Returning the Favor and other Slices of Life

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006


So here's what I've done and plan to do in response to the Frist-fucking we all received (thanks to Scurvy for the phrase).

1) I'm not moving any of my Stars money until they announce their plans. Gambling911 says they're pulling out of the US market. The email I got from a nice man named Lee Jones says they haven't made an announcement yet and will keep forums like 2+2 and pocket5s notified of their plans.

2) Any money I take out of Party and Crypto sites is going into the Howard Lederer Legal Defense Fund, AKA Full Tilt Poker. I think the FTP boys are setting themselves up for a big splashy legal fight, and I hope that my rake can somehow support those efforts. The "Open Letter" Full Tilt issued yesterday was a splash of clear blue logic in a sea of Chicken Littles.

3) I did go ahead and cash out of Party and Crypto last night, since I'm in rehearsal all week and don't really have time to tend to it later, and I don't want them to have to send me a check if they decide to involuntarily cash me out, like Prima did late last night.

Yep - 7 Sultans, a Prima site, sent me an email telling me that they had cashed me out last night. All $4.50 of my balance. Que sera, etc.

IF this turns into a big deal and it becomes hard for me to sign up with my favorite sites, I will simply find a friend in Canada to rent me a PO box, gets myself a little Canuck bank account, move my poker money north and rake in all my signup bonuses all over again under new names with my brand new Canadian address. And I'll still suck at online poker.

1 comment:

Shelly said...

Not sure which came first, the chicken or the egg, but I first saw the "Frist Fucking" phrase via a post by Joe Speaker -

I hope you're right and FTP puts up a fight.