60 Minutes to Re-Air AP Cheating Scandal Story

This Sunday, June 28

by , Jun 26, 2009 | 7:03 pm

On a day when the world’s eyes will likely be focused on Day 3 of $50k HORSE USA vs. Brazil, 60 minutes is rerunning their story on the biggest scandal to hit online poker.

Curious timing. It could just be a throwaway piece of filler, or it could be given an introductory time-hook connecting it to the kickoff of the WSOP. (The non-poker world that hasn’t been following us for the past month thinks the World Series starts next week.) Or … might the replay have been pushed in connection with National Poker Week and the supposedly soon-to-be-heard Barney Frank bill?

ADDENDUM: Yep, pushed back to September.

If that’s the case, you gotta wonder which side pushed for that — the side that contends prohibition is necessary because online poker is a crooked, degenerate pursuit, or the side trumpeting regulation in part because of the assistance needed to keep the game clean.

5 Comments to “60 Minutes to Re-Air AP Cheating Scandal Story ”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Isn’t the bill being discussed in September?

    Anyways, this article in the NY Times Magazine Sunday may be a bit more influential than the repeat of the 60 Minutes piece.


    It’s a pretty good read, about a mother trying to come to terms with her son playing online poker.

  2. DanM

    That’s what I’m hearing — Septemeber … but haven’t gotten any confirmation of that yet. I think it still might be officially slated for July … or August … and am not really sure what the difference is in practical political terms, month-to-month.

    Wow on the NYT magazine piece. Thanks for passing that on.

  3. DanM

    btw … yep, we were right about the delay back to Septemeber. A sign of the games in play, I suspect.

  4. Johnny Hughes

    Dan….I have seen CBS promoting the re-run on poker all over cable. The promos themselves are alarmist about cheating. Sounds as if EVERYONE is being cheated in the promos.

  5. DanM

    Well you know how sensationalism goes with hedlines and teasers …