Sunday, April 24, 2011


It seems any site that isn't one of the big three is clambering to sign up the expected exodus of players from these sites.

I just signed up for the $50 free (no deposit) from Party Poker. Looks like i get $25 for signing up then another $25 if i clear some FPP's. The interface looks pretty horrible but hopefully i can customize it a little

Registration successful


We will now verify your details – this process will take about 72 hours.

If your application is successful you will receive $25 direct to your PartyPoker account. PokerNews will contact you if further information is required.

To release the additional $25, simply earn 200 PartyPoker Points within 45 days of the first cash transfer.

Be sure to check your spam filter and add to your safe list.

Thanks & good luck at the tables.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

State of play

These guys offer an $8 sign-up without a deposit required. Could be fun to try and grind it into a bankroll.

Stars is still business as usual. Unfortunately my bankroll is $3.50 there. :/

Full Tilt is down. I hope they don't go under as I built a nice bankroll there playing Rush. Apparently their I.T stuffed up royally:

Full Tilt messed up. Their software update application will not work with the redirection of to the FBI. Thus, anyone, in the US or otherwise, who has the updated DNS settings, will get a failure when attempting to get the update.
Those that get the update will notice that if they go to, they still get the normal website.
Full Tilt is now completely screwed because they can no longer issue software updates.

I did read that it's still possible to update the client via the U.K. website which I plan to try.


Update: Yep, downloaded the FTP client from the U.K and could log in.

Fear and Liquidity

In the shit-storm that's gathering momentum at the moment, consider this. If you add up all the bankrolls held online by Stars, Tilt and AP - do you think these unregulated companies have this amount of money sitting idly in bank accounts? Or can we assume a significant amount is invested and earning the owners a healthy return.

And if their customers go into a mad panic and all try to withdraw their money at the same time, how long before the cheques bounce...?
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