Empire Poker Knew Of Possible Damage

Closely watched by investors and poker enthusiast alike, the battle between online poker rooms Empire Online and Party Poker rages on, with new information coming out that could hurt Empire Online’s case.

Party moved to separate the poker system used by its own players from that used by players at its partner companies like Empire. When the change went into effect, it moved all of Party’s players to a new and improved platform with better features, while keeping Empire players on an inferior platform. Empire is talking about legal action against Party Poker, since their shares have dropped since the change.

It turns out that Empire Online received a written warning that its relationship with Party Gaming might be changed in a negative way…

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Mon, November 28th, 2005

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  • HOYLE - Edmund Hoyle (1769-?) was the authoritative source for rules of card games. Hoyle is to card rules as Webster is to word definitions.
  • TAPPED [OUT] - Out of money. Can refer to a player running out of money in the course of a hand, thus still active for the main pot; or can refer to a player who has lost his bankroll and can no longer play.
  • FULL OF - Describes a full house. "Fives full of queens" is 5-5-5-Q-Q.
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  • PAY OFF - Calling a bet with little expectation of winning, unless the opponent is bluffing.
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