Gambling Regulation in the World

Costa Rica

It seems that the Costa Rican government has cut casino operating hours from 24 to 8. This is a huge difference for the casinos as instead of being open 24 hours a day, they can now only be open from 6 pm to 2 am. Needless to say the casinos are upset.

Not only that, but many in the online gambling industry want to know how it will affect them. They are concerned that they might be next. Much of the wording of the decree is focused on things that the online gambling industry will have to face.

While the land based casinos are saying they will have to cut employees, etc., the online gambling industry is asking how much of the money towards getting someone psychological help for gambling they are going to be responsible for. They say that the government might be looking to them to help fund that instead of just the land based casinos.

They also want to know how this will affect the arbitration of the online gambling case they have going on with the World Trade Organization, or WTO. They think that they will not be taken as seriously now that their own government is trying to limit them.

The fact remains that the land based casinos are the ones that have the problems with alcohol, prostitution, etc., not the online gambling ones. However, with the government obviously turning their nose up at them they weaken their case. But online gambling brings in much more money than the land based type, so it is in their best interest to keep it here

South Africa

Now that South Africa has announced that they are going to be allowing online gambling within the country, they have been inundated with requests from online gambling companies to be allowed to come into the country. As the country has not as of yet made online gambling legal, these companies are trying to get their feet in the door before the flood gates open.

The country wants to regulate and legalize online gambling, and is waiting to see what happens with the bill. For now it has stalled in the South African National Council of Provinces for there are some aspects of it that are cause for concern.

One of the biggest hurdles is how advertising is going to be handled for the online gambling industry. They are concerned that children and youth must be kept away from the online gambling sites. Even though it seems though the bill will pass, they are planning on a lot of governmental supervision to make it happen.

The Victor Chandler Group and Bwin Interactive Entertainment have already started sniffing around to see if they could open online gambling shop in South Africa. They are not alone, and every day there are more companies vying for a piece of the industry.

There is already online gambling in South Africa, it just isn’t legal. The new law would protect its residents, and regulate the industry.

Deuces Wild Video Poker – Hints for Winning

It is very different playing online poker games than at the usual poker table. When playing with a machine, one does not need to worry about defeating other players in order to win the pot. The main goal is to form the best winning hand possible. Combine this with a great strategy and one is sure to bring home the jackpot from jackpot city casino nz.

The Game of Deuces Wild

Deuces Wild is one of the most played video game poker. In playing Deuces Wild and other video poker games, you get to decide which cards to keep and which cards to discard to get a new set of cards, and you get the payout with a winning combination of cards.

In Deuces Wild, the four twos or deuces are cards that can be replaced with any card in the deck. If you get a two of Spades, you can change its value to an Ace of Hearts or Four of Clubs depending on what card you need to get a winning combination. This is something to remember to increase your chances of getting a winning hand. Also with this rule, Deuces Wild video poker becomes a fun and exciting game to play.

Objective of Deuces Wild

Getting the best hand combination is your objective. The combinations can range from five of a kind which is the highest possible combination, to a Pair which is the lowest combination in the hand pecking order. The highest card combination may look impossible to obtain because there is only four of each kind in a deck, but with deuces (what we more commonly call jokers) or wild cards that can change their value, you can easily attain the five of a kind combination. For a strategy card that you can print off and place beside you when you play, have a look at our detailed Deuces Wild video poker strategy.


Always keep the deuces and any card that can be a part of a winning hand. If you think you have a losing hand, then discard them and draw a new set of five cards. It will be hard to always draw a good combination, but discarding and selecting a new set of cards greatly increases your chances of successfully hitting the pot in Wild Deuces video poker.

Winning it big at Deuces Wild can be a bit of work, but following the hints mentioned above can really increase your odds!

Online Casino Sites and Software Lucrative for Poker Pros

For the past few years, many of you may have noticed the endorsements of poker pros on some of your favorite online casino sites. Well, it’s becoming very lucrative for these pros to sign-on and plug a good online casino site. You may have even witnessed these pros talking about the online casino sites at poker junkets and personal appearances.

One fine example of an online casino endorsement by a pro happened in an area just inside the Rio resort when Doyle Brunson, a well known and very successful poker player, made an appearance to sign copies of his book SuperSystem 2 for his fans. While there, Brunson proudly mentioned Doyle’s Room, a new online poker site he is a paid spokesperson for. Brunson, who is actually from Las Vegas, even sports hats with a Doyle’s Room logo right on it!

