re: Poker & Yahoo poker, Google and MSN to come?
I don't see MSN entering that scene not now not ever. MSN main goals for now are to promote the "Live.com" products.
On the other hand, if those monopoly companies will join this market, small poker sites
that are more fun and friendly will be shut down as the time goes by, and we will be stuck with millions of players (most of them are bad players like me), slow servers, a lot of advertising and spam than usually. And the Online Gambling laws will pop up fast.
I think it will be bad to the online gambling scene.