We’ve been tracking the best (and worst) news stories all week covering online poker’s Black FridayTM (mostly on Twitter and on the PoRo Report). Here’s a list of some must-reads.
:: John Stossel has an awesome mustache. He also has one of the best takes we’ve read on the lack of testicular-fortitude demonstrated by ESPN and others regarding the online poker showdown. [link]
:: The Washington Examiner seems to think Black Friday will speed up Federal legislative efforts. [link]
:: And Iowa is still moving forward with regulation as well, or at least studying it. Hey, small victories. [link]
:: Nothing particularly revealing, just a solid, step-by-step history of online poker in the U.S. by the New York Times blog. Rarely do we see mainstream journalism cover our industry so accurately. [link]
:: Or Raymer and others could just learn a lot by simply reading Bill Rini‘s blog. Dude is killing it. [link]
:: On the other hand, we just don’t get the appeal of the Quad Jacks live stream. Count us in the minority. So much off-information. However, this Chuck Kidd interview they did was solid, solid work. [link]
:: At least some 2+2‘ers have found some humor in all of this. Awesome MS Paint thread. [link]
:: Finally, and unrelatedly, great to see the Beastie Boys making a comeback. [link]
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