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Saturday, October 08, 2011
Vancouver is great for all of us US online poker players.
Or at least those of us who were making $60K a year at PokerStars or FullTilt and can afford the move. The rest of us low limit grinders will have to tough it out here in the States until Teddy KGB, in the person of the US Department of Justice, finishes it's bad behavior and we finally regain the right to play online.
Click here to see how some of our more fortunate online poker playing brethren are doing in the other "Land of the Free", Vancouver, Canada.
Must be interesting to know that your opponents have watched you play lotsa hands on teevee and base their expectations of how you'll be playing on what they've seen. So when you know that they think they know this or that about you, how do you play based on what you suspect may be their thinking? Too deep for me.
You Don’t Get To 20 Million Friends Without Making A Few Enemies
So the Online Poker Black Friday has come and gone. The inappropriately named US Department of Justice did a bad, bad thing, came down on the biggest players in the online poker world just to flex its political and financial muscle. End of the world? Hardly. Just like back in 2006 when the UGIEA was tacked onto the Safe Ports Act there will be a period in which no one is really sure how things will shake out. The easy access of the past few years has been crippled. While FullTilt and PokerStars are out of the US market there are still online poker rooms like Cake and Carbon Poker which have good reps and are still taking US players, so you can get your Texas hold 'em fix. Will players flock to those rooms? Too soon to tell. Will players be able to deposit and withdraw funds as easily as they did with FT and 'Stars? Again, we'll have to wait and see.
Industry insiders are predicting that within two years we'll be able to play online at rooms like Harrahs.com and Wynn.com, and rooms like those will be the big players in the US. For what it's worth, if you live in the US, call and write your Congressional representatives and politely express your outrage. While it's unlikely that any Senator or Representative will want to oppose the DOJ's move with elections coming up it is time to get the ball rolling. Talk to the clowns who represent you and let them know the the unjust behavior of the Justice Dept. is a crime against your individual rights.
So let's say you're playing in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker and you make a straight flush on the river. And let's say your opponent is Jennifer Harman, a world class poker player, and a lady. How do you act, how do you behave when revealing your unbeatable monster? You've got a world class hand, and you know you're about to take a world class pot. Do you act like a gentleman or like a world class schmuck? Like Corey Zeidman.
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