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Dublin’s Merrion Casino

U2’s Edge Could be a Player

Last month the Merrion Casino played host to the rock group U2 for a night. The group had been in town performing live from their studios for a Radio 1 special earlier in the evening.

 

“We did have an inkling they were coming,” said Mags Manton, cardroom manager at the venue. “But they had asked for their visit to be kept under wraps with no press or cameras.

 

“Although it was only a brief stay, ‘The Edge’ [a band member] showed more than a passing interest in Texas hold’em, and I’d say there is every chance we might be seeing him again soon.”

 

Dealer’s Choice

The Merion has become the first Irish venue to offer dealer’s choice games as opposed to the traditional hold’em, four-card Omaha, or a round of each. The newly introduced games are seven-card stud, five-card Omaha, and four-card Irish, all high only.

 

Meanwhile, an extremely large cash game is being staged at the venue on Tuesday nights. Unfortunately, entry is limited — as it is played and organised exclusively by the Chinese community — and one can only speculate on what type of poker is actually played. Basically, it starts with a left-handed deal, it’s noisy, and things get more and more confused from that point on.

 

Automatic Shuffle Means More Play

More hands per hour are likely to be played at the Merrion in the future with the introduction of automatic shuffling machines. “We have taken just one automated shuffler on a trial basis,” explained Mags Manton. “Should they go down well with the players, we will use them on all tournament tables and possibly on the cash-game tables.

 

“The shufflers should not be a distraction, as they will work under the table and they allow far more hands to be played per hour, because they shuffle one deck as another is being dealt.”

 

Beginners Night

The Merrion’s general manager, Dara Hanlon, is hosting small-stakes cash game nights for beginners on Mondays and Thursdays. “The sit down is just 50 and the …

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George’s Situs Judi Dominoqq Premiership Predictions

The English Premiership moves in to 2015 with today’s New Year fixtures.

George had a good outing on Boxing Day predicting 7 results with 2 perfect scores.

Southampton face Arsenal at St. Mary’s with Saints’ manager Ronald Koeman hoping to maintain his side’s slender lead over Arsenal. The other big Situs Judi Dominoqq match at the top of the table is Tottenham at home to Chelsea.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Stoke 2 v Man Utd 2

Aston Villa 0 v Crystal Palace 1

Hull 0 v Everton 2

Liverpool 2 v Leicester 0

Man City 2 v Sunderland 0

Newcastle 1 v Burnley 0

QPR 3 v Swansea 2

Southampton 1 v Arsenal 1

West Ham 0 v West Brom 1

Tottenham 0 v Chelsea 2

2015 New Year Specials From bet365!

A team to score 10 or more in a Premier League game, Sam Burgess to score a try in the Rugby World Cup Final, Kevin Pietersen to play a Test, Ant and Dec to split and Prince Harry to get married are just a few examples of the 2015 betting specials released by bet365.

2015 New Year Specials

Football

A team to score 10+ in a Premier League game during 2015 50/1

A Premier League match to have 0 corners during 2015 28/1

Any team to remain unbeaten in Premier League during 2015 40/1

Any player to score 37+ Premier League goals during 2015 33/1

A Goalkeeper to Score in a Premier League Game During 2015

Yes 5/1 No 1/9

A Player to Score 5+ in a Premier League Game during 2015

Yes 4/1 No 1/7

Wayne Rooney to Score His 50th England Goal in 2015

Yes 1/5 No 10/3

Soccer – Poyet goes on the Sunderland offensive

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has suggested he may have to find a Situs Judi Dominoqq way to buy the club out of a relegation scrap by bringing in a new striker in the January transfer window. Adam Johnson and Steven Fletcher have scored four Premier League goals each at the top of the club’s goalscoring charts but Poyet is concerned …

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PayPal Rolls Dice on Judi Slot Online Gambling

PayPal’s not just for buying Pez dispensers on eBay any more. The popular Internet payment service is quickly becoming the currency of choice at many online casinos.

