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Don’t Poker Issues Matter to Presidential Politicians?

  About a week ago, I wrote to the presidential campaigns of Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, Dennis Kucinich, Fred Thompson and Ron Paul to find out about their views on poker (see here).  Specifically, I wanted to know whether they play poker and how they feel about the […]

Get Into the Action, When You Don’t Have Time to Play

Want to always be at the table?  Even when you’re doing those other less interesting things… eating…  sleeping…  working…  ? Did you know you can buy stocks and mutual funds that let you bet on betting? Some of the largest casinos are actually companies that you can buy stock in.  Check out these names… Las […]

The 2008 Presidential Candidates and Their Views on Poker and the UIGEA

I just contacted the online campaigns of John Edwards, John McCain, Dennis Kucinich, Rudy Giuliani, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Ron Paul, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney to find out two things: (1) Whether they play poker (I already know that Barack plays – see here); (2) What their views are on the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) preventing […]

Poker and Presidents

Painting by Andy Thomas What do poker and  presidents have in common? Presidents Roosevelt  (both), Harding, Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon were all fans of the game (see here).  Now I have just learned that Obama is a poker player (see here).  In fact, he is the founding member of a group of poker players, lawmakers and […]

Promoting Poker As An Educational Tool

  (Picture above taken from NYTimes article) Recently there was a NYTimes article about a Harvard professor (Charles Nesson) and some of his students that formed a group that shows how poker can be used to teach cognitive skills. The name of their group is the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society.   Their idea is a good one.   […]



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