Originally Posted by LarkMarlow
Every year, Bluff Magazine conducts a poll to determine what they call "The Power 20". This year's list appeared the March Issue--when I saw that Preet Bharara was #5 I almost fell off my chair. Only the first paragraph outlining the reasons people were chosen appears online. The full descriptions were released via twitter which I don't do, but I subscribe to the magazine so here's all that was written about him:
"#5 – Preet Bharara
U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York
The inclusion of Preet Bharara might be the most controversial on the list this year. Voters were asked to include people whose influence on the game or industry were mostly positive. Considering that Bharara is the person leading the DOJ shutdown of online poker in the U.S. it’s hard to believe he got votes, let alone enough to make him #5 overall.
That however is short sighted thinking. While Black Friday had an immediate negative impact on poker and poker players in the United States it may have gotten this market, poker's largest, closer to a regulated environment and that means, among other things, protection for the consumer in a market that previously had zero rules and little recourse for players cheated out of their money.
Bharara also deserves some credit for exposing Full Tilt Poker for what it was--a poorly run business that was making millionaires out of a select few owners while being unable to pay players who legitimately won money on the site. Bharara is also going to have a hand in negotiating the sale of Full Tilt Poker to Bernard Tapie Group"
What do you think?
I think some good comes from all bad things , but you don't give the credit to the bad thing for it . I give him #1
haven't read very much on her story but was surprised to see Annie duke on the list . there was the side note though .
#18 – Annie Duke
Commissioner, Epic Poker League
It might be a bit of a shock to learn that this is Annie Duke’s first time on the Power 20 but it was just over one year ago that Duke put her pro poker career aside to assume the role of commissioner of the newly founded Epic Poker League. Since then Duke has taken her media smarts to earn the fledgling poker league mainstream media coverage and been responsible for a player-friendly atmosphere.
(Editor’s Note: Voting for the 2012 Power 20 was conducted in late January, early February 2012 – prior to Epic Poker League’s parent company, Federated Sports + Gaming declaring bankruptcy)
Originally Posted by Charade You Are
We were surviving just fine until 2006. Hence my hatred for Frist and Kyl.
#17 – Sen. Jon Kyl
United States Senator (R-Arizona)
Senate Minority Whip
Flashback to as recently as 2010 and you’ll see Sen. Jon Kyl described as “anti-gaming” largely due to his role in seeing the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act pushed into law in 2006. The Senator however has changed his tune as of late and is now considered by some to be the key to getting federal online poker legislation passed in 2012.
we could still tar and feather frist though