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Americas Cardroom Issues Official Statement On Rumored $5 Million GTD Promotion.

San Jose, Costa Rica – August 1, 2015 – The old saying goes that ‘all publicity is good publicity’, but some rumors floating around the internet have caused online poker room, Americas Cardroom, to make an official statement and set the record straight.

It all started on Friday afternoon when word started spreading in online poker forums about a ‘$5 Million Guaranteed’ promotion that was being offered by Americas Cardroom. It was said that this promotion, which included five separate $1,000,000 GTD Texas Hold’em tourneys in September and October, was a done deal.

Management from Americas Cardroom was contacted for comment and wishes it to be known that the news circulating around the online poker forums was leaked information without official authorization.

“We’re happy that online poker players are interested in our tournaments, but the recent chatter in the online poker forums is not official policy yet. It is interesting however, how difficult it is to keep this kind of big news under wraps,” said Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “All that being said, the $5 Million Guranteed promo is something that we will announce on Monday if our upcoming Million Dollar Sunday is a success.”

The Million Dollar Sunday is the signature tournament offered by Americas Cardroom. They’ve had two successful ones already this year, with the next coming this Sunday, August 2nd at 3pm ET. There is a $1,000,000 GTD prize pool, with $200,000 earmarked for the first place winner.

Added Harris, “We’re really excited about this next Million Dollar Sunday, with all our internal forecasts predicting a great turnout. Visit our site on Sunday as there could be that $5 Million GTD promo announcement after all.

$1.5 Million Dollar Warm-Up Series


We wanted to remind you that our Million Dollar Warm-Up Series kicks off today!

This tournament series runs from Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 2nd. The highlight is our Million Dollar Sunday at 3pm ET, our third $1,000,000 GTD tourney of the year with a first-place prize of $200,000.

The Million Dollar Warm-Up Series has 47 events and $1,500,000 guaranteed in all. Buy-ins start at just $3+0.30 and game types include limit and no-limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha and PLO8.

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Take specific note of the Mega and Monster Satellites to the Million Dollar Sunday with hundreds of seats guaranteed to go. You can also win your $540 entry to the Million Dollar Sunday for just $12 with our ‘Million or Bust’ Jackpot Poker.

Good Luck!

The Team at P4AC Poker & Americas Cardroom
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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.

Combat Poker Micro League

Hello, we are looking to start running some small ball micro tournaments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays with games starting around 5:30 PM CST with the last game being around 9:00 PM CST. Looking to run 4 to 8 games a night with buy ins from .10 cents up to 1 dollar with some freerolls for the league participants. Please locate these games in our online poker lobby under the Tournaments > Private > All > Tabs.

This series is designed for new players who are working on building their bankrolls up from either the minimum deposit or no deposit. This is a great tournament series for new players and people with small bankrolls. Minimum risk for some nice payouts. If you would like to learn or play real money Texas Holdem Poker, win cash and help others at the same time while you play or learn, then make sure you click on one of our Americas Cardroom banners and download the free poker software. Once you have our software just open it up and create your new player account. It only takes a minute or two and after you’re done you can immediately start playing our freerolls.

Please remember to send an email to terry@poker4acause.org after you have downloaded the free software and created your free player account or register at poker4acause.org to be added to our list of players and to receive special discounts, coupons and freeroll info.

Thank you.

Helpful links > Chat page > chat with other members, ask questions or get help.

Poker Tips > Get helpful poker tips.

On behalf of everyone at Team P4AC Poker and Americas Final Table we would like to welcome you to the team. Good luck and run good.

Holiday Helpers

It’s that time again when a lot of people are going to need help. Team P4AC Poker and Veterans House needs your help to brighten the lives of those less fortunate or who have fallen on hard times due to any number of reasons such as medical issues, job loss and countless others. Help us this year by volunteering or making a donation of food – non perishables & meals ready to eat, clothes – childrens and adult sizes, money, toiletries, feminine products, gloves, coats, toboggans, and can openers. Volunteers needed to drive patients who have no transportation to appointments, help pack food boxes for struggling families, help with event set ups and tear downs and much more. For more info or to get in touch email terry@poker4acause.org.

Please you can drop off donations, sign up to be a volunteer, inquire about work opportunities, sign up for free poker classes or to play in our Combat Poker League and play poker in support of charity at our offices at:    2521 Merrell Road suite 104  Dallas, Tx 75229.

Call 214-668-8836 to schedule drop off to make sure someone is there to receive your donation or to schedule a pick up.

If you like to play poker or want to learn for free you might consider joining Team P4AC Poker and help support Veterans House and the people they help just by doing what you love and having fun playing poker. When you join P4AC Poker either our live poker room in Dallas, Tx or online at Americas Cardroom or Carbon Poker and create a free player account, anytime you play in any real money game with a rake or a fee you will be helping to provide food, shelter, transportation, access to medical and more. It costs nothing to start and we are here 24/7 for help. Visit our chat page P4AC Chat, email terry@poker4acause.org or skype (holdem1eyejack) if you have question or need help. If you would like to join our team of poker players who are learning to play for free or playing in real money cash games and tournaments and winning real money in our freerolls, private and special events just click on our Americas Cardroom banner and download the free poker software. Follow the help wizard and create your new free player account. It takes less than ten minutes and you can start playing in the freerolls immediately after your player account is set up. People ask. Q. How does playing freerolls help charity? A. After you cash in a couple of freerolls you will have some real money on your player account so now you can get in some real money tournaments and try for some bigger cash prizes. As you play in these games you will generate revenue for the charity from the game fees. Oh did I mention that your player account will help support charity over the entire life of the account. Come on and let us help you build a bank from scratch if you like. It will not cost a thing. Since you are a member of P4AC you can receive free poker training and help to improve your game and become a better player for free. Maybe you and your friends would like to play a certain type of game. Contact us and we can put that game in the tournament list for you and your friends to play. If you would like to join our poker team, comedy team or music & entertainment team send email to terry@poker4acause.org.


