Sadly, the Democratic National Platform doesn't mention online poker, all 39 pages refuse to even list the words "poker" and "gambling."
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Tony G is finally going to stake someone. Yes, hell has frozen over! The G did offer to stake Isildur1 way back when he was a mystery player disguised as a finger that knew only how to click on the 'raise' button at Full Tilt Poker, but Isildur1 was a no show. The new stakee appears to be for reals and he will be there.
Find out how good those Atlantic City slots are and view the world's biggest cheeseburger when you keep reading:
Online Poker Ignored in Democratic National Platform
The least the Democrats could do is acknowledge online poker, give it a teensy little push towards becoming a reality, but it didn't happen. This isn't too surprising since during his term as president, Barack Obama never mentioned that it even existed or listened to any of the pleas sent out through Twitter, Facebook, the Poker Players Alliance, emails, or suggestions.
The Republicans made sure it was mentioned in their platform, sounding out strongly against it on page 32 of the GOP Platform under a section titled "Making the Internet Family Friendly." It reads as follows: "Millions of Americans suffer from problem or pathological gambling that can destroy families. We support the prohibition of gambling over the Internet and call for reversal of the Justice Department's decision distorting the formerly accepted meaning of the Wire Act that could open the door to Internet betting."
Online poker isn't going to just slide quietly under the table and go away. It's scary that what brings income and entertainment to millions of Americans - and would help offset the US deficit if licensed, regulated, and taxed - is being used as a whipping post for election in the GOP camp and completely ignored by the Democratic National Platform.
Rich Muny, vice president of player relations for the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) tweeted:
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Yes, fellow online poker playing Americans, it is time to vote Ron Paul!
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Tony G breaks down
Tony G reports that he gets a lot of requests from people every week that want to be staked; but in his busy lifestyle he doesn't get around to checking out the requests, let alone deciding to
blow venture his money on getting them a tournament buy-in.
But...The G got a video instead of an email and he gave in. (Now all of you know to send a video and stop wasting your time on emails, right?) Tony and PartyPoker are buying Hungarian Andras Fekete into the World Poker Tour Malta. The decision may also have something to do with Fekete busting Phil Hellmuth last year at the WPT Malta.
Watch the video that got Tony's attention:
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Atlantic City slots pay almost $2 Million each to two players
Within a week of one another, two people hit slot machine jackpots. Big deal, right? These slot machine jackpots were H-U-G-E deals! About six days ago a player at Trump Plaza was burning pennies through the Millionaire Sevens machine and hit for $1.9 million. On August 2nd a player hit the $1 Million Dollar Rewards slot machine at Bally's Atlantic City for a $1.6 million jackpot.
According to Laura Olson-Reyes, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies, which manufactured the Millionaire Sevens machine says the odds of hitting the jackpot in the penny slots was more than a million to one.
Read all about it at pressofatlanticcity.com.
Partouche Poker Tour Main Event Creates BIG NOISE
The big noise isn't good noise. The Twitverse is screaming and TwoPlusTwo is threading as players voice their frustration and amazement that Partouche Reneged on the €5,000,000 Guarantee.
Apparently iGamingFrance contacted Maxime Masquelier, Head of the Partouche Poker Tour, who said: “For a buy-in of €8,500 I think we can be proud of the final figure. At no time did we say that €5m was secured when it is guaranteed in writing.”
Take a reading at PokerNews.com.
World’s Biggest Cheeseburger
The Black Bear Casino Resort built the biggest bacon cheeseburger in the world. Here it is:
dietsinreview.com has the full review of what it took to build the cheeseburger and a rip on the world at the end: "In our opinion, the time and money used to break the record for world’s biggest cheeseburger could have been used for something else that would actually benefit society. The fact that Americans would spend their time breaking a world record for the biggest cheeseburger might suggest there’s something wrong with our world."
And eater.com has a video:
The cheeseburger is now a world record at Guinness World Records.
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