Today my wife, who’s an avid fan of “Survivor” (okay, I watch it with her occasionally) showed me an article in Poker News that caught her attention. It seems that one of her favorite poker players, Daniel Negreanu, has expressed an interest in being on the hit show. And, he admits that he would receive some good coaching from his friend, and one of the all-time best “Survivor” players, “Boston” Rob Mariano. He also revealed a small part of his strategy by telling Poker News that he imagines some of the other players might recognize him. That’s usually the kiss of death for a contestant on “Survivor;” you never want anyone else to know that you’re wealthy and don’t need the money. But Negreanu said that letting his competition know he has money would be part of his game plan. Sounds like a poker player. There’s only one catch, and that involves getting his U.S. citizenship. But if Negreanu wants it badly enough, I’d put all my custom poker chips on him right now.
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If you were a betting man or woman, you would have been right if you went all in with your custom poker chips on New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, to be the next one to sign a bill legalizing internet gambling. It took the legislators three times to get it right, with Christie vetoing the bill the last time out. But the veto was actually a victory for the online gambling crowd because Christie let them know what changes had to be made in the bill in order for him to sign it. And sign it he did, making New Jersey the third state (after Nevada and Delaware) to legalize online poker.
New Jersey, with its brick and mortar casino industry already up and running like Nevada, is eager to test software and issue licenses to save the struggling casinos of Atlantic City and bring millions of dollars of revenue into the state. For now, this legislation is only for the residents of New Jersey, but like those that preceded it, the hope is that agreements will be made with other states in the near future. Playing Internet poker at home in your jammies? Yes, it’s coming to us all.