European Poker and Togel diary 2005
European players will want to get hold of a “European Poker Diary 2005”. Besides the usual dates and calendars, it contains, among other poker features:
-a weekly page to record your wins and losses (essential for serious players);
-a daily poker trivia fact, birthday or quiz (“A pair of fours are called sailboats, because that is what they look like”);
-Lou Krieger’s Hold’em Start Chart (“In a game with frequent raises 10-9 suited is unplayable”);
-statistical probabilities (Odds against being dealt AA in Hold’em are 220-1, but AK suited is 331-1) ;
-heads-up percentages (KK is 80% favorite against any lower pair);
-Outs Chart (with 14 outs or over you are favorite to make your hand with two cards to come, but only 30.1% likely with one to come)
-list of 18 UK and European card-rooms (strangely omitting the Gutshot Club);
-WSOP 2004 tournament results (highest ranking Europeans the Big One: Matthias Andersson, Sweden, 8th $575K, Marcel Luske, Holland, 10th $373K);
-some of Mike Caro’s Tell-Tale Tells (e.g. “A trembling bet is a force to be feared”; “Beware of sighs and sounds of sorrow”) .
Obtainable from High Stakes Bookshop 21 Great Ormond Street, Members of Ladbrokespoker get one sent to them free.
Foxwoods on the Togel box
Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut has launched a six-month television advertising campaign, which highlights its status as the largest card room on America’s east coast.
Called “Royal Flush” the initial advert opens with a shot of a bathroom door followed by the sound of a toilet flushing. A jovial king – draped in gown and crown – then walks out with a newspaper under his arm. His sigh and wide grin say he’s clearly satisfied following a productive session on the “throne.”
“Nothing beats a royal flush,” flashes on the screen, and the scene cuts to poker tables at Foxwoods. The voiceover says, “Over 80 poker tables and a charter member of the World Poker Tour.”
More “Royal Flush” spots and others called “Two Pair” and “Bluff Stud” will follow, each running for three or four weeks before the next is introduced, Linda Kaplan Thaler, chief executive officer of Foxwoods explained.
“Poker is hot,” added Marty Kramer, director of advertising. “Poker is red hot, and we’re a major player in the poker world. We want to leverage our strength in poker.”
The first 30-second spot, “Royal Flush,” debuted on the Fox Sports Network during the Boston Celtics’ pre-season basketball game. It will also air on NESN.
Meanwhile, World Poker Tour Enterprises, who filmed the first ever WPT event two years ago, have announced their results for the third quarter of 2004.
The figures show the company revenue for the period amounted to $3 million, compared to $0.4 million in the prior year period. The figures also show a net loss of $0.5 million.
Revenue since the inception of the fledgling World Poker Tour has primarily derived from television license fees and the growth in turnover is attributed to an increase of programmes delivered to the Travel Channel, which broadcasts shows on Wednesday nights at 9pm ET/PT.
WPTE went public in the fall of 2004 with 4,600,000 shares of common stock realising $32.7 million. The companies’ common shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the trading symbol “WPTE”.