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Poker Is not Gambling. Set it Free

2 23 February 2010 , By: Charlie River
chessboard.BW
In courts across the country, as well as in the US Senate, there are hard discussions around the issue of gambling legislation. Financial institutions are hard pressed to stop transactions to gambling operators. And online poker players are deeply affected by all this. Shipping cash to the poker sites is getting harder by the day.

Tiffany Michelle - Political Expert?

26 January 2010 , By: compncards
Fox News
Fox News, what were you thinking? Seriously? You wanted to get a professional gambler for your segment of Barack Obama pushing a bad hand and the best you came up with is. Tiffany Michelle? The choice in "gambler" I must admit baffles me a bit, at least in this subject.
Categories: Fox News, Tiffany Michelle

Immigration Explains US Poker Dominance

1 15 October 2009 , By: Charlie River
mcmanus.nytimes
Poker writer James McManus mentions an interesting theory on the connection between immigration and poker skills. It could explain the US dominance in poker. *In short, the theory goes like this:* People who decide to leave their homeland to go after a better life in unknown territory carry a gene that promotes risk taking, intelligence and decision making. This “migration gene” is what makes these people break up, and it also gives them the upper hand at the poker table.