In approximately 10 days, we’ll be releasing our next book, Real Poker Psychology, of which I’m the author. It’s the first book which shows me as either the author or co-author in almost twelve years, so from that perspective it’s exciting to see it published. But I also think it’ll be a worthwhile addition to the poker literature especially since it covers a number of topics that as far as I can tell, have never appeared in print before.
To show the impact that this book may have, there is a book announcement thread in our “Books and Publications Forum” that took on some bizarre aspects of controversy as one of the other authors in this field appears to be clearly unhappy with seeing this book come out. The thread is located here for those of you who are interested in learning more about Real Poker Psychology, and we ran an excerpt from it in last month’s magazine.
On a different topic, there’s finally some good news on the political front. The great state of Pennsylvania is moving forward on the legalization of Internet poker. A bill received committee approval and has now gone forward to their full legislature. This is good news and my sources tell me that Internet poker could win final full approval in Pennsylvania as early as the middle of this month. Again, this would be great news and I’m sure that Rich Muny who represents the Poker Player’s Alliance as well as our friends at Online Poker Report will keep us fully informed on the forums.Another reason why this is important is that the more states that legalize online poker the more difficult it will be to for Congress to pass the RAWA bill that aims to roll back any and all progress in this area. So there is still, unfortunately, lots of work to be done in this area.