Nearly 500 gambling sites signed up to accept PayPal in the first quarter this year, almost doubling the company’s roster of such merchants, which stood at 1,022 as of March 31, according to PayPal.

Unfortunately for PayPal, its booming online gambling business may be illegal in the United States.

“If you help to facilitate or promote gambling, you could be found guilty of breaking the law. We’re trying to get the message out to intermediaries that there’s real liability there,” said Ken Dreifach, head of the Internet bureau at New York State’s office of the attorney general. New York estimates that offshore online gambling sites soak Americans for $4 billion annually.

While efforts to pass federal laws specifically prohibiting online gambling have stalled, New York’s saber rattling impressed Citibank. The nation’s biggest credit card issuer announced earlier this month that it has agreed to ban the use of its credit cards for Internet gaming. In doing so, Citibank belatedly joined Bank of America, Fleet, MBNA, Chase Manhattan and several other major banks that have established policies forbidding their credit card holders from placing online bets.

Now, in their quest to protect citizens from the “pernicious” effects of online gambling, New York and other state and federal regulators are also turning their attention to non-bank financial services such as PayPal, according to Dreifach.

PayPal officials declined comment on the company’s role in online gambling, citing a mandated quiet period in the run-up to its impending secondary stock offering. But documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal that PayPal is well aware of the dangers of servicing gaming sites, which it terms “higher risk” accounts.

PayPal’s latest IPO filing acknowledges that its business with online casinos could be jeopardized by their “uncertain” legal status, and could expose it to “civil and criminal lawsuits, administrative action, and prosecution for, among other things, money laundering or for aiding and abetting violations of law.”

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Togel Gambling ships hit troubled waters

Among possible losers if the slots referendum passes are gaming-boat operators. At least one already is fighting to survive.

 

Moe Noonan, 83-year-old Hollywood resident and hard-core gambler, boards a gaming ship five days a week for the pleasure of sitting at a blackjack table for a few hours.

 

Noonan, though, hates taking an hourlong boat trip to international waters before he’s able to gamble.

 

”It’s a pain,” he barked the other day before sailing on the St. Tropez in Port Everglades. “At least at a casino, after two hours I can go. I can’t drive home from the boat. I’ve got to stay there.”

 

Gambling boats could be big losers if residents in Miami-Dade and Broward vote March 8 in favor of permitting slot machines at seven racetracks and jai-alai frontons.

 

Noonan says he’s voting for it. The gambling cruise is a five-hour or more commitment. At a racetrack or fronton, he could come and go as he pleases.

 

He figures if if slots are approved it’s only a matter of time before blackjack tables show up alongside the slots.

 

South Florida’s ”cruise to nowhere” businesses are already sailing in choppy financial seas. In the past year, the boats were battered by an unprecedented hurricane season, paid higher fuel costs and were dealt a formidable rival in the $410 million Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood.

 

Three South Florida Togel gaming ships reported a drop-off in customers, including one that lost more than a third of its business.

 

St. Tropez Casino Cruises this month became the latest in a procession of casino-boat operators that have sought shelter from creditors by filing for bankruptcy protection. Some see the threat from slots as enough to sink the entire industry in South Florida.

 

The bankruptcies indicate that the cruise boats are often a marginal business, said Bob Sturges, president of Coral Gables-based Sturges Hospitality Consulting. He is a consultant to Flagler Dog Track — one of the beneficiaries if voters approve slots — and advised Dania Beach-based SunCruz Casinos’ unsecured creditors …

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Bola88 Dumb and Dumber

 

 

Years ago I was once talked into writing a column that offered advice about which players to play with and which ones to avoid. You know, really hilarious illustrations, such as, “Try to play against plumbers because they have leaks in their game,” or, “Avoid stunt pilots because they like to slow-roll you.” These were so painful to read that I was ashamed of myself — but not too ashamed to then do a second column when my fans sent in additional examples.