Brunson, who does admit he is even putting together a book about online casino gambling strategy, says he plays poker online on a regular basis.

It really comes as no real surprise that many of the most famous poker players now play online regularly.

In fact, most of the world’s best-known poker players live in the Vegas area like Brunson does. Still, they are attracted to the online casino sites because many offer jackpots just as high as the biggest and best land casinos.

Online poker can definitely add to a poker pro’s income. If you are good at a casino on land, you are good online, too. Travel expenses to stay at home really don’t exist either.

Keep in mind that these poker pro’s you see endorsing an online casino site are merely paid spokespeople, they have no ownership in the online casino sites. This is mostly due to the fact that the laws surrounding online poker sites are vague.

Another example of a famous endorsement for and online casino-type site is  Howard Lederer, he is famous for poker as well. He promotes Full Tilt Poker. Lederer also has part ownership in a gaming software company.

The list of pros endorsing online casino sites is a long one. The list of pros branching out in the gaming software industry is gaining quickly too.

Expansion Plan for Gaming Gets Noticed

The aim of Internet gambling casinos is to provide their customers with the most exciting online gambling experience. In this respect, they strive to feature the newest and the most exciting casino games that people wish to play. So, the quality of the online casino games is a major aspect that makes gamblers play in certain Internet gambling casinos. The renewal and the constant updates of the casino gambling repertoire are some other key aims to give the online gaming a fresh look and an air of novelty.

Players also look for Internet Free Casinos that treat their clients with the utmost respect and consideration. They claim an online gambling that is controlled to be fair and correct by third party observers. Consequently, a good customer service is another essential ingredient to give online gambling a smooth and secure feeling. And generally, online gambling casinos have educated a friendly staff available round the clock and contactable by email and toll-free telephone.

Moreover, to protect their customers, maintain confidentiality and offer safe and secure transactions, Internet gambling casinos need to use high-security encryption and firewall technologies. So, Internet gambling casinos are worth trusting!

In Illinois, the latest plan to expand gambling includes a grant to help the state’s horse racing. Additionally today, Gov. Rod Blagojevich showed an interest in the idea.

The plan brought to fruition by Rep. Robert Molaro, a Democrat, is a variance of the very plan the Governor himself implied in March.

The plan would permit the state’s casinos to have up to 3,000 slot machines and also have table games. Currently, Illinois only allows up to 1,200 slots. In return, casinos would give the state $20,000 for each new machine. No new casinos would be allowed.

It is approximated that the state would generate between $500 – $600 million next year alone, in additional taxes and earnings from permitting more space to gamble in the casinos.

The difference between the governor’s plan and the Representative’s plan is that, Molaro’s plan includes giving 3% of the casinos’ gross earnings to the state’s racing industry. Molaro idea is to save the racing industry from the extra competition created by the state.

Additionally, the Rep’s plan asks for the top tax rate on Illinois casinos to drop down to 50%. Currently it is 70%, which the Governor supports.

The plan is likely to get a conservative response from lawmakers who are in favor of opening new casinos.

Wyoming Questions Online Sweepstakes

In Casper, every day patrons enter a nearby Internet cafe to log-on to the cafe’s computers for chances to win sweepstakes by playing many different types of online casino games.

Basically, the players are using phone cards that have sweepstakes points on them and they are using the points to win actual money. All this is done using the computers that are rented at the cafe.

This sounds easy enough, but the state attorney general deems it to actually be illegal, and a nearby prosecutor for the state is asking questions. Operators of the cafe contend that it is totally legal. They feel that it is a genuine promotion plan. The operators also feel that the campaign is really not much different than the popular instant-win twist-off caps you see on soda bottles all over the country. The company holding the campaign states that it’s just trying to excel sales of their legal products which are phone cards and Internet time.

As it stands, Wyoming is one of 8 states in the US where these sweepstakes are played. The other 7 states are South Carolina, Florida, Texas, California, Alabama, Hawaii and Massachusetts. 2 other states in line to start these sweepstakes are Utah and Arizona. The games are yet another vague area in the on-going free-for-all over what illegal gambling really is.

The sweepstakes work like this, customers can either buy Internet time only, or a combo deal that includes both Internet access and a phone card. For example, 5 bucks gets you a 100-minute phone card, 1 hour of Internet access and 100 sweepstakes points. Customers can only use the points to play games on the computers at the actual cafe. Points that the customers win playing the casino games can be turned-in for additional more long-distance minutes or cash. Because the games are free to play, the gray area presents itself.

Ill. Senate Gives Go-ahead to New Program for Internet Lottery Sales

If everything goes to plan, Illinois gamblers would be able to purchase their lottery tickets from a computer. Today, the Illinois Senate approved the bill to develop the new pilot program.

The bill, brought to light by Sen. John Cullerton, a Democrat, is set to pilot a new program to experiment with online lottery ticket sales. The Senator believes that Internet lottery ticket sales might possibly fuel as much as $100 million in revenue for the state of Illinois.

The new lottery measure, which passed 32-24 now goes to the House for approval.

As far as opposition to program goes, Republicans fear the measure could generate problem gambling and raise personal debt. This is being pointed out because, online, credit cards would be accepted as a form of payment.

Top 10 Daring BLUFFS that Paid Off ENORMOUSLY

10. John Dillinger Breaks Out of an “Escape Proof” Prison with a Wooden Gun Despite Dozens of Guards

In 1934, John Dillinger was the most famous bank robber in America, which gave him a certain folk hero status during the Great Depression due to the grudge the average American had with the banks that were evicting so many people from their homes with foreclosures. However, that same year he was imprisoned in Crown Point Prison in Indiana, an institution with so many guards and stop-gap doors that it had a reputation for being escape proof. Undeterred, Dillinger carved himself a wooden Colt pistol (more like just a fake barrel: The prop didn’t have a full fake handle). With the fake gun and a system of locking every guard and prisoner in cells and offices as he went through, Dillinger bested thirty-three guards and left the prison with the sheriff’s car and two machine guns.

He was dead within a year, but the story of that escape is a legend that will never die.

9. George Washington Drives the British from Boston with Nearly Empty Cannons

We mostly remember the fight for the city of Boston during the American Revolution for the Battle of Bunker Hill, and have overlooked the action that won the Americans the city. In 1775, the American army captured Fort Ticonderoga in New York and began the arduous task of moving its heavy artillery to Boston under the supervision of Henry Knox.

In January 1776 the cannons arrived and George Washington very conspicuously placed them at the American stronghold of Dorchester Heights. As it happened, for more than a month after the artillery arrived, Washington’s army wasn’t in a good position to fire them. Indeed the American army was so badly equipped and the infrastructure of the country was so impoverished that they barely had enough gunpowder for their troops, let alone for artillery bombardments. There had been a pretty strong indication of this when the Americans had been driven from Breed’s Hill because they had run out of ammunition.

Yet the British commander William Howe was kept at bay by weapons that were essentially empty, and in March 1776 he negotiated terms of retreat with the Americans threatening him with cannons they could barely shoot. It was one of the greatest American victories of the war.

8. Siege of Yorktown

In March 1862, relatively early in the American Civil War, Union commander George McClellan had a clever solution to the problem of capturing the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia while a large Southern army was between it and his base in Washington, DC. He landed over 60,000 troops on the Virginia Peninsula, adjacent to Richmond, basically allowing him to approach the city from behind, where there were only about 10,000-13,000 Confederate troops. The commander of the Confederate army was James Magruder, and he more than made up for the disparity in numbers with guile.

He mislead his opponent by having large parts of his command march in circles in areas observable by the Union. To reinforce the ruse (and possibly disturb his enemy’s sleep) he had his bands play music for more fictional arriving troops at night. In the end, McClellan overestimated his enemy’s strength ten times over, leaving him hesitant to attack. It allowed the main Southern army to move south and eventually stop his army at the Battle of Seven Days, leaving the whole campaign a drawn out failure. But McClellan was not done being on the receiving end of very audacious bluffs.

7. Battle of Antietam: Stand with Cartridges

Best known for being the single bloodiest day of American military history, the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and on Toptenz for being the battle where one of the stupidest blunders ever occurred. But it also featured an absurdly, impressively awesome bluff on September 17, 1862.

The battle had begun with an attack on the Confederate Army’s western flank. By 9 a.m., the Union troops under McClellan shifted their attacks to the Confederate center at a place called Sunken Road, where so many soldiers from both sides were killed that it became known as Bloody Lane. By noon, the Union troops drove the Confederates from their positions, meaning the Confederate Army was on the verge of collapse. As the Union paused to consolidate their positions, a scant force of Confederates rallied and stood, daring the enemy to attack them again while a few artillery pieces fired on the Union troops on the edge of victory. The Confederates weren’t just tired and hopelessly outnumbered (during the entire battle they would be outnumbered more than two to one).

They were also so short on ammunition that their commander General James Longstreet said of them “They haven’t a cartridge.” Longstreet would also say that if McClellan sent as few as half of the troops he was holding in reserve into the battle, he would have completely destroyed the Southern Army. Instead, once again, McClellan pulled back and basically let the Confederates get away. Considering that their army not being destroyed at that battle resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, the eventual passing of the 13th Amendment, and the burning of multiple Southern cities, even the Confederates probably eventually wished they’d just let McClellan win.

6. Battle of Fishguard

In 1797, France was expanding into the powerhouse on the world stage it would become under Napoleon Bonaparte. This venture was one of its more awkward moments as well as the last time in modern history that the United Kingdom was invaded by land.

In February the French landed about 1,400 soldiers near Llanwnda in Wales. The landing site was chosen under the assumption that the Welsh were as inclined to rebel against British rule as the Irish. Even if that were the case, the fact the French soldiers’ first act was to raid a local community was not the wisest way to inspire enthusiasm. The British could muster an army of only 600 to first meet the French invasion under the command of Colonel William Tate. However, thousands of other Welsh civilians came near the site of the two small armies.

Not to enlist in the defense, or any such thing. They just wanted to see the fight. However, as many of them wore traditional red clothing, Tate was able to claim to the French that the ranks of civilians were hastily recruited soldiers and negotiate the surrender of the much larger French force without a fight. Rarely have mobs of bystanders been so useful in war.

5. Rhineland Militarization

When they think of the period leading up to World War II, most people picture Neville Chamberlain making concessions to Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich in the pursuit of “Peace in Our Time.” However, in 1936 one of the greatest opportunities to improve the 20th Century was passed up. In March of that year, Hitler ordered 16 battalions (about 22,000 troops) into the Rhineland in Western Germany, a move explicitly prohibited in the Versailles Treaty, which had ended World War I. To counter this, the French had an army of 100 divisions available, numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

As mad and stupid as Hitler was, he knew well enough that if the French so much as crossed the border, he would have to order withdrawals. However, memories of WWI were too fresh and invading the Rhineland was judged too expensive, so the violation stood, emboldening the country to plunge Europe into war.

4. Ferdinand Demara

Let’s take a break from the military entries and focus on a man whose story was as inspirational as it was eccentric. Ferdinand Demara was a man who lived from 1921 to 1982 and spent many of those years bluffing his way into assuming other people’s identities. From 1941 on he would take jobs in the American Armed Forces under the name of his friend Anthony Ignola, then eventually desert and become a monk in Louisville, Kentucky.

He then went west and took the identity of Dr. Cecil Harmann to study law. While continuing to convince people of that stolen identity, he met a doctor named Joseph Cyr, and decided to bluff his way into being Joseph Cyr as he enlisted in the Canadian Navy in time to serve during the Korean War. He was able to continue convincing people of his false identity, and wound up performing some pretty astounding, and very real heroics: during his time in the Navy, the untrained Demara performed 16 lifesaving surgeries, including bullet extractions.

It was an amazing feat that blew Demara’s cover, since his surgical feats as Joseph Cyr got him featured in Canadian news, prompting Cyr’s mother to protest that someone in the Navy was posing as her son. It was not Demara’s last feat under an assumed identity, but it was such a great trick pulled on the world that in 1961 a film was made about him called The Great Imposter, in which Tony Curtis assumed Demara’s identity.

3. Pakistan’s Flight 544

On May 25, 1998, three hijackers took this airliner with thirty-eight people aboard hostage. They demanded to be taken to India even as the hijacking drew jet interceptors. Thinking quickly, the pilot claimed that they didn’t have the fuel to fly to New Delhi, the city the hijackers had in mind, and offered instead Bhuj, much closer to the border with Pakistan. In fact, he was flying to Hyderabad, where Pakistani police were waiting. The pilot spoke to the airport tower in Hindi to reinforce the illusion that they were in thoroughly Indian territory, and on the ground all lights that illuminated signs that it was Hyderabad were turned off. The pilot continued speaking Hindi as police, claiming to be bringing supplies and fuel, surrounded the plane.

Everyone he communicated with continued the ruse until they were in place to overpower the hijackers. The passengers were saved without a life being lost. As for the hijackers, they were executed by hanging 17 years later.

2. Maskirovka

The Nazis had no monopoly on using bold power plays without the material strength to back them up during the Second World War and the buildup.

One of the most significant and overlooked instances of this was performed by the Soviet Union in 1942. In the lead up to the portion of the Battle of Stalingrad where the Soviets attacked from the north and south to surround the German 6th Army that was stuck in there, the Soviets began bluffing pretty much everywhere other than the areas they intended to attack. Defenses around Moscow were built up, and radio activity increased in those areas.

Most ambitious of all was the construction of 17 phony bridges to lead the German air force to believe that the Soviets were planning to cross bridges to attack areas other than their real objective for encirclement. The effort was so successful that the German Intelligence completely fell for it, leaving the areas around Stalingrad vulnerable enough for the Soviets to win perhaps the most significant victory of the war.

1.Nguyen’s Win

Let’s finish this list with an example of the kind of bluff the average reader is most likely to engage in: Bluffing at a game of poker. The single most successful bluff in poker history was performed by Qui Nguyen against Gordon Vayo in November 2016. From the beginning Vayo had the advantage, and initially thought that he was the one luring Nguyen by betting $9.7 million, which Nguyen accepted. Then when the second card was put into the river, Nguyen moved into bluffing mode, greatly increasing the bet even though Vayo had a 90% chance of winning. When the final card was uncovered and Vayo had a hundred percent chance, Nguyen went all in. After thinking about it for minutes, Vayo decided to fold.

Nguyen won $162 million in chips and a total of $8 million for his incredible nerve with a lousy hand. Surely Gordon Vayo will never fold again if anyone might ever be bluffing him… right?

VEGAS TIME. Negreanu

I’m playing a different tournament today Actually, it’s different for everybody It’s its first year in WSOP Its name is Mixed Big Bet It’s a $2,500 Buy-In tournament And it has 7 types of games It’s a mixed tournament But it has no Limit event Thus, it is a mixed without the Limit tournaments So, it has all three types of Omaha Two types of Deuce to 7 Tournaments I particularly like Because I already played Omaha tournaments here Deuce to 7, both Simple and Triple Draw I also played their specific tournaments, No Limit Hold’Em… It was simple! As I already said, the Omahas… And there’s the last tournament A tournament that isn’t played individually It’s part of this tournament only It’s 5-Card Draw What’s 5-Card Draw like? I guess everyone who plays poker Learned from playing it, at least I did I’ve played 5-Card Draw since I was 13 years old You receive 5 cards It’s the famous “Poker Fechado” in Brazil It’s a pleasure to play this tournament It’s very good! The field is small And to enhance, to boost it all up I have Negreanu right on my right I’m right next to his left side arm A super friendly and talkative guy By the way, he doesn’t stop talking.

It’s impressive! And it’s cool, because for those who aren’t familiarized with poker For those who are beginners, for your information Negreanu is considered the master in poker The best player in the world, the most victorious And damn, your sport, your profession, your daily job Allowing you to be seated right next to him, talking, discussing hands Playing against… Well, it doesn’t mean a good thing, Against one of the best in the world is never good But having this experience, it’s really good It’s gratifying and let’s believe this tournament will work out The field is greatly reduced I’m used to playing these kinds of tournaments that are part of it No surprise! I won’t be lost in none of them, not knowing what I’m doing It’s obvious that Americans have played for a longer time than me But I’ve been playing, I’ve been studying some of them I’ve been practicing online, Playing their live tournaments during this whole month So, let’s believe it’ll work out! That’s it, folks!

I’m in! One DAY 2 more! It’s a different game this time Mixed Big Bet It’s been a very difficult day I was big but I’m short now But I’m still alive in the game And the main thing is… Take a loot at that screen, guys!

See how it is 38 people are in between me and my bracelet Well, it’s close, you know? 38 is just a leap 200 people have joined it, actually 197 ITM was in 30 players I’ll be back close to the bubble tomorrow, with 8 left to the money So, it’ll be a leap to the Final Table and then to get the bracelet Just one leap more! It seems to be easy, but it isn’t!

I know, but if I don’t trust on it, who will? Let’s go! It’s been a tough day today I started the Hold’Em tournament at 11 am today I ended up busting then I started the Mixed tournament being late I practically played 10 levels I made it!

Only 38 players left for tomorrow One DAY 2 more! ITM starts in 30, then it’ll be just one leap from the FT and then the bracelet Look, every WSOP DAY 2 starts with homework To search a stats report on WSOP website to know how the table is Take a look how I do it You can access WSOP website You can see the chips counted by seat I can find my table I can see the amount of chips I have, as well as the other players. By seat, by position and also their names Then I take name by name Then I can search about the player To know the amount of WSOP cashes he has, the amount of prizes he already won Why are all these things relevant? It’s important to know if I’m playing against a regular or a rookie Mainly because I’m close to the bubble If this player will be the one who will press the bubble or not Because of the amount of chips I already make my strategy The guy on my left has X amount the guy on my right has Y amount This one I can pressure, this one I can shove This one can pass And you can learn if the guy is good or not Or if he’s capable of folding or not All extra information we can get is really, really important I noted that there’s no extremely good player in my table There are some regulars, but they’re not so extraordinary based on the field we had The table is relatively good, there are some chances!

Let’s go! There are 37 players left It means 36 players are in between me and my dream The bracelet! I daydream about this bracelet all days during the year, even more now I’m in Vegas But it’s funny that I had dreamed only once, winning a bracelet And I hadn’t understood that dream very well Because it was 5-handed, it means it’s not Texas Hold’Em It was that ancient poker, the closed one Coincidentally or not, there’s a 5-handed game in this tournament today In this game called 5-Card Draw That we already know in Brazil as “Poker Fechado” And I started playing this game when I was 13 My father taught me and we played it at home among family Then when I was 18 I started playing with my friends from “Clube de Xadrez de Santos” Betting money Since then I never stopped playing it Every time we meet up, we try to schedule this game So, among all 7 games I have today, this one is included Can you imagine that? Starting ITM, arriving in the FT, getting heads up And all that I dreamed few years ago, come true?

Winning with a quadruple of A in this game? I mean… A dream that I thought it was a craziness can come true today! Damn! Let’s go!

Let’s believe and mentalize because it’ll work! Here I go! That survey I made in the hotel room about the adversaries in DAY 2 I took notes here on my phone Now I arrive here at the table and I can see, For example that guy on seat 1 is the one who already won, he has X amount This one has got these things, that one did these things Then, you see the chips, you see the faces and know the information It helps, for sure! This little survey, these extra info boost up the game You’re one step ahead of someone who don’t do this It can’t mean anything, but it’ll help in your decisions many times in the right time Knowing your adversary’s profile and background – Como vai você?

– GL! – GL, dude! – GL Foster, here we go!

That’s Brazil, folks! Every Brazilian is starting the $888 Crazy Eights It’s a tournament that belongs to our sponsor, 888poker, right? But it’s a tournament that they structured based on 888 So, the tournament is 8-handed Buy-in is $888 The champion has $888,888 guaranteed Then the format is all based on 888, to catch people’s attention to the number 8 Because the world WSOP official sponsor is 888poker So, here we go! I’m in a rush now!

Blind lasts 30 minutes today Today I’ll play 18 blind levels Probably I’ll be ITM today Let’s chase this ITM first and then DAY 2 Let’s go, guys! This one has a special duty: winning the bracelet, in the game our sponsor is the boss! It helps, you know?

Let’s go! Chips, guys! The bubble has just burst!

ITM That’s it, guys! Here I go! FT here I go! – Full house! – Let’s go! – That’s great, Garridão!

– Nice. I just busted in the Mixed Game Tournament on the 29th place One homestretch more that was close to the Final Table An Omaha Hi-Lo 5-handed It’s also called Big O It’s a pity! I had AA, double suited way ahead the adversaries But besides it didn’t split, I lost It can be considered as bad beat, but it happens, it’s part of the game But today is Saturday and there is the $888 Crazy Eights It’s a $888 Buy-In that allows unlimited re-entries So, let’s go to this game! I’m already subscribed! Let’s go! Let’s try again!

Os jogadores do Crazy Eights, vocês reconhecem essa senhorita? Ela não está encontrando a mesa dela, alguém reconhece ela? – Ela está jogando … – É lá, moça! – Obrigado pessoal! – Valeu pessoal! – Certo, jogadores do Crazy Eights, parabéns!

Vocês conseguiram o dinheiro! That’s great! One ITM more! Crazy Eights, flight B! Now let’s double the chips, right? – Acabou pra você, amigão!

It’s not good! Sometimes they win, there’s no escape! Pair of J and pair of 6 Then the 6 showed up I was busted At least I was ITM – Good you weren’t the bubble!

– That’d be bad being the bubble with no ITM It’s part of the game! There’s a hand going on over there! That’s why it’s lasting so long Parabéns, vocês conseguiram o dinheiro! There are things that happen only here in WSOP Same tournament being ITM twice Flight B yesterday, Flight D today Same tournament, ITM twice That’s impressive! This structure provides these things Let’s keep playing and I’ll pass to DAY 2 today Well, I’m arriving from Crazy Eights, Flight D now The same thing happened as in Flight B I just got ITM then I busted right after it I couldn’t go further But two ITM in the same tournament is always good to accumulate prizes Day off tomorrow, then the day after tomorrow, DAY 2 at the Aria I’m already in since 5 days ago I’m good in chips, this one will be good!

After a long wait, Aria DAY 2 is already taking place There were many initial flight, that’s why it took so long I got my DAY 2 pass from the beginning I’m really anxious for this tournament I got many chips in the beginning 50 blinds And there’s only 5% of the field there Let’s go to Aria! Let’s believe! Keep focused! 5% is a quite small number of players that remain I’m in the homestretch with 50 blinds, considering a good amount o chips Let’s go!

Let’s go, guys! I’m entering Amazon again One DAY 2 again ITM already Let’s play calm and chilled! And the strategy is to keep playing tight, Because I’m short, I lost a big hand in the bubble yesterday And as soon as the bubble burst we passed to DAY 2 Because the day had already gone, they were only waiting for the bubble to pass to DAY 2 So, the strategy now is to go up and duble my stack in order to set a new strategy later That I always use in DAY 2 which is starting a little bit calmer So let’s go, guys! It’s DAY 2 time!

It’s written here! DAY 2 on the screen! – Espere! – Tá bem! – Nem olhei minha mão ainda, – Não se preocupe!

– Eu só queria saber quanto era! – Então, ela cobriu – Bom jogo! Obrigado! – Obrigado! – No próximo você se dá bem! – Obrigado!

– Obviamente eu queria saber quanto era – Eu preciso disso? – Sim! – Okay, próximo é 39… – I busted! Hey Gustavão! – What’s up? – GG, bro!

Damn! DAY 2 didn’t work well today! I busted right in the beginning! I had a pair of 6 and the guy called with a pair of AK K in the river, dude!

It’s part of the game! Flip is flip When I busted, I ran out to register in $1,000 Turbo That had started at 11 am I arrived in the register within the last 6 minutes to end the registration I registered then I rushed to the table From 1,400 entries I placed in 160th I got another ITM Two ITM in a single day It’s really good! Let’s go!

I’ll rest tomorrow! It’ll be a day off! On Thursday there’ll be the $3,000 and then the main event! Let’s go, guys!

That’s good! It’s not awesome but it’s good! It’s night here in Vegas and we went there to try to watch the 4th of July’s fireworks But it didn’t work out very well I was playing WTP DAY 2 at Aria before I was doing really well, big in chips the whole tournament I passed through DAY 1 very well with 51 left But I ended up busting! I opened from cutoff with a pair of 8 I had already been beat in a difficult hand previously Big set a direct ALL-IN with 26 blinds, that was my effective He had around 30 or more and I decided to pay with 88 I was wondering that if he had bigger hands, he would re-raise or call instead of shoving Keeping in mind that with AK or AQ, he could shove as well, to cut the variance off, right? In order not to receive my calls in position and play a hand that doesn’t flop well Pos flop, that doesn’t play well, right?

But there were smaller pairs that he could shove So, analyzing the player and the positions, I decided to call… it was AK indeed That old story I didn’t chose to flip, but I ended up flipping But I called knowing I could be winning more than losing And many were flipping, it happens! So I lost! It was a big flip It would double me to 50 blinds There were 50 players left It was a tournament with 3,500 players It was paying $230,000 for its champion It was a great prize!

But I didn’t make it! It wasn’t this time! Let’s go for the next!

Main event is right here, it’ll start in days But there are 2 or 3 other tournaments to play before it I’ll keep steady and strong in this dispute! Today is $7,000 RAZZ day! It’s a different game The games are almost over There are 2 days from the main event It’s a tournament that I really like to play Particularly it’s the one I most like to play in all Mixed Games You have already watched me playing several of them here on the channel, right?

