This Week In Poker #7 With Annie Duke, John Pappas, Dan Michalski and Jess Welman

Yesterday’s episode of This Week In Poker is now up on YouTube here.

Once again another really solid show of This Week In Poker thanks to some great guests and questions from the live online audience. The main topic this week was online poker legislation, including the recent mark-up and committee approval of Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Bill, H.R. 2267. Joining us in the studio was poker pro Annie Duke, a woman, who recently testified before the House Finance Committee on the issue, and via skype we had John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, and Dan Michalski of

Honestly, you’re not going to get a more thorough discussion of the topic than this with a good hour or so dedicated to covering HR 2267 and online poker legislation in general, including what are the chances we’ll see the bill reach Obama’s desk before mid-term elections, where do things stand in the Senate, the support and opposition from brick-and-mortar card rooms and Indian casinos and what the US online poker market may look like post regulation.

We also introduce a new segment with Jess Welman, a ginger/woman, where she breaks down the biggest poker news of the week, and we’re talking big like Beth Shak being on the new season of “Millionaire Matchmaker.”

Later in the show, Vikki Blows may or may not enter the studio and do a striptease on our shiny translucent table before we talk to Annie about all the non-poker stuff she’s busy with including her new venture, Finally we wrap by challenging Annie to a speed round of “Poker Metaphor Signifying You Have to Act Quickly.”

Watch the full episode above or on our official “This Week In Poker” page here.

You can also download the audio podcast via iTunes here.


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