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Threat of American crackdown on online Togel Hongkong gaming hits UK shares



The creeping threat of new laws to crack down on offshore internet betting in the US yesterday sent shares in PartyGaming, the world’s largest online poker firm, back below the price at which they floated in London last summer.


A committee of the House of Representatives passed Congressman Jim Leach’s unlawful internet gambling bill on Wednesday. This is designed to “cut the money flow from gamblers to internet sites by prohibiting the use of … credit cards, cheques or fund transfers to be used to settle wagers”.


Some 182m shares in PartyGaming, changed hands yesterday – equivalent to about 15% of the equity not controlled by the four founders. At one point, the share price dropped by 11.5p to 109p, before rallying to close up 0.5p, or 4.5p above the float price, at 120.5p. Other London-listed stocks to dip under the threat of a US crackdown were 888 Holdings, Sportingbet and BetOnSports.


All are based in offshore tax havens from where they are able to offer bets over the internet to American punters.


Another group to follow the fashion for a London listing this month will be Playtech, a gambling software developer majority-owned by Teddy Sagi, an Israeli online gaming entrepreneur. It plans to raise £175m in a float valuing it at £550m.


The US justice department considers online betting to be illegal under the Wire Act, which prohibits wagers on “sporting events”. However, it has failed to enforce this view. John Anderson, chief executive of 888, yesterday played down the chance of Mr Leach’s bill making it into law. “It has happened before. We are still in the House of Representatives … and there’s a long way to go.” 888, which makes just over half its sales in the US, believes online …

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Situs pasaran bola – Penyelesaian Kesudahan Jelek dalam Laga Liverpool vs Sunderland



Liverpool gagal memikat nilai penuh kala menjamu Sunderland di stasion Anfield, Sabtu (6/12/2014) malam. Bermodalkan dua keunggulan di pertarungan sebelumnya, The Reds kesempatan ini hanya bisa memikat 1 poin karena diimbangi The Black Cats dengan skor kacamata, 0-0.test1


Sejatinya Liverpool lumayan mengendalikan permainan sejauh kompetisi. Tercatat 15 tembakan makbul dilepaskan skuat ajaran Brendan Rodgers. Total ini 2 kali lipat dgn apa yg Sunderland lakukan (hanya 7 kali). Tapi lini depan Liverpool sering menyia-nyiakan peluang dengan demikian tidak 1 gol pun sukses tercipta.


Sembilan Tokoh Sunderland Ketika Bertahan


Sunderland mengemukakan pertahanan yg solid pada bagian perdana. Connor Wickham cs mempergunakan 9 tokoh begitu mengelola aktivitas penjagaan. Sebelum mendatangi area box penalti, Liverpool hendak dihadang sama lima gelandang Sunderland yg mengatur tembok di depan empat bek sejajar.


Sunderland tidak melakukan pressing bernafsu utk memiliki bola. poker online terpercaya Para pemainnya condong kian bersabar serta menyambut momentum buat melaksanakan tekel atau pun intersep. Dibanding menjabal bola, tiap-tiap pemain Sunderland semakin menyeleksi buat menjaga kerapatan di depan gawang.


Trik tersebut makbul menciptakan Liverpool kerumitan bagi merangsek di daerah kotak penalti. Mereka menguji memainkan umpan-umpan singkat pada depan box penalti, melepaskan bola bergulir tanpa buru-buru dikirim ke dalam tempat penalti, untuk menggelitik tokoh Sunderland menongol dr sarangnya (khususnya di putaran mula-mula). Akan tetapi tiap-tiap pemain Sunderland tak menjemput jebakan para tokoh Liverpool itu.


Sebab usaha bertahan itu, Liverpool hanya sanggup melepaskan 2 tembakan, dgn keduanya gak mengenai sasaran. Dua-duanya lahir dari status yg tak terlalu menguntungkan, bukan kesempatan emas, lagi-lagi sebab begitu rapatnya pemain Sunderland mewujudkan tameng pertahanan.


Menyadari umpan-umpan singkat dan men-delay hantaman di depan tempat penalti tidak berhasil menggelitik pemain Sunderland melonggarkan pertahanan, anak bimbingan Brendan Rogders tersebut dan kemudian menguji jalan beda dengan memanfaatkan lebar lapangan. Berdokumentasikan, seturut putaran I, Liverpool mengelakkan 12 …

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How can you fold AK ?