 

These grade-school level attempts at humor were so revoltingly stupid that they made my zaniest Big Denny yarns by comparison seem as urbane and sophisticated as anything appearing in New Yorker or Town and Country magazine. So, I gave my solemn promise that I would never again inflict such nonsense on my readers.

 

Unfortunately, some of my fans continued to provide me with more ideas, and I hate to reject any material that’s given to me free of charge. More important, even I have to sometimes scrape the bottom of the barrel to come up with column ideas every two weeks. Anyway, I recently came across some scraps of paper on which I had jotted down some poker-related occupation ideas that had been submitted to me and that I had hidden away and promptly forgotten about. I’m not sure now which of my fans submitted which ideas, but I know that a faithful fan of mine by the name of Don Bosh dreamed up some of them, which resulted in my blocking any more e-mails from him. Anyway, with apologies in advance, here goes.

 

My first “Dumb and Dumber” occupational caution is to be leery of playing Bola88 with anyone who is a baseball outfielder by profession. Why? Because baseball outfielders are extremely good at catching. See what I mean? This isn’t even grade school, this is kindergarten humor. Well, I don’t know how many readers I’ve lost at this point, but let’s plow on.

 

Try not to play with draftsmen. That’s because they’re good at making straight draws. Even …

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Blatter the clown Togel Hongkong prince of football

 

 

Blatter.Sepp Blatter’s comments to a Brazilian magazine prove once and for all he is not fit to run football.

 

“We have bad losers in FIFA,” the FIFA President told Estado de Sao Paolo. “This animosity comes from England,” he went on. “Interesting is the timing of the accusations. It was just around the time when they·failed to win host rights to the 2018 World Cup…All this has been an act of revenge for having lost the FIFA Presidency in 1974 to Joao Havelange. Still, they cannot accept that they no longer control FIFA. Since they Togel Hongkong cannot regain the Presidency, they decided they would try to destroy it.”

 

The words of a mad conspiracy theorist. The surge in reports of FIFA corruption came it is true around last year’s World Cup vote but that was because both 2018 (Russia) and 2022 (Qatar) seemed highly suspicious choices to any fair-minded watcher.

 

How then to explain the head of the German F.A. and Karl-Heinz Rummenige calling for Blatter’s head recently? The fact is England has the most active investigative journalism and endemic FIFA corruption is something Blatter has presided over and allowed to fester.

 

The Football Association and the British media has no desire other than a trustworthy governing body for the sport it invented. Under Blatter, the FIFA Ex.Co. has looked like an FBI’s most wanted list of felons: Warner, Texeira, Leoz, Bin-Hammam, Blazer (pic) and Grondona for starters.

 

If Blatter really believes in transparency and honest management, let him release the judicial verdict on the ISL collapse which languishes in a courthouse in Zug, Switzerland.

 

The F.A. however should look themselves in the mirror for shamefully u-turning to back Blatter in his initial bid for the Presidency, betraying the support of the honest Swede Lennart Johansson. How foolish do they appear now that deep anti-English feeling pervades FIFA corridors.

 

Recent stirrings from Germany suggest that is the country from which a successful anti-Blatter movement should stem.

 

 

The two giants won 5-0 and 6-0 respectively on the opening day …

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51 Togel Singapore and counting

 

 

51 and counting.As if FIFA were not in enough hot water already over goal-line incidents.

 

In an interview with Germany’s Focus magazine, President Sepp Blatter made an extraordinary admission that football’s governing body was considering abolishing draws and extra-time in World Cup finals matches.

 

According to Blatter’s admission, penalty shoot-outs could replace ties in the group games, while, mirabile dictu, the ‘golden goal’ could make a return to the knock-out stages in order to spice up extra-time before another shoot-out, if necessary.

 

What has prompted this sudden revelation of another potential volte-face, following FIFA’s u-turn on technology last week?

