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Americas Cardroom to Host Five Million Dollar Sunday Tournaments This Fall.

San Jose, Costa Rica – August 2nd, 2015 – This September and October, as the leaves start to fall, so does the money – big time. Americas Cardroom today announced five separate Million Dollar Sunday tournaments are now on the schedule throughout September and October. The September 13thtournament will be followed by a $1 million guaranteed tournament every Sunday in October.

“The $5 Million Bonanza kicks off on September 13th with our 4th Million Dollar Sunday. But rather than waiting another month or two for another $1 million tourney, we’re stacking them back-to-back-to-back-to-back,” said Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “You’ll find a Million Dollar Sunday tournament every weekend in October, specifically the 4th, 11th,18th, and 25th. This is huge.”

The Million Dollar Sunday is Americas Cardroom’s signature tournament that runs throughout the year. The US-facing online poker site first introduced the frequent $1 million online poker tournament earlier this year to much fanfare. It had been nearly four years since US poker players saw a Sunday million dollar poker tournament. Thanks to Americas Cardroom’s huge popularity in the United States, the online poker site was able to return to the glory days of poker.

While not quite a weekly tournament, Americas Cardroom has hosted several successful Million Dollar Sundays throughout the year. But players who missed cashing in on one Million Dollar Sunday tournament were forced to wait months for the next to roll around.

However, with a Million Dollar Sunday tournament running every Sunday in October, plus one that precedes it in September, there’s opportunity after opportunity to become a champion.

Noted Harris, “Theoretically, it’s possible for someone to become a millionaire this fall. With $200,000 guaranteed for first place and five separate Million Dollar Sunday tournaments running throughout September and October, that’s $1 million in first place prize money. Of course, we’d love to see multiple winners, and given the fact that our poker community is growing immensely, that’s more than likely.”

More information on the 5 Million Dollar Sunday tournaments, including a full satellite schedule for each tournament, can be found at AmericasCardroom.eu.

THE RETURN OF RAWA

30 June 2015

J Todd talks about the latest anti-online gambling legislation proposed by Senator Lindsey Graham. Plus, he discusses Seals with Clubs founder Bryan Micon’s return to Nevada to appear in court, in addition to industry news about bwin.party, Ladbrokes and Amaya.

Weekly Lodge Events

This is what is happening at the Lodge this week:
Monday – Tuesday                   Social Quarters Open at 3:00
Tuesday, May 19:                    7:00 – Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, May 20:                7:00 – Game Night (Burger Baskets – $6.00)
Thursday, May 21:                   Social Quarters Open at 4:00
(Closed Thursday from 7:00 – 8:00 for Lodge Meeting)
                                              7:00 – Lodge Meeting
Friday, May 22                         Steak Night ($12.00); Can also get Burger Baskets or Appetizer
Tray ($6.00)
                                               7:00 – Smokin’ Country Band (C&W) – $10.00 Cover
Friday, Saturday, Sunday         TESA State Convention – Addison, Texas
Thank you to all who baked or donated cakes for the Interlodge Picnic.  Even though it was raining, there was a good turnout and everyone had a great time.  Garland had 7 members in attendance.
We had two fantastic rentals this past weekend.  A special thank you to Jessica Wharton for opening up and working the Sunday event.  It’s great to have Jessica back.
Reminder:  If you are going on the Choctaw Bus Trip, please let me know so we can reserve your spot.  $25.00 per person – June 20, 2015 – Departs Lodge at 8:30 and returns around 5:30 (light breakfast will be served at 7:00 a.m.).  .
Great events coming up over the next few months.  .
As always, if you have any questions or need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me.  If I don’t know the answer, I will find out for you.

PROPONENTS OF ONLINE GAMBLING BAN SERVE “DEMON RUM” AT HOUSE HEARING

26 March 2015
By Vin Narayanan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “Demon Rum.”

Two simple words uttered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) perfectly summed up the farcical testimony offered by proponents of federal legislation to ban online gaming in front the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on Wednesday.

