re: Poker & Obama Said to Give Thumbs Up to Barton's Online Poker Bill
Originally Posted by grilldoggy
Super, let's get behind all efforts to legalize the game we love. I think the key angle is the "equally favorable revenue component for government." The fact that poker is regarded as a 'game of chance' comparable to anything like video poker, dice games, etc. is a misconception that also must be dealt with.
I would like to see this legislation come true. having dabbled in some on-line casino games, sports betting, and poker; I agree poker is less a game of chance, but I'm not convinced the skill element of on-line is the same as live poker. One small example is years worth playing fixed limit stud hi/lo on several sites, A23 has filled low less than 25% for me, and the hand has been a net loser. But I assume it's that way for most people, so it's just a software quirk.
Anyway, I'd love to see a regulated site open to US players. A fair game and some tax revenue shouldn't hurt anyone.