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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Professional Poker Players Not Bluffing in Lawsuit

Seven top poker players have sued the WPT - World Poker Tour - saying it stifles competition by forcing them to hand over rights to televise their faces for free.

I know in the past players have been pissed because they couldn't wear hats or shirts with logos promoting their poker sites or that of their sponsors. This seems to be the next step in that battle.

(HT: Wizard of Odds)


Anonymous said...

Huh? Who's "forcing" these guys to do anything. You don't like the WPT, don't get involved. In fact, if enough major players opt out, they can either force the WPT to change its ways or start a WPT sort of thing on their own.

Now can we get back to football?

Yost said...

As they even say in the lawsuit, that's like saying, if you don't like the NFL, go play somewhere else. The WPT is really the only professional, worldwide poker tour out there right now.

Phil Helmuth said...

Annie Duke is a fucking skank.

Reed4AU said...

I think the players are just jealous of the recent coverage of Mikey the chimp.


Cool Hand Mike said...

Try gambling on big money in the courtroom. 7 11, 7 11, aw shit crapped out. Lawyers got paid and they're the only ones.

Can't spell Lloyd without 2 "L's" said...

Annie Duke needs a nickname. We have Howard "The Professor" Lederer, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Greg "The Fossilman" Raymer....how's about Annie "Tits" Duke? Anybody with me here?

Phil Helmuth said...

How about Annie "The Skank" Duke?

Can't spell Lloyd without 2 "L's" said...

Phil are you still fuming because she beat you? Or is she a skank because she gives a whole new meaning to bad "beats"?

Anywho, I still vote for "Tits"

phil said...

That fuckin bitch, I mean Skank, doesn't even know how to spell poker, never mind beating me.