The House Judiciary Committee held hearings yesterday on online gambling. Annie Duke, one of the top poker players in the world, testified brilliantly in defense of lifting the ban on poker websites (and others).
As I said last year (when the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was snuck into the Port Security bill at the last minute), it’s not the government’s business to tell me what to do with my money, particularly when we have no limit on the number of state lottery tickets you can buy (talk about hypocrisy!).
Annie’s a perfect spokeswoman for the Poker Players Alliance because she’s not only a successful pro, but also a mother of four who has supported her family with poker…
Here’s my conversation with Annie Duke last year.