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September 26, 2008

If You Live In Kentucky...

by Luckbox

You may want to move.

Gamblers in Kentucky will no longer have access to some online casinos. Kentucky's Justice Cabinet spokeswoman Jennifer Brislin says some casino operators have begun voluntarily blocking access to Kentuckians.

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Permalink | Poker Law and Legal News

September 17, 2008

UFP Fantasy Football Week 2 Update

by Luckbox

In case you're wondering, here are Week 2 results:

Luckbox: 2-0, 176 points
G-Rob: 0-2, 152 points
Otis: 0-2, 125 points

Regarding the $5 bet, Donovan McNabb scored another 19 points and is up to 46 on the year. Carson Palmer racked up 6 points and has 11 for the year. I like my chances.

Permalink | Fantasy Sports

September 12, 2008

Luckbox's Five Most Memorable Poker Hands

by Luckbox

Otis' last post was a great idea. So now I'm going to blatantly rip it off. Here's my list:

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Permalink | Luckbox's Thoughts

September 10, 2008

Five most memorable hands against poker bloggers

by Otis

Luckbox has been doing most of the heavy lifting in this fifth birthday of Up For Poker. I'm wrapped up in other activities right now, but couldn't let the time pass without a brief submission. Some of these are repeats, some are original, but all of them will stick in my memory as long as I'm playing.

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Permalink | Otis' Thoughts , | Playing For Fun , | Playing For Money , | Poker Blogs

September 9, 2008

UFP Fantasy Football Update

by Luckbox

In case you're wondering, here are Week 1 results:

Luckbox: 1-0, 100 points
G-Rob: 0-1, 73 points
Otis: 0-1, 59 points

Regarding the $5 bet, Donovan McNabb scored me 27 points and G-Rob's favorite QB (Carson Palmer, who's not on his roster) racked up 5 points. Otis, once again, is on the short end of the stick as his starting QB and first round selection Tom Brady scored 3 points before being lost for the season. I ask you all to pray for Reggie Bush before the Otis jinx hits him, too!

Permalink | Fantasy Sports

September 8, 2008

The 5 Year Anniversary Top 5

by Luckbox

As we continue the Up For Poker 5th Anniversary celebration, here are a few top 5 lists:

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Permalink | Luckbox's Thoughts

September 5, 2008

5 Years, By The Numbers

by Luckbox

Five years ago today, I launched Up For Poker. At the time, I had a personal blog called Up For Anything. I was apparently boring my dozen or so readers with my tales from the table, so, like Pauly before me, I created my first niche blog. Later, there would be the short-lived Up For Sports and the even shorter-lived Up For Hollywood. Today, only Up For Poker survives. And I'm surprised it's lasted this long.

Here is a brief look at our history, by the numbers:

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Permalink | Up for Poker News

September 4, 2008

4 Years, 364 Days

by Luckbox

Five years ago tomorrow, I wrote about three bad beats that knocked me out of an online tournament. If you go back and read it now, you won't get your three bucks. Bad beat payoffs aren't retroactive.

Over the last half-decade, we've virtually eliminated bad beat stories from Up For Poker (unless you win a lot of money doing it). It's just one of the many things that have evolved over the years. We've had as many as 8 different writers here, although all but three of us came and went pretty quickly.

Today, it's Otis, G-Rob and the Luckbox. And over the next few days, we'll be taking a trip down memory lane. Five years is a long time, and I don't think any of us thought we'd be around that long!

Permalink | Luckbox's Thoughts , | Up for Poker News