This week on my Final Table poker radio show, Dennis Phillips and I updated the possibility of Congress passing the online poker bill before the lame duck session closes at the end of this week. John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, joined us to explain why it seems unlikely, what the obstacles are, what it means for online players if the bill is not passed, and whether there’s a chance it could still become law in the next Congress.
Other topics we discussed:
- whether antes in cash games should affect the size of your pre-flop raises
- Daniel Negreanu’s reputation as a calling station on high stakes TV cash games;
- the amateur on “The Big Game” who got up $140,000 and then folded the next 53 hands in a row — including pocket aces;
- a daring early-morning heist at the Bellagio that raises more questions about their security.