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Recently, on September 30, 2006, the US Congress passed a bill stating the it is illegal for banks and credit card companies to process payments from US residents to online gambling companies. This bill later became a law which President Bush signed on October 13.
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Are eSports in VR going to become a thing?

I wrote this blog post as a guest for sci-fi writer Charlie Stross, and after writing it thought it might be of interest to /games readers too.
Enjoy! The original post is at http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2017/11/are-vr-esports-going-to-become.html and there will probably be some discussion there too.
In the discussion of my last post, Philippa Cowderoy and Geoff Hart brought up an interesting question around esports in VR. Will e-sports in VR ever become a thing?
I was actually there at the start of the dawn of esports as a whole - I ran "News From The Front", a website which covered the competitive Quake scene back in 1996. (It may actually have been the first dedicated esports news site in the world.) And more recently, I've gotten back into PvP games and esports with the game DOTA2, which has consumed an enormous amount of my time over the last year or so.
And, of course, I'm a virtual reality developer by trade - my first VR game, the horrorpg Left-Hand Path, left Early Access and entered full release last Friday. I should stress at this point that I don't have a professional dog in the esports race: I'm mostly interested in creating single-player experiences, often with heavy RPG bents. Whilst Left-Hand Path is certainly difficult, inspired as it is by Dark Souls, it's not PvP, and my next major game will probably also be a single-player experience.
So the esport question is fascinating to me. In five years, will we be seeing the equivalent of The International in VR?

We're further along than you might think

Well, in actual fact you could have watched this year's International in VR. DOTA2 has had a VR spectator mode available for some time. It's not quite ready for prime time yet - I still prefer the big-screen-with-snacks approach to DOTA game watching - but it's evidence that VR's advancing on the esport thing much faster than you might think.
In fact, there's been an esport tournament in VR in just the last week. Eleven, the spookily-accurate VR table tennis sim, just held its first Virtual Reality tournament, in which 32 players around the world competed in a completely virtual space. From all reports, the tournament went off very well, and more similar contests are likely to be on the way.
Meanwhile, other VR games are already popular and esport-ready. Onward, which is essentially Counterstrike in VR, has a peak concurrent player count of around 100 every day, making it one of the 10 or 11 most popular VR experiences on Steam of any kind. Players report spending hours in-game sniping at each other.
And Echo Arena, a weird-but-cool zero-G Frisbee game, is probably even more popular. Concurrent player numbers are hard to acquire because it's on the Oculus platform, but it has certainly sold well and gotten breathlessly positive reviews even from non-gamers.
Many other VR games boast popular coop modes, from zombie-blaster Arizona Sunshine to forearm-punishing archery game Elven Assassin. Some of them are even effectively coop-only: the king of those experiences is the blisteringly popular Star Trek: Bridge Crew, as immortalised in this Penny Arcade comic strip
There are already a lot of people in VR competing or cooperating.

But Why Would You Want A VR E-Sport?

It's very important to clearly hold one dichotomy in your head when you're thinking about VR entertainment as a whole.
These things simultaneously are computer games - fast, fun, violent, and not limited by reality - and aren't computer games. They're physical experiences, using an interface that's far, far closer to Real Life than the gamepad-mediated world of computer gaming.
The crossover makes games like Eleven or Sports Bar VR (a pool simulator) incredibly powerful. If you can play table tennis, you can play Eleven. Absolutely no computer gaming experience required. And the experience is very much like playing table tennis with a friend - it feels right, it's fun, it's a good social experience - but doesn't require the two of you to be present in the same physical space.
Added to that, head-and-hands visualisation of another person turns out to be surprisingly powerful in communicating presence. It's much better even than a video call in many ways: these abstract avatars combined with voice give a very strong illusion that you're in the same physical space. A good physical representation of the space you're in helps even more, as does a powerful shared context - that's why table tennis, pool, or Star Trek all work so well.
So if nothing else, VR offers the chance to play pool with your friends on another continent, whenever you want. That's a pretty world-changing offer all by itself.
VR is also, by its nature, physical. For some people that's a downside: they want to play games at rest, sitting on a couch. But for other people - and I'm very much in this category - having a video game which actually requires you to move your body is a massive plus. These esports are sports - I've sweated so much playing gladiatorial game GORN that my headset started having problems with the sweat drips.
That's a hell of a lot of fun, but more than that, it's an effective form of exercise. You can get "gassed" boxing opponents in Thrill Of The Fight almost as much as in real life: I've watched a Tae Kwon Do black belt play that game, and he was definitely puffing and sweating after a few rounds.
But at the same time, it's still a game. There's none of the tedium of running on a treadmill - even if you are literally running on a treadmill. Just like playing a real-life sport, it's very easy to get lost in the experience - in fact, even more so than most sports. And unlike real-life sports, these VR esports have far less physical limitations and are available whenever you want to play them. I can't jump up and play a game of zero-G Frisbee, or a tense round of gladiatorial combat, in real life - but I can be doing either of those things in five minutes from the desk I'm currently sitting at.
That's not only cool and fun, but also pretty impactful on physical fitness. If I'd spent all the hours that I spent playing DOTA last year doing something requiring physical activity, I'd be athlete-level fit. (Particularly given the competitive gamer mantra of "git gud". If you tie the DOTA world's MMR rating to their physical fitness, there would actually be a noticable world uptick in fitness amongst that demographic.)
Indeed, my work on Left-Hand Path has definitely impacted my physical fitness. It's not primarily designed as a fitness game, but dodging away from monsters, rapidly drawing symbols in the air, and squatting to touch your staff to the ground for various rituals all adds up. I would not be surprised if my move from animation (sedentary as hell) to VR has added a couple of years to my life expectancy.
A couple of commenters asked about injury potential, and I've been asked elsewhere about fatigue in VR too. As far as I'm concerned, fatigue is a feature not a bug, for the reasons listed above. I like gaming anyway, but if it also happens to cause a reduction in my likely all-cause mortality, that's a pretty good bonus.
And as for injury: VR gaming won't end up more intense than equivalent real-world sports. If the populace at large is safe playing football, or rugby, or training Brazilian Jujitsu, they'll be OK doing equivalent things in VR too. (Although we may have to start building in "seriously, go get a glass of water" warnings!)

So what does the future hold?

