Los Angeles, CA
I'm still on an extended holiday, but there's been a bit of somewhat important poker news that transpired over the last few days on the business/financial and political front. Here's a few links that I used to catch up to speed...
For an update about the murky waters of the American online gaming market, start with the Guide to HR2267 Markup day and check out a proper link dump of other bits and pieces including a spankworthy pic. Boobs (and Vicodin) makes political scribblings palatable. (Pokerati, Wicked Chops Poker)
And then read Shamus' take... House Financial Services Committee Passes H.R. 2267 (Hard-Boiled Poker)
Oh, and this is huge: Party Gaming and bwin are merging. Check out what the financial sector is saying...
2 Big Internet Gambling Companies to Merge (NY Times)And before we go, Milton Friedman sounds off on greed...
Party Gaming to Merge With Rival (The Guardian)
PartyGaming, Bwin Announce Merger (Wicked Chops Poker)
PartyGaming to Take Control of Bwin in $1.76 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)
Party Gaming stock shot up 20% in one trading day after the merger was announced. I hope you gobbled up shares a few weeks ago and made a nice profit off of this merger. (Financial Times)
OK, that's it for political and business news. NGTFOOMO.