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There's a ton of information on this site and it is sometimes hard to tell what has changed since your last visit. This page will highlight the latest changes made to this website.

May2nd 2014

• Removed dead links from my Poker Clocks page and added several new poker clocks.

Sept 10th

• I updated the Poker TDA Rules to the newest edition.

• I added a new table to my How to Build a Poker Table page.

April 24th

• Added some new poker clocks to my Poker Clocks page.

• Added some new examples of poker raises to my Poker Betting page.

March 22nd

• Added a new discount - all HomePokerTourney visitors receive free "VIP access" on the Key West site. The VIP page is password protected, and has an unlisted "preferred pricing" page for VIP members that is 10 percent off on most things, 5 percent off Key West chips. HPT visitors can immediately begin using the password to access the page. The password is: aceofclubs.

March 19th

• I improved the Poker News Feeds pages - they now load faster and the poker news headlines are updated every seven hours. Check out the Poker News Feeds page or the Poker News Feeds page for mobile devices.

March 6th

• HomePokerTourney moved to a new dedicated server. The new server is at least four times more powerful than the previous server.

Feb 21st

• I added six new tables to my How To Build a Poker Table page. I also added videos on how to build a poker table.

• I added a new Types of Poker Tables page. This new page briefly describes the different types of poker tables that are available.

• I cleaned up the links on my Poker Table Supplies page.

Feb 13th

• I fixed the dead links on my site - a process that takes about 16 hours of dreary work. Please let me know if you still find any dead or inappropriate links on my site. I altered all the Trident Cards links to point to their Amazon Store or to PlayingCardsandGames.com (a site associated with Trident Cards).

Feb 8th

• I updated my Playing Card Images page by adding scans of the four of diamonds. I also updated my Playing Card Ace Designs and Playing Card Joker Designs pages. I am presently working on some playing card reviews.

January 28th

• Posted a review of the Classic Tournament Dealer Button from DBDealer.com. This is a dealer button with a built-in blinds timer.

January 22nd

• Posted a new poker table build with a video.

January 21st

• Posted a review of the Pharaoh's Club poker chips.

January 18th

• Added a new page about Playing Poker With Special Needs Players.

January 17th

• Posted a review of the Pro World Games of Poker poker chip.

January 7, 2013

• Happy New Year everyone! Look soon for new updates to this site!

• I updated the Poker Chip Calculator and the Create-a-Blinds. I added new color options and I adjusted the pink and purple colors (after receiving complaints).

Aug 14th

• Removed the flop2river.com links from my site. I have been contacted by a reader who states that the HPT discount for flop2river.com is no longer valid. My attempts to contact the site proved fruitless. The email address listed on their site is no longer valid.

Feb 2nd

• Added a new Poker Media page. This page contains links to poker videos, poker podcasts, poker blogs and poker magazines.

Jan 21st

• Added a some new video reviews of poker chips.

Jan 17th

• Added a review of the Retro Dealer Button from OldWestPokerSupplies.

• Added a review of the Texas Rangers bounty chip from OldWestPokerSupplies.

• Added a review of the Tortuga Coast Privateers poker chip from OldWestPokerSupplies.

• Added a review of the Milano poker chips from OutPlayPokerSupplies.

• Added a review of the Desert Heat poker chips from OutPlayPokerSupplies.

• Added a review of the Bluff Canyon Casino poker chips from OutPlayPokerSupplies.

• Added a review of the Gold Rush poker chips from OutPlayPokerSupplies.

Jan 7th

• Removed the dead links from this site. There are over 4,000 outside links on HPT and the process to verfiy all links and remove dead links takes about 8 hours of work. There were about 200 dead links on this site.

Jan 6th

• Added poker rules for mobile devices such as iPhones and Androids.

• Removed the royalpokersupply.com, rochesterpokersupply.com, and nationalpokersupply.com dead links.

Jan 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

• Removed the anteup.biz dead links.

Dec 27th

• Updated my Poker Chip Calculator. I switched a couple columns around so that the Chip Color and Chip Value columns are now adjacent.

Dec 19th

• Updated my Playing Poker in Las Vegas page with a bunch of new links.

• Updated some of my poker rule books. The full-size rule books were not printing on a full 8.5 x 11 inch page.

• Added a new Poker Logos and Graphic Art page.

Dec 5th

• Posted a new Poker TDA rule book. The TDA rules were updated on Sept. 22, 2011.

April 21st

• Added a bunch of new links to poker tables, blackjack tables, and craps tables on my How To Build a Poker Table page.

• Removed the Poker TV Listings and the Wise hand of the Day from the Portal page. The links were dead.