It's mostly here, just not evenly distributed. As usual.
As mentioned above, I can already call my friends in New York and challenge them to a casual game of table tennis. That's considerably world-changing. In a world where people move around more and more, and travel is both ecologically dodgy and increasingly expensive, being able to hang out with friends around the world in a well-simulated physical space is pretty astonishing, and as time moves forward I think it'll be one of the major selling points of VR.
Microsoft just bought the social VR app Altspace, and the equivalent Rec Room is gathering VC funding at a rate of knots. VR tournaments are just getting started, and they'll get bigger and bigger - not least because, as physical sports, they'll make pretty good viewing too. If the guys making Echo Arena aren't working on a broadcaster / spectator mode I'd be very surprised.
(It may be noted that another key problem in 2017 is loneliness, and engaging in physical sports with other people is an excellent way of making new friends. )
There's no reason that the social esports have to be limited to high-physical-activity, either. Poker would be a very obvious candidate for a VR edition, and a VR poker game would overcome many of the issues of playing poker online. There's still enough physical movement to attempt to read opponents - eye trackers are just around the corner too - and in VR it will be a much more social experience than playing on a flat screen. (This is another one of those "if I wanted to be really, really rich..." moments - but I'm busy! Also, some Googling turns up the first VR casino, which has already appeared.)
Tracked peripherals are just on the cusp of arriving too, and they're going to have a massive impact. I've had the developer versions of HTC's "tracker" pucks for a few months now, which allow you to add physical objects to your VR space and track them to milimeter accuracy, and they're enormously powerful.
Just being able to track your feet adds a whole new level of interaction and immersion. But more than that, you can use them to track objects for esports. Here's an article about tracking a golf putter, for example - it's immediately clear that the increase in quality of experience is huge.
Indeed, I can see golf alone pushing the popularity of VR some way. It's expensive, it has a large, fanatical fanbase, and VR's very well-suited to simulating it.
And then you've got the total-immersion stuff. The first VR MMO is just around the corner, promising a release into Early Access in December. It already has a small but extremely enthusiastic community, and I'd expect that to explode once it arrives.
An MMO in VR will be a totally different experience to one on a computer, with a great deal more physical presence. I'd expect people to make friends more easily, grief and flame less, and feel more like they're physically present with each other. This could be the thing that sparks an explosion in VR uptake as a whole - after all, MMOs like WoW have form for that sort of exponential growth. And as it develops, it'll start to evolve away from the conventional MMO, and more into something that combines the best parts of MMOs and "field LARP" experiences like the UK's Empire LARP.
Beyond that? The major esports companies must at least be keeping tabs on VR - it's a toss-up as to which game attracts a signficant prize money tournament, but it'll happen. I'd guess that event is 2-3 years away, perhaps less.
And then we'll have a new form of esport. It won't replace flat-screen gaming - instead, it'll be something entirely new. Probably something that doesn't even draw from the same pool of players as conventional esports. We may see one or more physical sports develop a thriving esport arm - my money's on golf or table tennis there.
It'll be an exciting - and sweaty - evolution.
What do you think? Will VR esports become a thing? If so, when, what and why?
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Falsely Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault - What it was like in Jail, Being transported Across the US, Being In jail there, and my fight in court. (Part 4)

