Looking Back on My 2011 Online Poker Predictions
Back in August of 2011, I wrote an article entitled "Five
Things You Will See Before Online Poker is Legalized in the
US. " This article was part prediction and part a call for
people to stop the insane talk that "legal online poker was
around the corner. "
I ran across this article today and decided to revisit my
predictions more than 2 and 1/2 years after making them. #5.
online poker legalization,
online poker legislation
Three Things We Will Learn From the Anti-Gambling Bill
The bill that would effectively ban online poker nationwide
is finally in the halls of Congress. The Restore America's
Wire Act looks to essentially make it illegal for online
poker and online casinos to operate in the US. It leaves
carve outs for lotteries, horse racing and already existing
exclusions. I'm not here to debate whether or not the bill will pass.
Restore Americas Wire Act,
Flipout Tournaments - Luckbox Poker Variant is Bad Timing
Full Tilt Poker is released a new tournament variant on
Wednesday called a Flipout tournament. The way these
tournament works is that the entire field goes all-in on the
very first hand and the winner are then in the money. For example, in an 81 players SNG, the final table would be
reached after the first hand. It is part Kamikaze and part
single-table SNG all in one.
Full Tilt Poker,
It Is NOT Time to Ban Howard Lederer and Chris Ferguson From the WSOP
I was listening to Bluff Magazine's "The Rundown" yesterday
and they mentioned an article on PokerListings. com written
by Lee Davy that asked whether Howard Lederer and Chris
Ferguson should be banned from the World Series of Poker. *The WSOP nor Caesars Have Been Harmed*
The first, and most relevant point against the banning of
Ferguson and Lederer is the fact that both are in good
standing with both Caesars and the World Series of Poker. As
players, neither have cheated the company nor behaved
inappropriately during their play at the WSOP, or at least
not at any level that would warrant a ban.
Full Tilt Poker,
If You Follow the PPA - You're Creepy
If you follow the Poker Player's Alliance on Twitter, you
are officially a creeper. or at least that is what Sheldon
Adelson's camp believes.
Creepy PPA Followers,
Poker Players Alliance,
The Walking Dead