Hit and Run: Online Poker Back in Play in CA; Venetian Poker Room News; David Williams Advances on Master Chef

Steve Ruddock : August 7th, 2016


Online poker bill could be brought to the floor of the CA Assembly. Venetian’s poker room is going to become smaller in the near future. Williams on Master Chef. And more.

California online poker could be considered

This could be a very interesting for those of us who have been following online poker legislation in California.

According to a number of reports, the California Assembly could bring Adam Gray’s online poker bill to the Assembly floor as soon as Monday.

There are still a lot of unanswered questions that will need to be answered, most notably, does the latest compromise attempt end the longstanding divide between the Pechanga coalition and the PokerStars coalition? Or, as most people think, will the two sides remain divided?

Quick Hitters

- The Venetian poker room is going to lose some tables, but how many, and what will become of the poker room depends on who you ask. 2+2 thinks half the tables could go away, while veteran Las Vegas casino reporter John Mehaffey has indicated the room will simply revert to its previous size.

- Why has DFS been so successful of the legislative front while online poker and online gambling legislation has floundered. In a column I posted this weekend, I offer up a few reasons the two similar industries have produced polar opposite results in state legislatures.

- 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up David Williams is making another deep run, but this time it’s not at a poker table. Williams is a contestant on the current season of the FOX TV show Master Chef, which he said is way more stressful than poker.

- Part Time Poker’s Alex Weldon takes a look at the freeroll prop bet Antonio Esfandiari offered PocketFives.com EIC Lance Bradley, and offered up some thoughts on the price Bradley is getting to wear the same shirt for an entire year.

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