Just to let my readers know: you do not have to upvote the post, nor worry about my upvoting when it comes to sharing my story. I know some of you were concerned that this last post of mine did not get a lot of upvotes, and thought I would be discouraged to continue. I will continue, regardless. It feels wonderful to find a place where I can express my feelings about what happened to me, without the backlash of a flash mob coming to attack my family.
I also have been super busy, and super exhausted. When I wasn't exhausted, I was playing games. I Apologize.
long post today, as I wanna finish the time I was in this jail. This jail was easy comparatively.
Onto the Story!
The Next day, I got to see my wife on the webcam. Seeing her was awesome. Again, I teared up but kept my composure for the most part. I saw my daughter too, which, supposedly was not allowed to go in the video room. But they allowed it. She got all excited to see daddy. My Daughter was definitely a “Daddy’s Girl” in every aspect. When I finish this story, I will let you know how this has affected her in her growth, as she is only two when this all happened.
I continued to learn card games, and what not. I called My dad’s office, as that was what my wife told me to do. So I called. I found out about a few things: 1) my dad had a guard on the inside looking out for me. That relieved me. 2), we exchanged information about my court date and would get back to me on it, however, the defense attorney he talked to in Arizona is not surprised at what happened. 3) my old teacher, who was like a second father to everyone that attend his classes, ended up retiring and became a psychologist. He helps grieving families when their son father daughter or mother got killed in action. He also does Criminal Evaluations for the MP’s (Military Police). He will be interviewing me within the next month.
These next three months were pretty smooth sailing, so I will go into detailed events, rather than explain day by day what has happened. Event one: I get my Eval done. I pass with flying colors. At the time, I did not know there were two different levels of this eval. I also did not know that it wasn’t to prove that I was not a SO, but it was to prove my Liability and chances of committing an offense are low. So here I thought I was getting out of there, and I wasn't. That was a bit deflating, but I had grown accustomed to living in jail, so I just rolled with it.
The eval was pretty simple. Asked questions similar to Serial Killings(learned that later), just modified a bit. He also taught me how to survive in such bland settings. Look out the window often, focus on other colors, besides the beige concrete and orange jumpsuits. Exercise. Play Mind enhancing games, IE playing cards. All of this was good for my mental health. The second level of the test, which was not done, was to put monitors on my penis and heart and show me pictures/videos of kiddy porn. I don't find out about this till much later, but yeah, so glad we never did that.
After that, there were two huge card tournaments. One poker, One Spade. I enter both, I get to the last table on poker, but fall short of the pot. Spades, We lasted till the 3rd round. There were a chess Tournament and another poker one I did not enter, as my dad did not put commissary in yet. ‘ Commissary comes in, and I order the largest order conceivable. The plan was to have everything to bargain for, so I could get pretty much what I wanted. Tons of candy bars!!! Cookies were my favorite dessert, so my hope was to cash in on a bunch of cookies.
My roommate. Things were going … ok between me and him. Sometimes he was a dick, other times he would bend over backward for me. It was weird. However, he got into some bad trouble with the other Mexicans in the pod. Apparently, he owed them something like 100 items from the gambling and tournaments he did. Did I mention I have the words sucker on my forehead? Well I do. So I gave him the Items to pay back his debt. Two days later, he gets into a fight with one of the Mexicans, and they both go into the Hole. One of the Mexicans found out I was the one that gave him the Items. While he was not part of the “Cartel” That was there, he knew He did me dirty. I was going to be extracted soon, and this would make him essential get away with not paying me back. So he bought me my 100 items back. “I will deal with punto when he gets back.”
I guess i should explain the “Cartel”. They smuggled drugs back and forth from different pods. Most of the drugs are in powder form, but every once in a while, you had smokables. You got away with it, by flushing the toilet. The toilet was vacuumed sealed, so when you flushed, a huge air pressure going down was generated, thus, taking the smell and smoke with it. (this is also why you flushed the toilet as you took a shit in jail, because if you don't, the smell would be amplified by the stainless steel, and be god awful.) The Vacuum in the toilets is how they would move the drugs. See, all you had to do was empty the toilet water, and open the bottom valve. It was really hard at times, but with practise, they were able to open it, and send a string down the toilet. On the other floors, they would do the same, and collect the string. Rinse and repeat. These toilets were to never be used under any circumstance.
I had my second court appearance. So I been in about one month at this time. Just formalities. Nothing major.
Two straight dudes start to shower together. The need for release was apparently too much.
I had a friend(More like a colleague, as I tutored him in college.) end up in jail with me. Apparently, his GF was only 17, when he was 20. He thought she was 18 because that was what she told him. But it wasn't the sex he was getting hit with, it was child pornography. She sent him photos, and the parents found out. Because their daughter couldn’t do anything wrong, he forced her to send photos of herself. He was there, maybe two weeks, before he was set free “on his own reconnaissance.” Last I heard, he showed they the texts, and the charges were dropped, but he was still charged with Child Endangerment. The Girl even fought for him, against the parents, but the DA stated: “She has been brainwashed, and her testimony is not valid.” I have no idea what actually happened after that.
Got into a pushing match, that almost turned into a fight. My friends immediately separated me. The guy started to knock my family, and I just don’t stand for that. Hit me, kick me, tear me down, that is fine. Go after my wife and child? You are in for a world of hurt. But thankfully nothing happened. People were trying to reason with me, stating that if I got into a fight now, it does not matter if I was innocent with one charge, I would be found guilty of assault.
Within a few days, he started issues with me again. I did not retaliate this time. The friends I made surrounded me, and we walked into his room. We sat down and I talked to him like a civil human being. I later found out he had an issue with me because I was being falsely accused, and people actually believed me, while people never believed him. I told everyone to leave, I counseled him for a bit and heard his story. He had an uphill battle, as both parties involved were drunk, with no witnesses, and police reports showing high Alcohol content in their blood systems. The first time he met the girl was at the party they supposedly came from. I told him that I believed him, but he had to prove that he was innocent, by acting innocent, and not acting guilty.
I learned New York’s story shortly there after. In his Discovery, Police reports, witness reports, and tests all contradicted each other. Daughter said that New York had 20 beers. Than 40. Than 80. Blood Content showed 10, maybe. Mother’s story kept changing too, where “he never hit them” to “He abuses us all the time.” to “It was only verbal abuse” He was still charged guilty, and he was waiting for his sentencing trial. Made me sick to my stomach. That was when I learned, I could go away for this. And for a very long time. My wife looked it up. 10 to 20 years, with at least 85% time served before I could go on probation. I would have to register as a sex offender. From that point on, my father told me over the phone while he was at work, that Mary cried herself to sleep almost every night. My daughter hasn't had the slightest clue what was going on, even though I saw her once a week. I was glad she was only two when all of this happened. Now that she is seven, I never sat down with her and asked her if she remembers me being gone all the time. Mainly because she will guess what answer she wants me to hear, and just say it. But hopefully, she will never remember the time that daddy was gone.
I was pretty dark the next few days. Someone found out about my inner geek and was invited to play Dungeon and Dragons. Yup! You read that right. It was awesome. We did not have dice, however. So someone drew a dart board, and we made a spin system using a staple (Came off of someone’s court papers.) and a ripped up card. And we spun for d20, D12, D10 D6 and D4. it made me forget about everything. I had played Dungeon and Dragons beforehand, so I fell right into the story perfectly.
One day, we get raided. A raid is when they suspect something, and tear people’s rooms apart looking for contraband bad enough to indict someone. One of my friends came up to me and gave me his sharpened toothbrush. Horrified, I looked at him. “I can't take this. I will go to the hole.” “They trust you. Just hide it” Someone else also came to be with their stuff to hide. Fuck. I decided to hide the powder substance and cut open the bed, and shoved it in there. I then took toothpaste, and generously applied it on. I put the sheets on, and they came bursting through the door of the pod. With nowhere else to put it, i put the shank under my stomach fat, and went outside the door like we were instructed to do, and put my hands on the rails. They tore my room apart. But thankfully, they did not look at the toothpaste too closely. While when it did dry up and held together, it was still wet, and came apart slightly. My cards and papers were everywhere, bed completely unmade, the magazine I had was partially ripped, books were lying on the ground. They Never checked me though. They made the troublemakers strip search. Most of us got away without one though. Once that was done, we cleaned up the mess.
Now if you remember correctly, the chess pieces and board was Contraband. So that got thrown away. Other things got thrown away as well, like our DnD stuff. The Books and Maps were fine, just not our “Dice” and “Pieces” used. I returned everything I hid and told them to never do that again. My Mexican roommate came back, although was assigned to bunk with another dude. He was shocked when he saw me. Aww, bro, i can try to get you the 100 items back, but like, I have no commissary though. Haven't you left yet? I told him you tried to skip out on me for 100 Items. So Someone bought the debt. You deal with him now. He was PISSED. He wanted to beat the ever living shit out of me, but the Mexicans backed me up. Apparently, they don’t like it when someone tries to pull a fast one on someone else. It’s “Dishonorable” I remember hearing that word a lot during that conversation.
Second and final court date. If Jersey did not come get me by the end of the month they would let me go. Funny story about this was I started to get really relaxed around the guards. They were cool and openly conversed with us as if we were normal people on the street when they had the time. So when I went to go to court the second time, I followed him, and when you go into the elevator, you're supposed to put your hands on the bar and look at the wall. Instead, I kinda did a fonzy lean against the back wall, with my hands behind my back. I got yelled at. “Where do you think yours at? The Casinos? Turn around and get your hands on the bar before I cuff you.” Made me realize I was still in jail.
Because I may be getting out soon, My dad never filled my commissary. So the last two weeks there, I had no commissary. When I first went in, I didn’t drink coffee. After I got in, I started to drink it. So I was having Caffeine withdrawals. Not one to give up my food, I made a deal with two People. I would get someone’s honey buns, two of them, for a good amount of coffee. (Too much, but at the time I did not know that) But in order to get the Honey Buns, I had to do the truffle shuffle, in front of everyone, by the 1st-floor showers. Let's just say I went above and beyond. Took the shirt off, ran it between the legs, did Chris Farley’s dance, and everything. I had the whole pod cracking up laughing, even the guards came onto the speaker and said that was the funniest thing he has seen since working here 12 years ago. 10/10, no regrets, will hoe me out for food again.
I have seen two people leave since I came into the pod. Usually, the phones are off, visitors are no longer able to be seen, and the TV is turned off. I was playing DnD so I did not see anything of those things happen. I overheard someone curse at the tv. Roughly 5 mins later, “Last Name, Roll it up. Last Name, Roll it up.”
My heart stopped. I looked at everyone in the room, and they shrugged. “Guess you have to go man.” I started to swell up with tears. That means they were here for me, and that I would be leaving. I had a sense of dread and fear. People tried getting me to cheer up and do the truffle shuffle again. It did not work. It just made me want to not leave even more. I grew accustomed to being there. I liked it. If I had to serve my time there, I would have been happy. I now know why bums sometimes purposely get arrested around town here. If they go to the right pod, it was peaceful. My friends came to me and rehearsed the story with me over and over again. The door popped open, everyone backed off, and through the door, I went.
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JoJo's OC Tournament #3 - Round 4 Match 2: Amaki Castillo Vs. Blake Falstaff and Mr. Moon

