Players interests always first, FIDPA supports Poker Events with www.fidpatravel.com globally & with International Rules fair and transparent for all.
The FIDPA Press section is your go-to page for all the up-to-date news about us, any new initiatives, announcements, new officially endorsed FIDPA strategic partners, and changes to the 2013 International Poker Rules.
Bilcare Technologies and Global Poker Support International
Ink an exploratory “teaming agreement”
The worlds of high technology and international poker join forces to deliver a more secure registration system for players and operators worldwide
Pune, INDIA, (February 06, 2014) -- Bilcare Technologies todayannounced that it has signed an exploratory “teaming agreement” with Global Poker Support International, founded by international poker professional and ambassador of PokerStars Marcel Luske.
The collaboration will see Bilcare Technologies extending their expertise beyond their traditional industry partnerships of pharmaceutical and healthcare; the two companies will work together to develop a purpose-built non-ClonableID™tailored primarily to the unique requirements of the growing world of international poker events, and with clear application to other areas of gaming.
Rahul Bharadia, executive director for Bilcare Technologies says , ”We are excited for our stakeholders to enter into an exploratory teaming agreement with Global Poker Support International. It further reiterates that our patent protected nonClonableID™ can also offer next generation security to a multi - billion dollar gaming industry.”
Bilcare Technologies is a research and technology leader focused on creating next-generation anti-counterfeiting, security and brand protection solutions for a broad range of industry sectors.
With breakthrough research and development in micro and nanotechnology, Bilcare Technologies has developed a first-of-its-kind technology - nonClonableID™. The solution enables products to be authenticated as they move through the supply chain to the end consumer.
Headquartered in Pune, India, Bilcare Technologies combines its innovative approach with in-depth business knowledge in brand protection and supply chain integrity to offer solutions tailored to varying client requirements.
The innovative solution provider Bilcare Technologies is firmly committed to helping clients accomplish their business goals while protecting their brands against counterfeiting. With its affordability, security and ease of use, nonClonableID™ is a potent tool for the global economy in its fight against counterfeiting.
Luske says, “We’re delighted to partner with Bilcare Technologies. When we discovered that not even Bilcare can replicate one of their own nonClonableID™ tags, we knew instantly that this product has huge potential within the poker and gaming industries. While FIDPA continues its work to provide one set of standardized International Poker Rules that promote fairness and consistency, there’s still more work to be done to cover loopholes more effectively, and added layers of security to further safeguard the player experience when registering for events.”
“We need to constantly raise the bar to protect the players, and an enhanced registration system that prioritizes security, usability, and cost efficacy, will serve to equally benefit event organizers too.”
The teaming agreement with Global Poker Support International is key to the joint venture, using their complementary resources to meet the diverse needs of real-time security and identity-authentication within the poker and gaming arenas.
Luske has forged a world-class team of technical and legal advisors to assist his goal of providing innovative, impregnable, and secure registration systems to poker and other formats of gaming events.
Bilcare Technologies is a research and technology leader focused on creating next-generation anti-counterfeiting solutions. Developed with breakthrough research in nanotechnology, Bilcare’s nonClonableIDTM enables products to be authenticated as they move through the supply chain to the end consumer across varied sectors.
Bilcare is firmly committed to helping its clients accomplish their business goals, whilst protecting their brands against counterfeiting.
Global Poker Support International was created to professionally support the game of poker globally. We advocate for the players’ best interests by advising and critiquing the game as it’s implemented worldwide, with the goal of delivering a premium poker experience to all parties industry-wide – players and event organizers alike. The development and acceptance of FIDPA’s International Poker Rules is fundamental to our success, providing the poker community with one set of standardized International Poker Rules, with fairness and consistency as their top priority.
“Global Poker Support International - Bringing all players from different continents together.”
CONTACT: [Jaydip Chowdhury, head corporate communications and advocacy
Bilcare Limited/ Ph +91 20 30257791, Jaydip.firstname.lastname@example.org ]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Marcel Luske, “The Flying Dutchman,” Takes Flight with FIDPA and Introduces “The International Poker Rules” at Bellagio.
Las Vegas, Nevada, July 14, 2008 – Professional poker players Marcel Luske, “The Flying Dutchman,” and Michelle Lau will introduce The Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA) and the “International Poker Rules” (IP Rules), to promote poker as a sport and unite the poker industry on a global level.