“I don’t think the issue is whether or not government should regulate gaming because it’s bad,” Poe said. “I think we tried that with prohibition, or ‘demon rum,’ as my grandmother liked to call it. And look where that got us.”

Poe didn’t mean to characterize the witnesses in favor of banning online gaming with this broad brush stroke. He realized the trap he was walking into when he began his soliloquy with “No offense, Mr. Bernal,” referring to the national director for the Stop Predatory Gambling Foundation who opposes all forms of gambling.

Poe was actually focused on whether the federal government had the right to regulate the Internet in all instances. But his inadvertent characterization of the testimony to ban online gaming was spot on. It was all “demon rum.”

John Kindt, a professor of business administration at the University of Illinois law school, said online gaming would destabilize Wall Street and the stock market by creating a “bubble” for online gaming stocks that would eventually burst.

Les Bernal said state governments were forcing citizens to gamble at casinos and on the lottery.

Washington University Law Professor Michael Fagan said there is no way “any individual or combination of state governments, can expand to the degree necessary to effectively police and regulate the likely scale of legalized Internet casino or poker.”

These statements don’t just strain credulity. They shatter it into a million pieces.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), openly mocked Parry Aftab, Wired Safety’s executive director, for believing that geolocation and identify verification technology worked, even as she provided direct evidence supporting her testimony.

Chaffetz also argued that his Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), which bans online gaming at the federal level and gives states no say in whether they want offer online gaming within their own borders, is a bill that protects state’s rights.

Kindt, Bernal and Fagan made no effort to hide their disgust and disdain for all forms of gambling. When asked if they opposed online gaming or all forms of gambling, all three readily admitted they were against all forms of gambling.

When Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) asked if RAWA would hurt the Louisiana Lottery, which he made clear funds teacher pay and other educational initiatives, Kindt and Bernal essentially accused him and the state of Louisiana’s of accepting the devil’s money and said he should run away from it. Aftab actually answered the question and said RAWA would stop any online lottery ticket sales.

For Kindt, Bernal,Fagan and Chaffetz, it’s all just demon rum. No credible evidence was provided to defend their claims. No attempts were made to refute the clear and overwhelming evidence that regulation is working in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware. Online gambling was demon rum and it had to go.

There’s nothing wrong with being against gambling. But being against gambling doesn’t excuse you from presenting facts.

Congressional hearings shouldn’t be places where facts are irrelevant. They shouldn’t be places where you can make ludicrous claims and charges without submitting any facts or evidence. That’s how you end up with McCarthyism.

The room housing the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations is actually pretty small. Yet despite its size, there’s an august feeling about the room. It feels like a seat of power, where important decisions are made after carefully weighing the facts.

Andrew Moylan, who runs the pro states’ rights R Street Institute, and Aftab came to the hearing prepared with facts and arguments about why regulated intrastate online gaming is good for states’ rights and good for consumers. Aftab noted that there were three cases in Nevada where kids managed to play online poker at a regulated site. She also explained in a fair amount of detail how identity verification works. Moylan explained exactly how the assumption that Internet commerce (and other activities) can only be regulated by the federal government “eviscerates” the commerce clause in the Constitution. They upheld the honor of the room.

Chaffetz, Kindt, Bernal and Fagan served demon rum. And that’s a disgrace.

Proponents of online gambling ban serve “demon rum” at House hearing is republished from Online.CasinoCity.com.

