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PSxP chat server will be released next week

 

server

The chat server allows communication between multiple PSxP apps. This server is intended for morale,  support, and to discuss both good and bad decisions AFTER they are made. THIS IS  NOT FOR COLLUSION. The person who runs the server  will distribute their address to the persons of his/her choice and only those persons can connect to the conference. The chat server has an installed bot to manage the conference environment on the rich text chat panels on PSxP. Many text-based commends include KICK, SEEN, MSG, READ, WEATHER, PRIVATEMSG,  etc.

VB.NET ip chat and socket Source code help on request.

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Second bill to legalize Web poker in US introduced yesterday

“Poker is an all-American game. It’s a game that I learned as a teen and continue to play today. Just like millions of other players I enjoy the strategy and skill involved. I continue to be supportive of the Americans who play poker online. They deserve to have a legal, on-shore system that makes sure everyone is playing in an honest, fair structure.”

 Barton’s legislation, dubbed the Internet Poker Freedom Act, would only apply to poker and would allow states to opt out of the federal system.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rep. Joe Barton wants to help Poker-lovers stay on the couch.

The Texas Republican introduced a bill in Congress Thursday that would pave the way for states to legalize online poker without fear of federal intervention.

It’s the second such Internet gambling bill introduced this year. In June, Republican New York Congressman Peter King introduced a piece of legislation he called the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act of 2013.

Unlike Barton’s bill, that gambling act would open the door to all forms of casino games, not just poker.

The federal government cracked down on Internet gambling in 2011. But the same year, the U.S. Justice Department issued a ruling making online gambling legal so long as it’s permitted on the state level.

Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware have legalized some kind of online gambling, and legislatures in other states are weighing the issue.

Barton’s legislation, dubbed the Internet Poker Freedom Act, would only apply to poker and would allow states to opt out of the federal system.

The Texas lawmaker said the bill is needed to protect players and the integrity of the game from shady offshore organizations and confusing patchworks of state-by-state regulation.

“Poker is an all-American game. It’s a game that I learned as a teen and continue to play today. Just like millions of other players I enjoy the strategy and skill involved,” he said in a statement. “I continue to be supportive of the Americans who play poker online. They deserve to have a legal, on-shore system that makes sure everyone is playing in an honest, fair structure.”

Congress flirted with an online gambling bill in 2012, but industry infighting and partisan disagreement ultimately doomed it. When that legislation failed, states began moving ahead on their own.

Online poker remains a legal gray zone, though, with no federal regulatory structure in place.

Morgan Stanley predicts that by 2020, online gambling in the U.S. will produce the same amount of revenue as Las Vegas and Atlantic City markets combined: $9.3 billion. But states cannot get there on their own. A more fluid market is needed to drive up pots and create a robust stream of tax revenue.

The summer could see the introduction of a third online gambling bill.

Democratic Sen. Harry Reid, who once called the passage of an online poker bill “the most important issue facing Nevada since Yucca Mountain,” is working on new legislation with fellow Nevadan Republican Sen. Dean Heller.

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Sheldon Adelson finds a new nemesis: Online poker

The casino mogul says his new fight against Internet gambling is a moral one, but others see “JUST PLAIN GREED”

 

Sheldon Adelson finds a new nemesis: Online poker

Adelson, despite making more than $20 billion off his casino empire, has launched a war on Internet gambling, setting up a website, producing a Web ad that calls Internet gaming “one of the worst … [ideas] in the history of bad ideas,” and pushing his message in media interviews and Op-Eds. With deep pockets and back-channel access to senior GOP leaders, Adelson is quickly making himself the biggest enemy of people who want to play poker online and states that want the tax revenue from legalizing it.

Internet gambling right now exists in a bit of gray area, effectively illegal on the federal level but recently legalized in some states, including Nevada and Delaware. New Jersey followed in February and the nation’s first legal online poker site launched in April, serving Nevada residents exclusively. A number of other states are moving quickly to be next and two bills will soon be introduced in Congress to change federal regulation. The online poker train seems unstoppable, but Adelson has planted himself astride the tracks and is determined to derail it.

One reason the casino mogul might fight online gaming is easy to see — it’s a threat to his casinos. Adelson denies this is his motivation, writing in Forbes that online gaming’s “impact on my company’s business would be limited.” His motivations are purely moral, he says, based on his experience as a father of two teenage boys. “It’s a threat to our society — a toxin which all good people ought to resist,” he wrote. But not everyone is convinced. Online poker players are outraged by his opposition, and some are calling for a boycott of Adelson’s Venetian casino starting later this month.

