Saturday, September 22, 2007


I was roaming around the web this morning, looking to play bingo online, sort of a break from the norm hobby I've picked up that's great for healing bad beats, when I wondered across a cute little site that's tailored to the bingo player in you.

There are reviews of some recommended online bingo halls, Bingo Girl says the recommended rooms change by the month, offering us the best bingo bonus offers, and other great promotions.
Since the bingo generation is getting younger everyday the site even offers bingo strategy, a great array of bingo tips that show you how to play bingo online, including bingo chat terms!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Teens Find a New Job – Online Gambling

While many high school and college students are spending their summer days and weekends mowing lawns, babysitting, or working at their local fast food chain, a growing number of teens are spending hours a day at the computer playing online games…poker games that is.

Young talents such as Chris Benton, 19, are showing off their skills on online poker sites and earning much more then minimum wage. Benton, a Sonoma State University sophomore, claims he earns an average of $40 - $50 an hour, which is a far cry from his previous earnings, which he made while waiting tables.

While some young people still view online poker as just a means of entertainment, many are starting to see real money to be made using skill, psychology, talent, and patience. And many do not wish to be called “gamblers” as they are not using luck to make the win, but instead are using strategic thinking.

Due to the worries of possible addiction and financial struggles that could come with online gambling, the Federal law has a ban on U.S. based online gambling as it is not as easy to monitor who is behind the computer, as it is to identify an under age gambler at a land based casino.

Not only has the Federal law placed bans on U.S. based online gambling, but they have also forbid banks from transferring funds to gambling sites. But just as these young players have learned the ropes of poker, they have learned how to get around the system.

They simply do their gambling on offshore sites and purchase the popular debit gift cards such as MasterCard and Visa which can be used anywhere, including offshore online casinos and some small financial institutions that does business with them.

But still, teens like Benton insist he isn’t addicted and that if played properly, with a level head, you can earn much more then working in a restaurant and give yourself a good jump start in life. In fact, he has a four-year plan that involves saving a portion of his winnings to help launch his career in either Business or Casino Management.

Is this an ever-growing addiction problem among our young people or a savvy way to earn some extra money for college expenses? I guess time will tell as it seems that more and more teens are beginning their journey into online gambling.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Youngest Winner in WSOP History

Annette Obrestad, the soon to be 19 year old Norwegian, is not your typical girl. While other 19-year-old girls are doing…well, what most 19 year olds will do, Miss Obrestad is taking the poker world by storm.

Annette_15, as she is famously known by in the online circuit, has taken home the $1 million pound first prize at the WSOP in London’s Leicester Square. To win the top prize, Obrestad beat 22 year old John Tabatabai’s two pairs with her three sevens.

As the newest and youngest winner in World Series of Poker history, Obrestad is quoted saying, “I never expected to win. I’m speechless.” And she should be. After all, this was her first World Series and just last month she earned a winning of $500,000 in an online tournament. And I imagine that more doors will open to Obrestad in a few years when she can compete in the U.S., which has the legal minimum age set to 21.

And to top off everything else happening for this amazing young talent, the largest Internet gambling site in the U.K.,, has offered Obrestad a five-year endorsement contract. Obrestad has accepted the deal, and although specific terms are not being disclosed to the public for privacy concerns, this does guarantee her a spot on the tournament circuit.

With the gambling industry being worth an incredible $12 billion annually, there is a lot more out there for Obrestad to grab. I can assure you this is not the last with will be hearing from Annette Obrestad, a.k.a. Annette_15.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Poker Den Big Game II From PartyPoker

The Poker Den, taking place today, and playing solidly for the next 24 hours, is attracting some of the biggest names in the poker world, online and off.

Some of the names PartyPoker recently added to the list of expected competitors include Phil 'The Brat' Helmuth, Dave 'The Devilfish' Ulliott, Thomas 'Buzzer' Bihl, Dave Gregory, and Phil Curtis. This shows how the stacked and difficult the competition will be stacked against returning Poker Den Champion Phil Ivey.

“The line-up is growing stronger all the time, the Poker Den regulars will feel the full force of an international invasion,” said a spokesman for “Johnny Chan and Robert Williamson III have also expressed a desire to play. With the amount of players who want to be involved and get prominent television exposure, the cash game could probably last a week.”
This exclusive high end cash game has a buy in of 10, 000 GBP with blinds starting at 25/50 GBP. The Tournament Director will be approaching this with a flexible stand, depending on the consensus of the players affected, people will be able to leave and return at a whim. From start to finish, the entire event will be recorded and played on television early next year. The first Poker Den was UK television’s first 24-hour cash game and clips that were broadcast on the Five television network have become cult viewing online.

Jesse May, world renowned American Poker Commentator is going to be the cornerstone of the panel watching the tournament and main tables. This panel will include several professional players, most of whom are expected to be arriving by helicopter to the exclusive location of the event. A touch of drama and flair for the high stakes game, attracting international attention.