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Rolling the Dice

Well, Ed’s off in Vegas, and he’s collected a team of great bloggers. Looking at that list, yep, I see 5 people I would definitely put on my A-list. So how did I end up on there? Oh, wait, Ed’s going to Vegas because he enjoys gambling. Ain’t no fun if you only go for…

Raymer and Negreanu Still Feuding

A few months ago, Danny Negreanu and Greg Raymer got into a little feud over the lawsuit against the World Poker Tour that Raymer and others have filed. Now that feud has kicked back up, thanks to a nasty little comment that Negreanu made about Raymer in a Las Vegas Sun article. Danny recently finished…

Jamie Gold Loses Important Court Battle

The lawsuit over half of Jamie Gold’s $12 million prize from the World Series of Poker main event is not yet settled, but Gold lost what should be a crucial argument this week. He filed a motion to lift the freeze the $6 million that was previously ordered to stay at the Rio pending outcome…

Phil Hellmuth Movie

According to this industry source, they’re making a movie about Phil Hellmuth’s life, called The Madison Kid. He will be played by Hayden Christensen, who played Anikin Skywalker (Darth Vader) in the last two Star Wars movies. I have no idea what to say about that.

The World Series of Poker Lawsuit

It just occured to me that I haven’t written a word about the ongoing lawsuit over the winnings at this year’s World Series of Poker. Given that it involves both poker and law, that strikes me as oddly unexplainable. For those who are unaware, this year’s World Series of Poker main event champion, Jamie Gold,…

Follow Up on Dallas Poker Arrests

The very same night that the Dallas SWAT team burst in to several poker rooms, arrested and ticketed the players, and seized all their money, a VFW hall in Long Island that was hosting a poker tournament was also raided and all the cash taken. The difference: the theives in Dallas wore badges while the…

David v Goliath on Online Gambling

As some of you may know, the tiny island of Antigua has brought charges with the World Trade Organization against the United States over its anti-online gambling policies. Under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), an international agreement that the US championed a few years ago and got passed, all signatories must engage…

Good News on Online Gambling

The passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act has, I think, brought about some positive things. It seems to have spurred serious action from both gambling companies and gamblers to get serious about protecting their interests. The AP reports that a powerful casino management company is lobbying to have the bill reversed. MGM Mirage…

Could Gambling Bill Swing the Election?

Some say it could. The Las Vegas Sun reports that conservative scholar Charles Murray is warning the Republican party about the political damage the bill is going to do to them: That’s the prognosis of poker-playing scholar Charles Murray, who warned in a recent newspaper opinion piece of the political damage Republicans may face from…

A Book Review

I just finished reading The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King, by Michael Craig. If you have any interest in poker at all, I highly recommend that you get this book. I devoured it in about 24 hours and enjoyed every moment of it. Having read many of the gossipy reports about this series…