“I don’t know his motivations,” John Pappas, the executive director of the pro-online gaming Poker Players Alliance, which has not joined the boycott, told Salon. “But there are only two kinds of groups right now that are completely against Internet gaming: Sheldon Adelson and groups like Focus on the Family.” Even the National Council on Problem Gambling is OK with online gaming, as long as it’s strictly regulated, Pappas noted.

“The anti-gambling contingent is really pure in their motivations,” Pappas continued. “Not only do they oppose Internet gambling, but they probably oppose Mr. Adelson’s brick and mortar casinos too. Adelson has kind of picked and chosen what kind of gambling he’s going to oppose.”

Later in Adelson’s Forbes Op-Ed, he acknowledges that “the rise of Internet gaming has clearly come at the cost of land-based casinos in Europe.” Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands, after making a fortune in Asia over the past two decades, is now staking its future on building “EuroVegas” outside Madrid in Spain.

And the casino mogul didn’t always have such puritanical opposition to online poker. In 2001, the Las Vegas Sun reported that Adelson was “pleased” the Nevada state Legislature was taking a lead on Internet gaming, adding that the Sands was poised to be “a big player in cyberspace if and when Internet gambling is legalized,” the paper reported. “Our hat will be in that ring,” Adelson said

He even spoke to other casino operators’ reluctance to accept online gaming. “When the industry first fought Atlantic City, I felt that a rising tide would raise all boats and we [Las Vegas] would get our share,” Adelson told the Sun, explaining that cyberspace would be no different.

And Mark Blandford, who founded the U.K. online gaming site Sportingbet and has been in the industry since the late 1990s, hit back at Adelson by pointing out that the mogul made a plaintive stab at online gaming in the early 2000s. In 2003, a company Adelson controlled was granted an online gaming licence by the gambling commission of a British Channel Island government that hosts many online gaming sites. “An Internet gaming license in Alderney provides Venetian Interactive with some of the highest regulatory standards and controls in the industry, which supports our goal of providing a user-friendly gaming,” said Richard Depew, CEO of Venetian Interactive, a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands. But the company never really took off.

“I regard it as naked self-interest. I think he’s fearful of anything that he sees as being a threat to his revenues, and that includes the Internet,” Blandford told Salon of Adelson’s opposition. “Adelson has tried to look like a modern day King Canute while wiping the history of Venetian Interactive,” he said, referring to the Viking king of England who legendarily tried to hold back the tides.

Ironically, it’s now Adelson who stands alone among his competitors in opposition to online poker, as most of the other casino operators have abandoned their opposition and are now adapting to the times. The American Gaming Association, the industry’s lobby organization, used to oppose online gambling, then went neutral, and now supports federal legislation to legalize online gambling.

Adelson hasn’t said if he’ll spend big money fighting the rising tide of online poker, but such vocal opposition from someone who dropped $150 million on the 2012 election has to worry some pro-gaming politicians, especially those with national ambitions like Chris Christie, who pushed New Jersey’s online poker rule into law.

“I don’t reward or punish politicians,” Adelson said when asked about it in a recent interview on Bloomberg TV. “It’s not my job. I’m only one vote, plus that of my family. I do support a lot of politicians, but I do so because of their ideology and the sharing of values with me.”

Last year, a gaming lobbyist told the Las Vegas Sun that online gaming wasn’t the casino mogul’s top goal. His first priority was stopping President Obama from getting reelected, and his second was making the Senate flip to Republican control. Both of those agenda items are now moot.

Advocates of online poker say all of Adelson’s arguments about why online gaming is worse than casino play — minors may access it, it lowers the burden of play and is thus more addictive, for instance — have been asked and answered by effective regulation. “Adelson’s concerns are more than a decade old,” Casino City Times columnist Howard Stutz wrote. “Technologies, such as age verification, geo-location, and other safeguards have been approved by independent testing laboratories and Nevada gaming regulators.”

Pappas of the Poker Player’s alliance says because everything is tracked in real time, online play can actually be better controlled than face-to-face gaming: “It’s really a regulator’s dream.” He pointed to a Harvard study that found that regulating Internet gaming is safer than trying to ban it entirely, which is impossible anyway since people will always find a way to flout prohibitions.

