Reid Reveals Online Poker is NOT a Priority
Directly after the mid-term elections, Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid said that he would be willing to work with
Republicans moving forward. Knowing that he will become the
Minority Leader come 2015, this was to be expected from
Reid. When Reid made this statement, I commented that this would
not be good for online poker's chances of being legalized at
the federal level anytime soon. I hate to say it.
Daniel Negreanu's Take Applies to Everyday Life - Not Just Poker
Daniel Negreanu wrote a great blog about making his choice
to play poker and to gamble. Head over to
FullContactPoker. com and read it sometime. His words got me
to thinking about the recent decision by Victoria
Coren-Mitchell to leave PokerStars because they are now
offering casino games.
Did Sheldon Adelson Pay NewsWeek to Write Poker Face?
The poker world is in its latest uproar over last week's
NewsWeek article "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to
Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand. "
This piece has been called everything from politically
motivated to bad journalism to a bag of lies. I've read over
the article and I'm not here to debate the accuracy of the
article. Rather, I have reason to believe that the article
was purchased by Adelson's coalition.
Virginia Congressmen Lobby Against Legalizing Online Gambling
Looks like a couple of my congressmen want to start
shit. Â Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher, both delegates
from Virginia have been circulating a letter around congress
urging members to reject any attempts to repeal the UIGEA
and vote against any bills that legalize online gaming. Â
(Yes, I live in Virginia. )
One of their points is that online gambling will bring all
the trappings of a brick and mortar casino into homes and
college dorms across the country.