Was great catching up with family. Was also nice to go three-for-three with my NFL picks, giving More Cowbell some much-needed momentum heading into the weekend.
Will be keeping an ear out today, of course, for the official word regarding that six-month delay for banks to comply with the so-called “Final Rule” of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. I assume we’ll probably be hearing something about it over at the Poker Players Alliance website, as they will surely be coming forth with a response once the news is official.
Meanwhile, since I am thinkin’ very few are gonna be checking in on blogs today, I think I’ll keep it short and continue to enjoy some R & R.
If you are in a reading mood, though, I do have a new piece up over on Betfair this morning, titled “Isildur1, and the Search for the Biggest Game Around.” Tried to place Isildur1 in an historical context and talk about some other famous examples of folks looking to take on the best players at the highest stakes -- people like Nick “the Greek” Dandalos, Jimmy Chagra, Andy Beal, and a couple of others.
By the way, next week I will be reviewing Doyle Brunson’s new autobiography, The Godfather of Poker for Betfair. Already moving through it fairly quickly -- a great read.
Think I’ll go grab myself a slice of that pumpkin pie.
(EDIT [added 11/27/09, 1:00 p.m.]: It’s official -- the deadline for implementation of the UIGEA regs has been delayed until 6/1/2010. Per this presser from the Federal Reserve. As you were.)