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Daily 3-Bet: Poker in Congress, Galfond Run Bad, More Bikinis
The PokerListings Daily 3-Bet is a quick-hit compendium of three poker “news” stories that deserve a closer look.
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Today in the 3-Bet we find online poker back on the agenda for the US Senate, Phil Galfond not enjoying his "opposite day" and we revisit the Royal Flush Girls bikini shoot.
1) Online Poker in US Back in Congress
The on-again-off-again online poker train ride through US Congress seems to be back on again, at least with the US Senate Committee for Indian Affairs.
A new hearing is now scheduled for Feb. 9 with the agenda to further assess the role of Native American tribes in the future of online poker in the US.
It also aims to look at how the recent ruling from the DOJ determining the Wire Act only refers to sportsbetting will impact impending legislation.
At the last hearing with the Senate Oversight Committee in November, the current poker bill before Congress prepared by Rep. Joe Barton was taken to task for violating the tribes' right to act as their own governments.
And so the wheels of US legislation turn.
More on the upcoming hearing and the Senate Committee for Indian Affairs here.
2) Galfond Drops a Bundle
Fourteen hours ago, Phil Galfond tweeted this somewhat cryptic message from his Twitter account:
"I need to work on my all-in game"
About six hours later, we found out what he meant when he tweeted the graph above along with this:
"If today were opposite day, that would be cool."
We've all had bad days at the table, but $450k below all-in EV and a $650k total loss makes them seem a little silly.
Especially since Galfond probably has a better sense of humor about his bad day than we ever had.
Our online poker stat tracker is out of whack today but we hope to have the hands from his sessions up later.
Check our poker stats section later for more.
In the interim you can commiserate with Galfond on Twitter here.
3) The Girls of Winter
We mentioned this shoot a while back, but the WPT Royal Flush Girls have kindly reminded us of their December bikini shoot at the Bellagio with this highlight video.
Who are we to keep it from you?
Follow the Royal Flush Girls on Twitter here; video below: