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Thursday, February 25, 2010

What Happened to AJ Benza on High Stakes Poker?


What happened to AJ Benza on High Stakes Poker?

I tuned into the new season and it was just Gabe Kaplan by himself with a new lady co-host, Kara Scott. I always thought Kaplan and Benza made a good team. It's always nice to have a team in the booth. It's tough for one person to carry an entire show without a sidekick. You don't see one commentator in the NFL football booth or one commentator in the Golf booth, why is there one in the Poker booth? You always need one commentator and one analyst to analyze the action otherwise there is always a short silence between hands. Like many have already said, why fix something when it's not broken? High Stakes Poker was the #1 rated show on the Game Show Network (GSN). According to AJ Benza's own blog, he didn't know what hit him when he was left out of season 6. He's been trying to get his job back and viewers have been petitioning for him to return but who knows if the GSN producers will budge.

Don't forget you can always find a great online poker room at www.boogster.com

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Internet gambling again in play - washingtonpost.com

Internet gambling again in play - washingtonpost.com: "Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) and other Democrats are using the six-month reprieve to push ahead with legislation that would legalize and regulate poker, mah-jongg and other online betting games -- pastimes that have exploded in popularity in a country that accounts for more than half of the $16 billion global Internet gambling market. The federal government, which rarely prosecutes online gambling, would net billions of dollars in tax and licensing revenue if it were legalized, proponents say."

Ever since the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 was passed, online poker rooms have lost tons of customers. There were times when you couldn't even find an open table to play some hold'em. Poker rooms like Pokerstars, Ultimate Bet, Party Poker and Pacific Poker were loaded with players. A majority of these players were from the United States. Once the UIGEA passed and it forced some poker rooms to shutdown and it made US players find other ways to play hold'em.

It's good to know that Rep. Barney Frank is working on this revised bill. He's got some clout in Congress and it seems that it might have some legs. I'm sure Obama's administration can use some of the taxes that might come from online gambling. The deficit is growing by the minute and a companion bill could generate in excess of $42 billion in tax revenues over 10 years.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Hudson Valley Golf Pass

Hudson Valley Golf Pass

It's simple to save. Just bring the golf pass coupon book with you to the course and have them mark off your book before you pay for the round.

Save on more than 60 courses in the NY, NJ, PA, CT area!  Here's a quick list:


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Bergen County Parks courses . .. . . .
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