

5 lilholdem954 United States $18,407.46

 

6 Itchy United States $13,877.66

 

7 011180 United States $9,759.66

 

8 cfinnn Canada $6,053.46

 

9 Nirvana76 Netherlands $3,623.84…

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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