Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 18th 2013 Contents A44
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Throb or beat rapidly
Examine by means of touch
Solution to Thursday's puzzle
The word may sound familiar, but do you know
what it means?
Complete the grid so that every row, column and 3 x 3 box contains every digit from 1 to 9 inclusively.
1 Glide on snow
4 Dark ale
7 Become unwell
8 Type of grass grain
9 To place
13 Midday meal
14 Supplier of milk,
cheese and cream
1 Slow-moving garden
2 Ship's mooring place
4 Take supper
6 Bounce on one foot
10 Belonging to thee
12 Female sheep
ACROSS: 1 Ski 2 Beg 4
Pep 13 Lunch 14 Dairy
DOWN: 1 Snail 2 Berth 3
10 Thy 12 Ewe
The National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NIDCO) in partnership with
the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure wishes to advise motorists and the travelling
public that during the period Saturday 18th Thursday 23rd May 2013 between the hours
of 8:00pm and 4:00am, milling and paving works will be carried out on the lanes of the
South to West Ramp of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway/Uriah Butler Highway
Interchange. These works are being done to improve the asphalt pavement on the ramp.
Motorists are kindly asked to take notice of the following when approaching the area of
Please reduce speed significantly
Please proceed with extreme caution and observe all directional signs and barriers in
the work area
Police Officers will be on site to facilitate the flow of traffic in an orderly manner.
All precautions are being taken by NIDCO and its contractors to ensure that proper
Health, Safety and Environmental Standards are maintained.
We thank you for your cooperation and regret any inconvenience caused.
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The first hands of a legalised and
regulated online poker entity in
the US were dealt last month, but
there are plenty of strings attached.
Ultimate Poker launched last week
in Nevada, to the delight of Gov
Brian Sandoval, who said it is para-
mount for his state to take the lead
on Internet gaming since it is already
the best-equipped to handle brick-
and-mortar gambling operations.
More than 20 casino operators have
online gaming licences.
Affiliated with the successful Sta-
tion Casinos, Ultimate Poker has an
intriguing business model that starts
small and aims big. It s an intra-
state operation, which means that
players have to physically be in
Nevada to use the software, although
you don t have to live there. Players
can deposit money into their
account in a variety of ways, and
as soon as it can be verified that
you are within the state borders and
of legal gambling age, you are good
to go, and even can play on your
At launch, Ultimate Poker spreads
both limit and no-limit Texas Hold
em games with stakes as low as
$.01/$.02, all the way up to $10/$20.
"This is a really huge moment for
our company, the state of Nevada
and the gaming community," Ulti-
mate Gaming chairman Tom Bre-
itling said. "It s an opportunity to
show the world how to run online
The power in Ultimate Poker lies
with its regulation and legitimacy.
Players won t have to worry about
the security of their deposits.
It will be interesting to document
and observe player traffic. Online
poker sites depend on a deep offer-
ing of games and beefy tournaments
with large prize pools. Can a state
with fewer than three million cit-
izens create enough to make it all
worth it, even if you assume that
large numbers of the former online
playing population will flock to
Then there is the reality of Las
Vegas itself. The city was built on
opulence and entertainment, and
attracts almost 50 million visitors
annually, but when you visit, you
make the rounds through the various
casino properties. You don t lock
yourself in a hotel room and play
online poker when surrounded by
so many live poker options.
This business model s sanity is in
the bigger picture.
Sandoval has already approved
legislation that would allow Nevada
to work with other states and quickly
evolve into an inter-state model. If
a state like California or the entire
Pacific Northwest region were added
into the mix, it would change things
"I think the real excitement will
be when we get a very populous
state, like a California or a New York,
allowing these companies to
expand," casino analyst Matthew
Jacob said to the Associated Press.
"But these changes often take longer
to occur than people assume."
There is no doubt that the spot-
light will be on Ultimate Poker and
any other company that launches
in the Nevada market.
The sites have to prove that they
can run safe games that are unavail-
able to anybody under 21, and they
have to prove that they can generate
taxable revenue for the state s cof-
fers. Do both, and it would be a
major victory for online poker advo-
cates, who hope to see the game
legalised and regulated at the federal
level. There s proof in numbers.
ONLINE POKER'S FIRST LEGAL HAND DEALT IN NEVADA
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