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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Dominique Mosley Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $3,250 High Roller

February 18, 2018 0
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Dominique Mosley Wins WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek $3,250 High Roller

Dominique Mosley, originally from North Carolina but currently residing in Florida, won the highest buy-in event on the schedule of the WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek stop. The player snatched his first gold ring from the series and a first-place payout of $75,480 for winning the $3,250 High Roller.

The tournament drew 74 entries. The field included local recreational players, traveling grinders from here and there, and poker professionals, including Mosley himself. The overall prize pool of $222,000 was split into payouts for the top eight finishers.

The tournament was played over two days. The second day kicked off with nine players who were just a single elimination away from the money bubble. Mosley was third in chips at the time cards were thrown in the air for Day 2 play. Maurice Costigan,who won his seat into the event via a satellite, and Martin Ryan, who vied for WSOP Circuit gold ring number six, were the only two players ahead of the eventual winner at that time. Costigan went out in seventh place and Ryan fell in fourth.

What turned out to be Mosley’s most important hand was dealt namely during four-handed play. The player confronted Mike Dwyer in that pivotal hand to eventually win it. Mosley assumed the chip lead shortly after and never looked back.

The 31-year-old poker pro played heads-up against Matt Stout. The two-handed duel lasted several hands, during which Mosley left his final opponent with no chance to improve. On what turned out to be the last hand in play, Mosley limped in on the button and Stout raised. Mosley three-bet and Stout shoved for his last 700,000.

Mosley snap-called and tabled [Ac][Kh] to Stout’s [Ad][Jc]. The board ran out [6c][3s][2d][5h][7s], securing the pot and the title for Mosley. His opponent received $46,702 for his deep run in the event.

Mosley’s Career

Mosley has been playing poker professionally for some time now. The player currently lives in South Florida to take advantage of the region’s thriving poker scene. Commenting on his poker preferences, he said that he prefers playing Pot-Limit Omaha to two-card formats. “A Pot-Limit Omaha specialist”, he would call himself. However, the player does not lack skills in two-card games, as well.

Mosley’s cash from the $3,250 High Roller was his second from the WSOP Circuit series. He also previously cashed in eight WSOP events. His overall winnings from both series currently amount to more than $229,094.

The WSOP Circuit Seminole Casino Coconut Creek stop is entering its final days. Day 2 of the $1,675 Main Event is set to be played today when players will set the official final table. Nine-handed action will resume tomorrow when the winner will be determined to mark the end of the WSOP Circuit’s Florida stop. The tournament featured a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million which was improved significantly due to great interest.

A prize pool of $1,240,500 will be split among the top 90 finishers. The winner will receive nearly $242,000 for their efforts.

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Bitcoin Mining Leads to Increased Energy Consumption

February 18, 2018 0
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Bitcoin Mining Leads to Increased Energy Consumption
Bitcoin Mining Leads to Increased Energy Consumption

Cryptocurrency miners and enthusiasts alike might have pushed things too hard in Iceland when it comes to achieving their annual cryptocurrency profit growth. Due to an increase in Bitcoin mining opportunities, the country will likely have to double its electricity supplies to avoid a complete meltdown. The Nordic island has a population of about 340,000 people, whose yearly energy consumption amounts to 700 gigawatt hours. An ever-growing popularity of various cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, has led many miners precisely here, due to cheap electricity and low tax bills.

The officials are concerned with energy consumption, as it’s estimated that mining tools such as computers, servers, motherboards and cooling devices might use an additional 840 gigawatt hours in 2018! According to Johann Snorri Sigurbergsson, spokesman for Icelandic energy firm HS Orka, new mining centers and companies that are interested in investing could face power outage in particular areas.

Nearly all of the country’s utilities come from renewable energy sources, and that is why the price per KWH holds steady. However, the government officials are considering certain changes in regards to mining operations, as many of them do not require staff, infrastructure or further investments – resulting in low taxes, fast profit and high energy consumption.

Companies with huge incomes in Iceland pay a hefty price to the government, and mining groups are trying to avoid their obligations to the state – says a member of Iceland’s Pirate Party, Smari McCarthy. Comparing Bitcoin mining with gold digging represents a unique opportunity for many energy companies to invest, but large-scale mining operations demand great environmental costs, which should be appropriately compensated, adds McCarthy.