In collaboration with leading industry professionals, Luske and Lau created the IP Rules to provide uniformity in card rooms and tournaments worldwide. With cooperation from the Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA), Bob Ciaffone, author of "Robert's Rules of Poker," Jack McClelland and Doug Dalton, Bellagio, and many other leading authorities and resources from around the world, the IP Rules allow the players and the industry as a whole, to learn, play and operate by a single set of complete rules to provide worldwide consistency.
The IP Rules consist of 80 technical rules, policies and procedures, that reference and incorporate the latest version of the TDA’s 40 rules. The IP Rules provide a standardized set of rules that are fully modifiable by a tournament director, tournament organizer or card room management. The IP Rules allow card rooms and tournaments to modify the rules in accordance to House Rules, State, Federal and Country Gaming Commission laws and regulations and/or the Tournament Director’s procedures and policies. All modifications made to the IP Rules will be announced and posted to provide players with the information needed and will take precedence in that venue.
The IP Rules serve as the official resource for players, dealers, floor people, tournament directors and the entire poker industry. The IP Rules were written in a player friendly language and provide basic information for new, novice and professional players to learn and understand the fundamental rules needed for tournament play. The IP Rules also provides the industry with the essential information to train and operate with consistency.
Luske said, “As poker has exploded, the beauty of having one set of rules that everyone can learn and follow is such a big step for the game and as a sport. New players and professional players finally have a resource to learn and play by. Poker is a game that requires skill and knowledge and should be played with fairness and integrity.”
FIDPA will promote and implement the IP Rules by endorsing card rooms and poker tournaments worldwide. The FIDPA endorsement recognizes the leaders in the poker industry and acknowledges their commitment to excellence, professionalism and fairness. The FIDPA endorsement represents their effort to unite and strengthen the poker industry through the use of the IP Rules.
Lau stated, “With the support of Doug Dalton and Jack McClelland at Bellagio, one of the world’s finest card rooms, FIDPA and the IP Rules are off to a great start. We still have a lot of ground to cover, but the fact of the matter is that there really is no reason why a card room or tournament should not use the IP rules as a base. A standardized set of rules are desperately needed, as a professional poker player travelling around the world to play in tournaments, there is absolutely no way to know the different rules in every country or even from venue to venue. By allowing tournament directors to make and disclose any necessary modifications prior to a tournament, we can now know the rules, simply note the changes and be able to ensure the rulings are made are fairly.”
Bellagio is the first FIDPA endorsed card room in the world. FIDPA’s mission to unify and strengthen the industry begins with the education and implementation of a standardize set of rules. Known as the world’s No. 1 poker room, Bellagio sets the benchmark for the entire poker industry. Bellagio has adopted the IP Rules in conjunction with Bellagio Cup IV and the World Poker Tour’s main event which began Friday, July 11.
Jack McClelland, Director of Poker Tournaments at Bellagio, said, “We have a large number of international poker players who compete in our tournaments on a regular basis. We want to make sure they are comfortable with the rules and hope to maintain consistency in rulings worldwide. Bellagio is happy to support both domestic and international tournament efforts which in turn will strengthen our position as the leader in the industry. We look forward to a successful partnership with FIDPA.”
In 2002, as the founding father of the International Poker Federation (IPF), Marcel Luske successfully created and developed a governing body for the European poker world, raising standards and bringing awareness to the sport of poker. With the international growth of poker, Marcel Luske decided to restructure this European organization to expand his vision worldwide and the former IPF has reemerged as FIDPA. In 2008, Marcel Luske, Founder and President and Michelle Lau, Co-Founder and CEO, began their mission to broaden and increase participation by ensuring the game is played with fairness and operated with professionalism in player friendly environments.
As an international organization, FIDPA connects the poker industry, organizations, federations, and its players by providing support, information, and communication, to elevate, educate, and connect the poker world on a global level. www.fidpa.com will be launched in late 2008.
Contact: Michelle Lau
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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Hello to everyone involved in the poker industry – I estimate that’s about 500 million poker-related places, people, services, staff, dealers, floor staff, Tournament Directors, event organizers, casinos, and not only the Tournament Directors Association (TDA), but other bodies such as the IFP, GPTL, PPA, WPA etc.