It’s the first tournament I learned how to play After Hold’Em Even before Omaha Just for you to know, in 2009 8 years ago, my second time here in Vegas I played an event of this game So, I’ll start it! Confident! I preferred to play this one instead of playing $3,000 Hold’Em Because its Buy-In was cheaper and it’s a game that I really like It was on my schedule The table isn’t so easy for now, but it isn’t so difficult as well I’m playing it in calmness! Let’s go! The big day has come!

WSOP Main event! I’m starting DAY 1A now Right in the beginning to catch the first hand of the first day I preferred to play this DAY 1 soon There’s no difference in playing DAY 1A or DAY 1B for me I just like to avoid DAY 1C, because it’s the most crowded one The regular players end up starting playing only in the last day I don’t quite know the reason, but it happens in Vegas every year And I want to start it now Because I guess it’s quite difficult to find a very good or a regular player in this first table That’s why they prefer to play the other day The ones that start today end up starting later It’s the tournament that has the biggest amount of chips There are 50,000 chips So, I see the importance of starting playing since the beginning I believe it’s easier, for example, The ones who play to pass the DAY End up starting in the break Because if we play five 2-hour levels today And you can start after the sixth hour, so more than the half has already gone So, to pass to the next day with 50,000 chips is kinda easier But the strategy isn’t to be playing to pass the day or to be ITM I don’t play the tournament per stages I play it as a whole So I see myself playing at the table now in these initial blinds With a higher chance of accumulating more chips and pass big Than in a lower chance There’s a risk, of course, maybe I can bust right in the beginning When the other are coming to the game, but this cost benefit for me worths And I’m after it! Let’s go to the main event, the most important of the year, not only in this series! – Hey, what’s up Dude! What’s up? Our team is reunited, 888 crew!

– We have a celeb here! – Look! – World Cup, right?

– Five-times World Champion! – But this is the first World Cup in Poker, right? – Of course! – That’s it, dude! – My first World Cup, right? I’m headed to my third, right?

This man is Five-times World Champion in soccer I’m headed to my third World Cup now! Two as a soccer player and now as a poker player! I want to see you as a champion in this one!

Look! Let me tell you something! I’m gonna be the champion in this, you’ll see! I don’t know about this year, but let’s see! – Well, but it happens every year!

– Does it happen every year? – Every year! – That’s good!

The good thing is, you don’t need to wait for 4 years – You see? It’s gonna be easier! – Every year!

There’s no elimination phase, right? No, there’s no elimination phase! You start in the World Championship already!

– Really? There isn’t any, right? – No, there isn’t! – You already start directly the groups phase – Yeah!

That’s it, guys! The four 888 gorillas ready to go up at WSOP main event! And it’s really cold up here! – Here we go, right? – Damn, yeah!

– Damn, it’s really cold up here! – Too damn cold! – Craziness! – It’s cold inside, isn’t it? What about outside? It’s only 147,2ºF outside It’s really cool outside!

Are we in Arabia or in Las Vegas, dude? The temperature in Arabia is like that, you know? – Have you already played in Arabia? – Yes, I played there for 1 year! – 1 year in Arabia?

– It’s just like that! This heat! – It’s the same way! – Swelling, it’s desert there, isn’t it?

– And our soccer practice was at 10pm – Only at night? Yeah, only at 10 pm! It’s tough out there!

– Is it crowded today? – Damn, a lot of people! How many? There might be around 3,000 to 4,000 here today – 3,000 to 4,000 people here!

– Damn, crowded! Playing the main event only, you know? – I’m not counting the visitors – Not counting the visitors!

– From other tournaments, maybe? – Look, those guys are flipping with the vacancy! – Damn! – That’s awesome! That thing Nico is talking about is awesome!

They get 10 people together Each one with $1,000 And they flip the main event vacancy See how crazy that thing is! They get 10 people together with $1,000 each WSOP organizes it And then they open Hold’Em And the dealer starts to beat flop, turn, river and the one who wins get the spot If it ties, it opens again for those who tied It was possible to hear screams from there They’re shouting as if they had got a prize Damn, winning a spot for the $1,000 flipping? That’s craziness!

– Shouldn’t we be taking that way? This way! Let’s go Gorillas!

Now that I can see! There are many people, dude! Here our…. Hey Denilson!

Here our WSOP Main Event starts, folks! – Let’s go! – Hell yeah! Let’s go! Brazil!

Here we go!