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Two Glaring Holes in Barton's Poker Freedom Act

12 July 2013 , By: compncards
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The Poker Freedom Act was filed today by US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) and is the latest attempt to legalize online poker in the United States. The bill covers most bases in regards to legalizing the game but there are a couple of glaring holes in this bill that need to be either clarified or closed to prevent controversy. Small Casinos May Get Shut Out Via Current Definitions John Mehaffey broke down the Barton bill over on LegalPokerSites. com and made an interesting point regarding what qualifies as a "Qualified Card Room.
Categories: Barton Bill, Joe Barton Poker Bill, online poker legalization, online poker legislation, Poker Freedom Act

Five Easy 2012 WSOP Predictions Revisited

22 July 2012 , By: compncards
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Back in May, I made Five Easy 2012 WSOP Predictions[http://www. pokerjunkie. com/five-easy-2012-wsop-predictions] just prior to the 2012 World Series of Poker kicking off. With the Main Event now on hiatus until October, I figured it was time to revisit those picks and see whether I hit the mark.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 World Series of Poker Predictions, 2012 WSOP, 2012 WSOP Main Event, 2012 WSOP Octo-Nine, 2012 WSOP October Nine, Ben Lamb, Phil Hellmuth

When Did the Word Rape Become Cool in Poker?

2 21 June 2012 , By: compncards
When did it become cool for poker players to use overly vulgar terms to describes things that they did to people or have had done to them? Here is my example for the evening. Apparently Corey Burbick is upset because he did not get a refund for not showing up for the $3k. I can understand that he is pissed. I get that and from what I read, I would be too.
Categories: Rape, Rape and Poker, World Series of Poker

Do Weed and Booze Help Poker Players Play Better?

3 18 June 2012 , By: compncards
I just finished watching Allen Kessler's interview with QuadJacks at the 2012 World Series of Poker about poker players who smoke weed during the breaks of poker tournaments. The video is at the bottom of this post for those that haven't seen it yet. I must admit that I totally side with Allen on this matter and it does indeed boggle my mind that many young poker players go out of their way to smoke weed on breaks. I know some of you think that it helps you play better, but as Allen says, it does not.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 WSOP, Allen Kessler

2012 WSOP Kicks Off and WSOP TD Gets Rid of Extra Baggage

28 May 2012 , By: compncards
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The 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off earlier today with the Casino Employees Event. This will be the slowest day at the WSOP for a while as it is the only event running today, meaning that tomorrow is when the Rio will start to get a little crazy. So far, it appears that the numbers for the event will be a bit down. Right now there are around 733 players registered for the event and as such will have a decent drop off from the 850 players from last year.
Categories: 2012 World Series of Poker, 2012 WSOP, Jack Effel Loses Weight, Jack Effel Weight Loss
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