Team P4AC Out of $5,000 GTD Freeroll/Freebuy

Good morning all.  The first $5,000 freeroll/freebuy is still going on. Unfortunately the three team members of P4AC, Unforseen Nemesis, saltynuts and P4AC Poker are out. Out of 1,398 entrants, 8 are remaining. Hopefully more of Team P4AC will show up for the next $5,000 GTD at 2:30 PM EST or server time.
If you would like to watch our team play in support of P4AC’s Veterans House or if you would like to join our team at America’s Cardroom and become a supporter of Veterans House you will need the Americas Cardroom software. If you already have it great. Although you will be able to watch team members as they play in the various tournaments and on cash tables provided by America’s Cardroom in support of Veterans House. You will not be able to play in any of the private events or freerolls for team members of Poker4acause.org at ACR. Only team members who sign up for Americas Cardroom through Poker4acause.org will be able to wreap all the benefits that not only ACR offers but also the freerolls, leagues, private cash tables and more including packages to WPT and P4AC live events, not to mention that if you did sign up through Poker4acause.org no matter what tournament or cash game you play in wether it be a game provided by ACR or P4AC the rakes and fees from those games will benefit charity due to the fact that poker4acause.org donates the money earned through the rakes and fees generated by our members to our project called P4AC’s Veterans House.
If you already have or play at ACR but did not sign up through poker4acause.org and would like to become a member it’s easy.
When you log in to the ACR poker lobby just click on the help tab at the top right of the lobby. A drop down box will emerge with contact us as one of the choices. Click that follow the prompts on sending an email and then send ACR an email requesting that your account be tied to the ACR affiliate – P4AC. If you need any help migrating your account at ACR over to our team at ACR so that you to can support charity just by playing or learning to play the greatest card game on the planet Texas Holdem please email terry@poker4acause.org.
If you do not already play online poker or live poker with poker4acause.org and you would like to join either to play poker or learn to play poker and support our poker team as we play and teach in support of Team P4AC’s Veterans House it’s simple quick and easy. Just click on the ACR banner below. After you click the banner you will be taken to where you can get the free download from ACR and create your new player account with Americas Cardroom and Team P4AC/poker4acause.org. It only takes about 2 – 5 minutes and after that you just log in and start playing. If you are a new player, you do not have to make a deposit to start playing. Just click on the freeroll tab in your new ACR software poker lobby to bring up all available freerolls. In fact if you are a new player Team P4AC recomends that you not make a deposit but that you send an email to terry@poker4acause.org and ask for private lessons. You will get a coach that will help you until you are ready to try on your own. This service is free to members of poker4acause.
Remember our members keep or get 100% of the prize pools they win. The only money that goes to charity comes from just the rakes and fees of real money game play. So what are you waiting for. If you love to play poker our team needs you. Please click the banner below to start having fun playing poker for free, learning for free with free instruction and start building your bank up today!

Massive Brawl At NYC Casino

A brawl involving dozens of people broke out inside the Resorts World casino at Aqueduct Race Track on Friday night, turning the opening night of a Fat Tuesday daiquiri bar into a fight night worthy of Las Vegas.
The violence was sparked by people angry about the long wait for daiquiris, law-enforcement sources said.
The fight spilled into the casino’s food court and then out into the parking lot.
Three people were under arrest late Friday night, law-enforcement sources said.
Investigators are looking into whether the fight was gang-related and whether shots were fired in the parking lot, the sources said.
Video posted online showed crazed patrons throwing chairs, shouting, and milling about.
Yelling and the sound of glass breaking can be heard in the background.

Easter Egg Hunt and Schedule For The Week

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Following is a listing of events that are happening this week at YOUR Lodge.  We hope to see you at some of these events.
Last Saturday was a HUGE success and we raised a lot of money at the Camo Ball.  For those that attended, thank you for your support and hard work.  We had 38 Garland Elks in attendance, that was nice to see.  We also had 14 from the Mesquite Lodge.  We will be doing this event again in the Fall since it was a success and well-attended.
Monday,         March 23 – 3:00 Social Quarters Open
Tuesday,        March 24 – 3:00 Social Quarters Open
                                      7:00 VA Hospital Visit at (Community Center) – ALL Welcome
Wednesday    March 25 – 4:00 Social Quarters Open
                                            $2.00 Beer Special – $5.00 Burger Basket Special
                                      6:00 – 10:00 Karaoke Opening Night0
                                      6:00 – 7:00 All hands meeting (incoming/outgoing officers, BOD and
House Committee Members along with any members who want to
                                              attend to discuss year end closing matters) – 6:00
Thursday        March 26 – 4:00 Social Quarters Open
                                      6:00 Dinner (Lasagna, Salad, Dessert) – $6.00
                                      7:00 Game Night (canned goods or nominal donation to ENF) as entry
                                            fee (gift cards for prizes)
Friday             March 27 – 4:00 Social Quarters Open
                                       6:00 Steak Night ($12.00)
                                       9:00 – Member Draw
Saturday         March 28 – 4:00 Social Quarters Open
                                       3:00 – 11:00 – Private Room Rental
The Lodge Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 4th (Flyer Attached).  We will have over 1,000 Easter Eggs for the kiddos to find.  We have the eggs, we need fillers.  Please buy a bag or two of candy (non-chocolate) and toys to stuff the eggs.  We will have refreshments after the hunt.  Please come downThursday evening (April 2nd) after lodge meeting and help us stuff the eggs.
New membership cards will be printed next week.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you need anything.