Now, there is more to the game of poker that we need to consider for it to be taken seriously. Take for example, ‘the players’, who I like to point out, bankroll the entire industry. Believe it or not, we, the players, are the bread and butter that supports the business of poker, whether you’re a player, a casino operator, or organization that is out there making a living from the game that we all love.
Finally, people are starting to understand that the players within the poker industry are not just an accessory, but fundamentally essential to its longevity and growth.
I’m happy to see that this is being recognized, and that as a result, the players’ rights have become a prominent issue, recently sparking a very public debate between the TDA’s Linda Johnson and poker professional Daniel Negreanu about the TDA change to the “last card off the deck” rule. (Read the story here: http://www.pokernews.com/news/2013/07/daniel-negreanu-and-linda-johnson-debate-recent-rule-changes-15856.htm )
From my perspective, as a player and as CEO of the Federation Internationale de Poker Association, it is not about who is right or wrong, but more about a question of why this is suddenly such a big issue? Forgive me for saying so, but perhaps this is more about ego, than actually getting to the root of the problem? We have Negreanu on one side, presenting himself as an advocate for all players, and Linda Johnson on the other, trying to hold the fort and protect the TDA’s position.
While I agree that it is always better to have more and better layers of protection, these poker organizations – and that includes the TDA – should always consult the players about changes to rules, and not just implement a Tournament Director rule just because it serves the interests of the Tournament Directors themselves.
As players, we are the ones ‘in the field’ dealing with the consequences of tournament rules, and rulings as they are handed down, so we should be asked what we think about a proposed change before it is written in concrete. Our feedback should be discussed, considered, and accepted if it makes the game fairer and more consistent for the players.
The heated discussion that has been fuelled this week about this particular rule is just a sample of many discrepancies that could be avoided, but I think it is great to see healthy discussion about the topic of tournament rules and any changes that are being made to them.
Perhaps it will help people to understand the importance of having one set of international poker rules in place for all, that can be modified to comply with any country’s local gaming laws before an event starts. This will ensure all players are well aware of the rules they must abide by well before they sit down to start playing a tournament. It also means they will be better protected by fair and consistent rulings.
In this way, the integrity of the game would be maintained, gaining credibility and respect amongst both the players and poker organizers, including management and Tournament Directors; then we would be in a position to honor both these two groups that are arguing now, such as Johnson and Negreanu.
I realize it’s easy to stand on the sideline and make demands. Taking action and doing things involves taking a risk of being criticized. But, if it comes from the heart, and it is to support the poker industry, surely it’s worth it. FIDPA (fidpa.com) has never hesitated to get involved, and we made a point of asking many players their opinions before drafting the International Poker Rules (IP Rules); we included the TDA, and we previously consulted all other organizers, even sharing advice and expertise. (For further background on the IP Rules, FIDPA and their work within the industry, read more here.)
FIDPA has never been afraid to make mistakes, but we continue to work towards bettering the game and eliminating the common mistakes that are being made and repeated, and ultimately to narrow the grey areas within tournament rules that all players are aware of.
We recently released the 2013 IP Rules and made them available at no charge to the industry. We also launched an all-new Mobile App, for easy access to the IP Rules from your mobile browser. Both players and tournament staff can check on a rule on the spot (even mid-tournament when it’s most needed) from anywhere, anytime direct from their mobile phone. (Read the full launch press release here.)
So, it seems strange to me to see that there is such a big fuss about this one rule. Every year there is such a big dispute about some simple updates to the TDA rules. This really doesn’t ever need to happen when there is a comprehensive international set of tournament poker rules already available that will make the poker world a better place, if they were only being adopted uniformly by all major casinos and poker venues worldwide for the benefit of all players.
Personally, I have great respect for Daniel and Linda, but this debate is not just about them. It has wider parameters and implications, and I think you’ll agree if you take the time to compare FIDPA’s 81 technical rules, policies and procedures with those of the TDA (54 in total, prior to the recent TDA Summit). I think you will quickly see why I find it laughable that they are only discussing this one rule.
At fidpa.com, we’ve made it easy for you to compare the IP Rules to the TDA’s rules, which you will find conveniently placed below each corresponding IP Rule.
