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I Want What Phil Hellmuth is Smoking

14 December 2011, By: compncards
Pass the bowl 430x244
Pass the bowl 430x244

Can I have what Phil Hellmuth is smoking?

"I wouldn't be surprised if online poker was passed in the next five days."

I've got my Baked Cheetos ready for whatever wacky weed that Hellmuth is smoking.

Did his Magic 8-Ball tell him that online poker regulation was likely soon or is this just another Hellmuth sales pitch?

Don't get me wrong. I like Phil. I really do.

However, he comes out with these generalized happy dancing poker bunny statements every month or so. While the fanboys (all 2 of them) might like it, let's get realistic.

It's looking less and less likely that this bill will even sniff a vote by the end of 2011. What makes him think that things will change by February?

Election year = Poker regulation longshot at best.

If Phil had something to really back this claim up, that would be great. However, none of his reasoning gives me any confidence that this is anything more than "rah rah team" talk.

Sorry Phil. I still say 2014 before we get to play on a full slate of US poker sites online. Give me some legitimate reasons why I am wrong, and I will listen.

Until then, pass the bowl.

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  • Jeremy Stersky 18/12/2011 9:47pm (7 years ago)

    Wow! Dude I love these pictures. I'm not sure what to say because a part of me wants to comment on the nonsensical statements of poker king - Phil Helmuth and the other part of me wants to comment on the awesome pic you've posted here. Keep up YOUR hard work - I love reading your blog site!!! Jeremy