Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Poker Justice: 7 years for killing a cheater

by , Nov 19, 2014 | 12:32 am

We should probably be sadder because someone died and poker had everything to do with it. But at the same time … man hosts poker game, catches brother cheating, shoots brother in the chest and kills him, gets seven years. Seven-ish to be more exact. Seems about right, and arguably a +EV move — though future family Thanksgivings could be tough.

Read more here: http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2014/11/flint_man_gets_prison_time_for_17.html.


Happy Birthday, Sheldon Adelson!

Into his ninth decade, casino mogul has everything except poker's love

by , Aug 4, 2014 | 4:40 am

Sheldon Adelson turns 81 today, which makes him still just a kid according to my grandmother. We of course all know Adelson is a wealthy man, but I didn’t realize he was the richest person in Nevada (like by far). I mean sure, he woulda made my shortlist if you asked, but I didn’t really place his economic stature in context until seeing this bit of data porn showing who has the largest net worth by state.

adelson-map

So what do you get a man who has everything? OK, maybe Adelson doesn’t have everything, but he does have more personal wealth than the GDP of nearly 100 independent nations. He has so much money ($35.7 billion) that he could singlehandedly pay off ALL of Caesars’ debt and still have more than $12 billion left over — enough to still be the richest person in Nevada, as well as 34 other American states. Sooo … maybe just close your eyes and make a wish?


Martingale Betting on the Road

by , Nov 25, 2013 | 9:26 am

A Canadian gambler’s license plate asks: Want to go double or nothing?

ON-MARTNGAL

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martingale_(betting_system)


Snacktime Poker

by , Nov 24, 2013 | 10:57 am

wsop-xbox-ruffles
I have a feeling that converting Xbox players to online cash game players might be a long-term goal.


Gay Marriage

+EV Poker Comic

by , Sep 2, 2013 | 5:41 am


Tea Party Poker

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by , Aug 25, 2013 | 5:49 am


Well Rounded

+EV Poker Comic

by , Aug 18, 2013 | 5:45 am


Flashbacks, Dude

Quicky poker podcasting from @TaoPauly

by , Aug 14, 2013 | 3:25 pm

I’m not sure when they ended, but the days of old have certainly passed. People seem to be moving on in poker and in life. New jobs (or just jobs, frankly), new gigs, new wives and babies even, new adventures to be sure … only a few of them to be livestreamed prior to airing on TV.

Once upon a time poker, and poker blogging for that matter, was about escapism. People like you were captivated by a game, one you were watching on TV and playing at home, while a few of us (those without jobs, it seems) were out there sharing the adventures of those who were best at it. Stepping into that poker world from afar — if only for a few minutes at a time — was apparently alluring to enough of you that a few of us were able to turn it into our livings … but as poker turned from passion to profession … well, it was only a matter of time, for many, before problems would arise … and the game would begin to leave us if we didn’t leave it.

Remember Pauly? He got out a couple WSOP’s ago. So now he’s following Phish instead of the global poker circuit … but that doesn’t mean he’s left behind all he learned during his time with Tao of Poker, not to mention Tao of Pokerati. Have a listen to what he’s been up to below, as he and Change100 transport you back to those glorious days of old via the Phish Phamily Classic 3 from Harvey’s Lake Tahoe … a tournament where probably only two players have read Harrington, and even then you can’t calculate a player’s M without factoring in whether or not any drugs might be kicking in before the blinds go up.


Bathing Suited

+EV Poker Comic

by , Jul 28, 2013 | 5:31 am


Daily Grind

+EV Poker Comic

by , Jul 27, 2013 | 5:27 am


Death to Coaching

+EV Poker Comic

by , Jul 21, 2013 | 5:23 am


Wow (What Are the Odds …)

+EV Poker Comic

by , Jul 20, 2013 | 5:20 am


Billions and Billions Served

+EV Poker Comic

by , Jul 14, 2013 | 5:16 am


Do You See Why?

+EV Poker Comic

by , Jul 13, 2013 | 5:11 am


55 Plausibly Pokery License Plates Seen at or near the Rio this WSOP

Buzzfed Poker

by , Jul 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

Here’s a glimpse of who’s been driving around the Rio this summer. Some are obvious poker players (or poker workers) while other vanity plates might leave you guessing about any such connection … but regardless, you have no idea how much info you can glean from peering into private vehicles this small sampling of what was on display this summer tells you a little something about who’s in town ready to play. Overall, not too many corny poker phrases, but we do see a lotta 8s, a little bit of religion, some sports, and boy, those handicapped people sure do drive nice cars …


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