Democrats & Poker

by , Jan 19, 2008 | 8:59 am

After Sen. Hillary Clinton received the public endorsement of Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley this month, Clinton seems to have a newfound interest in studying online gaming. While she probably won’t be found grinding it out in the Full Tilt ring games, she has admitted a bill to study online gambling. Is it a coincidence that Berkley is the one who introduced HR 2140, which is the Internet Gambling Study Bill?

According to the Las Vegas Sun, Clinton does support the study, while Sen. John Edwards does not, citing doubt that legal online gambling could be controlled.

Sen. Barack Obama does support the study, though he has concerns about the internet being a “Wild West of illegal activity.” Strange that he wouldn’t be a bigger supporter of online gaming, specifically poker, when poker is such an important pastime to him. He not only started a weekly game in the Illinois legislature when he was a state senator but reportedly took his game pretty seriously.

Today is the Nevada caucus, so a few hours will tell who gets the support of the state’s voters.

7 Comments to “Democrats & Poker”

  1. thecuso

    Hi im Alejandro and i have a flourish/xcm(xtreme card manipulation)/magic blog with some cool tutorials on false shuffles and cuts.

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    At least one playing card must be in the picture.

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    Alejandro, aka TheCuso

  2. California Jen

    Ummm, not sure what this has to do with Democrats, politics, or anything in the post, but ok…

  3. DanM

    Someone apparently read that posting comments is a good way to grow traffic to your blog. The internet is easy … but connecting semi-spam to the post at hand is less so.

    Um … go Al Gore!

  4. thecuso

    well, i posted in the lastest post rather than emailing you, my fault. Still consider taking a peek at my blog 😉


  5. DanM

    Hmm, OK, I may well take a second look at it now. The post about the Wynn ditching Copag in favor of Gemaco did kinda intrigue me. (Why aren’t they in business with Kem?)

    Go organic growth / Ron Paul!

  6. thecuso

    my friend john aragi posted that, he knows more about cards than me 😛 he’s a well known seller at ebay, (aceking1)

  7. thecuso

    ok, the photo competition has just begun. thanks