Already Round 1 is off to an intense start, and the stakes for our players are only going to remain this high all throughout the Round!
That said, if you’re catching this the night it goes live, you also have a few hours left yet to influence the previous match, a frantic fan-favorite footrace through a Soul Train.
Credit to u/YukkiRose for the match concept.
Scenario:
“Something’s… Bugging me, Moon.” Blake Falstaff admitted to her furry friend as she stepped off of a plane and began to step through the airport.
“Yeah? And what’s that?” Mr. Moon trails around the detective’s feet, looking up at her curiously for a moment before back down at his paw. He’d been able to come along with her directly on the plane with a few phone calls and paperwork registering him as an emotional support animal, even though both he and his partner knew he’d never emotionally supported a thing in his life.
“We’re walking into a trap, I’m sure of it.” Blake answers, plain and simple, going and grabbing one of her bags off a rack.
“Oh, absolutely,” he responds, “but hey, we got outta the last obvious trap richer in information, yeah?”
“Also, be on guard in general,” Blake says, “but don’t look it. Saw someone scoping us out on the plane when she thought I wasn’t looking.”
Disembarking shortly after them, a Japanese tourist dressed unassumingly… So it seemed. Amaki Castillo lifted up the brim of her flat, floppy hat to squint and get a closer look at the disembarking woman, failing to notice the cat who had blended into the crowd. “Was that..? No, couldn’t be. What’d be the odds..?”
Both young women, not long ago, had been sitting around their respective team-spaces alone, when a young man’s voice had begun to come crackling out of respective cell phones. They didn’t even need to answer it in order for him to start up.
“Er… Hello? Yeah uh, listen… Oh, I’ve never done this on my own…”
The voice was unfamiliar to both girls, a far cry from the soothing, confident, dulcet drawl that usually accompanied electronic devices suddenly speaking to them.
“Anyway, uh… This is T. Uh, I’m, uh… Broadcasting from somewhere in Egypt. Some things have happened, and I’m not exactly on, uh, speaking terms with my co-host right now, but… I’m on your side, I swear. For real. Anyway, uh… Right, stuff. Some stuff happened, I had to go underground, spent some time doing shows at this… This club, place, in Egypt, the ‘House of the Rising Sun,’ but. Shit, someone’s coming! Listen, my ‘Circuit Wanderer’ can’t fight on its own, but I’ll absolutely make it worth your whiles if you can get me out! I wound up tricked by the owner, ‘Poker Face,’ into owing a lot of money here, trying to find out more things for you guys, and if someone doesn’t get me out soon I’ll-”
The transmission cut off there. Naturally the kindhearted Amaki and extremely curious Blake were quick to heed the call.
Blake Falstaff, by now, was savvy to the ways of the stand-using world, the rumor, the intrigue… She’d already heard of the House of the Rising Sun, and all it took was some homework and Mr. Moon following the right people around to get a location.
Amaki, on the other hand, relied on a seedy stand-using underbelly she’d become all too acquainted to during her brief absence from her team’s base of operations. People she’d been owed favors by, people sworn to secrecy on her identity, hearsay… Really, though, not all that different a set of sources from Blake’s.
Somewhere in Egypt, a stout man entered a lavish office space, where a man in a top hat and cane sat, stroking a tiger affectionately. “Uh, Mr. Face? There’s a, er, situation.”
“Hmm? And what, if you would actually inform me, is urgent enough that it cannot wait until Bill Watterson here and I are done with our bonding?” The tiger, like a cat a quarter of its size, nuzzles the man’s hand.
“Sir,” the man answers, looking around, “three of ‘those individuals’ have been asking around about this place, by name… our spies say they know you’ve ‘got T,’ as well…”
“A crowd of self-professed heroes on a quest to rescue a young fool’s soul from his gambling debts, hmm?” Scritch, scritch. “Do not impede them. I could make something… truly, unquestionably memorable out of this predicament. We could host a whole gala ‘welcoming’ them, in fact! What know we about these investigators three~?”
Poker Face’s features lit up with great interest as his subordinate spoke, showing him photos, transcripts, and extensive information on the three of them.
Blake and Mr. Moon were the first to arrive to the ballroom. Immediately, they were taken aback by the room’s sheer size and garish decor. “Dear, god, it’s hideous… wait, is that a chocolate fountain?”
A handful of people were waltzing on the dance floor, enjoying themselves and being oblivious to the kidnapping.
Amaki entered through a separate entrance. “Well, this is...something” she said, disdainfully reminded of her fellow idols’ aesthetic sensibilities. At least the music isn’t as obnoxious.
The three visitors remained on-guard, scoping out the area. They were on edge; even more so than a normal trip, the hasty and scared call reminded them of what could be at stake. They stalked through the crowd, looking for this owner, ‘Poker Face’...
The music seemed to skip, crackle, and then eventually stop. Soon, like clockwork, a voice played over the scene. Not the original host of Stand Proud, not the boy who had called them to action here, but a old voice that was both cheery and threatening at the same time.
“Ah… Hello there. Can you hear me? Hmm…. Here’s a test. Raise your right hand into the air if you can hear me. The cast, too.”
Amaki and Blake looked around; no one else in the ballroom seemed to be hearing the voice that spoke to them.
“... This is a trap.” Amaki thought to herself. “I raise my hand, and he sends some goons after me… And what was that about a cat…?”
Blake and Mr. Moon had much the same thoughts in their head, and several seconds passed without any out-of-place movement.
The voice spoke up again. “Hrmmm…. Perhaps you can’t hear me… Or maybe you aren’t quite sure of the situation, hmm? How about this… Raise your right hand, or the boy you’ve come here for gets shipped off, to pay off the debts he has collected. Oh, but that would take such a long time, wouldn’t it…? Maybe even his life…?”
Blake bit her bottom lip. ‘Shipping off’ implied some kind of off-the-grid slave labor… Maybe she could track it down, but…
Ultimately, she decided it was too much of a risk to play with a boys life like that. She glanced at Mr. Moon, raising her right hand slowly. Though the animal glowered, he too knew what could be at stake here, raising his own paw slowly off the ground.
On the other side of the ballroom, Amaki did the same, her heart beating. She broke into a sweat, a life was at serious stake here… She tried her best to stop from hyperventilating. Blake and Amaki looked around the ballroom, and soon spotted each other.
“There we go!” The voice said cheerily. “You are all fine people! Strong spirit! A sense of right and wrong! Good show, good show! Speaking of good shows… I have a number of every influential people sitting around me right now. Not like the peons on that floor, no, the real top dollar, and they’ve agreed to partake in a little gamble… Amaki Castillo, against Blake Falstaff and her intrepid companion… Or perhaps I’ve gotten that backwards? Ha ha ha ha!”
As the man laughed, Amaki’s stomach dropped further, and Mr. Moon began to dully growl in anger. Blake’s mind was racing.
“Now, the take I stand to gain from this little wager is astounding, enough to pay off your little friend’s debt a dozen fold. Fight to the last, and he will be freed! If you refuse… He will find his own way to pay off these debts!”
Amaki gulped. ‘Find his own way to pay off the debts….’ The words conjured up horrifying visions in her mind…. Of work, of sickness, of death… This boy’s life was at risk, he had the sword above his head…
But with a deep breath, Amaki found her resolve, a fire burning in her eyes. Fighting to save a life… She wouldn’t let this death come to pass. She let another life be extinguished.
“Saving that kid could save a lot of other people too… I bet he has good intel. What do you say, Mr. Moon?” Blake glanced at the cat by her feet. “You in?”
The cat made a yawning meow, but to Blake, the meaning was crystal clear.
”That kid’ll die without this. Of course I’m in.”
The voice left with its parting words.
“Are you all ready? Found your resolve? Make this a show for the ages! THREE! TWO! ONE! …”
OPEN THE GAME!
Location: A formal ballroom/banquet hall in the House of the Rising Sun, in Egypt, a story above the casino section seen in the location’s previous appearance. It’s a large room with a dance floor in the center, a fountain on the top, a bar on one end, a buffet on the other end, and a eight tables on either side of the dance floor. There’s a bunch of people on the floor and at the tables, as well as one at the bar. Food includes cheeses, fruits, crackers, and a chocolate fountain.
The ceiling has a chandelier, large and ornate, in the center dangling down. It seems to be the only reflective surface not outright brought into the arena by the players, but it is also a lot of them to work with.
There is a balcony up top. No one is there yet.
Amaki starts by the bar. Blake and Moon start at the bottom of the buffet.
Goal: RETIRE your opponent in the midst of this formal outing. A potential ally and good man’s life depends on it.
Team Combatant JoJolity
Babylon By Bus Amaki Castillo “Avdol, your fire may explode the fuel tanks. And Jotaro, I’m sure you don’t want to punch a hole in the plane. Now is the time to let my silent Stand, Hierophant Green, do its job.“ Just because you’ve found your resolve to save a man’s life doesn’t mean that you’re ready to burn everything to the ground. Protect the ballroom from as much harm as you can, and don’t harm it yourself!
Crimson Chiefs Blake Falstaff and Mr. Moon “Are we doin’ it, Okuyasu?“ “Only if you ain’t chicken! LET’S WRECK IT!” The people around here are aiding and abetting debt imprisoning regardless if they know it or not… And it might be nice to let Mr. Moon let out some anger from being treated as second fiddle! Destroy and damage as much of the ballroom as you can! It’s not like they can’t afford the repairs!

