PokerStars is the biggest place to play poker online. It is the poker online king. It often has more than 150,000 players online at once, so you are able to play any moment, any limit, any game. PokerStars offers all poker varieties, from the popular Texas Hold’em to Omaha and other games like Badugi.
Betfair has one of the biggest and most flexible sign-up bonuses. You get to pick if you would like a $50, $250, $500, $1000 or $2500 bonus. Unlike some other sites located on the Ongame network, Betfair pays out the bonus in rates. This means that no matter which bonus you pick you dont have to clear the whole amount! This is great as not all of us are born as grinders.
HBGary’s servers were broken into, its e-mails pillaged and published to the world, its data destroyed, and its website defaced. As an added bonus, a second site owned and operated by Greg Hoglund, owner of HBGary, was taken offline and the user registration database published.
Most frustrating for HBGary must be the knowledge that they know what they did wrong, and they were perfectly aware of best practices; they just didn’t actually use them. Everybody knows you don’t use easy-to-crack passwords, but some employees did. Everybody knows you don’t re-use passwords, but some of them did. Everybody knows that you should patch servers to keep them free of known security flaws, but they didn’t.
At US$4.99/€3.99, It is priced for impulse purchases. I’ve sold three copies so far in the first few days. This is only coffee money but I’m happy with it. It took me six weeks to get my first Poker Copilot sale when I launched in July 2008.
I find this Mac OS X App Store experiment intriguing. That a small hobby app like PokerZebra can be available for purchase with Apple handling all the e-commerce, online storage, and downloading opens up a new world of software sales.
If you are a software developer and have an idea for a small Mac OS X app, I encourage you to put together a minimum viable product and submit to to the App Store. Price it low enough for impulse purchases and you may even sell some copies. There’s nothing like the first sale or two to motivate you to further product development.
The software is great, and compared to other smaller networks which supports Mac, CarbonPoker really comes out on the top, due to the almost endless possibilities provided in the lobby and at the table. But if you are looking for a place which has a lot of players and action you might want to look for another site.
Getting players to join a new online poker site must be a chicken-and-egg problem: “I won’t play there because there are not enough players”, people tell themselves.
Tournament #1 starts at 12 noon ET, (5pm in the UK, and 6pm in Western Europe).
Tournament #2 starts at 6pm ET, which should suit Americans and Canadians.
I’ve decided to give a free license of Poker Copilot to the winner of each tournament. Using Poker Copilot’s trial version? Here’s your chance to get a free full version. Already have the full version? Win and you can give your prize to a friend.