April 19th

• Added several new news feeds to my Poker News page. Cleaned up the links on my most popular pages. Added new links to Russian sites for poker supplies.

January 17th

• FlamingFrogPoker.com is sponsoring a free heads-up poker tournament on February 2 at 10pm ET. The winner of this tournament will receive a $25 gift certificate redeemable at FlamingFrogPoker.com!

January 14th, 2011

• There will be a $50 HPT Freeroll on January 19th at 10pm ET.

Dec 16th

• Added a Home Poker Laws page.

Oct 29th

• Removed the dead links from the site.

• Removed the Poker Chips Pricelist page. It was too much work to keep the prices current.

Aug 25th

• I updated the TDA Rule books (Tournament Directors Association) to the latest version.

• Added a new table to my Build a Poker Table page.

• Added Pendragon Poker Club to my Poker Leagues page.

• Added PokerDIY to my Poker Clocks page.

April 28th

• I have added some new advertising options in my poker forum. 120x60 pixel banner ads are now available in the top left and top right of every forum page. I have also added forum sponsors for each individual forum. Prices have not yet been determined. Please read this forum post for more information.

March 17th

• Added reviews of the Shark Attack and Twisted Joker dealer buttons/card protectors from www.dealerbuttons.co.uk.

February 26th

• Added poker rules for display on mobile devices such as the iPhone or Blackberry. You can now easily look for a poker rule using your cell phone while sitting at a poker table! Please visit the Poker Rules for Mobile Devices page for more info.

February 21st

• Posted 18 new poker chip reviews. Please visit the List of Poker Product Reviews page.

February 18th

• Posted a review of the new Avalon Club poker chips from ApachePokerChips.com. This is the first of 16 poker chip reviews that will be posted over the next week!

February 13th 2010

• Removed most of the dead links from the site.

Oct 14th

• Removed the dead links to RoyalPokerSupply.com.

Oct 5th

• Removed dead links from the 'Buy a Poker Table' page.

• Added a Shoutbox and Chat feature to the HPT Forums.

April 13, 2009

• It's been a while since I have made any changes to this site. Expect some new info in the next week or so ...

• Added some new poker food recipes.

July 2nd

Lucky Dog Poker Art Giveaway - Two pieces of art work valued at $80 each!

June 28th

Trident Cards Giveaway - 300 Dal Negro pearlized poker chips, five decks of Fournier Tribus playing cards, and any product valued less than $200!

June 25th

ePokerDeals.com Giveaway - 200 Wicked Spades poker chips and 20 Bounty or Show'em chips!

June 18th

FCIPoker.com Giveaway - A Poker Genie giveaway from FCIPoker.com!

June 17th

Cara Gail's Giveaway - Three packages of giveaway products from Cara Gail's!

June 11th

DB Dealer Button Giveaway - a DB Dealer Button every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the 2008 WSOP!

June 8th

• Added a new poker widgets page. This page contains some widgets that can be added to your own web site or blog or social networking site.

June 4th

High Hand Designs - Three sets of poker prizes on July 15th!

June 2nd

Ultimate Dealer Button Giveaway - an Ultimate Dealer Button every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the 2008 WSOP!

May 20th

The HPT 2008 WSOP Giveaways have begun! The first giveaway will take place on May 30th for a Poker Ace PTD! Please visit the Poker Ace PTD Giveaway thread to register.

March 19th

• The BigBlindOnline.net Gen II Pro poker table giveaway!

• The Midnight Rose Bear Paw Giveaway!

• Added a new 10% discount from KEMPlayingCards.net!

March 11th

Here are some new reviews (with videos) ...

• Added a review of the NexGen 3-tone poker chips.

• Added a review of Dal Negro Net Plus Acetate playing cards.

• Added a review of Dal Negro Freedom Star Acetate playing cards.

• Added a damage test of Dal Negro vs. Modiano acetate playing cards.

 

I am currently filming video reviews to add to these written reviews ...

• Added a review of the Button Timer blinds timer.

• Added a review of Pyramids Casino poker chips.

• Added a review of Dal Negro poker chips.

• Added a review of Coop Kustom poker chips.

• Added a review of SquirrelPoker.uk customized poker chips.

• Added a review of drink coasters that resemble poker chips.

• Added a review of Le Paulson Noir poker chips.

• Added a review of the Dunes Commemorative poker chips.

February 26th

• Added a review of Modiano Platinum Acetate playing cards.

January 3rd

• Added a One chip rule page.

January 2, 2008

• Added a Bad Beat Jackpot page.

Dec. 28th

• Added a new Playing Poker in Las Vegas page.

Dec. 3rd

BuyPokerChips giveaway - 500 Neophyte poker chips!

