As I watched the WSOP on slothoki , I caught a commercial for the Mighty River Poker League. It’s a Louisiana based poker club that promises to send someone to the 2005 WSOP.
Of course, I had to check it out. It turns out there’s a Baton Rouge league and a Lafayette league. You pay a membership fee ($50) and monthly dues ($15) to enter and receive 5000 points. You use those points to enter tournaments and the top 200 points winners at the end of the season get to play in a tournament for one seat in the 2005 WSOP.
I think it’s a brilliant idea. Each tournament also has a separate prize pool for those who Joo bonus want to play for money as well (extra $25 entry fee, and 100% of entry fees are paid back out).
That’s all the good news. The bad news is that the Lafayette tourneys are played on Thursday nights at 6:00pm, and I’m lucky if I’m out of work by 6:45pm. Still, I think I’ll look into it. The first points tourney is on August 19th. Maybe by then, they’ll push back their start times!
Well, poker for one.
God created chickens. He did not create cowboys full of rockets. He did not create a game in which 666 is often a winning hand. He did not create a game in which two Kings together, or two Queens together is a natural and winning union. God believes that King/Queen (suited, by the way, because we don’t like that integration stuff) should be the winning hand in any game.
So, let’s get this straight:
Lottery gambling–For the children.
Cockfighting–Illegal, but since it’s a matter of tradition, you might be able to pay off a government official to help you out.
Poker–Satanic, unAmerican, and possibly homosexual.
So, thank you for stopping by the South Carolina Welcome Center. We hope you enjoy your stay in the Palmetto State.
Oh, and if you find yourself having an original or rational thought, please follow your map to some other heathen state. We don’t want your carpet-bagging ass, anyway.
The broadcast networks have wisely decided to forgo any Democratic National Convention coverage tonight. After all, with the World Series of Poker on ESPN, who’s gonna watch Teresa Heinz Kerry?
If you want to watch some impressive women, tonight’s your chance. ESPN kicks off with the $1000 Ladies Limit Hold ‘Em championship followed by the $5000 7 Card Stud event.