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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal offers online poker registration

Atlantic City's Taj Mahal offers online poker registration --

Interesting new concept. As much as I hate ticketmaster, this isn't a bad idea. I've had to get to the poker room early before to register for tournaments. I've at times had to gain my seat off the waiting list.

On another note, I always wondered who invented that poker room queuing system that you see on the LCDs across every poker room. I figure that guy must be loaded at this point. Whenever I stare at the LCD waiting for my name to pop up on the waiting list... I ask myself why couldn't I have thought of this?

Monday, September 24, 2007

"The Unabomber" Phil Laak Rumors

This is a crazy story about Phil Laak, one of the more popular professional poker players on the circuit. I don't believe it but this guy Tom Grant sure makes it convincing. Although I think it's just a publicity stunt.

The story involved Laak supposedly hitting two children while riding a motorcycle in Thailand. Grant helped Laak out with the police and afterwards the two went into an import/export business together. One variation of the story says it was actually drug trafficking. A deal went sour and Grant ended up with $15,000 of Laak's money. One month later Grant heard that Laak had paid $15,000 to have him and his wife killed. Grant in turn worked out a deal with the contract killer to preserve his and his wife's lives.

Full story here