Originally Posted by xXSmuggla
These kinds of things really are bad for the whole game of poker. This happened also with Townsend sharing hand histories about ilsidur1. But, can this man get actually charged with anything from the cops? or will FTP or someone1 file a lawsuit against him? We'll see how this thing pans out....
btw...what is 'rat holing' ?
I don't think any criminal charges can or would be filed - but a "black balling" in the poker community is more than likely.
"Rat Holing" is a term used for a player (typically a short stacker) that plays a few hands, hits a big pot and leaves the table immediately or shortly after. Aka - hit and run artist.
Originally Posted by GeoffLacey
The general public really isn't gonna be ineterested in this. It's nothing like Absolute Poker/Ultimatebet at all
No the general public does not have an interest in this YET. As long as Dateline doesn't run a follow up to their "ongoing" investigation about online poker, it should stay that way. That's a big IF.
The point is that this is a very sensitive time in the U.S. in regards to online poker. The poker community has made huge strides in the last 2 years. There are 2 bills in the senate and congress, we have a president who is a poker player and everything is looking promising. The right wing/anti gaming groups - up until this - were literally running out of ammunition. Although I doubt this could end up being any type of trump card for them, it surely does not help our (the poker community's) cause.