Players, as usual, you have roughly 24 hours (until 8 PM CST on the 22nd, when they’re due to go up) to submit your strategies for voting.

If you would like first updates and news about the tournament, as well as the ability to interact with the members of the tournament community, then please feel free to PM a member of our Judge Staff and ask for a link to the Official Tournament Discord Server!
Link to the Player Spreadsheet
Match Number PlayeTeam One PlayeTeam 2 Match Type Forecast Date
Match 1 Nick Mason ‘Mute’ Objective Everybody joined in... And they formed a Soul Train! Saturday, August 18th
Match 2 Blake Falstaff and Mr. Moon Amaki Castillo Deathmatch An opportunity to stick it to the rich and powerful...? Why the hell not! Tuesday, August 21st
Match 3 Stephen ‘Steppy’ Morris and Soichi Utsumi Geoff Wetton and Gregor Yuvecksky Deathmatch Under the sea.... Yeah, this would be a pretty scene... If it weren't for the Shark Cages! Friday, August 24th
Match 4 Anna Rose Jules Langlias Deathmatch I’ve prepared an extra-special punishment for the Ultimate Baseball Star! Monday, August 27th
Match 5 Russ Teneo Buffalo Soldier Objective That man is well-protected, but he’s made an enemy of more than just you… Perhaps that could be your chance. Thursday, August 30th
Match 6 Gina Halfway Lucil Caravan Boss Match In the forests of Northern Arizona, a familiar voice waits, gun at the ready. Sunday, September 2nd
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AZ State Championship complications

Making a post about this cause I have a feeling others are effected as well and I haven’t seen any info here on this topic.
The Arizona state championship poker tournament has been officially postponed as of last night due to flooding.
It’s an $1100 buyin and the original schedule was to have 3 day ones, 1A on Friday, 1B today, and 1C tomorrow on Sunday. Day 2 on Monday, and the final table on Tuesday. Last night the power cut out at 2am due to a storm, and everyone in the casino as well as the hotel had to evacuate due to safety concerns.
The original announcement was that those who were going to play today, moved to playing on Monday, Sunday’s players would still play Sunday, and the schedule would continue, just delayed 1 day.
This has since been updated, and the casino released a statement, or, atleast a tweet saying that the delays are now going to persist through Monday.
I know a lot of people have questions just like I do, I figure this can be a discussion thread of some sort and also provide updates.
Personally, I am concerned because I only have until Tuesday off of work. The original announcement fit my schedule, but the later it gets postponed the less it’s going to workout for me and I’m sure others. Also, I got my ticket through a satellite and on top the cashier wrote ‘No Refund’ due to how I won it. If i am unable to play, I’d obviously like a refund, but this is all still developing.
What would you guys assume the host should do in this situation? Cancel the tournament? Issue refunds? Equity chop just the first day of players that actually made it through?
Update: it looks like they are cancelling the remaining two days and using ICM to split up the prizepool for those who have chips still. They said they will be issuing refunds to those who currently hold tickets for 1B and 1C. For those looking for the official post check the Talking Stick Resort Facebook page
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Falsely Accused of Aggravated Sexual Assault - What it was like in Jail, Being transported Across the US, Being In jail there, and my fight in court. (Part 4)

