Thursday, September 28, 2006

Happiness is... and a suspended account

  • Happiness is holding pocket aces when someone else jams the pot pre-flop, then hits a king on the flop. I had five people in a capped pot, then they all got scared out on the flop except for KQ guy to my left. I took down something like an $18 pot at the 50¢/$1 table after it was all over.
  • I received this e-mail yesterday:

    William Hill plc has taken a decision to withdraw our online casino and poker services from all existing US clients and will refrain from offering them to US residents in the foreseeable future.

    We regret to inform you that we have therefore suspended your account and you will not be able to access our casino or poker room in the future. You should also note that we do not take sports bets from US residents.

    You will be able to withdraw any outstanding balance by accessing your account through our online homepage.

    They're a UK-licensed bookie -- the second biggest in the UK, behind Ladbrokes. But, paranoid after the arrest of Sportingbet's chairman in New York and BetOnSports's executive in Dallas, "Our legal advice was and is that it is legal to accept online poker and casino bets in the US but with all the things that have been happening we decided it was a prudent thing to do."

    I played there a few times during my bonus-hunting phase, but I don't have any more than 50¢ left there, if any.

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