WPT on TV: What to Watch on Togel Hongkong
The television broadcasts of the WPT are on a few cable channels. GSN has the most coverage, and the Travel Channel and local stations air coverage of recent events. The coverage currently running is of the Bay 101 Shooting Star event. The players involved in the final include Michael Baker, Noah J Jefferson, Brandon Cantu, John Phan, Jennifer Harman, and Steve Sung.
On August 5th GSN will air coverage of the World Poker Challenge from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. Players at the final table include Jeff Dewitt, Jason Potter, Zach Hyman, Bryan Devonshire, Lee Markholt, and David Pham.
Events to watch out for in the future on GSN include coverage of the Foxwoods Poker Classic airing August 11th, the WPT Ladies’ Championship airing August 18th, and the WPT World Championship airing August 25th. There are also DVDs available for previous season’s coverage that you may have missed.
Las Vegas dealers are in the process of becoming unionized, as Local 721 continues to get employees to vote whether or not to join. They have had successful attempts at the Wynn and Caesars Palace casinos thus far, but have a long way to go before all the Vegas dealers are unionized.
The effort suffered a setback recently when the employees at the Rio voted against the union with a 247-162 vote. Organizers said they were not disappointed with the outcome of the vote, and will continue to try and organize local casino employees. The Las Vegas Dealers Local 721 is an affiliate of the Transport Workers Union of America, based out of New York.
Depending on where they work, a union may not be the best option for the casino workers. Unions limit shifts and take away flexibility the dealers may already have established with the casino.
One of the issues with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) is that State governments are responsible for gambling laws. The federal government cannot dictate to the state what gambling laws are to be enforced, so a California assemblyman has crafted a bill that may change things for online poker and online banks.
Lloyd Levine wants to keep all the gambling contained in state boundaries. Players and operators would be restricted to the physical limitations of state jurisdiction. Then each state could police and regulate the games themselves. Essentially California players would play on state-operated online poker rooms, and move money through California banks.
He faces a lot of opposition, mainly from competitive groups like Native Casinos, racinos, and Las Vegas and Atlantic City. These groups are trying to control a near monopoly in gaming revenues, exercising whatever political maneuvers they can to protect their share of the market.
No. The WSOP is not the Olympics of poker. The Olympics are held every four years, while the WSOP is an annual event. So the WSOP would compare better to the World Championships, not the Olympics. Most athletes that get there only get one or two chances to win the Olympics in their lifetime. Poker players can play in the WSOP 50 times or more in their lifetime. The WSOP is open to anyone who can afford the price of the buy-in. The Olympics require that you qualify by winning national events first. Only the best get to play in the Olympics, anyone can play in the WSOP.
The Olympics are about representing your country in amateur sport. The WSOP has nothing to do with nationality. Players are there to win money, not to become a national hero. Let’s remember that this is only poker, not world-class sport.
The latest developments in online poker tools include player profilers and analyzers. The profiling tools will take the playing information of your opponents and provide you with a profile of their play.
I don’t know about this tool; these profiling skills are something that a Togel Hongkong player should develop themselves without technological assistance. Becoming dependent on this tool will adversely affect your live game, I’m sure.
The analyzer tools examine the poker situation you’re in at any given time and recommend the best move for you to make. They run from $35 to $50 and are worth the cost. Once again it’s a tool you don’t want to be dependent on, but this one will teach you a lot about the game while you use it. If you keep notes on your results, and learn to recognize where you’re making mistakes, analyzers can help you plug lots of leaks in your game.