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From Humble Beginnings – A Brief History of Poker

By Jerry Whittaker When something is still going strong after a hundred years we tend to think “this good stuff”. Then I guess Poker must be exceptionally good stuff because many historians believe that this evergreen casino favourite has over 1000 years under its belt. Poker gambling as we know it today is thought to […]

Poker Etiquette – How Not To Get Shot during Poker Games

By Jerry Whittaker Any idle thoughts of poker games will always be peppered with images of ivory stock pocket pistols on the baize next to the chips, cards and shot glasses. According to many historical accounts just as many poker players themselves have been peppered with round ball, Bowie blades and sword canes for infringements, […]

Is Online Poker Coming To An End?

The former senate majority leader Bill Frist, managed to pass “Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act”, UIGEA, in October, 2007. This he had introduced as his last accomplishment before he retired. The bill was brought in to protect children and habitual gamblers from getting ruined. Damages have been filed by the European Union, India, Antigua and Barbuda, […]

Poker – A Game Of More Skill Than Luck

Poker is the game of cards people play the world over, of course with a variety of names and rules with regard to serve of cards from three to seven.  In the real world it is a family game of fun on occasions when friends and relatives gather, as a very good pastime.  In casinos […]

Canadian Open Poker Championship

Long established as a destination for every winter sports as well as eco-tourism enthusiasts, Calgary now takes a leap forth to become a name in the poker-player’s roster. The region famous for its foothills and high plains are now to mould the luck of countless millions the same way, over a five-day event worth CDN […]