Harrahs Monopoly over WSOP
Im at the WSOP
now. The first year I attended there were a lot of merchants there with booths. Full Tilt, PS, Doyles Room etc. It was great. Free T Shirts, books, seminars, key chains, free snacks, etc. Now there were only a handful. Only Everest Poker who only takes non US members, Card Runner, and a handful of Harrah's affiliates.
At the Card Runners booth they were running simulated videos of on line games but the logos from the poker site
were all erased.. I asked why. And they said Harahs made them. It seems that Harrahs dont want you to play online. Which makes sense in a way but the WSOP is a poker mecca. And a ton of players wouldnt be there if it wasnt for online action. Why Harrahs doesnt allow Online sites on to their property is lame. Dont they know one hand washes the other. I wouldnt be there if I didnt play on FT and PS everyday. I would be playing live no matter what. Im sorry I just think it would be so much more an enjoyable experience had outside merchants be allowed to paticipate.