“We thought your love of freedom was why you left the Democrats and joined the Republicans,” Nicholas Kisberg, the CEO of the online poker forum CardsChat.com, wrote in an open letter to Adelson. “That’s the beauty of gambling online. It gives you the power to choose.”

Alex Seitz-Wald            Alex Seitz-Wald. Email him at aseitz-wald@salon.com, and follow him on Twitter @aseitzwald
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Pennsylvania Introduces Bill to Legalize Online Gambling

With New Jersey recently legalizing online poker as well as the long anticipated opening of Nevada’s online poker games, it was only a matter of time before other states began legalizing online poker too. The tiny state of Delaware followed suit with legalizing online poker and we’ve heard rumors of California and even Iowa allowing online poker as well. Now, Pennsylvania becomes the latest state that may possibly enter the legal online poker fray.  The bill would also allow for other type’s of casino games, not just poker. For a business to provide online poker or other online casino games, it would need to be an established land based casino in the state, and users would register with the site by going to the casino. Third party providers could work with the casino to provide the software (so a casino may partner with say 888 Poker to provide games). Pennsylvania is a fairly large state and currently has the second largest gaming market, recently overtaking New Jersey. If online poker is legalized there, it would be a huge step towards a general legalization effort in the United States.

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float play from the big blind

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to zx martin xz 8c5h
UTG: folds
UTG+1: folds
MP: folds
HJ: folds
CT: folds
SB: calls 125
zx martin xz: checks

—– this is a great flop to float—–

*** FLOP *** 4c4hQs
SB: bets 500

—– at this point you pause, already planning on raising the turn, and flat call his bet —–

zx martin xz: calls 500

*** TURN *** 4c4hQs 3d
SB: bets 500

—– a very fast raise (the smallest that will get the job done)  here will portray an excited newb and should work —–

zx martin xz: raises 500 to 1000

—– he didn’t get lucky (2 cards in 46 = 4% chance he had the 4) and folds the winning hand—–

SB: folds

Uncalled bet (500) returned to zx martin xz
zx martin xz collected 2710 from pot
zx martin xz: shows 8c5h

*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 2710 | Rake 0
Board 4c4hQs3d

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Delaware Releases Draft Online Gaming Regulations

Delaware Releases Draft Online Gaming Regulations

 

The Government of the US state of Delaware has released the draft proposal of its online regulations for comment by the state’s public.

Delaware is set to launch an online gaming industry in September, which will follow Nevada, which was the first US state to launch regulated online gaming back in April. The draft regulations are 27 pages long are available for comment by the Delaware pubic until the end of July.

The draft regulations state that the Delaware State Lottery will oversee the state’s online gaming industry when it is established, which would be different to how Nevada and New Jersey’s industries are run. In those states, the online gaming industry is run by state gaming regulators.

 

 

article by Bruno  de Paiva

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PokerStars Makes Deal to Enter Online Gaming Market in New Jersey

PokerStars Makes Deal to Enter Online Gaming Market in New JerseyPokerStars and Resorts Casino Hotel have announced a partnership agreement that will permit the world’s leading online poker site to provide online gaming software in New Jersey.

Just one day following the revelation that PokerStars was again prevented by New Jersey courts from succeeding in their quest to buy the Atlantic Club casino comes the news that parent company Rational Group has found another way to finagle into the U.S. market. The full details of the partnership agreement have not yet been released, but both companies are ecstatic to be joining forces.

“Resorts is a fantastic partner for us and we are looking forward to launch PokerStars in the U.S. in association with the other quality brands Resorts has brought to Atlantic City,” said Mark Scheinberg, Rational Group CEO.  “We are very happy to invest in New Jersey and we are excited about building a successful relationship with Resorts.”

Resorts Casino Hotel was the first brick and mortar to open on the Atlantic City boardwalk and has previously established partnerships with other brands such as Margaritaville and Mohegan Sun. “This [PokerStars] is another blue chip partner for Resorts to complete a wonderful series of brands,” Resorts’ Company Chairman Morris Bailey told a PRNewswire reporter.

New Jersey gaming officials must still approve the partnership agreement. It’s natural to assume that the American Gaming Association will again try to intervene in keeping PokerStars from gaining the green light to form an allegiance with the landmark casino.

PokerStars has been eyeing the U.S. online poker market for quite some time. Many believe that the deal brokered with the DoJ last year that saw Rational Group acquire Full Tilt Poker was done partly to get in the good graces of U.S. authorities. PokerStars did receive the DoJ’s blessing to enter the market if possible.

