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Internet Poker Coach Opinion of Online Poker in the US

So, obviously, Full Tilt, PokerStars and the other big boys of the industry are done in the US for the time being. They are not taking US players, nor could they even if they wanted to. Hell, Full Tilt isn’t even in business anymore. However, there are still smaller sites out there that are letting US players play, particularly players who already had an...

PPA Tweet Obama for Online Poker

I got this from the PPA today and would like to ask anyone who reads my blog to go ahead and click on the link and send a Tweet to President Obama: Don’t forget today at 2PM EDT, President Obama will be hosting a Twitter town hall and answering questions tweeted to him.   Please take a moment to use Twitter to submit a question asking the President if he...

Poker a Game of Skill- No Kidding?

– Steven D. Levitt, “Freakonomics” author and famedUniversity of Chicago economist, is upset about the recent events regarding online poker. Thetitle of his latest piece, “The ‘Daughter Test’ of Government Prohibitions (And Why I’m soAngry about the U.S. Internet Poker Crackdown),” and a recent working paper he published getto the nub of the...

2011 WSOP Turnout Expected To Be Big

Despite the shutdown of the three largest online poker sites in the United States, World Series of Poker officials are hopeful that the Black Friday indictments won’t have a negative effect on participation in their events. If the World Series of Poker keeps its attendance at a similar level to last year’s series, it would be an impressive achievement....

Federal Crackdown on Internet Poker Makes Little Sense

Online poker won’t go away any time soon, and placing artificial obstacles in its way is bad for players and worse for government, which wastes scarce resources in pointless regulatory pursuits. By its nature, gambling is an uncertain proposition for the player. But here’s a bet you can’t lose: If a U.S. gambling regulation is on the table,...

PPA-Poker Players Alliance Talks About Online Poker Shutdown

As usual, when the news broke of the April 15 action of the federal government to shut down online poker in the United States, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) was the first to spring into action. Within days of the announcements, the organization had rallied its 1.2 million members to “flood” Capitol Hill, the White House, and the Department of...