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.


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.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy gambling online and watching the WSOP.