Just to let my readers know: you do not have to upvote the post, nor worry about my upvoting when it comes to sharing my story. I know some of you were concerned that this last post of mine did not get a lot of upvotes, and thought I would be discouraged to continue. I will continue, regardless. It feels wonderful to find a place where I can express my feelings about what happened to me, without the backlash of a flash mob coming to attack my family.
I also have been super busy, and super exhausted. When I wasn't exhausted, I was playing games. I Apologize.
long post today, as I wanna finish the time I was in this jail. This jail was easy comparatively.
Onto the Story!
The Next day, I got to see my wife on the webcam. Seeing her was awesome. Again, I teared up but kept my composure for the most part. I saw my daughter too, which, supposedly was not allowed to go in the video room. But they allowed it. She got all excited to see daddy. My Daughter was definitely a “Daddy’s Girl” in every aspect. When I finish this story, I will let you know how this has affected her in her growth, as she is only two when this all happened.
I continued to learn card games, and what not. I called My dad’s office, as that was what my wife told me to do. So I called. I found out about a few things: 1) my dad had a guard on the inside looking out for me. That relieved me. 2), we exchanged information about my court date and would get back to me on it, however, the defense attorney he talked to in Arizona is not surprised at what happened. 3) my old teacher, who was like a second father to everyone that attend his classes, ended up retiring and became a psychologist. He helps grieving families when their son father daughter or mother got killed in action. He also does Criminal Evaluations for the MP’s (Military Police). He will be interviewing me within the next month.
These next three months were pretty smooth sailing, so I will go into detailed events, rather than explain day by day what has happened. Event one: I get my Eval done. I pass with flying colors. At the time, I did not know there were two different levels of this eval. I also did not know that it wasn’t to prove that I was not a SO, but it was to prove my Liability and chances of committing an offense are low. So here I thought I was getting out of there, and I wasn't. That was a bit deflating, but I had grown accustomed to living in jail, so I just rolled with it.
The eval was pretty simple. Asked questions similar to Serial Killings(learned that later), just modified a bit. He also taught me how to survive in such bland settings. Look out the window often, focus on other colors, besides the beige concrete and orange jumpsuits. Exercise. Play Mind enhancing games, IE playing cards. All of this was good for my mental health. The second level of the test, which was not done, was to put monitors on my penis and heart and show me pictures/videos of kiddy porn. I don't find out about this till much later, but yeah, so glad we never did that.
After that, there were two huge card tournaments. One poker, One Spade. I enter both, I get to the last table on poker, but fall short of the pot. Spades, We lasted till the 3rd round. There were a chess Tournament and another poker one I did not enter, as my dad did not put commissary in yet. ‘ Commissary comes in, and I order the largest order conceivable. The plan was to have everything to bargain for, so I could get pretty much what I wanted. Tons of candy bars!!! Cookies were my favorite dessert, so my hope was to cash in on a bunch of cookies.
My roommate. Things were going … ok between me and him. Sometimes he was a dick, other times he would bend over backward for me. It was weird. However, he got into some bad trouble with the other Mexicans in the pod. Apparently, he owed them something like 100 items from the gambling and tournaments he did. Did I mention I have the words sucker on my forehead? Well I do. So I gave him the Items to pay back his debt. Two days later, he gets into a fight with one of the Mexicans, and they both go into the Hole. One of the Mexicans found out I was the one that gave him the Items. While he was not part of the “Cartel” That was there, he knew He did me dirty. I was going to be extracted soon, and this would make him essential get away with not paying me back. So he bought me my 100 items back. “I will deal with punto when he gets back.”
I guess i should explain the “Cartel”. They smuggled drugs back and forth from different pods. Most of the drugs are in powder form, but every once in a while, you had smokables. You got away with it, by flushing the toilet. The toilet was vacuumed sealed, so when you flushed, a huge air pressure going down was generated, thus, taking the smell and smoke with it. (this is also why you flushed the toilet as you took a shit in jail, because if you don't, the smell would be amplified by the stainless steel, and be god awful.) The Vacuum in the toilets is how they would move the drugs. See, all you had to do was empty the toilet water, and open the bottom valve. It was really hard at times, but with practise, they were able to open it, and send a string down the toilet. On the other floors, they would do the same, and collect the string. Rinse and repeat. These toilets were to never be used under any circumstance.
I had my second court appearance. So I been in about one month at this time. Just formalities. Nothing major.
Two straight dudes start to shower together. The need for release was apparently too much.
I had a friend(More like a colleague, as I tutored him in college.) end up in jail with me. Apparently, his GF was only 17, when he was 20. He thought she was 18 because that was what she told him. But it wasn't the sex he was getting hit with, it was child pornography. She sent him photos, and the parents found out. Because their daughter couldn’t do anything wrong, he forced her to send photos of herself. He was there, maybe two weeks, before he was set free “on his own reconnaissance.” Last I heard, he showed they the texts, and the charges were dropped, but he was still charged with Child Endangerment. The Girl even fought for him, against the parents, but the DA stated: “She has been brainwashed, and her testimony is not valid.” I have no idea what actually happened after that.
Got into a pushing match, that almost turned into a fight. My friends immediately separated me. The guy started to knock my family, and I just don’t stand for that. Hit me, kick me, tear me down, that is fine. Go after my wife and child? You are in for a world of hurt. But thankfully nothing happened. People were trying to reason with me, stating that if I got into a fight now, it does not matter if I was innocent with one charge, I would be found guilty of assault.
Within a few days, he started issues with me again. I did not retaliate this time. The friends I made surrounded me, and we walked into his room. We sat down and I talked to him like a civil human being. I later found out he had an issue with me because I was being falsely accused, and people actually believed me, while people never believed him. I told everyone to leave, I counseled him for a bit and heard his story. He had an uphill battle, as both parties involved were drunk, with no witnesses, and police reports showing high Alcohol content in their blood systems. The first time he met the girl was at the party they supposedly came from. I told him that I believed him, but he had to prove that he was innocent, by acting innocent, and not acting guilty.
I learned New York’s story shortly there after. In his Discovery, Police reports, witness reports, and tests all contradicted each other. Daughter said that New York had 20 beers. Than 40. Than 80. Blood Content showed 10, maybe. Mother’s story kept changing too, where “he never hit them” to “He abuses us all the time.” to “It was only verbal abuse” He was still charged guilty, and he was waiting for his sentencing trial. Made me sick to my stomach. That was when I learned, I could go away for this. And for a very long time. My wife looked it up. 10 to 20 years, with at least 85% time served before I could go on probation. I would have to register as a sex offender. From that point on, my father told me over the phone while he was at work, that Mary cried herself to sleep almost every night. My daughter hasn't had the slightest clue what was going on, even though I saw her once a week. I was glad she was only two when all of this happened. Now that she is seven, I never sat down with her and asked her if she remembers me being gone all the time. Mainly because she will guess what answer she wants me to hear, and just say it. But hopefully, she will never remember the time that daddy was gone.
I was pretty dark the next few days. Someone found out about my inner geek and was invited to play Dungeon and Dragons. Yup! You read that right. It was awesome. We did not have dice, however. So someone drew a dart board, and we made a spin system using a staple (Came off of someone’s court papers.) and a ripped up card. And we spun for d20, D12, D10 D6 and D4. it made me forget about everything. I had played Dungeon and Dragons beforehand, so I fell right into the story perfectly.
One day, we get raided. A raid is when they suspect something, and tear people’s rooms apart looking for contraband bad enough to indict someone. One of my friends came up to me and gave me his sharpened toothbrush. Horrified, I looked at him. “I can't take this. I will go to the hole.” “They trust you. Just hide it” Someone else also came to be with their stuff to hide. Fuck. I decided to hide the powder substance and cut open the bed, and shoved it in there. I then took toothpaste, and generously applied it on. I put the sheets on, and they came bursting through the door of the pod. With nowhere else to put it, i put the shank under my stomach fat, and went outside the door like we were instructed to do, and put my hands on the rails. They tore my room apart. But thankfully, they did not look at the toothpaste too closely. While when it did dry up and held together, it was still wet, and came apart slightly. My cards and papers were everywhere, bed completely unmade, the magazine I had was partially ripped, books were lying on the ground. They Never checked me though. They made the troublemakers strip search. Most of us got away without one though. Once that was done, we cleaned up the mess.
Now if you remember correctly, the chess pieces and board was Contraband. So that got thrown away. Other things got thrown away as well, like our DnD stuff. The Books and Maps were fine, just not our “Dice” and “Pieces” used. I returned everything I hid and told them to never do that again. My Mexican roommate came back, although was assigned to bunk with another dude. He was shocked when he saw me. Aww, bro, i can try to get you the 100 items back, but like, I have no commissary though. Haven't you left yet? I told him you tried to skip out on me for 100 Items. So Someone bought the debt. You deal with him now. He was PISSED. He wanted to beat the ever living shit out of me, but the Mexicans backed me up. Apparently, they don’t like it when someone tries to pull a fast one on someone else. It’s “Dishonorable” I remember hearing that word a lot during that conversation.
Second and final court date. If Jersey did not come get me by the end of the month they would let me go. Funny story about this was I started to get really relaxed around the guards. They were cool and openly conversed with us as if we were normal people on the street when they had the time. So when I went to go to court the second time, I followed him, and when you go into the elevator, you're supposed to put your hands on the bar and look at the wall. Instead, I kinda did a fonzy lean against the back wall, with my hands behind my back. I got yelled at. “Where do you think yours at? The Casinos? Turn around and get your hands on the bar before I cuff you.” Made me realize I was still in jail.
Because I may be getting out soon, My dad never filled my commissary. So the last two weeks there, I had no commissary. When I first went in, I didn’t drink coffee. After I got in, I started to drink it. So I was having Caffeine withdrawals. Not one to give up my food, I made a deal with two People. I would get someone’s honey buns, two of them, for a good amount of coffee. (Too much, but at the time I did not know that) But in order to get the Honey Buns, I had to do the truffle shuffle, in front of everyone, by the 1st-floor showers. Let's just say I went above and beyond. Took the shirt off, ran it between the legs, did Chris Farley’s dance, and everything. I had the whole pod cracking up laughing, even the guards came onto the speaker and said that was the funniest thing he has seen since working here 12 years ago. 10/10, no regrets, will hoe me out for food again.
I have seen two people leave since I came into the pod. Usually, the phones are off, visitors are no longer able to be seen, and the TV is turned off. I was playing DnD so I did not see anything of those things happen. I overheard someone curse at the tv. Roughly 5 mins later, “Last Name, Roll it up. Last Name, Roll it up.”
My heart stopped. I looked at everyone in the room, and they shrugged. “Guess you have to go man.” I started to swell up with tears. That means they were here for me, and that I would be leaving. I had a sense of dread and fear. People tried getting me to cheer up and do the truffle shuffle again. It did not work. It just made me want to not leave even more. I grew accustomed to being there. I liked it. If I had to serve my time there, I would have been happy. I now know why bums sometimes purposely get arrested around town here. If they go to the right pod, it was peaceful. My friends came to me and rehearsed the story with me over and over again. The door popped open, everyone backed off, and through the door, I went.
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Pre-Proposal: World Series of Poker