I am finally back – I had a physical hard drive failure on Sunday last week and I haven’t had my computer since then. Good thing Steve enjoys posting, otherwise this place would be pretty boring…


Anyways, I’m back and I have a short story about a hand that caused quite a bit of controversy in my room.


Max and Adam are the roommates of Steve and myself – we all play poker a lot and we’re all decent poker players, but we disagree sometimes on strategies in certain situations. For example – Adam and Steve think I play flush draws too loosely in tournaments, Max and Adam sometimes get annoyed with my loose preflop play (only when I hit things, though), and sometimes we tell Steve he overplays the hands he is likely to be a coinflip on. Whatever, it’s good that we disagree because it forces us to think more.


Here is one of our disagreements –

Max was playing in a tournament and he was dealt A[hearts]K[spades] on the 2nd or 3rd hand. Someone moved all in, Max folded his AK, and Steve and I went nuts. Adam defended Max’s play and Max explained that he didn’t want to risk his whole tournament on AK.


Steve and I asked “Why the hell not?!” It’s the 2nd hand of the tournament, there are 2 hands that have him in huge trouble (AA or KK) and he has a few hands his opponent is likely to have dominated (A10-AQ). Anything else he’s a coinflip or better. Why not risk your tournament on AK this early? Check out –


It was a $5 tournament, he had no information on this player, and he stood a good chance of doubling up and being …

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What are the Chances of THAT Poker Hand ?



oker rooms generally use software algorithms – typically based on the computer’s clock – to generate 52-card ’shuffled’ decks. This, however, does not come even close to representing the outcome of real-world shuffles.


In real life, there are 52! (that is,

10,783,978,666,860,260,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 . . . give or take) unique shuffles possible. That’s 10.8 novemdecillion.


Online, however, several factors reduce the number of possible shuffles. A 32-bit processor, for instance, is limited to generating 32-bit seeds . . . only 4.2 billion of them. This is a considerable reduction from the above figure. 64-bit processors can generate 18.4 or so quintillion unique numbers, still a far cry from a human dealer.


The useage of a system clock to seed a number sequence further reduces the number of possible unique shuffles; there are only so many milliseconds (just over 86 million) in a day.


Cigital, Inc. noted the above, and – taking an algorithm widely used less than ten years ago – showed not only how limited online shuffling was at the time, but was itself able to repeatedly predict which of the limited card shuffle sequences was in use for any round if five cards were visible.


Muffy, it would appear, had a point.


Card Dealing Terminology: The Flopping Turn on the River can Make Your Day


This is the second article in a quick series to describe the terminology or slang that has been created to name the cards dealt during Texas Hold ‘em. (To see the first visit Card Dealing Terminology: The Burning Cards Flopping in Your Pocket)


A Quick Review: No Burns in our Pockets

Previously we learned that The first two cards dealt would be the Pocket cards followed by a disposable Burn card which brings us …

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WPT Smackdown – Qiu Qiu Online Terpercaya



You can safely assume that any company even remotely involved in a federal investigation is probably a bad investment. Or can you? I’m Qiu Qiu Online Terpercaya not so sure anymore. Yesterday, The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) reported that U.S. marshals seized $3.2 million from Discovery Communications, broadcaster of the World Poker Tour, which is 80% owned by Lakes Entertainment (Nasdaq: LACO) .


The cash was part of a payment made to Discovery by Tropical Paradise, a Costa Rican casino operator that runs a very popular online poker room. In exchange, Discovery was to run a series of ads during WPT broadcasts. Some of the ads ran late last year but were quickly pulled, contractually entitling Tropical Paradise to a refund. The U.S., however, contends that airing such ads is illegal, giving it grounds to seize the money.


To be sure, this is quite a mess, but there may be good news. Certainly not for Tropical Paradise or Discovery. But the publicity may help Lakes Qiu Qiu Online Terpercaya continue to build its WPT brand , which may lead to more licensing deals and related products.


Indeed, this is an area where Lakes has excelled lately. Anheuser-Busch (NYSE: BUD) , for example, has claimed the official beer of the World Poker Tour. And two weeks ago, Lakes inked deals to put the WPT logo on playing cards and chips, in a video game, on T-shirts, and to adorn an entire casual sportswear line. There’s even a WPT scratch-off lottery game planned, which could fit nicely with Lakes’ “World Poker Tour All-In” casino table game, which has already been adopted by one California casino.


But surely there must be some damage from Qiu Qiu Online Terpercaya this imbroglio, right? Yeah, it’s not good …

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