The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!

“. . . Page 73 – Johnson, Navin R.! I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now. ” — Steve Martin, The Jerk Well […]

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UIGEA Rules Due Soon

Word on the street is that the long awaited rules that will provide the “how” part of the UIGEA will be out as soon as tomorrow and within a week at the latest. There will be an expected 60 – 90 day commenting period and then re-examination period which could take up to 180 days. […]

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Other Neteller Founder Pleads Guilty

Can’t say this comes as any great shock but John David Lefebvre joined his partner Stephen Lawrence in pleading guilty. As I previously posted Lawrence’s plea all but guaranteed that Lefebvre would need to plead guilty as well.

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Neteller Founder Pleads Guilty

The digital ink had barely dried from my last post about the good news for online poker overseas when news tickers started lighting up with word that Neteller founder Stephen Lawrence had copped a plea. I would have felt much better if he had been found guilty by trial because at least you know that […]

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Why Supporters of the UIGEA Are Full Of It

I recently posted an letter that Focus on the Family sent out to members. Unfortunately it was so full of complete crap that in an attempt to replay to each and every issue I was not very thorough in my responses. Here are their talking points. We should make my responses the official PPA talking […]

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Radley Balko’s testimony before Congress

Thanks to Wil for pointing this out. Radley Balko made an excellent presentation to Congress regarding online gambling. Below are some of my favorite quotes. No one is hurt when two or more consenting adults sit down for a game of poker, be it online or in person. Why any of this should be of […]

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Better Know A Congressman: Robert Wexler

Today Rep Robert Wexler from FL is supposed to put forth a bill offering a UIGEA carve out for games of skill such as poker. So who is Robert Wexler? The only two things I know about the guy are: a) His interview with Steven Colbert on the Colbert Report. Wexler was running uncontested in […]

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Neteller, Party and 888 – Let’s Make A Deal!
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Some folks have been asking me to give my take on the most recent announcements to come out of the online gaming world. Okay, so here we go. Neteller: It’s been announced that Neteller has struck a deal to give people their money back. Woohoo! As Drizz recently commented, I’m the blogging sourpuss so while […]

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An Answer to My Critics

Recently a few people have come out shooting at my previous post about the state of the state of online poker. The point both Dragonystic and It’s Always an Off Deuce dispute is whether or not the online poker market is larger or smaller than it was in the past. Now, before I get into […]

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Kyl Proves To Be A Complete Scumbag

Haley has the text of a letter Sen Kyl sent to President Bush back in March. Of note was this passage: As we noted in our letter dated October 30 of last year, the best blocking procedures vary by the type of payment system. For instance, credit cards code their merchant accounts by type of […]

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Another Look At Online Poker’s Numbers

Now that we’re several months into the new year I wanted to take a moment to discuss the current state of affairs in online poker. Neteller’s Jan pullout from the US market had a pretty negative impact on the overall industry. Of six big name card rooms, peak players dropped from about 42,000 a day […]

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From Lee Jones – cash in my chips, please

Sad news via 2+2 Hi all – It is with great delight and profound regret that I announce that, effective April 1st, 2007, I will no longer be the poker room manager at PokerStars. [1] The good news is that I am still going to be part of the PokerStars family. I will be working […]

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Barney Frank Fights to Overturn the UIGEA

The Financial Times is reporting that US Senator Congressman Barney Frank is working to overturn the UIGEA. Of course, you have to be a subscriber to read it on the FT site so I waited patiently for the news to show up elsewhere. Then eGaming Review posted that they saw the story on FT and […]

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Speculation Regarding Neteller Founders

Gambling911 is speculating that the sudden jump in gaming stocks may be attributed to rumors that the DOJ will drop its case against Neteller. The Guardian (who Gambling911 was basing their story on) said: Elsewhere the gaming sector was in demand. 888 added 4p to 120p on talk that Ladbrokes was about to come out […]

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Email From PPA Confirms Everything We Already Knew

Senator Alfonse D’Amato Takes Leadership Position with the Poker Players Alliance Dear PPA Member: You probably have heard that the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has enlisted a key ally to support our cause. Yesterday, we announced that former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato is joining the PPA as Chairman of the Board and to help lead […]

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