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Description - Winning at Internet Poker for Dummies by Mark Harlan

The fun and easy way to take poker online Five years ago, 50 million people were playing poker recreationally or professionally. Now that number is more than 100 million, including a huge influx of young people. Online betting is up nearly four-fold over the past year, with total wagers running over USD30 billion. Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies provides the lowdown on the hottest game around, highlighting the best sites and virtual games and showing how to make secure online bets. The book covers setting up an account, securing funds, navigating a basic online poker game, using Internet abbreviations and lingo, observing online poker etiquette, playing popular online poker games such as Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha, devising a winning strategy, and participating in tournaments. Mark "The Red" Harlan (Santa Clara, CA) is cofounder of CyberArts Licensing, a company working on the next-generation Internet poker room, gamesgrid.com. During the course of his 20-year Silicon Valley career, he designed eBay's bidding schema, was the Human Interface Evangelist at Apple Computer, and wrote the popular "Notes from the Fringe" column at InfoWorld. Chris Derossi (Henderson, NV) is also a cofounder of CyberArts Licensing and has been an avid poker player for 15 years. His two-decade computer career includes stints at Apple Computer, where he was chief architect of the Macintosh operating system, as well as ePeople, which he founded, and Trading Technologies, where he was CEO. He has written for many computer magazines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764578335
ISBN-10: 0764578332
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 21-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mark Harlan

Mark "The Red" Harlan and Chris Derossi are avid poker players and the masterminds behind the next-generation poker software licensed to Gamesgrid.com.