Wednesday, October 25, 2006

My play lately

I have not played online much in the past two weeks. I played a couple of play money sit-n-go's at UB, but could not really get into playing. I never got in the money. I just was not able to concentrate on what I was doing and what the other players were doing.

I picked up a couple of Poker books this last week. I hope to have reviews of them up sometime in the near future.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Table Gaming in WV

Penn National is expecting a drop in revenue next month at Charles Town Races and Slots. The cause? Slots opening up in Pennsylvania. 14 percent of CTR&S's customers are from the Quaker State. Officials want West Virginia to pass a Table Gaming law which would allow counties containing a Race Track to vote as to whether the facilities could provide table gaming.

I would think that Jefferson County would want table gaming at CTR&S to maintain jobs and bring in new jobs. I think that the state of West Virginia would want the jobs and the new business table gaming would bring considering that the Governor changed the state advertising slogan from "Wild and Wonderful" to "Open for Business". It would be a shame if a state that was "Open for Business" to lose a lot of jobs.

Mentioned in the article specifically were the table games blackjack, craps, roulette, and POKER. I want to live 20 minutes from a Poker Room. So, if you live in West Virginia find out which candidates support table gaming and vote accordingly.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Party Poker's Response

So far the above has been Party Poker's response. It's good to know they respond quickly and efficiently to inquiries.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

Monday, October 16, 2006

Pay-Pro's Response...

was swift and favorable. They say I can cash out using their e-check system, as they have lowered the minimum to $0.01.

Hopefully within a week I will see my beautiful $44.10 again.

Safe Port Act Victim or O, The Humility

More specifically I am a victim of Party Poker's reaction to the Safe Port Act.

I have for some time had a Party account which has been languishing. I am not ashamed to say that my current balance there is $44.10 US Dollars (O, the Humility). With the passage and signing of the SAFE Port Act, Party Poker made it their policy not to let US residents (of which I am one) either play cash games or make deposits.

Since my balance is below the minimum cash out amount at party I would normally be faced with three options. Play a cash game until my balance was over $50, donk off the $44.10 to the fishies, or deposit 50 more dollars, then cash out the $94.10. None of these options is open to me, and I want my money.

Party even says my funds are safe. They also say that their new policy will be in effect "indefinitely". Does this mean Party will keep me away from my money indefinitely?

Currently I have emails out to Party Poker and their Payment System Pay-Pro. I will keep you updated as events unfold.

In the meantime, support the Poker Players Alliance, let your congressmen and congresswomen know how you feel.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness! (just not at Party)

Monday, October 09, 2006

Hello Spam Commenters

If you do not desist from spamming this blog with your comments, I will find out who you are and there will be dire consequences.

For all those who wish to make real comments on this blog or leave real questions, please feel free to do so.

Leaving comments with the sole purpose of advertising a website will not be tolerated!

Have a Nice Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Two years?

Wow! Who ever thought I would still be around after two years on this blog? Not me that's for sure. A lot of things have happened in those two years. I still play really bad poker online. I still haven't found a home game in which to donate my fish money. My little_ones are two years older. I don't have a job at this point.

On a more general note, poker bloggers have exploded into the mainstream media (or at least many are getting paid to blog about poker). It still amazes me.

Yes I am still hitting the virtual tables. Not as often as I would wish and not as well as I would wish. But I am slowly improving.

Hopefully I will get some low, limit play and maybe a sit-n-go or two under my belt in the next week.

Thank you Iggy, Chris, Maudie, Al, Felicia, and also my 3 or 4 regular readers!

Remember, call or email your Senator and let them know how you feel about online poker!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!