Garland Elks Lodge #1984 Weekly Events

The member draw is up over $2,000 so please don’t miss out on an opportunity to come downon Friday evenings and reacquaint with old friends and meet new ones.  We have initiated several great new members this year who would like to meet the members they have not yet had the opportunity to do so.  WE ALSO NEED 100% PARTICIPATION in the Camo Ball this weekend, it is a Lodge Fundraiser and your support of this event is one of many that is critical to turn the Lodge around. It is going to be extremely fund with an awesome band, great food, silent auction, balloon pop for great prizes and so much more.  SHOTGUN Raffle tickets still available, so please come down and support this fundraiser and have a great time.
Monday:                Social Quarters Open at 4:00
Tuesday:                Social Quarters Open at 4:00
                             Camo Ball Final Planning Meeting at 6:30 (ALL WELCOME to participate) – We need auction items, raffle items,
                                    volunteers, food donations
                             Emergency 2014-2015 Board of Director Meeting – 7:00
Wednesday:          Social Quarters Open at 4:00 – $2.00 Beer Specials (No FOOD this week due to TABC training)
                             TABC Training (Mandory for House Committee, Board of Directors, Officers) – 6:30 (ALL WELCOME)
                             Social Quarters Open after TABC Training
                             KARAOKE COMING SOON
Thursday:              Social Quarters Open at 4:00 – $2.00 Beer Specials
                             Regular Lodge Meeting at 7:00 (Initiation of Paul Alley) LAST MEETING WITH 2014-15 OFFICERS
                             Early Bird Drawings With Take Place at Meeting (3 Prizes to Award)
                            Social Quarters Reopen at 8:00
Friday:                  Social Quarters Open at 4:00
                            Steak Dinner – 6:00 – 10:00 – $12.00 – Burger Baskets Also Available – $6.00
                            MEMBER DRAW – 9:00 – Must have money in by 8:50 p.m.
Saturday:             Food Pantry Distribution – 10:00 – Noon
                           Eagle Scout Honor Ceremony – 1:00
                           Camo Ball Decorating – 3:00
                           Camo Ball/Band – 7:00-11:00 – BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!!!  FUN, FUN, FUN
                           Shotgun Raffle Drawing – 11:00

Business Service Technician Wanted Houston Tx

JOB OFFER – PAYS $37 PER HOUR.
Hello this job offer came in my email today. I am passing this along in the hopes of getting someone who needs a job some work. I can no longer work due to disabilities but I can still give out job offers that I receive to qualified people.
If interested please contact Octavia Underwood.

Terry,

We are looking for a business service technician for the Houston TX area.

Technician will need the following tools.

-Test set will need to be capable of testing ckts from T1-1G and PRI’s. T-Bird preferred.
-Butt Set
-laptop with wireless broadband
-Cable Toner and Probe
-Basic tool kit with RJ45 crimpers
-Battery powered Drill (14V will work)

If you’re interested please send me your resume and let me know when you will be available for work. We need someone as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Octavia Underwood
Operations Assistant Manager
Precision Utilities Group Inc.
5714 St Joe Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835
(260)492-4043
octaviaunderwood@precisionug.net