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2012 Poker Year In Review

by Justin Marchand |  Published: Jan 09, 2013


Scouring the news archives and poker headlines from 2012, the conversation was punctuated with significant developments on and off the felt. Records were set for most World Series bracelets, all-time tournament earnings and, more than ever, poker, and its regulation, was a topic of conversation for politicians. Card Player presents a look back at the important story lines that stood out during one of the game’s most intriguing years ever. Federal Bill Flops For most of the year, the poker community anxiously awaited some movement and clarification on if, and how, online poker would be addressed at the federal level. While talk of such legislation has bounced around for the better part of five years, many insiders believed that 2012 was the year that the game we all love would be licensed and regulated. First, with the government running trillion-dollar deficits, it’s desperately looking for new tax revenue. Second, with ...

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