Perspectives Weekly : Association of Professional Casino Webmasters

October 31st, 2012  :  Written by Patriot #1

Association of Professional Casino Webmasters

The latest initiative of the Association of Professional Casino Webmasters [APCW] is Perspectives Weekly, a short news feature covering the online gambling industry, and it’s certainly of interest to all players, affiliates and operators. The APCW are truly working their hearts out to make online gaming safe and legal in the USA.

The premiere episode focuses on the new gambling prohibition, the relative silence from most of the online casino operators, and the impact of American federal law on state gaming laws.

You might notice that Poker Patriots is featured at the top of the piece. A big shout out to the APCW for associating with Poker Patriots. Part of our mission is to build partnerships with other organizations like the APCW to contribute to positive change.

We believe Americans should have the freedom to play, bet, wager, or gamble on their favorite games of skill and chance, be it poker, blackjack, bingo or backgammon.

Enjoy the show!

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Know Thyself

October 30th, 2012  :  Written by Patriot #1

“You don’t have to know your opponents, but if you don’t know yourself, you’re dead meat.” ~ John Vorhaus, Poker Writer and Player

“Ain’t only 3 things to gambling: knowing the 60-40 end of a proposition, money management, and knowing yourself.” ~ Pug Pearson, World Poker Champion

“Know Thyself” ~ the Ancient Greek aphorism inscribed in golden letters at the lintel of the entrance to the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, and inscribed in Latin (“Temet Nosce”) above the entrance to the Oracle’s kitchen in The Matrix

What is your poker play like when you’re hungry? How about when you’re tired? How about when you’re hungry and tired? What kinds of mistakes do you make at such times? How about when you’ve been up all night? Or when you’re angry? Or when you’re flush with money? Or when your day has been going badly? Or when you’ve had a couple of beers?

Know the in’s and out’s of your own poker play.

In other words, know yourself.

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Brits Think US Gambling Law is Flawed

October 29th, 2012  :  Written by Patriot #1

Department for Culture, Media and Sport UK logo

In a typically coherant move, Tessa Jowell, the Secretary for the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport has spoken out against the US gambling ban, saying the “new prohibition” makes offshore gambling sites the “modern equivalent of speakeasies,” the illegal bars that opened in the US under alcohol prohibition in the 1920’s. Of course she believes that regulation is far better than prohibition.

The DCMS set up the Gambling Commission back in 2001 to study the issue of “remote gaming,” or any form of gaming that happens away from a physical establishment. By 2005, they had developed the Gambling Act to cover and regulate all forms of gambling in the UK, with a target implementation date of September 2007. This timeframe may be adjusted in light of recent developments. As we stated in a previous post, the UK is working hard to become the world leader in Internet Gambling.

Ms. Jowell is hosting a summit next week with politicians from 30 countries to discuss the achievement of international gambling regulations.

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“My Fellow Republicans Just Don’t Get It”

October 28th, 2012  :  Written by Patriot #1

Jim Kasper

Those are the words of North Dakota State Representative Jim Kasper speaking about his party when it comes to internet gambling.

Kasper, R-Fargo, had promoted a bill and state constitutional amendment during the 2005 Legislature to allow North Dakota to license and regulate online poker sites. His bill resembled the way the UK Gambling Act will regulate and tax online gambling and protect its citizens when it goes live in 2007.

Kasper believed that by regulating the online poker industry in North Dakota that the license fees generated would have covered the costs for all state public services and reduce property taxes. He also believed that the state-owned bank of North Dakota would have been able to make profits since they would be the only bank allowed to handle North Dakota-licensed online poker transactions.

The thinking behind Kasper’s bill was similar to the revolution the credit card industry underwent a couple of decades ago. And by addressing new laws and regulations, the Dakotas were on the front lines of a credit industry boom. Other states quickly followed when they caught wind of the money being made. That’s why today you have the number of choices and rates offered in a variety of credit products.

But, for now, protectionism won over vision.

When Freeloading Frist slipped the UIGE Act into the Safe Port Act in the last hours before Congress adjourned, Kasper commented, “I was saddened to see what the Republican Congress did.”

He added, “It was a terrible way to make public policy.”

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Stay on Your Game

October 27th, 2012  :  Written by Patriot #1

“Perseverance on an even keel is what gets the money.” – Steve Badger, Poker Pro

Stay on Your Game

This might be one of the most important rules in poker.

What does it mean? It means: stay on it at 3 PM. It means stay on it at 4 AM. Stay on it at dawn. Stay on it when seated for hours next to a loud obnoxious player. Stay on it while sitting next to a loud drunk who is getting lucky every hand. Stay on it despite a series of bad beats, one after another. Stay on it despite having great success and a mountain of chips. Stay on it whether you’re up $450 or down $650. Stay on it despite failure and despite success. Still stay on it.

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