Monday, March 31, 2008

Poker Blogger Tournement Series

I won't be playing in this series, but if you like poker, and you blog, you might consider it.

See the banner above the posts. Unfortunately it is too wide to display here.

The reason I will not be playing is:

I have no legal way of transferring money to Bodog for the entry fees. (Thank you US Congress! - note the sarcasm)

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

Please note that I received no consideration - financial or otherwise for this post. This post was made as a courtesy to a fellow blogger, a real poker blogger unlike myself. Have fun Nadia!

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Has It Been That Long?

Has it really been that long since I posted? It seems only like yesterday.

Yes I am still around (not dead yet!) Yes, I am still playing poker online (not with real money - thanks again Congress). No, I haven't found a home game (still haven't played live poker since I lost pennies to one of my college roommate).

Of course, I know when there is a home game in the area. My job at a convenience store clues me in. Whenever sales of Red Bull and Jager go up on the same night, there is a home game. Haven't gotten an invitation yet. Poker players are really bad at taking hints around here.

On another note, I am thoroughly disgusted with the online poker cheating scandals at Absolute Poker (never played there) and Ultimate Bet (haven't played real money there in ages). I think these two sites (and possibly others) have made it a lot harder for the US Congress and the politicians to find a way to let online poker players fund their entertainment.

What needs to happen in the online poker industry here in the US is REGULATION. Yes, regulation will take a piece of the pie through stiffer requirements for online poker operators and of course operators will be required to report wins and losses tax purposes. But in my mind, it is a small price to pay for the financial safety, peace of mind, and the hours of enjoyment it will provide to the millions of US residents who at this point are left out in the cold.

Ah, well, I will step down from my soapbox for now.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!

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