Sunday, November 26, 2006

A book review

I've seen this review of my Complete Book of Hold'em Poker before but I don't think I ever got around to linking to it.

I like the review because, unlike many other reviews of that book, it looks like the reviewer actually based the review on having read the book rather than on what other reviews he read said about the book.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Danny Boy recently made a post in his forum asserting that having played in over 1,000 tournaments means he knows more about running a tournament than someone who's run over 1,000 tournaments.

He just amazes me. I can't help it.

I'm just assuming Cemo76 was born in 76 for her not to know about Danny Boys history of drunken tilts. I think, for example, losing 70k in a drunken blackout qualifies as tilt.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Friedman and poker conspiracy theories

Bryan Caplan and Cato Institute reports some comments about Milton Friedman.

People want more than just the truth. They also want beliefs that give meaning to their lives, and cement relationships with

I think that goes a long way to explain how many poker players think.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Poker novels

A librarian recommends a couple of poker related novels.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The wire act and the internet

I'm a little late with this post. Okay. A lot late.

Lou Krieger reports on an arrest of an internet gambling site operator

No, it doesn't clearly fall under the wire act, Lou. Unless he's taking phyone bets from the US, which I suspect they were.

The AG says internet gambling does fall under the wire act. But the US government also says secterian violence isn't civil war.

The question has gone to two federal appeals courts. One was able to rule on the case without addressing the issue of whether the wire act covers sports betting. The other, the 5th, addressed it directly and found that the wire act does not address it. If found that depositing money and using that money to make a bet are two distinct transactions and that the bet transaction is not taking place in the jurisdiction of the US.

The US government is essentially shopping for a contrary verdict so they can take it to the supremes and get the ruling they want from the nutcases they've put on the court.

But as it stands right now, the law of US is that the wire act does not apply to internet gambling.