WPN Poker Sites to Begin Accepting 60+ Cryptocurrencies as Funding Method – CardsChat.com

Americas Cardroom announced in a press release that the poker site has plans to soon accept more than 60 cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, for player deposits and withdrawals.

Cryptocurrencies are more than just Bitcoin, and Americas Cardroom is now willing to take your money with all of them, which should make it easier for the gray-market poker operation to get funds on and off its site. (Image: The Bitcoin Forum)

The US-facing poker site will begin offering a payment processor for cryptocurrency deposits “in the coming weeks,” at soon after the site will be set up for handling withdrawals in the same manner.

Michael Harris, a spokesman for ACR, the top poker site on the Winning Poker Network (WPN), said in a press release that the addition of “crypto” will make it “easy for new poker players to deposit and get in the game.”

WPN’s other sites, including Black Chip Poker, will also provide the new deposit and withdrawal method. The world’s fifth largest network of poker sites will become the first to offer funding options using virtually all 60+ cryptocurrencies that currently exist.

Online Gaming’s Future?

The days of only using traditional credit cards and bank transfers to fund an online poker account are gone. As more poker players begin investing in cryptocurrency, the desire for more poker sites to add this transaction method arises. And Americas Cardroom isn’t the only one.

Virtue Poker, a new online poker site based on the cryptocurrency Ethereum, is set to launch next year. High-stakes pros Brian Rast and Dan Colman have been hired as advisors and brand ambassadors.

Established online sites such as BetOnline and Ignition Poker already accept Bitcoin transactions. Two downtown Las Vegas casinos, Golden Gate and the D, also accept Bitcoin.

Antanas Guoga, aka Tony G,

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Union rallies for contract at SugarHouse casino – Philly.com

Frustrated by slow progress toward a first collective bargaining contract, Teamsters Local 929 held a rally, complete with Teamster-driven trucks and a giant inflatable rat at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia Friday, just as the casino was readying itself for its weekend business.

“SugarHouse Casino has the lowest-paid workers in the industry,” said Local 929 president Rocky Bryan Jr. said. Local 929 represents about 30 maintenance and building engineers — plumbers, carpenters and electricians — who voted around Christmas to affiliate with Local 929. Since then, he said, there has been little progress toward negotiating a first contract, with talks being scheduled about once a month. The next one is set for Tuesday. Typically, he said, it takes about three or four months to negotiate a first contract, with meetings two or three times a week.

Bryan said he thinks SugarHouse wants to delay bargaining to leave room for a decertification campaign to get rid of the union. “This is the only union” at SugarHouse, Bryan said. He thinks SugarHouse is worried about the rest of the facility joining unions.

“We’ve met the Teamsters’ representatives numerous times, and have made several proposals with competitive-wage increases and continued great benefits,” SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton said in a statement. “We’ve been voted a Top Workplace for six consecutive years by our Team Members, and we’re very proud of our culture, our team, and the great work that they do.”

Bryan said the workers he represents now earn about $13 to $14 an hour, but similar Teamster-represented workers under contract typically earn $18 to $22 an hour plus benefits.

Published: September 22, 2017 — 5:04 PM EDT

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Poker Masters: Flawed, Unsustainable Series Hidden On A Subscription Service – US Poker (blog)

I’m having a bit of a tough time thinking of the Poker Masters as any kind of big deal.

Part of it is the fact that the Poker Masters is a brand-new concept. In contrast, the 2017 World Series of Poker was its 48th. Of course, it’s a heck of a lot easier to believe in something that’s been around for almost 50 years. However, a concept like Poker Masters must start somewhere. It’s not easy to embrace change, but change is inevitable. The Poker Masters should not be shunned solely because it is the new kid on the block.

However, my problem with treating the event like it is more than just another high roller series aimed at breaking its competitors’ bankrolls, is also due to the composition of the field. The idea is that the lofty buy-ins, including four $50,000 prelims and a $100,000 championship, will draw out only poker’s elite. The Poker Masters is meant to separate the best from the best. Does it?

The best in the world?

At the very least, some 35 or so of the best and richest poker players on the planet turned up for the inaugural Poker Masters in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, this also included groups of players who share a single bankroll and only play in similar high buy-in, small field events. The players in these groups may very well be among the best poker players on the planet. However, since they only play in these types of events, that’s as hard to prove as the soft play and collusion some suspect they are guilty of while playing in them.

Several players who have made previous best in the world lists didn’t bother to show up either. Each likely has a different reason. These range from scheduling conflicts to wanting

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Why The Colonel's Bequest is one of adventure gaming's most underrated gems – AV Club

Screenshot: The Colonel’s Bequest

Keyboard Geniuses is our weekly glance at a few intriguing, witty, or otherwise notable posts from the Gameological discussion threads. Comments have been excerpted and edited here for grammar, length, and/or clarity. You can follow the links to see the full threads.

A Retro Review

Over in this week’s What Are You Playing This Weekend? thread, Shinigami Apple Merchant continued their excellent weekly review posts with a look at the 1989 Sierra adventure game The Colonel’s Bequest. We’ll drop a quick excerpt here, but do yourself a favor and check out the rest. It’s a great write-up with some delightful screenshots:

The Colonel’s Bequest isn’t about puzzle solving, it’s about survival—the objective of this game, unlike so many other Sierra games, is NOT to mash items together. Sure, it IS an adventure game. And there ARE puzzles in it you can choose to solve. But you progress by seeing scenes play out at set times when a trigger is released. How do you set off triggers? Simply by traversing from scene to scene. And here’s the key— you don’t NEED to see anything to progress. You don’t NEED to understand anything going on around you to progress. Whatever’s happening just happens. It’s up to you to figure out what’s ticking underneath the surface as you move along.

And if you’re like me as a kid playing this for the first time, you won’t know how to eavesdrop on people and spy on their conversations. You won’t be able to effectively grill people on key topics and items you uncover around the estate. You’ll just keep stumbling across body after body after body and the sheer chaos incarnate inherent in that approach. And the game will STILL work as an experience because, The Colonel’s Bequest

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Corbett: Casino license for Cedar Rapids unlikely – The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines

Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission visit, public comment meeting are Tuesday Sep 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Print View

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids mayor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron Corbett cast doubt Friday on whether a contentious bid for a gambling license between two competing developers will result in any license at all.

Corbett made the comments during a morning session at the Iowa Ideas conference at the DoubleTree Hotel. Following the session, in which Corbett was the featured speaker, he elaborated in an interview with The Gazette.

“I don’t see it happening,” Corbett said. “Nothing has changed. It’s hard to see why we’d get a different result. I think it has less than a 50 percent chance of happening.”

Corbett said he believes none of the three proposals will be approved.

Corbett, who is in an uphill race for Iowa governor, said he has no insider information, but he draws his conclusion based on what has happened since the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejected a bid for a casino in 2014 by a 4-1 vote. The commission relied heavily on one piece of its criteria that studies cannibalization of surrounding casinos.

Casinos in Riverside and Waterloo would lose revenue, studies concluded.

“The criteria the commission looks at hasn’t changed since three years ago,” Corbett said. “There’s no new blood on the Racing and Gaming Commission. There’s the same five members. The only thing that has changed is the state’s financial situation is worse today than three years ago.”

Proposals include the $40 million to $55 million “boutique” Wild Rose Cedar Rapids on First Avenue SE adjacent the Skogman building; the $105 million to $118 million Cedar Crossing Central in a skydeck tied into the DoubleTree Hotel and U.S. Cellular Center; and the $165 million to

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