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Long lingering playing sessions are usual to online and live players. Top high rollers are able to maintain high level of game for 20+ hours. Famous private high stakes cash in Macao often has long sessions also. But what are possible effects?
Live players like to tell stories about them playing day after day without coffee or lunch breaks. These are quotes from 2+2 forums about playing long poker sessions:
- “Been playing for 52 in Venetian… drank a lot. As soon as I arrived and checked in, went straight to the casino. Had a 16-hour sleep and flew home. I was 3-4 buy-ins up but finished losing a little bit. Never going to repeat that.”
- “Year 1998. Lucky Chances Casino, 92 hours. No alcohol, just black coffee. I had some clean clothes, deodorant and a toothpaste in my van. Did everything to not fill the place with my scent. I couldn’t drive home (40 minute drive) so I had to stop – I just blacked out for 8-10 ours. Later it was all OK. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Sessions for 9 hours are too long for me now”.
- “I had my longest session at 20 hours. It was the last day of rakeback promo, couldn’t miss it. The most interesting part I played without a profit. But hasn’t lost: not a single dollar.”
- “15 hours in Caesar’s, Vegas. Wanted to leave earlier but caught a great upstreal. Was up $1,500 at stakes $1/2».
Machine Tartanian 7 is said to be the best poker robot. In fact, the robot which operation is based on Nash equilibrium in heads-up gambling is unwinnable. And it will be soon when its analogues will appear in the network.
In the famous Hollywood masterpiece Terminator the story was about Skynet artificial intelligence that would trigger off the nuclear war, and human race would become an endangered breed.
Thanks God that scriptwriters’ idea is far from turning it into reality, though local analogues already exist.
In poker, like in the film industry, only stars enjoy all the attention. And what about the medium and low stakes first-class players? Kind of supporting actors. They are, perhaps, no worse, but their names are only mentioned in the credits.
In June the Macau casino suffered the first year on year revenue decrease in five years. The new trend has continued in July and August, and the crisis is gaining momentum.
In August the world gambling capital sank 6%: the revenue amounted to $3.6 billion. The black spot expands with every new report. It wasn’t enough that Macau hadn’t seen revenue drops for the last five years, but now it is a trend.
Tired of spam from poker clubs? Poker Discover is offering you a new way of interaction between gamblers and gambling establishments. It is an ideal choice for poker community.
Just leaving a phone number in the poker club an unsuspecting gambler may become a spam-target. All days long a flow of worthless, illiterate and ugly formed messages is rushing into people’s life. But they just like poker and want to find other gamblers.
A gambler has to find a game by himself and sometimes his duty is to prepare the card-table, which means to keep calling to establishments, friends and keep reminding that he is interested in some special poker version, not just anything.
So, we see some one-sided and crooked relations: a person does the duty of the club organizing his leisure time by himself.
The first round of the 11th season of the European Poker Tour is over. It is the 100th round in succession. Some incredible records have been set and the dreams of some individual players have turned into reality.
It all began long before the start of the August EPT round. First players hadn’t strived to Barcelona yet but the entire poker world was already set on its ear: the 100th stop of the most influential poker series in the world – it was definitely worth visiting.
Everyone understood that history would be made in Spain.
And it happened that way.
Dear poker players, we need your help!
PokerDiscover is making its first steps to create a global poker network which will cover the whole territory of the Independent States Commonwealth and other countries. We want to pull all who love live poker games together, we want the casinos and poker clubs to prepare poker-tables with any stakes in short time and we want players to find easily a live and appropriate cache game or even create it themselves.
Gone are the days when it was possible to make millions in online poker. Competition is unbearable even for professionals, profits are decreasing. Obviously, in the future poker in clubs and casinos will prevail.
Online poker has become one big hunt for those who are weaker. How can you have fun in such conditions? All people care about is money.
We in Poker Discover believe that there is a solution – a “live” poker. Watching the development of poker clubs and casinos in the CIS, Europe and around the world, we see how the once “dated” type of the game is regaining popularity. More and more players are choosing a gaming table, live people, communication and real experience.
Gambling in Belarus is thriving, but poker still has an uncertain legal status – it belong neither to sports nor to gambling. Belarus Poker is a trademark, though.
The key point in the development of gambling in Belarus was, curiously enough, the ban on gambling in Russia in the summer of 2009. Many major gaming networks were transferred to Minsk and other cities – to take at least a casino “Shangri-La”.
Another important feature of poker in Belarus – a rigid distinction between tournaments and cash. The latter is only allowed in casinos. Because of this, many refuse to open poker clubs or simply go underground. Because tournaments without cache have a short lifetime. Where is the sense in organizing them if they do not bring tangible income?
In Kazakhstan there are special gambling zones as well as in Russia. On the rest of the territory gambling is prohibited, and poker is not an exception. However, it does not exclude an opportunity to host here some of the biggest poker series.
In the spring of 2007 a law "About gambling industry" came into force and it put an end to the career of the majority of Kazakhstan "gambling" entrepreneurs. All the casinos have been "transferred" to the two resort areas - Schuchinsky district of Akmola province (northern) and Kapshagay in Almaty region (southern). In 2008 the first casino was opened in Kapchagay.
In Russia poker is subject to gambling laws. All casinos are to be placed in special gambling zones. In reality, clandestine activities are thriving in big cities.
Poker had the status of an official sports game in the Russian Federation from March 2007 to July 2009. During this period poker clubs, which were promoted in the media, were in the process of being opened and tournaments and other events were held.