Thursday, July 29, 2010

We Need the Money

Isn't it amazing how when Congress needs money, ideology goes out the window.  Congress is now considering legalizing online Poker and non-sports betting.  What a change from four years ago when they snuck legislation through and justified it by saying that they were protecting us. 

Will greed win out over political ideology? Who knows. It is interesting that there is an Opt Out clause in the current legislation for states with Native American casinos.

"Some adults will spend their money foolishly, but it is not the purpose of the federal government to prevent them legally from doing it."

REPRESENTATIVE BARNEY FRANK, on a proposal in Congress to tax internet gambling.

See the whole article here at the New York Times.

Enjoy the Pokery Goodness!


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Monday, July 05, 2010

The Cards Are In The Air (At least that's what I read)

Yes, Charles Town Races and Slots now has Table Games at what they call "Hollywood Casino".  They had a soft opening on Thursday, July 1st.  According to reports in the Journal Newspaper, they started with 6 tables, then stopped, reviewed procedures, then opened with more tables.  Once they get up to speed, they will have about 100 tables open.  They are estimating that about 27 of those will be for Poker of various shapes and sizes.

While I am glad they are running table games, I am also sad that I could not be a part of it.  Unfortunately, I have been unemployed for the last 12 months and have no bankroll.  I am really irked that now that there is poker 20 minutes from my house, I can't enjoy it.  Oh, well.  I can't be too much of a degenerate poker player if I put my family's welfare over poker.  I don't think unemployment benefits were designed with poker player's in mind.

Well,  come to Charles Town, WV and Enjoy the Pokery Goodness, even though I can't!

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