Full Tilt Players Reimbursed This Year – Buyout a Done Deal?

April 15, 2011 is not a date that the owners and players of Full Tilt Poker look upon with fond memories. That is the day that the United States Department of Justice shut them down with no warning, all sorts of federal charges of illegalities followed, and the site has still not yet paid back many account holders who had substantial amounts of money in their accounts when the site was shut down. However, by that time next year, Full Tilt Poker could be back in action in the United States and going stronger than ever, although maybe under a different name.

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Tuesday 07-31-12

Posted in Poker

Gaming Giant Zynga Going Pay-for-Play Online

If you play online games on social networking web sites like Facebook, you probably know who Zynga is. If so, there is a good chance you already play a free online poker game run by the social gaming giant. Gardening and farming games like Farmville were previously all the rage on Facebook and at other social networking sites. However, late last year poker and casino games overtook farm-based interactive social gaming as the number one preferred activity of people who play some type of game on a social network.

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Friday 07-13-12

Posted in Casino, Poker

BonusGeek Asks – How Do You Play Pocket Aces

BonusGeek wants to know, “How do you play Pocket Aces in online Texas Hold ‘Em?” This may seem like a simple question to answer for some online poker players, but even veteran players sometimes express feelings of angst and anxiety when they bend their hold cards and find out they have American Airlines flying in their hand. And a recent tour of online poker chat rooms showed that the average player is just as confused and upset before and after playing Pocket Aces as is the professional. Obviously, Pocket Rockets is the best possible hand you can have pre-flop in Texas Hold ‘Em. So how do you play them?

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Wednesday 07-04-12

Posted in Online Gambling, Poker

Carbon Poker Bonus – Free Omaha Odds Calculator

Carbon Poker wants you to win as much money on their site when you play Omaha Poker as you possibly can. Here’s proof. Carbon Poker delivers a Welcome Bonus Deposit Match of 100% up to $600 on your initial account set up deposit. Put quite simply, whatever that first deposit is, you will immediately have doubled your initial bankroll as long as you deposit $600 or less. And while this is a standard practice in the online poker community, what Carbon Poker just released this week as a free downloadable bonus is absolutely unheard of. Most online poker sites develop a very aggressive stance against helping you become a better, and smarter player. Evidently Carbon Poker is not one of those sites.

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Wednesday 06-27-12

Posted in Online Gambling, Poker

Poker App BluffCam Destroys Poker Tells

The ability to read your opponents’ facial expressions to get an upper hand when playing poker is an invaluable skill that even professional poker players work hard at mastering their entire careers. Just as important is the ability to make sure your own facial expressions don’t mimic the hands you are playing, and somehow clue your opponents in. And countless scientific experiments have confirmed what veteran poker players already know; many times we give away the type of hand we are playing without ever realizing that our facial expressions have done us in. So what can you do to improve your poker playing by making sure you don’t give away your hand with a big unconscious grin or telltale frown?

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Wednesday 06-20-12

Posted in Poker