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Old 05-01-2008, 06:51 AM   #151
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Re: 60 Minutes considering Absolute Poker story

i think this would be interesting to see since the show will be geared towards a viewing audience that may not be so familiar with poker and online poker....

i would really like to see how they unravel the story...and whether they put their own spin on things
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:02 AM   #152
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Re: 60 Minutes considering Absolute Poker story

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"60 Minutes called and wants to interview me on the passing of the UIGEA bill. I hope it doesn’t get me into trouble because I am going to speak my piece about it. Will it get me into trouble with the DOJ? Hopefully not. They know everything about everything anyway."
Good. This sounds to me like the story was given a "go".

I think I said this before, I am fine with this story. Of course, depends on how they present it. Honestly, if this helps clean up matters, what is to be worried about?

I think those who are suggesting that this publicity will damage online poker generally are wrong. Most people know what poker is, know that there is a element of gambling involved, and know that it is fun. That's not news.

Doing a story on a scandal involving crooked players can only spur the sites to get serious about security, fair dealing, bots and collusion.

By the way, I bet this is what happened to that Joe Hachem story it was rumored they were going to do - it kind of morphed into a story on an online poker scandal. I wonder if he will comment.
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