Politics Invades WSOP on Monday 6/22, D’Amato to Play Seniors Event

by , Jun 15, 2009 | 2:39 pm

Overheard and confirmed. Political geeks are in luck. Not only is it rumored – and close to being 100% confirmed – that Rep. Barney Frank will be visiting the 2009 WSOP on July 5 to do a little “shuffle up and deal” business, but other political figures and friends of poker will be arriving on Monday, June 22.

PPA Chairman and former NY Senator Alfonse D’Amato will be gracing the Rio on Monday for a yet-to-be-announced morning press conference. After, he is scheduled to join Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley for Monday’s “shuffle up and deal” honors. D’Amato will then look for his seat, as he will be playing in Event 43, the $1K Seniors NLHE tournament, starting at noon.

Fully understanding that the likelihood of D’Amato going deep in this tournament is slim, can we not agree that seeing him at a WSOP final table would rock our worlds?

Go Al!

2 Comments to “Politics Invades WSOP on Monday 6/22, D’Amato to Play Seniors Event”

  1. Losty

    Nobody would ever do this, there is absolutely no chance in the world..


    If there was a way he could make the money.. I don’t think there could be a chance in heck, but then.. Remember The Grand? Kinda like Richard Kind busting Phil and Doyle on the same hand? If he’s close to the bubble..

    Now, if Barney Buys in..

  2. Nik Faldo

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