This month marks the one year anniversary of Rep. Barney Frank’s Internet Gaming Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007. This time last year I was paying homage to this campaign for removal of the Port Security Bill’s ban of Americans’ rights to play slot onlain in the world’s great Internet poker rooms. Now, a year later, I realize the deck is stacked heavily against us. When a professional politician as powerful as Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA, doesn’t have the horsepower to nudge his Internet poker relief bill out of the starting blocks what’s our chance of success? How long are the odds for any of us ordinary poker players doing anything – solo, collectively or otherwise – to return this freedom to the US poker players? Slim to none.
How come a collection of rich, powerful, and well connected professional politicians can’t undo, given a whole year, what just one of their unscrupulous brethren accomplished in minutes? If it was so easy for then Senate Majority Leader Frist to attach his Internet poker torpedo to the Port Security Bill; then what’s preventing the equally powerful Frist successor from returning this missing freedom using the same proven technique of eleventh hour must-pass bill riders? Two Words…Harry Reid (D-NV). Nuff said?
A whole year has passed and there’s not even been an agreement to start a “year long study” of Internet poker before proceeding to pass any legislation overturning the Frist Internet poker death warrant. Next April will I be posting the same old Internet Poker story of “no demonstrated progress” for the second straight year? The smart money is saying I will do exactly that.
Brandi Hawbaker Dead at 26
Various poker news sources are reporting the death of young poker pro Brandi Hawbaker. Brandi emerged onto the poker scene a couple of years ago amidst a lot of controversy regarding her free spirited lifestyle. Brandi’s death is being reported as a suicide. We will update you when we have more information. She was 26 years old.
Jennicide Playboy Pictures
Well the rumors were true. Poker phenom Jennifer “Jennicide” Leigh is gracing the May edition of Playboy Magazine and we have the unedited pictorial here.
Leigh started her poker career playing $5 sit-n-go tournaments at Poker Stars and eventually built up a bankroll that allowed her to play regularly in the $100-$200 blind hold’em games. She describes herself as a video game ”nerd”, having spent many hours of her young life playing games like World of Warcraft and Everquest.
While “Jennicide” may be hot for a video game nerd, we still think she is a lot hotter in her own mind than she is in reality. Playboy was obviously seeking a poker hottie for this issue and I guess Jennicide was the hottest they could find in the poker world… which is almost like saying that you are the prettiest ugly girl we could find.
If you’ve been waiting to see the pics of poker player Jennifer “Jennicide” Leigh, well wait no more. Here is the layout that appears in the April edition of Playboy Magazine. Take notice of how Playboy airbrushed her frontal area to look like she has the anatomy of a barbie doll.