At times the online poker scene appears to bottleneck with the same news and topics recycled by the same reporters and poker information sites and can be lacking in quality and unique content. It's refreshing to find topics that aren’t over circulated and also discover little known information and history, including facts that may have been swept under the carpet so to speak, in the world of gambling. Enter the Gambling Tales Podcast where you can listen as you play online poker or as you surf and hopefully come away with a much wider view of gambling, poker, and life.
The most recent Gambling Tales Podcast - promoted by Special K and Falstaff, long time poker bloggers and part of the poker blogging hoard that invade Las Vegas every year for the World Poker Blogger's Tour Winter Classic - features Short-stacked Shamus. Shamus' blog Hard-Boiled Poker is one of the nominees for Favorite Poker Blog at BluffMagazine.com Reader's Choice Awards. In the podcast, Shamus is sharing his role in a new college course "Poker in American Film and Culture." Shamus will be teaching at UNC Charlotte in the American Studies Department.
The Gambling Tales Podcast is quite diversified and presents gambling tales, like the background of John Morressey who was a New York Mobster, gambler, politician, and prize fighter; the dark side that surrounded Amarillo Slim Preston's child abuse allegations; Jim the Knife has Chicago horseracing days and nights stories; and the list goes on.
Of special interest to online poker freeroll players: Full Tilt Poker has created a freeroll tournament for listeners of the Gambling Tales Podcast. The freeroll begins on Thursday evenings 9PM EST and the only requirement is a password that you will hear on the podcast each week. Of course you want to play, it's FREE and there's real money to be won. In order to get you in the action without any stress, this week's poker freeroll password is "CollegePoker" and runs with the topic of the podcast. Look for Tournament ID 208556681 in the Full Tilt Poker lobby under ‘tournament’ – ‘private’ – ‘hold’em’ – ‘no limit.’
Yes, you need a Full Tilt Poker account, use this link to download, and you must register a real money account to play in a cash freeroll, then simply use the password to take your seat. You do not need to deposit to play in the Gambling Tales Listener FR but should you choose to deposit, you will receive a 100% up to $600 deposit bonus at Full Tilt Poker and also be eligible for the $100K Depositor Freeroll.
Bookmark the Gambling Tales Podcast and enjoy the news and views and an opportunity to play in a cash freeroll every week at Full Tilt Poker.