We have also added a section on the site where you can ‘Leave your Quote’ about supporting the use of one set of standardized international poker rules, including the capability to send us a photo of yourself, which we’ll add alongside your quote. We appreciate your time and effort in doing this, no matter if you’re a high profile player or simply a recreational player. Every player’s voice counts and is part of the global poker landscape.
Thanks for the continued support.
CEO - FIDPA
Dusk Till Dawn Partner with FIDPA
FIDPA LAUNCHES FREE MOBILE APP AND 2013 INTERNATIONAL POKER RULES
A SURE BET FOR PLAYERS ON-THE-GO
The Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA) releases their 2013 International Poker Rules (The IP Rules), introduces a user-friendly mobile phone app, and launches a fresh, new fidpa.com website, which serves as the resource for the poker industry and its players.
Birkirkara, MALTA, May 21, 2013 -- The Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA) announces the launch of the revamped fidpa.com website, featuring the 2013 International Poker Rules (the IP Rules) and its all-new, free Mobile App, designed for today’s traveling poker player on-the-go.
The 2013 IP Rules are a standardized set of 81 technical rules, policies and procedures for tournament play, which incorporate and reference all 54 rules of the Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA). The IP Rules provide the poker industry with a base set of rules that are simple to understand, transparent to all players, and fully modifiable for management and event organizers globally.
FIDPA’s goal has been to create a comprehensive set of international player-centric poker rules for tournament play. With these rules used globally, players can expect the fairest and most consistent poker experience possible - regardless of which country, casino, card room, or club they are playing in.
Visitors to fidpa.com can view and download the IP Rules in PDF format, and it’s now easier than ever to check on a rule anywhere, anytime using FIDPA’s slick new Mobile App, which provides instant access to the IP Rules direct from your mobile phone. It’s portable, convenient and it’s absolutely free.
Card rooms, tournament organizers and service providers can also apply online for FIDPA Endorsement, an official designation awarded by FIDPA that provides a way for the poker industry and its players to immediately identify approved FIDPA partners. A choice to become FIDPA Endorsed means joining the elite ranks of some of the most prestigious poker venues and organizations worldwide, such as the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, which continues to use IP Rules with great success in its world-renowned poker room.
Testimonial to the work FIDPA is doing to promote the interests of players is the large number of international pros who have willingly gone on the record with their support for the IP Rules at fidpa.com, including household names of the game, Antonio Esfandiari, Marco Traniello, J.J. Lui, Thor Hansen, Phil Ivey, Simon Trumper, Chad Brown, Chris Moneymaker, Jan Heitman, and the Mizrachi brothers amongst them.
“Showing support for one set of international poker rules will only take a minute, but it means a more credible and secure future for poker players of knowing exactly what to expect every time they sit down at a poker table anywhere in the world.” said FIDPA CEO and Poker Stars Pro Marcel Luske.
In an open letter addressed to players and members of the poker industry, Luske takes time in his personal blog to expand on exactly why he has continued to pour time and resources into establishing FIDPA, and why FIDPA has persisted with the task of creating one set of International Poker Rules.
The letter also invites players of all levels to leave their own personal quote at fidpa.com, outlining why they think the IP Rules are important. Players who agree that one set of international poker rules should be used in all international poker events globally, can express their support for the IP Rules now.
The Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA) is an independent organization founded by poker professionals Marcel Luske and Michelle Lau, with the mission of creating one single set of International Poker Rules to be provided for use free of charge to the poker industry worldwide. This non-profit association advocates for the players, and it works cooperatively with leading gaming businesses, land-based poker venues, leagues and online sites to advance the credibility and professionalism of the game of poker, first and foremost for the benefit of the players.
For further information:
Federation Internationale de Poker Association (FIDPA)
General Enquiries email: email@example.com
Media Enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Players interests always first, FIDPA supports Poker Events with www.fidpatravel.com globally & with International Rules fair and transparent for all.
The India Poker Series supports FIDPA because it's the complete and only set of International Poker Rules globally.
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Women should all support FiDPA. We have long advocated equal treatment in poker.
Can't forget the WSOP 2009, with so many dealers and rules from everywhere...nice experience, but really frustrating. I hope it's better now.
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