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April 30, 2007

Mortensen Wins 2007 WPT Championship!

Carlos Mortensen won the 2007 WPT Championship, collecting almost 4 MILLION for his effort. That may not be the most amazing thing about this win though! He is THE FIRST player to win both this AND the WSOP Main Event! Mortensen entered the final table 2nd in chip count!

There were 639 Entries into this $25K buy-in event!

The final table results were:

1. Carlos Mortensen $3,970,415
2. Kirk Morrison $2,011,135
3. Paul Lee $1,082,920
4.Guy Laliberte $696,220
5. Tim Phan $464,110
6. Mike Wattel $309,405

Posted by fatbill at 10:28 AM | Comments (0)

April 27, 2007

New Internet Gambling bill introduced...

In a press release dated April 26, 2007, H.R.2046, the Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007 was introduced! This would create exemptions to the ban on Online Gambling for properly licensed operators, allowing Americans to LAWFULLY bet online!!!

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) had this to say: “The existing legislation is an inappropriate interference on the personal freedom of Americans and this interference should be undone,” said. Rep. Frank.

You can read the full press release HERE

Posted by fatbill at 10:09 AM | Comments (0)

April 26, 2007

Petition to repeal the UIGEA

EVERYONE that wants to enjoy the 'freedom' that we as Americans SHOULD be able to enjoy, that being the RIGHT to make our OWN decision about Online Gambling, should go and sign this petition!


Posted by fatbill at 03:10 PM | Comments (0)

April 25, 2007

Repeal of Online Gambling Bill?

According to gambling911.com, There will be a bill introduced to congress tomorrow by Sen Barney Franks to repeal the ban on online Gambling. The full story can be found HERE

Franks was quoted when speaking to a community bankers group:

"Why anyone thinks it is any of my business why some adult wants to gamble is absolutely beyond me"

Get behind this people!

Posted by fatbill at 03:14 PM | Comments (0)

April 19, 2007

Playing Nice online....

There are some things, that just need to be re-visited from time to time... like Poker etiquette! Since I play Texas Holdem Poker at several online rooms I see the same things in people.....

Whether or not you play like a champion, you can act like a champion.

Treat others as you would like to be treated. There is no point in being rude!

Do not harass or intimidate other players at the table.

Do not criticize your opponents' play. Not everyone has the same understanding of the game, and it is easy to take exception to how someone else plays. REMEMBER, it is their hand to play as THEY see fit, EVEN if it is NOT the correct play!

Foul or offensive language in chat is not tolerated.

Do not type in capital letters as it appears you are shouting.

As we all know, poker is sometimes frustrating. Bad beats are a part of the game, and they seem to happen more in online play. When they happen to you, take them in stride. Try chatting "Nice Catch" or "Nice Hand" to your opponent OR don’t make a comment at all. You can say what you really feel out loud, just don’t type it!

Posted by fatbill at 12:18 PM | Comments (0)

April 13, 2007

Attempt to repeal UIGBE!!

Barny Frank, Chairman of the House Finance Committee, is considering introducing legislation that will repeal the current UIGBE bullshit that was included in the Port Authority Act last fall. This act is what caused MOST of the popular poker rooms to STOP taking US players.

It is up to YOU, the poker playing public to get behind this bill, and let your legislature's know that you think it's TOTALY BULLSHIT!

The article can be read HERE

You can CLICK HERE for a site that will show you who your representatives in congress are, and afford you the opportunity to drop them a 'friendly' email suggesting that they get behind Mr Franks!

Posted by fatbill at 09:59 AM | Comments (0)

April 09, 2007

PPAs Amato Live Chat

Former senater, and current Poker Player's Alliance head, John Amato will be having a LIVE CHAT at Full Tilt Poker this Thursday, April 12th! This will be a golden opportunity for everyone to get some answers to the political situation with Poker in the United States, and to find out where the PPA stands.

If you are not a member of Full Tilt, now is a GREAT opportunity to Join and get in on this IMPORTANT chat! To Join Full Tilt Poker, either click on the name at the right, or CLICK HERE!

Posted by fatbill at 01:02 PM | Comments (0)

April 04, 2007

Bill to repeal UIGEA?

Congressman Barny Frank told Poker Player Newspaper, that a bill would be filed later this month!

The full story is found HERE

This could be good news... but who knows how fast congress would act on it... or if Bush will sign off on it.....

Posted by fatbill at 12:11 PM | Comments (0)

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