The 2014 World Series of Poker is the big story currently unfolding but that’s not the only story in poker these days.
Everyone’s favorite high-stakes degen Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is nowhere near Vegas but he’s still making headlines while the state of Pennsylvania gets closer to online poker.
Isildur1 Not in Vegas – Crushing Online
While the cat’s away, Isildur1 will try to rebuild his bankroll.
With the majority of online poker’s elite currently at the 2014 World Series of Poker action has somewhat slowed. That is except at the tables that Viktor “Isilidur1” Blom happens to be playing.
Isildur1 has been very active online since the beginning of the 2014 WSOP and was this past week’s big winner with $310,702 in earnings. Kagome kagome was right behind him with $274,170.
Phil “polarizing” Ivey had a big winning session prior to heading out to Vegas on Tuesday. This resulted in his finishing fourth for the week with $184,364 won.
It’s unknown at this time when or if Isildur1 will head to Vegas but in the meantime he may try and erase some of the remaining losses incurred in 2014. Even after his big win, he’s down $1.5 million for the year.
Pennsylvania May Introduce Online Poker Bill
Pennsylvania may be the next state to introduce online poker legislation according to a report from Bluff.
The state plans to hold a hearing on Tuesday to review the current state of online gambling in the United States and the potential for growth.
Your typical group of panelists will be on hand giving both sides of the issue but it appears this may just be preliminary posturing prior to the introduction of a new online poker bill.
According to a report from onlinepokerreport.com, State Senator Edwin Erickson is planning to introduce an online poker bill for the state. His bill would call for a $5 million licensing fee for sites and a 14 percent tax rate on those sites.
Also, the bill includes a bad actor clause set at December 31, 2006. Finally, the state would be allowed to enter into interstate compacts.
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