Source:

"Energy riches fuel bitcoin craze for speculation-shy Iceland", Egill Bjarnason, apnews.com, February 12, 2018.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Portugal Publishes Poker Liquidity Technical Standards; PokerStars Anticipated to Admit Portuguese Players to Europe Network Soon

February 17, 2018 0
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Portugal Publishes Poker Liquidity Technical Standards; PokerStars Anticipated to Admit Portuguese Players to Europe Network Soon

Portugal’s technical standards framework on shared online poker liquidity (Regulamento n.º 115/2018) was published in the country’s Official Journal on Friday, February 16, local media reported. The publication of said framework means that there are no more regulatory hurdles before Portugal’s participation in the shared liquidity project.

The country was one of four, with France, Spain, and Italy being the other three, to sign the shared liquidity agreement in Rome in the summer of 2017. Generally speaking, the project is hoped to give a much-needed boost to online poker in Europe’s segregated markets.

France and Spain were the first two participating countries to roll out shared online poker tables. And PokerStars was the first and is currently the only online poker operator to offer Franco-Spanish tables via its PokerStars Europe network. The online poker brand launched the network in mid-January and it can be said that is participation in the shared liquidity project was off to a good start.

According to data from PokerScout, PokerStars Europe is currently the world’s third largest network in terms of cash game activity. It is also among the largest in terms of overall traffic. At the time of writing, there are a total of 17,930 players online on the poker network. Of those, 2,177 are playing cash games. The 24-hour cash game peak stood at 5,220 online cash game players.

Aside from PokerStars, other online poker operators have too expressed interest in participating in the shared liquidity scheme, with Winamax, partypoker, and 888 being among those. Winamax recently received the go-ahead to join the project from France’s online gambling regulator, ARJEL. However, the operator needs licenses from the other participating countries in order to be able to do that, as it is currently licensed in France only.

What the Publication of Regulamento n.º 115/2018 Means for Portugal’s Online Poker

The publication of the shared liquidity technical standard in Portugal’s Official Journal means that PokerStars could and probably would open its PokerStars Europe network to Portuguese players anytime now.

The inclusion of the country will boost the operator’s new network significantly in terms of liquidity, as there has been quite some activity on PokerStars’ .pt website since its launch in late 2016. According to PokerScout, there are more than 39,500 players online on PokerStars.pt at the time of writing, or more than twice as much as the current traffic of PokerStars Europe.

The publication of the technical standards framework could also encourage SRIJ, Portugal’s gambling regulator, to finally expand the country’s online poker market. At present, PokerStars is the only licensed operator to operate in Portugal. As mentioned above, the poker room received its license from SRIJ in 2016 and went live with a .pt website in December of that year. No poker licenses have been issued since then and industry experts have pointed out that SRIJ might be waiting for the start of the shared liquidity project before opening the local poker market to more operators.

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Two Birds, One Stone: Rep for MegaCasino & SimbaGames Signs On

February 17, 2018 0
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Two Birds, One Stone: Rep for MegaCasino & SimbaGames Signs On
Two Birds, One Stone: Rep for MegaCasino & SimbaGames Signs On

If you’re a registered member at either MegaCasino or SimbaGames, then you will be pleased to hear that these highly-rated casinos are now represented by direct casino support on the forum. What exactly does this mean? Don’t hesitate to reach out to the representative with questions, comments or concerns regarding your player account. The casino rep made an official announcement on the forum this past Thursday, February 15th. The sister sites were described as, “innovative online casinos featuring a large variety of Casino and Instant Win games.”

It was added that, “Mega Casino is available anytime and from anywhere” and offers “the best Vegas Style casino games: including several Blackjack games, variations of Roulette, plus Slot Machines, Baccarat, Video Poker and Craps. We are always offering Instant Cash Payouts, MEGA JACKPOTS and huge Progressive Jackpots.”

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To make contact, head straight to the user profile and select the ‘Message’ option to begin your inquiry. If you’ve yet to sign up, both sites are currently offering a welcome bonus (New players only. T&Cs apply. 18+), in which you can sign up and receive a 100% match bonus up to €50! Simply enter the designated code (codes are different for each casino).

As for additional ways to benefit, members of each can also look forward to a spread of regular promotions, including daily tournaments, happy hour bonuses, and VIP Club benefits boasting perks such as cashback, access to a personal account manager, and free money for testing new games!

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion

February 16, 2018 0
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Tioga Downs celebrates first year since casino expansion
In December, the New York casino marked a year of growth after the opening of its enhanced gaming floor and hotel.
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