« Full Tilt Poker Pros Seem to Be Doing Well In WSOPE Main Event | Main | You're Probably Going to Want to Do the Opposite of What's In This Book »

The John McCain Gambling Fall-Out Link Dump

The way he's polling right now and with the economy in the absolute shitter and with the back-firing pick of Sarah Palin as a running mate (after dropping Cookier), this all might not matter, but The New York Times ran an article yesterday that detailed John McCain's close ties to gambling lobbyists.

And the fall-out so far isn't good.

Not sure what McCain did that was so bad (he was one of the first to take on Jack Abramoff, remember), but the article has caused some blow-back for his campaign. While we have no doubt that McCain would be bad for the potential online poker carve-out passed by Barney Frank and friends, given the current economic state, it might be a few years before McCain even gets around to that bill, and by then he'd be too old to remember what the Internet is anyway.

Some links:

  • If you haven't yet, read the full NYT article. [link]
  • Barack Obama talks about his poker game (frequented by lobbyists). [link]
  • New DNC ad rips McCain's gambling ties [link]
  • McCain's campaign team is very tied to gambling lobbyists. [link]
  • Will McCain's gambling alienate the Christian Right (who cares)? [link]
  • 40 gaming lobbyists is a lot of lobbyists now that we think about it. [link]
Bookmark and Share


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The John McCain Gambling Fall-Out Link Dump:


rob hunt

before you decide that obama's your guy, try to remember that his pal deval patrick, governor of massachusetts, tried to make online poker a FELONY in his state in order to protect three proposed injun casinos in his state

The comments to this entry are closed.

WCP on Twitter

Girls on the Rail at 2008 WSOP


    Our photog at the 2008 WSOP is having a hard time focusing his lens on the pros at the table. We like him for that. Check out girls on the rail here.

Wicked Chops © 2005 - 2008

Protect Your Online Identity

Poker Camp


  • For what's happening in Vegas now, go here.


  • We're kind of digging the snorgtees girls. You should buy their shirts. Check 'em out.

Poker School

Wicked Chops Poker Awards

  • Click here to see which poker players, online sites and hotties we "honored" this year.

The Word on Wicked Chops Poker

  • "Wicked Chops Poker are nobodies, the site is garbage."
    - Anna Benson
  • "A sophisticated and creative blog that pokes rambunctious, irreverent and most of all sexy fun at the game of poker and everyone who is connected with it."
    - PokerMagazine.com
  • "You've made me so angry I wish I could reach into my screen and just pound your scummy worthless head in!!"
    - a Nickelback fan
  • "If you ask me, you should just go straight to Wicked Chops Poker instead. These guys are awesome."
    - Kajagugu Poker
  • "...el blog más irreverente de la blogocosa norteamericana..."
    - Poquer Red
  • "Wicked Chops is wickedly funny. And wickedly irreverent. And posts a lot of photos of wickedly attractive women. If that ain't poker, what is?"
    - TypePad

  • Hear what Jamie Gold has to say about WCP here
  • "If Jamie Gold’s a dickhead; Wicked Chops has to be a medusa head full of dicks."
    - Pokerdog.org

  • Find online poker reviews, news and strategies with bestpoker sites bonuses like party poker bonus code. Also visit for great slots and us poker sites and usa poker reviews.


Busted Tees