Thursday, July 29, 2010

Poker Politics and Business: Party Bwin Merger and HT2267 Markup

By Pauly
Los Angeles, CA

I'm still on an extended holiday, but there's been a bit of somewhat important poker news that transpired over the last few days on the business/financial and political front. Here's a few links that I used to catch up to speed...
For an update about the murky waters of the American online gaming market, start with the Guide to HR2267 Markup day and check out a proper link dump of other bits and pieces including a spankworthy pic. Boobs (and Vicodin) makes political scribblings palatable. (Pokerati, Wicked Chops Poker)

And then read Shamus' take... House Financial Services Committee Passes H.R. 2267 (Hard-Boiled Poker)

Oh, and this is huge: Party Gaming and bwin are merging. Check out what the financial sector is saying...
2 Big Internet Gambling Companies to Merge (NY Times)

Party Gaming to Merge With Rival
(The Guardian)

PartyGaming, Bwin Announce Merger (Wicked Chops Poker)

PartyGaming to Take Control of Bwin in $1.76 Billion Deal (Bloomberg)

Party Gaming stock shot up 20% in one trading day after the merger was announced. I hope you gobbled up shares a few weeks ago and made a nice profit off of this merger. (Financial Times)

And before we go, Milton Friedman sounds off on greed...

OK, that's it for political and business news. NGTFOOMO.


  1. Poker4:29 AM

    Greed is good!  Note to Wall Street 2.

  2. 23skidoo10:19 AM

    Great post and clip. Thanks Pauly.