Texas Holdem Card Games

 

OPENBET C.T.O. MOVES TO U.K. LOTTERY SPECIALIST
2015-01-23

Nikos Kryvossidis, CTO at Openbet since mid-2011 with special responsibility for sportsbook operations, has left the company to take up a similar post with the UK National Lottery organiser, Camelot Group plc.

Kryvossidis has extensive management experience in the telecommunication and IT industries and was previously employed by Google, where he was director of content and commerce partnerships. The role included leading a team of sales engineers, technology account managers and software engineers responsible for worldwide content related products including Google Maps, Google Editions and Local Shopping.

Prior to Google, he worked for Visto/Good Technologies, Symbian and Lucent Technologies.

He holds an MSc in Computer Science from McGill University, Montreal and a BSc in Mathematics from University of Patras, Greece.




DETROIT VICTORY IN POKER TOURNAMENT
2014-07-02

Twenty-seven-year-old Detroit poker pro David Bicimotos Olson is the latest maiden bracelet winner at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, taking down event 52 - the $10,000 buy-in Limit Hold'Em contest for $303,909 despite a professional-rich and competitive field of 122.

The field, and the $1,146,800 prize pool that it generated, could have been larger, but the contiguous Monster Stack event may have lured many players away.

Three days into the competition just ten players remained, and that soon led to the formation of a final table that comprised Olson and Mikail Tulchinskiy, Greg Debora, Samuel Golbuff, Paul Mannoni, Bill Chen, Brian Tate, Jan Sjavik and Gabriel Nassif.

By the time three-handed action was reached Greg DeBora held the lead, as he had done for most of the day, but he fell short to a few coolers and busted out in third for $136,056, setting up Olson with the chip lead in a final battle with Mikael Tulchinskiy.

It took two hours to decide the winner as the lead changed several times, but in the end Olson was able to prevail and claim the main honours, leaving his gutsy opponent with a consolatory $187,811.



EDUCATING POLITICIANS WITH NEW POKER MOVIE?
2013-08-16

In what could be seen as an indictment of the tragic paucity of knowledge among US politicians regarding online poker, reports surfaced this week that the land gambling trade body the American Gaming Association is considering using the new fictional online poker movie Runner Runner to persuade lawmakers on the need for federal regulation.
Starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake the movie is due to premier within the next month, and features a college student who becomes embroiled in a highly dramatized offshore, online poker industry with violent consequences see the trailer here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyboDr1e2xI
AGA chief executive Geoff Freemen is reportedly supportive of the move to use the film to persuade Congressional representatives on the need for federal regulation, presumably because the film depicts the allegedly seedier side of online gambling.
Two relevant bills one on general online gambling legalisation, and the other for online poker only have been introduced to Congress this year, and there are rumours that Nevada Senator Harry Reid is about to launch a poker-only proposal soon (see previous InfoPowa reports).
The respected and generally reliable Las Vegas journo, Jon Ralston broke the news and claimed to have seen an internal AGA email referencing the upcoming movie and its possible use as a vehicle to further the AGAs well known agenda of federal legalisation of online poker only, and under conditions best suiting its members.
In the email, Freeman allegedly shares his views with other AGA luminaries, noting that the movie involves: .illegal online poker and unscrupulous offshore operators, dramatically underscoring the risk American consumers face in a poorly-regulated market.
He concludes that the film could support the AGAs message for Washington politicians.ie federal regulation and only for online poker.
Freeman seems to be a man with a plan; according to the email the initiative using the movie could be accompanied by the release of research stats on how much illegal online gambling is happening in the USA, thus linking the AGA push to the movie and generating traffic to the Associations website and its proclamations on the subject.
He also appears to believe that there could be merit in holding screenings and discussion sessions with relevant audiences.


2015 Kentucky Derby Odds
2015-04-15

Kentucky Derby week is one of the most thrilling times of the year. This race is known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length.



Check 2015 KY Derby Schedule May 1 and 24 at Sportsbook.com



Odds to Win 2015 Kentucky Derby