For those of you unfamiliar with small Kentucky towns with no city council, grocery store, or post office, Sharer is in Butler County.
While the name change will never happen, (County official Hugh Evans is on the record saying, "When you talk about poker and gambling, we’re not for that in our county. It’s very conservative."), we at Wicked Chops Poker say, ‚ÄúWhy not embrace another cheesy poker PR stunt, take the money, and run‚Äù?
Seriously, if Ismay, Montana can change its city name to ‚ÄúJoe,‚Äù (although they‚Äôve since changed back to Ismay‚Ä¶think Istanbul and Constantinople) then why can‚Äôt Sharer, Kentucky go by Pokershare.com?
Our guess is most Sharer residents can‚Äôt read anyway, so they‚Äôll never know the difference.
This has also got Wicked Chops Poker thinking, are there any American cities that already have a ‚Äúpoker name‚Äù? The answer, to our surprise, is a resounding ‚Äúyes!‚Äù
Editor’s Note: All names of the following page are actually real‚Ä¶
: : Are you getting fed 7-2 after 7-2? Well, welcome to Muck City, Alabama.
: : Were you short-stacked and pushed all-in with A-J, only to be called by a someone with pocket 3‚Äôs‚Ä¶and have yet to hit your Ace or Jack on the flop or turn….well, welcome to Last Chance, CO.
: : Are you in a game where everyone is timid and the ‚Äúfirst in wins‚Äù? Then you MUST be playing in You Bet, CA (or Ubet, WI). Editor‚Äôs Note: Yes, these are getting progressively worse.
: : On the button, you face an UTG raise followed by a re-raise. You check your hole cards and see you have J-J. Welcome to the conundrum that is Cut-Off, LA.
: : Were you live at the Rio watching this year‚Äôs WSOP ME final table? It must‚Äôve felt like you were in Boring, Maryland.
: : Sorry, it only seems like everyone in that Noble Poker SNG last night was from Nimrod, Minnesota and Idiotville, Oregon (now Idaville). Or if this was 100 years ago, perhaps Donkey Town, Wyoming.
So there is some poker-city-naming-precedence here. Of course, this all begs the question: why stop with Muck City or Pokershare.com? The possibilities of some Indian tribe opening a casino and changing the original town name to something fun are endless. Like, doesn‚Äôt Pot Odds, Alabama, have a great ring to it? Or how about Suck Out, California (it would be located somewhere near Van Nuys). Shit, can we get a Wicked Chops, Georgia?