Sam Trickett Makes a Show of No-Showing Shane Warne Charity Event

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These nine women were afforded the chance to play in the Shane Warne Foundation charity event at WSOP Asia-Pacific thanks to Sam Trickett, who decided to donate and then no-show the event. (Photo c/o of 888 Poker)

With bracelet events to be played and cash games to potentially crush at the Crown, Sam Trickett didn’t quite feel up to a party night at an event for the Shane Warne Foundation during the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific. Trickett did give a whopping $10,000 to the charity, but elected to have a chunk of that money go towards a whole table of buy-ins for the charity event. Russell Thomas provided further clarification.

As you can see, Trickett got his wish.

PPA Clears the Air About Comments Regarding Poker Carveout in Adelson iGaming Ban Bill

There’s been some chatter over the last several days about the Poker Players Alliance standing against any version of the Sheldon Adelson-backed ‘Restoration of America’s Wire Act’, even if it were to include a specific carveout for poker. PPA Executive Director John Pappas sat down with frequent BLUFF contributor Steve Ruddock to clarify the PPA’s official stance on the matter.

“If there was a bill that banned online casino games but legalized online poker at the federal level, we would support that all day long,” Pappas told Ruddock Thursday night. “The PPA is going to stand with supporting poker over other forms of gambling.”

The rumored carveout would outright ban all casino games and leave poker exempt and untouched – leaving it in the same kind of nebulous state it currently exists in while greatly damaging all other forms of iGaming legislation. Pappas also said that the bill ‘would not advance online poker legislation anywhere’, and would likely slow it down as companies would be less likely to pursue an online gaming venture without online casino games to support it.

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Tim Fiorvanti

Tim Fiorvanti graduated from St. John's University with a B.S. in Journalism in 2008. After several years in the industry, he started working for BLUFF in the summer of 2010. He worked his way up at BLUFF and joined full time as a Senior Writer in April of 2012. Fiorvanti now serves as the Managing Editor of BLUFF. He's a tortured Mets and Jets fan, along with several other frustrating allegiances, but he's also a two-time defending BLUFF Fantasy Football Champion.
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