Originally Posted by venice10
I think it is safe to say that the no poker pro has influence on the people that are preventing on-line poker from happening. Given that a number of the pros advocating on-line poker 10 years have subsequently run into legal trouble or had their names tarnished by being associated with less reputable sites, it may even be a negative to get other pros involved.
Wow, yeah. It seems the well-known pros who became public advocates in Washington were Howard Lederer, Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Barry Greenstein and Vanessa Rousso. There are probably others, but those seemed to be the biggest spokespersons. A 60 percent shooting percentage in our favor.
Sadly, if you go back and listen to Lederer or Duke speak in support of online poker, they actually did a good job. Good messages, anyway. But now, it might as well be Bernie Madoff speaking in front of an AIG podium about how you should invest in Enron.