Tuesday, July 10, 2007

WSOP Stuff

8,733 entrants last year. 6,358 this year. 2,375 less players. Yay US Gubmint anti-gambling and Harrah's no 3rd-party buy-in rules! This year's jackpot? 8.25 Mil. Still not too shabby, but somewhat anti-climactic.

And could they neuter the game anymore? No more Jamie Gold-like table talk? Can't show a card vs a heads-up all-in? Cell phones I get, but they keep stripping away the psychological aspect of the game. Why not just have everyone sit silently behind a curtain? Wait, I know! Why play live at all? Just make it an online event.

Oh giant corporations, how wonderfully you fuck shit up.

2 comments:

Hammer Player a.k.a Hoyazo said...

Great post and about 18,000 words less than it took me to write only a so-so post today. All very well said man.

MrCy said...

I really enjoy gambling online and watching the WSOP.