In the absence of federal online poker legislation, individual states have been enacting their own laws and some are including bad actor language to keep out the likes of PokerStars, who continued operating in the U.S. post-UIGEA. New Jersey has no such provisions in its statute, making the Garden State the best opportunity to get a foot in the door of the U.S. market.

That door has now been opened by Resorts Casino and PokerStars wants in. It will be up to state gaming officials to decide upon PokerStars’ suitability as a partner. PokerStars has shown tremendous tenacity in striving to be included in the newly-regulated online poker and gambling market in the U.S. I wouldn’t bet against them at this point.

 

article by Charles Rettmuller

 

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Trigger an event from a pokerstars hand completion in vb.net

 This will search the Pokerstars hand history folders on your comp and trigger an event when the size of one of those hand history files changes.

I set the timer to 3 seconds and get NO processor spike at all and it catches every append to pokerstars HH files in as many tables you are on. If you plan on parsing hands just split the string in the streamreader with (vbnewline & vbnewline & vbnewline) .  Add it to an array. You will have an array of every hand played in that HH file to parse any info you need after each hand completes. You could also use lastindexof for the latest completed hand.

 

 


Private Sub Timer1_Tick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Timer1.Tick 'Martin Carter – psxpoker.com Dim dir As String dir = System.Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.LocalApplicationData) 'this is the pokerstars default directory Dim MyHHpath As String = dir & "\PokerStars\HandHistory\" 'create the array to put all the directories in to search for HH files.
Dim DirList As New ArrayList 'get the subdirectories If (System.IO.Directory.Exists(dir & "\PokerStars\HandHistory")) Then GetDirectories(MyHHpath, DirList) 'this is a folder i also save HH files in DirList.Add(System.Environment.GetFolderPath(Environment.SpecialFolder.MyDocuments).ToString & "\HH") lstDirFile.Items.Clear() For Each x In DirList Dim files() As System.IO.FileInfo Dim dirinfo As New System.IO.DirectoryInfo(x.ToString) files = dirinfo.GetFiles("HH*Hold'em*.txt", IO.SearchOption.AllDirectories) For Each file In files 'skip the holdem omaha mixed games If file.ToString.Contains("Omaha") = True Then GoTo skipOmahaFile 'path and filename Dim FileN As String = dirinfo.ToString & "\" & file.ToString Dim filex As New FileInfo(FileN) sizeInBytes2 = filex.Length 'i use this to only add files modified today (ext.letfof is a function... ext.leftof("blah","ah") returns "bl" Dim Lastwrite As Date = eXt.LeftOf(filex.LastWriteTime, " ") 'add the size in bytes and filename to list a If Lastwrite = eXt.LeftOf(Now, " ") Then lstDirFile.Items.Add(sizeInBytes2.ToString & ", " & FileN) End If SkipOmahaFile: Next Next If lstDirFile.Items.Count = 0 Then Exit Sub Else ' populate list b from list a if its empty If lstDirFile2.Items.Count = 0 Then For i = 0 To lstDirFile.Items.Count - 1 lstDirFile2.Items.Add(lstDirFile.Items.Item(i)) Next Else 'start compare and refresh list here 'loop thru list a For i = 0 To lstDirFile.Items.Count - 1 'loop thru list b For x = 0 To lstDirFile2.Items.Count - 1 'If the 2 filenames are the same If eXt.RightOf(lstDirFile.Items.Item(i), ", ") = eXt.RightOf(lstDirFile2.Items.Item(x), ", ") Then 'if the sizes dont match then a hand has just completed If eXt.LeftOf(lstDirFile.Items.Item(i), ", ") <> eXt.LeftOf(lstDirFile2.Items.Item(x), ", ") Then 'here is the file that changed and it is read into memory Dim sr As New IO.StreamReader(eXt.RightOf(lstDirFile.Items(i), ", ").ToString) Dim Sr2 As String = sr.ReadToEnd 'your event would go here
End If End If Next Next 'now move the items from list a to list b for the next timer trigger to compare again lstDirFile2.Items.Clear() For i = 0 To lstDirFile.Items.Count - 1 lstDirFile2.Items.Add(lstDirFile.Items.Item(i)) Next End If End If End Sub

 

I collect 77 different data values from 9 players per hand and store that data on a list of 7000+ players. I parse about 2300 hands per minute on a laptop with this code. Don’t forget to handle exceptions.

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