Mid-Air Poker Blogging, Online Play

by , Jul 24, 2009 | 1:22 pm

Pardon the unprofessional nanny-nanny boo-boo to Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, but I am currently in your airspace — and therefore your jurisdiction — playing a sit-n-go on PokerStars. (UPDATE: Or at least I was; never mind, out in 8th.)

Anyhow, part of the point of this post is a just-because-I-can: First time I have ever played on an airplane — like while we’re actually flying in the air! — and I think that’s pretty darn neato. (And am thankful that AirTran, so far, has not blocked PokerStars, Full Tilt, Pokerati, Wicked Chops, or … actually, I’m kinda afraid to check anything by the Bang Brothers.)

See what I’m getting at here? Me neither … but I swear it’s relevant, because technically I’m in Kentucky right now, theoretically I could be in Washington State, and no matter what the state of the UIGEA, I’m pretty sure there is not proper justification for shooting this plane down.

Anyhow, crap, I gotta finish up this post because I’m running out of power … wi-fi on this Boeing 717 yes, power outlets no … but technology, internet, jurisdictions, mid-air financial transactions … this is the stuff our future laws will have to deal with, and obviously simply trying to prohibit online poker play or even just attempting to enforce the sooo-like-2006 UIGEA won’t cut it.

2 Comments to “Mid-Air Poker Blogging, Online Play”

  1. Johnny Hughes

    I heard a story. Johnny Moss was flying home to Texas from Alabama. He had gone there to play poker, higher than a Hawk’s nest. He was chatting with the guy next to him on the plane. The guy asked if they had left Alabama air space. Then he, an FBI man, arrested Johnny for crossing state lines to promote gambling. I don’t know how it came out, or if it was even a true story.

  2. DanM

    LOL, we can always rely on Johnny to relay a good story — and sure as hell not let the facts get in the way of it!