Nov. 29th

CopagDirect giveaway - Three setups of Copag playing cards!

Nov. 28th

DBDealer Button giveaway - Twenty-one DB Dealer Buttons!

Nov. 27th

Trident Cards giveaway - Eighteen decks of cards!

Nov. 26th

Pokershop.dk giveaway - Casino Royale poker chips, playing cards, dealer button, and more!

High Hand Designs giveaway - poker signs and t-shirts!

Nov 22nd

The HPT Holiday Giveaways have begun! A new giveaway announcement will be made every day for the next week. Keep checking back here every day to make sure you don't miss out on the newest giveaway.

Cara Gail's giveaway - 2007 WSOP Deluxe Set, playing cards, dealer buttons, and more!

Ultimate Dealer Button - an Ultimate Dealer Button every weekday until the end of the year!

• I took a trip to Vegas and San Francisco at the beginning of this month and am just now getting back into the flow of things. In the next couple weeks HomePokerTourney will be announcing at least 8 different holiday giveaways and posting reviews of seven different poker chips, two decks of playing cards, speed cloth vs. customized poker cloth, and a poker chip drink coaster!

Oct 21st

• I updated the HPT Gallery software. There are some new features including password-protected private galleries.

• It appears that The Poker Genie poker timer is no longer available - their site is now closed. This is a shame because The Poker Genie is probably my favorite poker accessory.

Oct 17th

• Updated the poker rule books to version 11 of Robert's Rules of Poker.

Oct 9th

• Posted a review of Vegas playing cards from Wal*Mart.

Oct 9th

• Posted a new TDA Rules page and added the TDA rules in booklet and fullsize format. I am working on Robert's Rules of Poker version 11 and should soon have it posted.

Oct 3rd

• Posted a review of Modiano Poker Index (Poker Peek) playing cards from ModianoCards.com.

• Posted a video comparison of the three styles of dual index playing cards.

Oct 2nd

• Posted a review of Modiano Acetate playing cards from Trident Cards.

• Posted a review of Modiano Elements playing cards from Trident Cards.

• Posted a review of Fournier EPT (European Poker Tour) playing cards from Trident Cards.

• Posted a video review of the Kristal playing cards storage box from Trident Cards.

• Posted a video review of the Royal playing cards storage box.

• I will soon post a video comparison of the Modiano Cristallo vs. Cristallo Acetate vs. Elements playing cards and another video comparison of the three dual index (Poker Peek) playing cards from Kem, Copag and Modiano.

Aug 27th

• Posted a review of the Royal Classic Clay poker chips from RoyalPokerSupply.com.

• Posted Poker Chip Symphony No. 1 at YouTube ...

Aug 23rd

• Posted a review of the Kem 2007 WSOP Poker Peek playing cards from ApachePokerChips.com. I also posted a video review of the Kem 2007 WSOP Poker Peek playing cards.

• Posted a review of Copag 4-Pip Jumbo Index playing cards and a review of Copag 4-Pip Regular Index playing cards from CaraGails.com.

• Posted a video review of Kem cardboard playing card boxes.

Aug 15th

• Posted a review of a flip-up playing card box from CaraGails.com.

• Posted a review of a card guard from DBdealer.com.

• Posted a review of Icon Poker customizable poker chips from IconPoker.com.

• Posted a video of how to avoid having the top card slide around when placing a deck of cards on a flat surface.

July 25th

• Posted a review of ProGen 80 poker chips from RoyalPokerSupply.com.

July 16th

• Posted a review of Poker Hand Protector card covers from PokerHandProtector.com.

• Added a 10% discount from PokerHandProtector.com.

• Posted a review of Copag Dual Index playing cards from PokerShop.dk.

July 14th

BuyPokerChips.com (Sidepot.com) will be giving away 300 real clay poker chips. Please visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

July 13th

• PokerPadz will be giving away four sets of poker products. The giveaway will take place on July 18, 2007. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

• Added a new 10% off discount code from LuckyDogPokerArt.com.

July 12th

• Posted a new 50% discount on poker products from PokerChipsDepot.com. (Dead site)

July 11th

Trident Cards will be giving away a complete set of NTP Black Jack cards (one each of the blue, green, red, yellow) plus a NTP baseball cap. In addition, 5 different winners will receive one setup of Dal Negro acetate of PVC plastic playing cards of their choice. The giveaway will take place on July 17, 2007. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

July 9th

• Added three new poker tables to my How to Build a Poker Table page.

July 8th

Three sets of poker products from CaraGail's.com will be given away on July 17, 2007. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

June 29th

• Posted a review of the James Bond Casino de Isthmus Dealer Button from ApachePokerChips.com.

