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Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:34:17 GMT
Updated WPT players
We updated the World Poker Tour players this morn.
http://www.talk-sports.net/wpt/
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 01:04:55 GMT
Added World Poker Tour

We just added the WPT to Talk-Sports. Ya, poker is not really sports. Close enough.

http://www.talk-sports.net/wpt/

Thu, 30 Apr 2009 03:00:44 GMT
Zynga Poker

One of the most popular Facebook apps and best money making for certain is the Zynga poker app. It's free poker, or at least kinda free. You can buy fake chips and some have suggested that Zynga is making nearly $50M selling these fake chips. Why are people buying? To impress strangers with large chip stacks?

Worse, I played a few hands and I hit quads, sets, straights, full houses, flushes, pocket rockets every second hand. They were clearly distributing the cards to give me amazing cards and get me excited about the game. The cards were unbelievable. I don't know their algorithm, but many poker websites give newbies great cards in order to encourage them to return. I personally can't stand it when I try a poker website and get pocket rockets left and right. It's fake. It's not real poker. I hate it!

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:52:00 GMT
Gambling Review
This is a paid review
 
Gambling Review specializes in Online Casino reviews and aims to become the most comprehensive source for gambling related information.  The site has been offering reviews since 1998, but has recently been re-launched. The reviews are the personal opinion of the reviewer, but casinos can apply to have their website re-reviewed when they have improved areas of noted weakness.  Check out their top ten online casinos, as well as their featured online casino bonuses. Each of the top ten rated online casinos have lengthy reviews to help you better experience each.
 
They have very good introductions for all the more popular casino games including Baccarat, Backgammon, Bingo, Blackjack, Caribbean Poker, Craps, Keno, Pai Gow Poker, Poker, Roulette, Rummy, Slots, Texas Holdem and Video Poker. These introductions should be required reading for anybody just getting started with online gambling. They also have beginner guides that apply equally to most casino games. I found the Do's and Don'ts guide particularly valuable for newbs. Sometimes new players can be overwhelmed by the Internet, this guide will help you cut thru confusion and increase your enjoyment of the games.

This portal is quite new and I suspect it'll get much better quickly. They even have a brand new gambling blog where I'm sure you'll find great information in the coming months.
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 03:37:13 GMT
Ten-Jack Starting Hands

Almost everytime I play Texas-Holdem, somebody mentions that the jack-ten is one of the best starting hands. I make sure I play lot of hands with that person. While watching poker on TV at a bar today, the group next to me were applauding this guy for going near all-in preflop with a jack and ten. The other player had ace and ten. The flop was queen, ten, nine and both players quickly were all-in. "See, what did I tell you," said on of the bar dwellers. The turn was a king and the lesser ten-jay won. Brilliant!

The truth, AT (ace-ten) will beat JT (jack-ten) nearly 70% of the time. Even post flop, when the straight draw is near, the AT hand is still favored to win the hand. Don't believe me, check out the poker calculator.

http://www.cardplayer.com/poker_odds/texas_holdem

All that said, the last tournament I was in, I was knocked out by JT versus AQ (ace-queen) on a rivered straight.

Mon, 20 Oct 2008 16:40:09 GMT
Online Casino Suite
This is a paid review.

Online Casino Suite is a directory of the best Online Casinos, gaming software, videos and books. The reviews at this website have been compiled by real online players with 7 years of experience gambling online. The site only reviews online casinos that meet their fairness, payout, secure, payout, bonus, reward and customer service criteria.

They have pages reviewing UK Casinos, Slots, Poker, Video Poker, Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Craps, Keno, Bingo, Sweepstakes, Books, Magazines, Movies, Software and much more.

Beyond their comprehensive reviews, they also have sections where they list casino bonuses and free games. I always check out the casino bonus sections of these gambling portals for bonuses that I wasn't already aware of. They had quite a selection. They als had a few free casinos listed, which I appreciate as I enjoy the game more than gambling.

Don't forget to check out their blog, casino news and subscribe to their RSS feed and newsletter. Their newsletter has over 1000 subscribers and growing.

The most original part of this site is their casino blacklist. They list the casino companies and all their properties for many reasons including nonpayment of player winnings, corrupt software resulting in fixed percentage payouts and non-random gaming, copyright and/or licensing violations, lack of security with private and financial information, shared databases, and non-response to inquiries. I really appreciated this section and dropped a lot of online casinos from my own rotation.

Tue, 20 May 2008 19:41:37 GMT
Online Casinos

The following is a paid review.

Casino Scrutiny is a high quality online casino portal with honest reviews and opinions about online casinos. The owner is a gambler and poker player with extensive knowledge of online casinos. The website contains reviews for many online casinos; Golden Casino, Rushmore Casino, English Harbour and many more. Unlike other gambling review sites, not all the reviews are positive. The author actually recommends against some sites with clear reasons. The reviews are often a very thorough run-down of the authors experience with the site. They also reveal various sign-up bonus dollars that you can earn as a player. These are gold. You can simply sign-up at all the casinos they have enumerated, drop a few pounds into your account, get the free sign-up bonus and play until either you go broke or you hit a jackpot. This is plenty of entertainment for your coin. There are also countless web pages on online poker strategy, with a focus on roulette, craps and blackjack. There's a section on recent poker news and another with a categories list of links to other gambling websites. Many of these links are to other education web pages about online gambling. The site is supported using affiliate links, rather than ads, which I think is a good idea, as it removes a lot of the clutter you see in other similar sites.

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