Kenny Bell, fresh off his correct pick of Andy Rosa to win the Stern Pro Circuit Final, looks at the odds at MyBookie.ag for the Texas Pinball Festival, picks a favorite and a longshot, and weighs in on whether the winner will be from Texas. Bell’s article is HERE, the TPF odds on MyBookie.ag are HERE, and information on the IFPA’s new rules with respect to betting is HERE.
With the interest from MyBookie to continue posting betting odds on IFPA sanctioned tournaments, we felt it was prudent to update the verbiage related to gambling in our IFPA/PAPA player conduct rules. This verbiage can be found in Section III, Paragraph 8 of the IFPA/PAPA ruleset.
“Players are strictly prohibited from placing, soliciting, or facilitating any bet, whether directly or indirectly through a third-party, on any IFPA sanctioned tournament in which they are a participant. This rule extends to Tournament Directors, Scorekeepers and tournament volunteers of that event. This includes betting on game outcome, statistics, score, performance of any individual participant, or any other kind of “proposition bet” on which wagering is offered.
The penalty for such offenses will be a 1-year suppression of that person from the IFPA World Pinball Player Rankings (WPPR) system, forfeiting their right to any IFPA related perks during the time of suppression. In addition, the IFPA grants full authority to the organizers of the IFPA sanctioned tournament in question to levy any additional penalties as appropriate to the offending person at their discretion.”
Any questions regarding this policy, please contact the IFPA at email@example.com.
Player of the Month:
Markus Stix (142.71 WPPR’s)
Patty Wang (+19,019 spots), Lars Buge (+15,539 spots) and Terrance Purchase (+13,650 spots)
These players have now all qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for 2019. Congrats to everyone!
It was a weekend that will remain in the annals of the sporting pinball, Italian and international, the one staged at the beginning of February in Fulda, Germany. Where an authentic “Italian miracle” was made, with the triumph of the number two in the Italian ranking, Roberto Pedroni, who became the ECS 2018 Champion. Next to the other success obtained by Danny Iuliano, who won the second place in Fulda (only defeated in the final by Pedroni himself, in a final-derby that no one would have ever expected), he gets the ticket for access to the 2019 World Championship that will take place, however, in Italy. So the Italians in the World Cup race this time will be three: with Iuliano who becomes a member of the Italian national tricolor who will see him line up alongside Pedroni himself and our number one Daniele Acciari.
A resounding result, immense, that has gone beyond the odds. For Iuliano, in fact, it is a success obtained at his European debut, after he had gained access to the final Ecs 2018 thanks to the placement achieved in the final of the Italian circuit 2018 in late January. With a climb to success that is therefore worth access to the World. And if already the second place in the Circuit Ecs would have represented an extraordinary result already in itself, the fact that Pedroni arrived in front of him who is already on the list of World Cup participants 2019 of Assago, makes the story even more extraordinary and without previous.
The following games are now available under the program (subject to change at anytime): Batman 66 Premium (end of April), Deadpool Pro (end of March), Deadpool Premium (end of March), Iron Maiden Pro (end of March), Iron Maiden Premium (in stock), Guardians of the Galaxy Pro (end of April), Star Trek Vault Pro (in stock), Star Trek Vault Premium (end of March), Star Wars Pro (end of March), Star Wars Premium (end of March), Munsters Pro (end of March), Munsters Premium (end of April)
Detailed rules for the $tern Rewards Program, including an updated list of qualifiers, and updated list of rewards available can be found HERE.
March Madness at Captain’s Auction Warehouse
Arcade Game & Pinball Machine Auction
A two day Event!
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FRIDAY – MARCH 8th
– Preview starts at 1:00pm & Auction begins at 3:00pm
– We’ll be auctioning off Plush Cranes, Kiddie Rides, Ticket Redemption games & Bulk Vending Machines Auction and more!
SATURDAY – MARCH 9th
The Main Event!
– PREVIEW starts at 9:00am
– AUCTION starts at 11:00am
– Over 600 machines up for auction
– FREE Registration
– FREE Dinner at 5:30pm
– Over 12 hours of Auctioning off arcade equipment
– Stop by and bid Live or Live online on our website
– Live Stream on Facebook LIVE & Twitch TV
– Auctioning over 600 + Arcade Games, Pinballs, Pool Tables, Air Hockey’s, Ticket & Self Redemption, Kiddie Rides and More!
– Spirit League Drawing*…Raise Funds for Kids with Special Needs to Play Sports & Enter to Win Pinball Artwork & Family Fun Prizes (Must be present to win)
– Don’t miss out on all the fun & great deals at Captain’s Auction Warehouse!!! That’s two full days of Coin Op Classic/ Current Arcade Games, Pinball Machines, Pool Tables, Jukeboxes, Coin-op Trade related Items, Collectibles & More!
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Packaging/Pallet Service also available
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The auction will be conducted both live and and live-online where you may choose to either bid live in person or you may bid online from anywhere in the world. Online bidders will be bidding in real time simultaneously with the live on-site bidders.
To Bid Live On-Site: Please bring your family, friends and associates directly to our warehouse located at: 4421 East La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92807
Consignments Welcome: If you have coin-operated amusement or related items, please call Captain’s directly (714) 701-9486 for further details.
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Fees: 15% buyers premium or 18% buys premium for online bids and & CA Sales tax (only for CA residents).
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