 

Blatter is presumably reacting to the meagre 2.27 goals-per-game average from the 2010 World Cup, the second-lowest on record, narrowly beating Italia ’90’s 2.21 haul.

 

The opening round of two games per group yielded only 1.6 goals on average, with nothing beyond Germany’s 4-0 trouncing of Australia to write home about Togel Singapore. The tournament was dull in footballing terms, with the exception of Germany’s brief but fantastic foray to the semi-finals, which yielded a rich harvest of breakaway goals and sent the lumbering old battleships of England and Argentina spiraling to the bottom with aplomb.World Cup.

But a resoundingly negative final littered with bookings, gamesmanship and brutal tackles put an unhappy seal on what should have been a carnival of football. At the climax of Sepp’s big show, the watching world was left unhappy and even the winners Spain took their crown having netted fewer times (eight in seven games) than any previous champions. Blatter felt responsible.

 

South Africa after all was the President’s baby from the moment he first garnered African votes to win the top job in football with the promise of a World Cup hosting in return. Perhaps he is over-reacting to the bad impression the finals left on the field, or indeed looking to be a pro-active president as a re-election looms in 2011, although his throne looks safe.

 

With UEFA increasingly strutting its stuff and steaming ahead with its own innovations such as the extra …

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Three-way race for the J. Togel Hongkong League title

 

 

And then there were three. Two familiar contenders, one plucky outsider and four league games are all that stand between Kashiwa Reysol, Gamba Osaka, Nagoya Grampus and the J. League title.

 

Autumn is especially beautiful across the Kantō Plain, when the deciduous leaves fall and a mellow sunlight light frames the back streets and alleys of one of the world’s most populous regions. That’s true even in the gritty industrial Chiba town of Kashiwa, where the locals are hoping their promoted upstarts can win Togel Hongkong back to back championships.

 

Kashiwa Reysol coasted through J2 last season, holding off the challenge of Ventforet Kofu to win the second division by ten points. At the helm was grizzled Brazilian coach Nelsinho, whose association with Japanese football is so lengthy his first club Verdy was still based in Kawasaki. The much-travelled tactician won the J. League with Verdy and later took over at the club formerly known as Nagoya Grampus Eight, before embarking on a peripatetic waltz around his native Brazil.

 

He’s back in the J. League now and Nelsinho’s knowledge of Brazilian has proved especially useful in the realm of player recruitment. In 2010 he signed Leandro Domingues from Bahia club Vitoria and watched contentedly as the playmaker steered the Sun Kings to the second tier title. This year he drafted in veteran Jorge Wagner from Sao Paulo and the versatile attacking talent has produced a stellar campaign. Add to that the goals of strikers Junya Tanaka and Hideaki Kitajima and it’s no surprise Kashiwa’s sheer attacking strength has propelled them to the top of the table.

 

Standing in Kashiwa’s way are defending champions Nagoya Grampus. The Aichi side broke their long trophy drought by winning the J. League for the first time last season, employing the not-so-novel tactic of simply signing the best players from rival teams.

 

Former Urawa Reds talisman Marcus Tulio Tanaka and ex-Yokohama F. Marinos defender Hayuma Tanaka were joined this season by one-time Shimizu S-Pulse star Jungo Fujimoto and ex-Vissel Kobe speedster Kensuke Nagai – widely regarded as one …

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Veliki Keluaran HK svjetski derbiji: Brazil – Italija

 

 

U jednoj od rijetkih prijateljskih utakmica, Brazil je prošle veljače svladao Italiju u Londonu s 2:0

 

Brazil i Italija, najtrofejniji nogometne nacije, osvojile su točno pola svih svjetskih prvenstava

 

Priča o suparništvu dvije najuspješnije nacije u povijesti nogometa proteže se još od vremena koje ima mitske značajke. Nadmetanje Italije i Brazila u velikoj se mjeri podudara s povijesti Svjetskih prvenstava. Njihov prvi susret na Mundialima datira iz 1938., a ukupno su se na svjetskim smotrama susreli pet puta, uglavnom odlučujući prvaka.