Our video introducing us and our proposal: https://youtu.be/BmriW0Dt168
Abstract:
Poker players have been among the earliest adopters and users of BTC as an actual currency as opposed to simply an investment vehicle. Dash’s superior transaction speeds and consistently lower fees make it a better choice. Tens of thousands of players attend the World Series of Poker and millions more follow it online and on television. We love Dash and want to expose them to its benefits. We offer a promotional campaign at the World Series of Poker aimed at educating and exciting this audience about Dash.
Who We Are:
We are Jonathan Levy and Grant Denison, AKA The Poker Guys. You may remember us from our earlier successful proposal ‘Bringing Dash to the Poker World.’ We are joined by our good friend, Mitch Towner, a finance professor at the University of Arizona and winner of the 2016 World Series of Poker Monster Stack Tournament for $1.1 Million. Grant and Jonathan are professional poker players who have been creating popular poker videos and podcasts for over four years, building an audience of over 23,000 YouTube subscribers.
A quick note about poker players:
Poker players are well known for being among the earliest adopters of cryptocurrency. Unlike a large majority of the cryptoverse, they do not simply invest (although they do plenty of that and it dominates talk at the poker table these days), but they also actively use it to facilitate deposits and withdrawals from online poker sites, sportsbooks and casinos. Although many of them can speak knowledgeably about Bitcoin, almost none of them understand the incredible benefits Dash offers as a functional currency.
What We’re Offering:
We propose a Dash promotional campaign during the World Series of Poker to the players who attend as well as those who are interested and follow from home. This promotion would include:
  1. Daily Documentaries: A daily 5-7 minute highly produced video from the three of us talking about our experiences at the World Series of Poker (WSOP), video from that day of us playing in poker tournaments at the World Series and us talking about (and breaking down) key hands that happened during the tournament. We will also have guests on which will include other poker influencers and famous poker players. We will have a border on the screen with the Dash logo and we’ll spend approximately 30 seconds during each video talking about Dash in an organic way e.g. making bets and paying each other in Dash. We think this will showcase the ease of use, speed and functionality of Dash.
We are talking to numerous video production companies about filming and editing this video each day. While we are YouTubers and produce several videos per week, this will be a high end professional level video series that is beyond our abilities to film and produce without hiring professionals. We will have a rotating crew to follow us around and produce the highest quality videos.
These videos will start on June 9th and will be produced daily until the three of us bust out (or win!) the WSOP Main Event which begins in early July. We plan to incorporate a number of events and features to generate excitement and interest for the audience at home and other media outlets at the World Series of Poker. These include:
-Live Dash tournaments: We will host at least two poker tournaments with Dash buy-ins to promote use cases. These tournaments will have Dash added to the prize pool to ensure we get a robust audience and will be featured in the daily videos.
-In-person giveaways: We will give away Dash branded ‘Win the Summer’ merchandise (hoodies and possibly hats) to colorful characters and well known players as well as any players that knock us out of a tournament (See ‘merchandise’). Our goal is to ‘coat the World Series in Dash.’
-Audience giveaways: There will be a series of fun giveaways where we give out Dash to viewers. Tasks will include finding clues within videos, downloading the dash wallet and interacting with us on social media.
-A transparent look at the finances from a month of playing tournaments including profit/losses. There is also a large side bet culture during the World Series and we will be making all financial bets in dash to show more use cases. In addition, we will have bets for larger tournaments where the loser will do embarrassing acts (such as play a WSOP tournament in a Dash branded gorilla suit!) that will be added to the videos and hopefully garner media attention.
  1. Weekly longer form podcasts where we can interact with the audience, go more in-depth on poker strategies and concepts referenced in the daily documentaries, discuss poker news/issues that inevitably arise during the WSOP, and answer audience questions. We also plan on getting other famous professionals to join as guests in order to build interest and grow the audience for the podcasts and videos.
  2. Merchandise. it’s shockingly cold at the World Series of Poker and everyone needs to wear layers. We have designed hoodies to promote Dash at the 2018 World Series of Poker (see example in our video above). They will be adorned with the Dash logo as well as the phrase ‘Win the Summer,’ which we believe will resonate with WSOP players. We will wear these hoodies every time we play and give them out to players of note and those who knock us out of big events.
  3. Becoming ambassadors for Dash to the poker community: We will promote our house as the 'Dash House’ and we will set up a time for members of the community to come ask us questions about Dash and poker. We will wear Dash-branded gear for all tournaments including in photos for media outlets.
Budget: 307 Dash over 2 months (the current price of Dash is $287)
Daily Documentary: 252 Dash Podcast production 16 Dash Dash branding: 4 Dash Dash Merchandise 20 Dash Dash Giveaways: 10 Dash Dash proposal fee: 5 Dash
Reporting:
We will post all of our Dash campaign content in this forum as it comes out, on a weekly basis.
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Things to do around the state - Aug 4-6

