Former Senator and current Chairman of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) Alfonse D’Amato wrote an opinion piece on popular news website Politico this week. The piece appeared just after Wednesday’s Financial Services Committee hearing on the Rep. Barney Frank legislation H.R. 2267. The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act left the hearing to head for mark-up, set to take place on July 27. D’Amato urged Congress to repeal the UIGEA with H.R. 2267, more common sense legislation.
Ever longed to own the perfect car? A Lamborghini Gallardo is one of the most coveted vehicles in the world, but few are able to purchase them because of the somewhat prohibitive $200K price tag. But PokerStars has announced a promotion that will award one of those exact cars to one player who can outlast all competitors. And though satellites are available, there are numerous freerolls that will give the same opportunity. Grab your own Lamborghini this weekend…for free!
One of the most-discussed topics in the world of live tournament poker, especially as it pertains to televised final tables, is sponsorship deals. How much is a player offered to wear a particular logo, such as PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, or UB Poker? How do those deals happen? Michael Kaplan takes a look at how those issues pertain to the WSOP November Nine, the finalists of the biggest poker tournament in the world.
One of the most popular sitcoms on cable television returns for its fourth season on TBS, as My Boys takes its audience into the lives of several Chicago residents, all of whom gather around the poker table for a weekly home game. The show focuses on Jordana Spiro, who plays PJ and whose character portrays a woman as a sports writer in a traditionally male world of sports and poker. Even the season premiere will center around filling an empty spot at the weekly home game.
The legalization and implementation of table games at West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware casinos has not only increased business at those locations but improved the revenue stream of surrounding businesses. Those who previously traveled to Atlantic City for their poker and casino needs now need only go to cities close to their homes and support local businesses, like restaurants and hotels, in the process. Maryland, a state that has yet to authorize table games, can only sit back and watch the success of other states who have embraced poker and casino revenue.