After a Thanksgiving weekend that saw the Addict and Snake in the Loo slinging cards on riverboat casinos, and Chops collecting crap from his new pup while trying to play online, we have some catching up to do on stories. Here’s what you missed, in brief.
:: Virgin relaunches its poker room. Virgin Group has relaunched its poker room, Virgin Poker. The URL is sure to be blocked by your work firewall (http://www.virgingames.com/poker), which won’t matter much for 90% of our readers as they aren’t allowing access in the states. Virgin does plan to attract players though by "leveraging" their other companies. For example, players can "accumulate Virgin air miles and loyalty points that can be cashed in for Virgin products." Also of note, players on the site can keep blogs, if you’re into that kind of thing. Guardian
:: WPT up for sale? Lakes Entertainment Inc. needs some operating cash ($10 mil by the end of the year, and another $10 mil by March 1), and to get it, the company might sell its stake in the World Poker Tour. Lakes owns approximately 62 percent of WPT Enterprises Inc.
:: Norman Chad’s man-crush spotlighted. Musician/poker player Tom Sartori was spotlighted in the Orlando Sentinel. Sartori says, "It’s easier winning the World Series of Poker than it is making it big in music the way the industry is today." Apparently Sartori hasn’t listened to