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2010 Poker Year in Review — Part II

Major Stories That Closed Out the Year

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jan 18, 2011

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Most of 2010 was marked by waiting for online-poker legislation. France and Estonia voted to license and regulate the game, but the U.S. market remained idle; that is, until the closing days of December, which were marked by a flurry of news regarding attempts to rush online-poker legislation through Congress in a lame-duck session. In the end, nothing happened, and online-poker legislation should remain dormant throughout 2011 as the Republicans take back control of Capitol Hill. Even with this setback, the overall health of poker looks promising. The last half of the year remained busy as far as poker news was concerned, despite the legislative lethargy. There were many changes for U.S. tours, London retained its title as the European epicenter for poker in October, the World Series of Poker main-event final table in Las Vegas took center stage in November, and the theme of redemptive victories for well-known professionals ...


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