The PPA is Pathetic

The PPA just sent me this email: I don’t know what universe the PPA lives in but the DOJ’s decision had nothing to do with any grassroots pressure generated from PPA members. Sixty-five thousands emails and letters is a blip for government agencies. That’s about .02% of the US population. That’s only 5% of the […]

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The Truth Behind the Poker Bill by Sara Williams

Not to drudge up the past, but I’ve been thinking lately about Harry Reid and all the talk surrounding his poker bill that was never passed. Those of us involved in the industry, especially inquisitive folks like Bill Rini and F-Train noticed very quickly and weren’t quiet about the fact that Harry Reid’s biggest campaign […]

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Economic Stimulus Plan: Legalize Online Poker [Infographic]

Sara over at OnlinePoker.org sent me a link to an infographic that they put together that summarizes where online poker is at currently. Basically it’s making the case for legalizing online poker by selecting relevant facts and presenting them in a very user-friendly manner. It takes the angle that more than $1 billion could be […]

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The Fallout of the Failure of the Harry Reid Bill

It looks like the biggest fallout of the failure on the part of Harry Reid to duct tape the land based casino’s his gambling regulation bill to anything will be that poker journalists will now be without anything to speculate about. Predictably every site that was excitedly writing about every twist and turn in the […]

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Slate on Legalizing Online Poker

Chris Beam who writes for Slate just popped me an email about an article they’ve recently posted over there about Harry Reid and online poker. It’s far from the in-depth analysis most of the poker media has produced but the audience at Slate aren’t necessarily hard-core poker junkies so I think this is a nice […]

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October 13, Anniversary of the UIGEA

I know this is a little late but I had some problems with the website that prevented me from posting it when I wanted to. Yet another year has passed since President George Bush set pen to paper and put into effect the UIGEA. I remember watching the press conference on one of the 24 […]

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Monetizing Play Money Players

Yesterday I wrote a post on how Zynga will not become the next PokerStars in the event that the US legalizes online poker. One of my readers, zimba, posted in the comments: You elude to Zynga monetizing play money players, but you don’t mention specifically how they do that. Can you elaborate? To be clear, […]

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American Gaming Association Follows Bill’s Poker Blog Strategy

Pokerati posted recently regarding rumors that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will introduce a bill to legalizing online poker. DanM speculated: Hmm, interesting. Now the purpose of the American Gaming Association’s shift in policy stance is becoming a bit clearer. Considering that they’re the representative voice for B/M casinos, you can see a plausible plan […]

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