While new poker attendance records were being set at the EPT San Remo this weekend and the newly formed North American Poker Tour continues to thrive, attendance numbers at the WPT Championship are plummetting. “The EPT and the NAPT, and anything PokerStars does tour wise, kicks their ass,” says Daniel Negreanu, who clearly has ass-kicking on the mind these days. “What completely destroyed their [WPT’s] model as a company, was not attaching themselves to online satellites.” Trouble is, the ongoing legal uncertainty means most places like the Bellagio can’t take most online operators’ money even if they want to. That’ll be the good old UIGEA fucking up perfectly good business models again. Read more.
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