Posts Tagged ‘Casino’

“Rounders 2” Back with Paris Stop and De Niro

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The poker world has waited forever, and finally, Rounders 2 is a reality! Miramax and the Weinstein company came to an agreement that’ll see some hit classics made into sequels, including Shakespeare in Love and Rounders.

What’s exciting about Rounders 2 is the changes that’ll be made to the upcoming film. As Harvey Weinstein told Deadline Hollywood, the movie is set to take on a more international feel “where you start the card game in Paris.” He also added that they need a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich.

The rumored villain is Robert De Niro, who already has an outstanding role from the gambling world to his credit. De Niro played Sam “Ace” Rothstein in the 1995 hit Casino, which inspired millions of people to visit the casino. So it’s only natural that De Niro would be linked to a film that’s inspired millions of people to play poker over the years.

As for the new Paris location, this is certainly a good move because more and more Europeans take up the game every day. We can thank the Hendon Mob and WSOP Europe in large part for this. And who knows…maybe the Rounders sequel will encourage a European poker boom.

In regard to where else this movie is going, Weinstein explained the path by saying, “There might be a certain beautiful Parisian actress involved in it, and then we’re off to the racetrack and Vegas with Matty and Edward Norton, and a new supervillain to replace John Malkovich.”

With Norton coming back to play “Worm,” it’s almost a given that Matt Damon (a.k.a. Mike McDermott) is going to have to bail him out. If De Niro is indeed involved in the project, we can reasonably assume that Worm will be in trouble with him. Whatever the case may be, this is exciting news and I can’t wait to see the film play out on the big screen.

Online Poker Myths Debunked

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

In the world of online poker there are a log of myths and rumors circulating. I thought I’d take the time to talk about and debunk a few of the most common myths about online poker. Following are some common misconceptions about online poker and explanations of why they aren’t true.

Online Poker Myth #1: All you have to do in order to win is read your opponents.

A lot of players think that they can win big at online poker by simply reading their opponents. These players think that it doesn’t matter what cards you have – if you can tell that your opponent is bluffing or that your opponent has a great hand then you can act accordingly. The truth of the matter is, your hand is the most important factor in your game. If you don’t have a good hand you should fold and if you have a strong hand you should play it accordingly.

Online Poker Myth #2: When you start playing, online poker sites will give you good cards so you’ll stick around.

This myth is just like the myth that casinos put loose slots near the entrances to attract new players. This is absolutely false. Poker sites use software that deals cards in a completely random fashion to ensure fair gaming.

Online Poker Myth #3: There are hacker players out there that can see everyone’s hole cards.

While there have been instances of high level online casino employees setting themselves up with “super user” poker accounts, this type of occurrence is incredibly rare. You shouldn’t worry that anyone can see your cards.