July 21, 2009
Love him or hate him, Howard Stern is a strong voice in radio broadcasting. Stern will now be lending his loud voice to the cause of online poker. It was recently announced that Howard Stern has become a member of the Poker Players Alliance.
Chairman of the PPA and former senator, Alfonse D’Amato commented: “I can’t think of a more fitting way to kick off National Poker Week than having my friend, Howard Stern, become a member of the PPA. I thank him for having me on his show this morning and for supporting the PPA’s efforts to protect the freedom of American citizens to play the great game of poker at a time and place of their choosing- a freedom Congress voted to take away.”
The Senator along with many others will be taking an online poker petition to Washington to lobby lawmakers to change the Internet gambling laws in the United States. The PPA launched the poker petition website a few weeks ago when they announced the dates for National Poker Week. The petition currently has just over 350,000 signatures and hopefully by July 22nd the petition will have many more. The 22nd is when the petition will be given to president Obama.
Howard Stern is very popular as a shock jock and it should help the PPA by having the publicity that Howard Stern can bring to the cause. Hopefully enough attention will be gained by Stern’s joining the group that it helps make a difference when those representing the poker community visit Washington.
July 21, 2009
Aced.com Poker is currently offering players a nice deposit and reload bonus right now. Players will find Aced Poker offers a great way for their online poker players to earn extra money while enjoying their nice selection of online poker games and online casino games. Below poker players can find the details on both the deposit and reload bonuses being offered at Aced.com
The deposit bonus gives players a 100% up to $500 in bonus money. All players have to do to earn the bonus is sign up at Aced poker and enter the Aced.com Bonus Code: ACED100. The bonus code will pay out in increments of $5.00. Players will need to make their deposit and as they earn VIP Points they will earn their bonus. Players need to earn 250 VIP Points per $1. Players have sixty days to complete the bonus.
Aced Poker is also offering a brand new reload bonus to their online players. The new bonus is at 100% up to $200. This bonus will remain on Aced Poker until the end of July. Players will need to enter the Aced Bonus Code: RELOADED when a deposit is made to earn the bonus. This bonus pays out in increments of $5 as well. Players will need to earn 250 VIP Points per $5. So if a player deposits $100 they would earn a deposit bonus of $100. This is a great way to earn extra cash to play online poker at Aced Poker!
July 17, 2009
Sportsbook.com is an online gambling provider that offers many options for new and existing players. One option is the online poker room that Sportsbook.com itself runs. The online poker room offers a special deposit bonus for new players with an added incentive.
The deposit bonus offers players 100% of their deposit back to new players. New players will earn 100% of their deposit back on their first deposit as well as a free seat into a weekly $500 freeroll tournament. This is a great opportunity to earn extra cash since the poker room will give you a free seat to the free roll as well as 100% of their first deposit.
Players must first download the poker software and create an account. Players must then make a real money purchase and click on the rewards tab then the deposit bonus tab. From there, just enter the Sportsbook.com Promo code FIRST100 into the bonus code box upon registration to earn the bonus.
The system must confirm that the code is correct and the bonus money will be credited to the pending bonus account. Players can find out how much their balance is and how many days they have left to earn their deposit.
The free roll seat is to the Welcome Freeroll tournament. This tournament features a $500 prize pool and it takes place every Wednesday at 10:30pm ET. Players can redeem their seat by going to the PRIVATE tab before the tournament start time. Players then need to double click on the Welcome Free roll and then register.
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July 16, 2009
Leo Margets of Barcelona was the last woman standing at the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event for some time before she was knocked out in twenty seventh place. When she was eliminated she was presented with the Last Woman Standing Trophy courtesy of Wicked Chops Poker.
Marget won $352,832 for her 27th place finish after she was eliminated by Warren Zackey when she went all in with A-7. She was called by Zackey who held A-10 and the board did not give Marget the cards so she was eliminated.
Margets was proud to earn the trophy even though some believe it is a sexist move. The trophy includes the names of all the last women standing in each of the WSOP past events. The following ladies earned the award:
1986 – Wendeen Eolis (25th)
1993 – Marsha Waggoner (19th)
1994 – Barbara Samuelson (10th)
1995 – Barbara Enright (5th)
1996 – Lucy Rokach (26th)
1997 – Marsha Waggoner (12th)
1998 – Susie Isaacs (10th)
2000 – Annie Duke (10th)
2003 – Annie Duke (47th)
2004 – Rose Richie (98th)
2005 – Tiffany Williamson (15th)
2006 – Sabyl Cohen-Landrum (56th)
2007 – Maria Ho (38th)
2008 – Tiffany Michelle (17th)
Hopefully one day there will be no need for a Last Woman Standing trophy as a woman will win the World Series of Poker Main Event.
July 10, 2009
The generous PKR bonuses that are on offer, as with any other site need to be unlocked through a number of different methods.
The main objective of clearing the bonuses is to generate enough PKR points while playing real money ring games or tournaments, with points been decided depending on the rake the site receives.
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Ring games offer the fastest way to gain points, offering a rake with each hand that is played, with the bigger pots offering more points than smaller ones.
PKR points are calculated in regards to the amount of money taken by the site at any given time, offering 100 PKR points for each $1 of rake taken.
This means that if a pot generates $10 in rake, the players who were involved in the hand, regardless of if they saw the hand through, would get a share of the 1,000 PKR points that would be generated.
If there were 10 players and all adding to the pot to generate the $10 rake for the house, each player would recieve 100 points to add to their total collected.
Playing real money tournaments also offers players the opportunity to gain their bonus unlock points, at the same rate of exchange as the ring tables, 100 PKR points per $1 taken by the house.
When playing tournaments you can find out how many points you are going to recieve by looking at the buy in fee layout.
If the tournament offers buy in at $15 + $2, the final number shows the amount taken by the house for hosting the tournament, in this instance players who bought into the tournament would automatically receive 200 PKR points once all players are seated and the tournaments begins.
If a player was looking to unlock his bonus as fast as they could, the easiest why for this to happen is for the player to stake on the real money heads up tables, playing as higher stakes as they can afford, with $1/$2 or higher been a great way to make fast points.
Playing at that level is only recommended to experienced players who can afford the stakes though, playing stakes that are too high for your ability level will leave you sitting with nothing other than points gained.
If your bankroll only allows you to play $0.25/$0.50 stakes, you have to think that the majority of the pots are going to reach over the $1 rake that the house aims to take in exchange for your share of points, so its advised that your honest with yourself about your ability or risk having to have a reload of funds.