June 26th

• Posted a review of the Casino Royal poker plaques and the Euro poker chip plaques. The reviews may be read on the Apache Poker Chips Review page.

• Posted a review of a 600-chip bird cage poker chip carrier. This is the 600 chip version of the 1000 chip carrier. The review may be read on the Poker Chip Case Reviews page.

June 21st

$100 worth of merchandise from DiscountPokerShop.com will be given away on July 18, 2007. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

June 11th

$140 worth of merchandise from HighHandDesigns.com will be given away on July 17, 2007. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

June 8th

• ThePokerGenie.com will be giving away 6 Poker Genie Pro Edition poker timers during the 2007 WSOP. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

June 6th

DBDealer.com will be giving away 15 DB Dealer Buttons during the 2007 WSOP. Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

June 1st

The HPT 2007 WSOP Giveaways have begun! There will be a new giveaway announcement every weekday or two for the next two weeks! The first giveaway is ... an Ultimate Dealer Button every weekday during the WSOP! That's right, thirty-three Ultimate Dealer Buttons will be given away over the next six weeks! Visit the HPT WSOP Giveaways forum for more information.

May 18th

• I posted a review of the new Ultimate Dealer Button from UltimateDealerButton.com.

• I posted a review of Copag Four-color, 4-pip playing cards and a review of Copag Texas Hold'em playing cards from PokerShop.dk.

May 16th

• I posted a review of the Electronic Dealer Button from ElectronicDealerButton.com.

May 12th

• I updated all the poker rule books to version 10 of Robert's Rules of Poker. The changes from previous versions are summarized in this HPT Forums thread thanks to AceKingNeverWins.

May 10th

• I posted several new discounts from poker suppliers.

• I updated a couple of the Create-a-blinds schedules. The 5-color 8.5x11" schedules were not working properly - you could not enter two lines of data for each chip color. The schedules have been corrected.

May 7th

• There might be slight disruptions in service over the next several days while HPT switches to new web servers. The problem is ... too many visitors to this website! It's a nice problem to have.

May 4th

• Posted a review of Protege poker chips from Sidepot.com.

• Posted a review of Caesars Palace at Sea poker chips from TheChipRoom.com.

• Posted a review of Coin Inlay poker chips from PokerShop.dk.

• Posted a review of Suits and Stars poker chips from PokerShop.dk.

• Posted a review of Poker Tournament poker chips from PokerShop.dk.

May 2nd

• Added some new recipes to the Poker Food & Recipes page.

April 6th

• Posted a review of the Poker Ace portable poker timer from PokerAcePTD.com.

• Posted a review of Tropic Oasis poker chips from ePokerDeals.com.

• Posted a review of Cigar Brands poker chips from ePokerDeals.com.

• Posted a review of Paulson Pharaohs non-denomination poker chips from OldWestGames.com.

• Posted a review of the World Poker Tour poker chips from PokerPadz.com.

• Posted an image of the Monte Carlo plaques from OldWestgames.com.

• I have two more reviews to post tomorrow ... and then it's time to resume work on my new (super secret) website!

April 5th

• Posted a review of Kem WPT playing cards from Playing Cards and Games.

• Posted a review of The Shark card cover from PokerPadz.com.

April 1st

• Posted a review of Modiano Cristallo playing cards from CaraGails.com.

March 30th

• Posted a review of poker mouse pads from PokerPadz.com.

• I will be posting several more reviews of poker products over the next couple days.

• I have been making plans for a new website to compliment HomePokerTourney.com. I don't want to say too much right now, but I should have something new and exciting for you in a month or two.

January 31st 2007

• Posted a review of Dal Negro Freedom acetate playing cards from Trident Cards.

• Posted a review of Dal Negro Net acetate playing cards from Trident Cards.

• Posted a review of Grand Royale poker chips from OldWestGames.com.

• Posted a review of Monaco Six Stripe poker chips from OldWestGames.com.

• Posted a new Poker Product Reviews page that lists all the reviews on this site.

• I have updated the HPT Forums to a new version of the software that allows for several new features such as the "spoiler".

• Created a Poker Image Gallery where members can post their own poker related images. Show off your poker chips or your poker room!

• Opened a CafePress store located at www.cafepress.com/nutN2Lewz. I am working on new HomePokerTourney graphics for hats, t-shirts, dealer buttons, and other poker products for HPT giveaways so you might want to hold off on any purchases until I have some new designs available.

• I will have a couple more playing card reviews completed within the next several days. I took a couple weeks off this January and I am just now getting caught up on some long delayed reviews of poker products.

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