 

Ljubitelji nogometa iz novijeg vremena, a pod time Keluaran HK mislimo na zadnja četiri desetljeća, Italiju zamišljaju kao utvrdu obrambenog nogometa, a Brazil kao predstavnike nogometne romantike, vječno okrenute prema protivničkim vratima i pružanju zadovoljstva gledateljima.

 

No, kad su se ove dvije nacije susrele na Svjetskom prvenstvu 1938. u Francuskoj, Italija je bila na vrhuncu moći, a njen je as Giuseppe Meazza ulijevao strah Brazilcima (i ostalima). Meazza, dvostruki svjetski prvak iz 1934. i 1938. i drugi najbolji strijelac u talijanskoj prvoj ligi s 274 gola. Brazil je u Francusku stigao kao silno nadarena momčad, predvođena topnikom Leonidasom, ali s malo izgleda protiv kraljeva nogometa. Polufinalni susret završio je s 2:1 za Talijane, koji su potom osvojili drugi naslov protiv Mađara. Trebale su proći 32 godine prije no što će opet ukrstiti koplja.

 

Kad su se idući puta susreli na svjetskoj pozornici, 1970. u Meksiku, uloge su bile uvelike izmijenjene. U međuvremenu, Italija više nije osvojila nijedan Mundial, tek jedno Europsko prvenstvo 1968. na svom terenu protiv Jugoslavije. Brazil se od 1950. do 1962. dvaput popeo na svjetski vrh, a jednom je ostao drugi. U Meksiku ga je četvrti puta zaredom vodio čovjek čija je slava nadmašila i Meazzinu: Edson Arantes do Nascimento, alias Pele. Čim su se ove dvije momčadi uvrstile u finale, Italija epskom pobjedom nad Njemačkom od 4:3, a Brazil znatno lakšim trijumfom nad Urugvajem od 3:1, znalo se da će prvi puta jedna reprezentacija skupiti tri naslova – i zaslužiti Zlatnu božicu Julesa Rimeta u trajno vlasništvo.

 

U Ciudad de Mexicu estetski najprivlačnija brazilska momčad u …

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Ki Starts Keluaran HK Scottish Spell Well

 

 

The story of another South Korea star’s adventures in Europe started last weekend as Ki Sung-yong made a first appearance in the famous green-and-white hooped shirt of Celtic.

 

The 20 year-old played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as his new team drew 1-1 with Falkirk in the Scottish Premier League. It was a disappointing performance from the Bhoys but a promising debut from Ki who was impressed with his free-kick skills and was named Man of the Match.

 

After agreeing to join the famous Scottish club last summer, Ki, had to wait until the end of the year to join his new team as he played out the rest of the K-League season with FC Seoul. Now he is ready to help the 1967 European champions Keluaran HK recapture the Scottish title from Glasgow rivals Rangers.

 

Ki has already impressed off the pitch with his fluent English and pleased journalists, players and supporters alike by coming up with a more familiar first name. “I spent some time in Australia and there my friends called me David as it’s difficult for some to pronounce my name,” he told the local media upon arrival. “If that helps make it easier, it’s fine with me. Communication is so important if players are to be comfortable with each other.”

 

Those years spent in high school in Brisbane may have helped his English skills but life on the Gold Coast is a far cry from that in Glasgow. Ki got a taste of that in his first full week in the UK with severe snowstorms and cold weather bringing the country and soccer to a halt and delaying his debut for the club.

 

That wouldn’t have bothered him too much, Seoul is colder than Scotland in the winter months and the classy youngster has a perfect attitude to match his skills. Already a regular in the Korean team, Ki has been one of the hottest properties in Asia for the past two years or so since he broke into the ranks at FC Seoul. He quickly became …