Media Hype

by , Apr 8, 2007 | 6:53 am

Another pretty good Texas-poker-bill story … You know, it’s almost encouraging when you see a reporter who clearly is not a poker player “get it” … troublesome kicker or not.

Click here to view the story.

Remember to contact your state representative(s) to voice your support for legal poker.

Click here if you need help with what to say. And in the interest of trying to come across as an unbiased champion of true democracy … Pokerati also halfheartedly encourages opponents of the bill to probably someday get around to eventually writing someone in the Legislature so they can sound impractical and stupid reserve the right to complain if/when things don’t go their way.

UPDATE: Yet another good story … this one in today’s Dallas Morning News. Remarkably unbiased and balanced (in Pokerati’s not-so-unbiased-and-balanced opinion).

6 Comments to “Media Hype”

  1. Fresh Princess

    Did you know the first interview you posted was on CNN as well?

  2. Jaffo

    I just read the bill. I am really disappointed in the fact that you must have a net worth of over $1 million in order to get a license. This will almost ensure that the large groups will take the profits out of state.

  3. DanM

    Jaffo, what verse/line/chapter are you referring to? I’m not recalling this part of the bill, but am curious about it.

  4. Jaffo

    Dan Thanks for the Email. I replied with a copy of the bill. I appreciate what you do for the poker comunity.

    Subchapter C, Sec 2004.101 Pg 13 #(7)

    (7)A financial statement certified by a certified
    public accountant demonstrating that the applicant holds gross
    capital assets, including land and buildings, of at least $1

  5. Lavigne in Austin

    That part was taken out in the substitute.

  6. DanM

    Lavigne, I am so glad to have you around to answer these questions. Here I have been for the past couple days contemplating the ramifications of a $1mm capital assets clause … and trying to come up with a good “defense” of it. but pretty much the best I was able to come up with is … “Well, I guess that’s the way it’s gotta be.”