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Get ready for our new and completed section on badugi poker

I am back from a little break after writing up our complete guide for razz poker. Currently, I am almost done writing a similarly designed section dedicated to badugi poker and I will be on here very soon to introduce the articles and write a short summary of each of the guides.

This section will include special strategies for different types of badugi situations, such as sit and go, tournaments, ring and cash games, bluffing or “snowing” and other articles about pot limits and fixed limit strategies. Also, we have a great hand ranking guide and basic rules on how to play badugi poker. You may have seen our old badugi page which went live last year, but we completely overhauled it and added 20 new guides.

Check back to our blog in the next few days or go ahead and view the nearly completed badugi poker guide.

Is online poker legal or illegal to play in the US?

As a matter of fact, online poker is still legal just as any other type of gambling at online casinos. I will explain why this is legal and how US players are being misinformed about what is legal or not. You may have remembered the Anti-Gaming laws passed in 2006 which tried to cut down on the online gambling industries and banks that process deposits and withdrawals. In fact, this law does not effect US citizens, nor can they be punished by this law.

The Anti-Gaming legislation was designed to clamp down on online gambling by taking advantage of some loopholes in the US Constitution. By law, the government doesn’t have a say in what you can do in your own home or with your own money to some extent, especially with gambling online. So they couldn’t shut down online casinos and prevent players from playing there that way. Instead, they went around the system and targeted the banks instead.

It is the banks that would receive punishments and the laws are directed towards them. They are not supposed to transfer money between customers and gambling outfits, so big online e-cards like Neteller stopped providing funding services for gambling.

Poker on the other hand is considered a game of skill and not pure gambling. Players can still deposit money into these places with credit cards, money orders, electronic checks and other methods, so there is nothing to worry about there. With casinos though, there are other ways to get money into these places without using big name banks like Neteller. Each casino has their own payment methods that you have to look into. The reason that they generally do not accept US players is not because it is illegal for them, but because it is very inconvenient to get a good payment method because there are so few banks that cater to US players. Instead, they have to use smaller, relatively unknown sources instead.

So if you are located in the US, there are a few good poker rooms such as Pokerstars and Carbon Pokerwhere you can simply sign up, deposit money and play with no questions asked. So yes, online poker is legal in the US.

Our new dictionary and glossary of poker terms

There is a new glossary of poker terms that we added to our site just the other day. We also added a link just to the right in our online poker pages as well. We will try to grow this thing into a large compilation of words and terms in bold and order them alphabetically so you can find them easily. If you have ever played poker, you might have heard unusual slang or jargon words and you do not know what they mean.

There are also some acronyms that are often found in online poker games as well and we provide definitions of these words as well. For example, MTT stands for multiple table tournaments or PL stands for Pot Limit and so on. We will also try listing some terms used in the chat feature in online poker rooms as well.

We know that this dictionary doesn’t contain all of the terms around but we will try to add them as soon as we come across a new word. If there is one not listed in the glossary, please add it in the comments along with the definition and meaning of the word and we’ll try adding it to the main list. Visit this page and other pages to learn more about specific information. If you find the information valuable, please make a link to the page or bookmark it.

Pokerstars European Poker Heist and Robbery in Berlin Germany

This is sort of old news but it is actually pretty interesting. If you didn’t hear about it, 4 men ran into a major poker tournament with machine guns to hold up the place and steal the money. Some say they ran off with about $1.2 million worth of money laying around at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Some new updates say they may have only ran off with between $100,000 and $400,000 instead, which is still some serious cash.

Apparently, one suspect was arrested and then set free after lack of evidence against him. Interestingly enough, this same suspect may have been involved in another robbery in 2004 with a major casino heist. In some sense, this heist sounds like something that would happen in the movies like with Oceans 11 or something from the old western days!

Although, you can’t blame the robbers since they probably saw all those bricks of $100 bills that you normally see in major poker tournaments! Here is one of those picture below:

poker tournament prize money

You can obviously see how tempting it would be for some of these guys to run off with just one of those bricks of $100 bills! 😉 The problem here is that the money is right there in cash. In other sports tournaments like the Super Bowl or the Powerball lottery, they just give out checks and the robbers wouldn’t be able to do anything like that. But when it comes to poker, people want to see the hard cold cash and all the piles of money laying around, like people normally do when playing poker.

Even at the banks, they don’t pile all this money out in the open. So in one way, they were just inviting a heist and it was actually an easy holdup to run in quickly and run out with the money. It makes one wonder if major poker tournaments or WSOP will be doing this tradition any longer, which would be sad because quite frankly, I think the big piles of money really adds to the tournaments. The World Series of Poker (WSOP) indicates that they will be beefing up their own security after this incident.

Learn how to play Badugi Poker

I wrote a guide with links to other various pages including rules and strategies. The article is: Learn how to play badugi poker, so check it out. In case you don’t know what this game is, you are not alone. In fact, this is not a very well known game here in the United States but it is very popular in Asia and elsewhere in the world. If you are serious about learning new poker games, this game is actually sort of important for a number of reasons.

One reason why you might want to learn about this game is the fact that many people don’t know how to play! This is a great way to take advantage of some of the new and inexperienced players, especially if there is some big money involved. In case you didn’t already know, Carbon Poker has this game readily available to play and there are a number of players actually playing this game, so check them out if you are interested.

Ok, now for the game itself, it really isn’t that hard to learn. Basically it’s a type of draw poker variant which involves 3 rounds of drawing cards and 4 rounds of betting in between. Players are dealt 4 cards and the objective of the game is to have 4 cards of different suits by the time the showdown happens. At the same time, you are trying to make the lowest straight possible where aces are low.

If a player gets a pair, three of a kind or four of a kind, then this is actually bad for Badugi poker. You would then have to give up your pairs and any matching suits, such as two spades or three hearts. The highest ranked hand is as given: A,2,3,4 and this hand is off-suited as well. If there are any matching suits, then you will only have a 3 card hand.

In addition, all 4 card hands are more powerful and higher ranking than all 3 card hands. Going further, any 3 card hand is more powerful than all 2 card hands and so on. This is pretty much the basics of Badugi poker. For more in depth details, check out the article our site mentioned above to view a few more pages about rules and specific strategies to really get good at this game.

lolPoker.com – Welcome to our new poker blog

Greetings everyone,

This is the first introductory post of our new lol poker blog. The topics that will be covered here will range from anything in general related to poker. We will talk about Texas Holdem, Omaha Poker, Draw Poker, Stud Poker and much more. This blog is actually part of our formalized site at www.lolPoker.com where we have our articles and guides to learning just about any poker game you can think of. In fact, you can view some of the online poker pages on the side bar to the right.

We will try keeping the topic solely on poker and anything related to it such as strategy, rules and guides to help you learn the game. We will also provide tips and advice for intermediate and advanced players on an expert level. We’ll even keep up with some of the major promotions going on at various poker rooms and special bonuses for matching your deposits or just signing up with a welcome bonus.

Always remember that we will only promote just the top sites on the internet and the most reputable ones in the world. Our visitors are ensured that their money is safe with these major brands such as Pokerstars, Full Tilt and others. We will also try to keep up with tournament information as well and provide any information regarding major freerolls as well as big money tournaments. Please bookmark us and come back from time to time as it will take a long time for us to add all of the materials to make lol poker one of the most authoritative sites on the subject!