Saturday, September 12, 2009

Voting in Jefferson County (WV)

Penn National, the parent company of Charles Town Races and Slots filed an application earlier this week to allow the residents of Jefferson County to vote in a referendum on Table Games. In a similar vote two years ago the residents voted down the measure quite handily.

Since that vote area legislators have been working hard to sweeten the deal for local residents. As a result, if the measure passes in Jefferson County, all the counties with race tracks in West Virginia would benefit. An extra one percent of the revenue would go to local and county governments and an extra one percent would go local horsemen (and horsewomen).

The Jefferson County Commission now has to decide if the date Penn National wants (December 5, 2009) will work for the county government. There already is scheduled a special election in Jefferson County regarding zoning and the Commission wants to make sure there are no problems with holding two elections so close together.

September 25, 2009 is the cut off day to decide whether the Table Gaming vote will go ahead on December 5th as requested.

Stay tuned for more information on the vote!

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Poker Solution?

I got an email from my friends at Full Tilt Poker a couple of days ago. In it they asked for more information. Finally!

In case you don't know, I have been unable to download their new software for almost 2 months now. (think of they rake they are missing!) Every few days, I would send an email outlining my problem and every few days they would send back a possible solution. Nothing has worked so far. I have my suspicions as to what the problem is, but they have ignored them so far.

I just wish I had a job with them so that I could solve this problem. At one of my former jobs, I did troubleshooting of Restaurant PC's over the phone. I got so good that I was promoted, and even taught advanced troubleshooting techniques to new techs.

Hopefully, I will find time in the next couple of days to get them the information. I have a busy weekend ahead, and my job search is starting to heat up.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Full Tilt Update

Still can't get the FTP software to download. I can get other software to download. Software that takes about the same amount of time. I think the problem is either on their end or they are missing something in what they are telling me to do.

Their latest email thanked me for my patience, and that they are working on a solution. Having worked on a help desk before, this translates to: "We don't have a clue why everything we have told you has not worked. We are trying to get it looked at by people who know more than we do. Although we suspect you are an idiot who doesn't know his rear end from a hole in the ground, but we aren't going to say that."

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It's Blog Pimping Time!

Hey, since I can't play poker online right now, I thought I would read some of the fine poker blogs out there today.

Here are some poker blogs I have not had on my blog roll til now. Go read! These people obviously want to be read!.

Gene Bromberg More than a Poker Blog

Paul Phillips


It Ain't Gambling (new)

Ramblings of a Mad Man (aka online poker thoughts)

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!