Casino Night at the Magma Club – Aug 5. Silent auction, liquor pull events, casino style gaming (black jack, poker, roulette), DJ entertainment. Fundraiser for Superior Optimist Club. Superior.
Dragonfly Walks at Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Aug 5. Photographer and dragonfly fan Roger Racut guides ‘an odonate excursion’ and interpreted walking tour to Ayer Lake and garden water features -- a chance to learn about these beautiful, fascinating insect predators. Bring your camera - guides for this walk safely net a few dragonflies for visitors to view and photograph close-up, before releasing the insects unharmed. Superior.
14th Annual Prescott Gem and Mineral Club Show and Sale – Aug 4-6. More than 60 vendors offering a large variety of Gem & Mineral related products for sale. Demonstrators, geode cutting, junior rock hound area, raffle drawings every 30 minutes for valuable prizes. Prescott.
Alpine Area Library Friends Quilt Show – Aug 5. Popular non-judged show displaying quilts from eastern AZ and western NM, raffle quilts, vendors. Alpine.
68th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture – Aug 4-6. More than 70 Navajo artists, storytellers and cultural interpreters from many clans, juried awards for basketry, meet basket makers creating works on-site, join rug weavers, silversmiths, potters, painters and storytellers to learn about the Navajo "Beauty Way" philosophy of living in harmony, hike with a Navajo ethno botanist, Pollen Trail Dancers, activities for kids. Flagstaff.
Food Truck Festival – Aug 5. Beer garden, fun zone, live music, pie eating contest, food trucks. Payson.
Eager Days Gun Show and Outdoor Expo – Aug 4-5. Hunter safety field day course, archery shoot, soccer tournament, logging event, ice cream social, many more activities. Eager.
Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Aug 5. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the desert during Full Moon Festival, celebrating art and music, and engage in hands-on art activities. Enjoy music by Haboob, and a lively discussion with Dr. Kevin Hainline about the fascinating formation of our solar system and the wonders of the night sky. Tucson.
Peach Mania Festival – Aug 5-6. All you can eat peach and pancake breakfast, pick your own peaches, peach and peach product samples. Willcox.
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Robert Tanita claims first prize in Arizona State Poker Championship

The European Poker Tour is keeping players at the edge of their seats and most poker professionals have traveled to Barcelona. The first tournament has already ended, with players spending a lot of money to participate in the highrollers event and everyone is anxiously waiting for the main event. There are plenty of American players who chose to cross the ocean for this competition, but a handful remained at home, to play in the Arizona State Poker Championship. This is by far the most important event held within the state borders this month and the fact that players only had to pay $1100, added to its popularity. A total of 1460 players tagged along and with many of them deciding to rebuy after suffering an untimely elimination, the winner was guaranteed to take home in excess of one quarter of $1 million. Making the final table was lavishly rewarded, with the one to be sent to the rail first, collecting $18,000. Robert Tanita was the one who emerged victorious at the expense of Jerry Sanchez, two years after playing in the same tournament. Back in 2012, he made the money but he had to settle for less than $700 which represents half of the buy-in. Robert played far more aggressively this time and constantly built his stack, cruising to a career-best paycheck of $257,000. This is how the final table looked like at the Arizona State Poker Championship and the name of the 10 players who got this far. Those who finished on the podium received a six digit amount, but the spoils go to the winner, Robert Tanita. Check out the final table results below: 1 Robert Tanita $257,6902 Jerry "Wolf" Sanchez $175,2003 Brayden Quackenbush $131,4004 Steve Buell $98,5505 Matt Affleck $83,9506 Mark Atanovich $69,3507 Huy "Spike" Le $54,7508 David Williams $40,1509 Kenna James $25,55010 Pierce McKellar $18,250 US-based players have a hard time playing poker over the Internet, but back in Europe, players are competing over the Internet while watching the live action from Barcelona. Betfair Poker has sent a couple of players to this European Poker Tour stop and it usually organizes qualifiers for future events held under the EPT umbrella.
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9th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship at Talking Stick Resort

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