Freeroll Win

Come join us in our freerolls and learn to play the most popular poker game Texas Holdem.  Best of all you can start totally free.  Just click on one of the Americas Cardroom banners to download the free software.  Once you download the free software and create your new free player account. Don’t make a deposit  Start playing in the freerolls.  Once you place in a couple of freerolls you can use your winnings to enter real money tournaments and have part of your rake and tournament fees go to charity.

As a member of our team you will have access to free poker training and we give our new players the right games for them to build their bankrolls from nothing. You will also have access to our newsletter and video blogs.  We have various videos from poker training to videos of the people you help by playing or learning poker with us. So what are you waiting for. Send me an email today to terry@poker4acause.org to join our team of poker players or to just get info on how to help support Veterans House.

Deadpool, Downfall Rising & CrashKill Six at Tequila Rock Bar!


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Veteran Appreciation Holiday Party

December, 8th @ 11:00AM there will be a holiday party for our local military from the Dallas area at 3825 Duck Creek Rd. Garland Texas.  We will be going to the Dallas VA. Hospital and picking up several veterans each with their own issues and we will be helping in what ever ways we can.
How you can help.
Please come out and join us for an hour or two or stay for the day.  Bring either a food donation or clothes for these vets.  A lot of them are homeless and could use things like boots, jackets, coats, gloves, blankets, carry food such as potted meat and crackers, canned meals such as soups, ravioli, spahgetti, etc.  This will be a great time and fun event for all as well as helping out those that really need and deserve our help.
Thank you.


3 June 2013

By Howard Stutz

LAS VEGAS — European online gaming giant bwin.party digital entertainment plc is moving forward with licensing in Nevada to operate Internet poker websites with MGM Resorts International and Boyd Gaming Corporation, despite comments to the contrary from the company’s chief executive, an attorney said.

Gilbraltar-based Bwin.party is still awaiting approval from state gaming regulators after filing its application more than a year ago.

In interviews with online gaming publications last month, Bwin.party CEO Norbert Teufelberger said the company chose “not to operate in Nevada” and would focus its attention on New Jersey, which enacted Internet gaming laws earlier this year.

Las Vegas gaming attorney Frank Schreck, who represents Bwin.party, said the New Jersey licensing process is being expedited time period by the state. The online company wants to be in the first wave of the application process.

“New Jersey is the focus because there is a definite time table,” Schreck said. “The company is still moving forward in Nevada.”

Teufelberger’s comments were made after Bwin.party announced 2012 earnings had declined 17 percent. The company also educed its profit estimates for 2013.

Teufelberger told media outlets he believes Bwin.party could split New Jersey’s potential online gaming market with Caesars Entertainment Corp., which owns four of the 12 casinos in Atlantic City and is planning to launch a World Series of Poker branded website in New Jersey.

Bwin.party would enter the market through its partnership with Boyd Gaming, the operator and 50 percent owner of the market-leading Borgata.

In April, Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith said the Borgata brand would allow the company “to capture a substantial share of this lucrative market.”

Operation of New Jersey’s online gaming websites is limited to the owners of Atlantic City’s casinos. Like Nevada, New Jersey’s gaming regulations only allow wagers to take place on computers and mobile devices located only within New Jersey’s borders.

Because of the state’s proximity to East Coast population centers, such as New York City and Philadelphia, and New Jersey’s population of 8.1 million, analysts speculate the market could be substantial.

Smith said Boyd wanted to be one of the first casinos to launch online gaming in New Jersey. Smith also said Boyd Gaming was “evaluating the opportunity” to offer online poker in Nevada.

In 2011, MGM Resorts, Boyd and Bwin.party announced a partnership to create a Nevada-based online gaming company to offer Internet poker. Bwin.party would own 65 percent of the business, MGM Resorts would have 25 percent and Boyd would have the remaining 10 percent.

“We’re committed to the partnership and we’re evaluating the best way to enter the market,” said MGM Resorts spokesman Gordon Absher.

MGM Resorts and Boyd Gaming have both been licensed by state gaming regulators to operate online poker in Nevada. Officials from both companies said they would not launch a website until Bwin.party was licensed.

“(We) are determining the best way to enter what is shaping up to be a robust yet crowded market,” Smith said in April about Nevada.

State gaming regulators have approved nearly two dozen casino operators and technology providers for interactive gaming licenses. However, just one website, Station Casinos-controled Ultimate Poker, has been approved to operate and launched on April 30.

Bwin.party was formed in 2011 through the merger of Bwin International and Party Gaming, which created the world’s largest online poker company.

PartyGaming operated online poker in the U.S. before the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act became law in 2006. The company ceased its U.S. operations on the same day.

Three years later, PartyGaming signed a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and paid a $105 million fine. The company was cleared from ever being prosecuted for its pre-2006 online gaming operations.

According to an article on CalvinAyre.com, Teufelberger said the Nevada licensing application “was intended to benefit from federal online poker laws.”