5 Reasons Sportsbook.com is the Better Poker Option for Beginners

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Even the most talented chefs had to first learn to boil an egg. Cooking is an arduous and tough-to-master craft, as is becoming a top-tier poker player. Everyone has to start out somewhere. Luckily, there are aids that offer assistance in the development of your respective craft. Online poker is a huge sector of the online community and it can be intimidating stepping onto the platform as a beginner. You will be faced with the decision of where to start. Sportsbook.com is a beginner-friendly site that eases the transition into the online poker world.
1. It’s User-Friendly

Sportsbook poker is extremely user-friendly. Whereas other poker interfaces are like attempting to operate an airplane, Sportsbook’s poker interface is like settling behind the wheel of an automatic-transmission car. Beginners don’t have to spend hours attempting to learn how to utilize the platform because everything is self-explanatory. Even seasoned players appreciate the simplicity of the platform.

2. No Deposit Required

Users don’t have to make a deposit before being able to play through Sportsbook. With many other sites, deposits are required and those deposits have to be used within a short period of time. With Sportsbook, individuals can simply start playing. It takes just a few minutes to download sportsbook.com, and then you’re ready to play.

3. Realistic Graphics

Sportsbook’s poker rooms feature realistic graphics with players that have mannerisms and demeanors similar to those you’d find in your local casino. The game play is much more realistic than some of the other sites, making the overall experience more enjoyable for beginners and experts alike. The richly textured backgrounds and high quality graphics make playing at Sportsbook fun and interesting.

4. Competitive Promotions

Sportsbook is competitive with their promotions, offering huge bonuses for first deposits. In fact, the current promotion offers up to 200% of the first deposit, up to $2000. They also have the Ace High VIP Program, which allows you to get all kinds of rewards and cash back as you move through the levels. This keeps things interesting and keeps the stakes high for all players.

5. Tournaments

Sportsbook has a healthy amount of tournaments, with more than $100,000 in payouts each week in addition to the $250,000 tournament each month. The website offers different tournament formats so you can choose your favorites. Just a few options include the Lightning and Kamikaze tournaments.

Sportsbook.com has a service comparable to even the biggest names in the online poker industry. They’re the best option for beginners and remain the favorite option among more seasoned players, making them a serious force in online poker.


California voters consider Proposition 37

The vegetables above all look beautiful, but do we know if they’re genetically modified. Do you know when you’re picking fruit and vegetables at the local grocery store? The answer is no, but that might start to change of the voters of California approve Proposition 37. The proposed law would require that food manufacturers appropriately label all food, whether raw or processed, that contain ingredients made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). That term refers to scientific procedures that have altered the genetic material in various organisms.

The idea is the consumers have a right to know what kinds of food they are buying and eating, while opponents argue that it would be too burdensome or costly. These initiatives have failed many times in other states, but California often leads the nation on these issues.

Tons of money is being spent by opponents of the law. Both sides are running commercials and spending money on mailers, but the food companies and their allies are spending like crazy. They can afford slick commercials. Yet the proponents have passionate supporters of these regulations. It will be interesting to see what happens.


Home improvement sales are booming – time to redo that kitchen!

We’ve been in a very long rut regarding home sales, as home values plummeted with the recession and the mortgage crisis. In some parts of the country home values and sales are increasing, while other areas like Las Vegas remain stagnant.

There is a boom, however, in home improvement spending as sales from stores like Home Depot, hardware stores and furniture stores are going through the roof. This probably reflects the fact that many families have given up on the idea of trading up for a bigger house, as that’s much more difficult in this part of the cycle. Also, with mortgage rates so ridiculously low, more people are refinancing, and often that also frees up cash for home improvement purchases.

So if you’re looking to finally upgrade that kitchen or redecorate some rooms, now might be a great time. You can do big things like putting in new cabinets or new counters, or you can make more modest changes by picking out a new piece of furniture or hanging art on the walls with new picture frames.

Everyone loves a refreshed home, so think about what works best for you!


Carmelina’s in Little Italy Boston, MA!

Carmelina’s in Boston’s North End was an absolute treat after spending a sunny Saturday afternoon moving my “little Freshman” into her college dorm!

Checking out the menu in silence!

Little Italy in Boston’s North End

Ready for lunch.

Thanks Dad!

Mussels in White Wine

Wild Mushroom Rissotto.

More Rissotto

Japanese Eggplant

Warm Crusty Bread.

Table of food.

Catch of the day on Broccoli Rabe.

Rissotto with Seafood.

More “fruits of the sea”

Angel Hair Pasta

Arugula with shaved Parmesan.

Gorgeous Salad!

Tuna with Fusilli.

Yummy 1

Yummy 2


Every Last….


This meal was delicious and it was the perfect time of day to consume copious calories.

Believe it or not, not long after this meal we walked down the street to the Caffe Paradiso for the world’s best ( no hyperbole ) tiramisu and coffee.

As close to an authentic Italian experience as one could find on this side of the Atlantic.

An emotional weekend fueled by olive oil and mascarpone cheese, you can be sure that I will be visiting often for many reasons!


Chronic Poison! Dwarf Wheat Is The Devil!

I don’t know how much more we need to know about this crudely genetically modified grain before we all stop consuming it.

It is linked to a myriad of health problems and is addictive to boot.

From Type 2 Diabetes to metabolic syndrome, this dwarf wheat has been blamed for many of the chronic ills of society.

This is not the wheat of your grandmother.

Created 50 years ago this new wheat has double the genetic information as the original Einkorn variety eaten for millennia without problems.