re: Poker & Meet Rep Barton-Greg Raymer-Linda Johnson at the WSOP PPA town hall!
Originally Posted by dakota-xx
I was busy going deep in the Ladie's event so could not attend - but did have a nice chat with Rich at the Rio.
Great job. That definitely trumps any other plans you might have had.
Watching the video was made me feel hopeful and discouraged and disgusted. Hopeful that it seems something has to get done, discouraged that it seems like such a battle for what seems to me to be a no-brainer, and disgusted with our political system which is so clearly broke.
I empathized with the guy in the audience who was so frustrated with the whole thing. Here we are, lobbying for bills to strengthen the UIGEA (which is BS), bills to restrict our right to play non-US sites (more BS), etc. when all we really want is for the government to get the hell out of the way, repeal the UIGEA, and give our damn money back.
If they want to put in regulations to protect consumers, require age verification, etc., fine---but do it while we can play in a free market place.
OK rant over. I know we are stuck with the screwed up system that we have, but I had to get that off my chest.