Poker Words - A Poker Blog

Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Majority Eats!

A few years ago some coworkers and I started a website. Since then as many as nine different people spent as much as three hours a day, one day a week, two sometimes even three weeks a month to bring you Majority Eats.

What is Majority Eats you ask? Well, if you’re anything like me, you work in some sort of office type setting where on any given day a group of you will go out to lunch together. If your office mates are anything like mine, the first five to ten minutes of said lunch break are spent debating about where to go. Well argue no longer. Majority Eats solves that problem. It also solves the problem of where to go to watch the game, what bars to hit on Friday night, and where to go for girl’s night out, or anything else that involves deciding on where to eat.

To use the site, all you have to do is register, create a group (and you can create multiple groups for different groups of friends) and invite your group members. Then you can use the google maps search we have built in to find your restaurants and start voting. By default a daily Lunch event will automatically be created for you, but you can also add future events and set a time when the polls close. You can also opt to get notifications when a new event is scheduled for a vote, or when the voting period is almost over.

Let democracy prevail and end your lunchtime arguments once and for all.
We are now live, so sign up, invite your coworkers, try it out and let us know what you think. Also keep your fingers crossed that our potentially tens of new visitors don’t crash the server. Yes tens. I’m pretty sure that’s all we can handle.

Even if you don’t use the site, you would help us out if you at least visited and clicked the Like button for it.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Sen Reid to Introduce Online Poker Legalization Bill?

There's a story on the Wall Street Journal about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) potentially introducing a bill that would legalize online poker. Read the story for more details.

Some notes and thoughts:

I don't foresee this passing anytime soon. They are currently in a lame duck session of congress, with republicans to control the house shortly and republicans in the senate digging in their heels in regards to passing any legislation, let alone something that they've been against for so long.

Its interesting that the Nevada casinos seem to be behind this. I was under the impression that they were against online gambling and felt it might dilute their brand. Why fly all the way to Vegas when you can gamble from the comfort of your living room? (Because Vegas is awesome, that's why.)

The article mentions that there may be a rider that only established casinos (B & M I assume) to operate online for the first two years. The cynic in me says this is because those casinos helped him survive a close election a month ago and this is payback. Although since these casinos don't already have poker software I would think they might struggle to compete with existing sites like FullTilt and PokerStars.

I wonder if Harrahs or some other casino would buy or partner with an existing site to get their player base? FullTilt poker brought to you by Harrahs, or MGM Online Poker powered by PokerStars? I wonder how much money it would take for the existing sites to make that deal. If the commissions I earn on the few referrals I've made are any indication, those site's aren't exactly in need of a lot of cash. Speaking of which, have you tried FullTilt or PokerStars recently? You should. You should also use bonus code POKERWORDS or click on the links above.

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