Caribbean And Latin American TV To Get WPT Action

WPT Enterprises Inc’ today announced a deal with Discovery’s “Travel And Adventure” network to bring the WPT show to the Caribbean and Latin America. The new agreement further advances the strong relationship between the two companies on the back of the successful WPT show in the United States, which is aired on Discovery’s Travel Channel. The Latin American audience alone could bring the WPT into a further ten million homes when it is shown at 9pm on Wednesday nights.

In the United States, the WPT will broadcast 16 new televised events from around the world, from Las Vegas to Paris. The new WPT season kicks off on March 3rd 2005.

Steve Lipscomb, President of WPTE says “This agreement with Discovery more than triples our previous distribution and expands our relationship with this visionary company. Adding Latin America and the Caribbean to our portfolio will give the togel hongkong a chance to grow new fans among an enormous potential audience. This addition truly enables us to extend our brand globally.”

The following countries will be able to view the WPT: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guyana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The WPT website can be found at

Online Poker Game Types – Bandarq



Texas Hold’em

Hold’em poker (also known as Bandarq Texas Hold’em) is the most popular poker game in the world. In Hold’em, players get two down cards and five community cards (which are face-up in the middle of the table). Your hand is determined by using the best five of those seven cards (in any combination) and the best hand wins the pot. Click here to see Rank of Hands.


7 Card Stud

Hold’em poker (also known as Texas Hold’em) is the most popular poker game in the world. In Hold’em, players get two down cards and five community cards (which are face-up in the middle of the table). Your hand is determined by using the best five of those seven cards (in any combination) and the best hand wins the pot. Click here to see Rank of Hands.


Omaha High

Omaha High (Omaha) is very similar to Hold’em, but has a greater variety of possibilities thereby making for some extremely exciting games. Bandarq Omaha is a community card game played the same as Hold’em with the following two exceptions: Each player receives four face-down cards (pocket cards) to start and at the showdown each player must use two of their four pocket cards and combine them with exactly 3 board cards. At the showdown players MUST use exactly two of their pocket cards and three boardcards.


7 Card Stud 8 or Better

Before the start of the game, internally the system generates a fresh deck of cards for the hand. On, we use a single deck of cards to play a hand of poker, where a deck refers to 52 cards excluding the jokers. Online poker rooms use what is called the Random Number Generator (RNG) to shuffle a deck of cards for …

World Poker Tour’s Third Season Set To Start with



The World Poker Tour has become the benchmark for the broadcast of poker on television. After two highly successful seasons, the third year is ready to hit the airwaves.


March 2nd marks the introduction of the third season of the World Poker Tour, broadcast in a two hour long segment each week on the Travel Channel. Over $70 million will be up for grabs among the sixteen tournaments that will be played. “We enter our third season with a legion of fans eagerly awaiting our new shows,” said Steve Lipscomb, founder and president of World Poker Tour Enterprises. “Viewers watch for the sheer dramatic entertainment of the WPT, but many also watch to improve their own game. That is a cornerstone of our success and we believe that this year we’ll teach some exciting new lessons to WPT viewers.”


Professional poker player Mike Sexton, Vince Van Patten and Shana Hiatt will all be back as two new tournaments, the Mirage Poker Showdown from Las Vegas, NV (the first tournament to be broadcast on March 2nd) and the Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship from the Bellagio in Las Vegas, join the already impressive list of tournaments that comprise the World Poker Tour schedule.


The World Poker Tour has done nothing but expand since its inception. With the increase in participation in tournaments across the board, the professionals are finding a whole new breed of admittedly amateur players coming to the tables. Will the professionals be able to fight off the new breed? It may well be worth the time to tune in on Wednesdays to see the events unfold as the third season of the World Poker Tour gets ready to kick off! To view the schedule of events





Poker Bloggers and Readers Unite




Are you going to wade through all those results, trying to find a few good poker blogs, especially if you’re new to the game? Sure, there are numerous ways to find poker weblogs, but my point is that not everyone is going to know that. With Texas Hold’em becoming immensely popular all over the world, and with California Hold’em being a new competitor for your interest, there are always new readers to be gained. Let’s make it easier for these readers.


A reader can, of course, use the “authority” slider in the Technorati search panel to reduce the number of results and supposedly increase the relevance. That helps a bit, but surprisingly, several relevant posts are from non-poker blogs, including a newswire service announcing poker-related merchandising companies.


Finally, I try using Technorati’s “tag search” feature for blog posts marked tagged “poker”. Success at last. Well, better than the two previous attempts.


So what’s the problem? With the exception of some, Texas Hold’em has raised the image of poker. Professionals and celebrities are raising money for charity, and there seems to be a a mild but concerted effort to appeal to a wider range of fans. Up here in Canada, at least within a 100 mile radius around Toronto, there are at least 4-5 channels televising poker games on the weekends. There’s such a lack of televised events that some channels are showing repeat celebrity/ charity tourneys or amateurs no one has heard of


I say great. More interest means more potential readers. So let’s make it easier for anyone newly interested in the game to find poker blogs. I have a number of ideas on how we can do this, but I’d really like feedback from both poker bloggers as well …

Making A Living From Online Poker



This is pure conjecture from a newbie to Texas Hold’Em, especially one who hasn’t played for real money. But some of my experiences with free poker suggest that there might just be a way to make a living from online poker, and never having to enter tournaments. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?


Of course, a major drawback of online poker is that it’s much harder to read your opponents. On the other hand, a major benefit is exactly that it’s much harder for your opponents to read you. As long as you’ve learned different styles of play, you could represent yourself in different ways at different tables.


Let’s look at a concrete example. Suppose you start off micro-ante ($0.01/0.02) games (after you’ve mastered the free play), then work your way up, as your winnings allow. If you played a tight game and bluffed very infrequently, you could probably manage to win $20-50 per table.


Now, if you had the time and played 10 tables per day, that’s $200-500/d. Unless you’re really damn good, it’s unlikely that you could maintain a positive gain every day, so limit yourself to 2-3 days/week, when you are feeling at your best. (A pro poker player will no doubt tell you that you have to be at top form to play well.) So that’s $400 – $1500/ wk, or $1600 – 6000/ wk.


Sounds like a fair bit, for something that is generally a lot of fun to play (except when you’re losing money). But when you break it down, it doesn’t sound all that hard. If this all sounds plausible, you have to ask yourself a couple of questions. One, do you want to make a living (partial or full) this way? Two, are …