Well, it’s that time again. And when I say “that time,” what is being referred to is the possible passage of laws in California, Hawaii, Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania that would legalize Internet poker. Of course, in California we have been down this road a few times before without success, so I’m never too optimistic when it comes to more states offering Internet poker. But perhaps this is the year.
Along these lines, Rich Muny, Vice President of Player Regulations for the Poker Player’s Association (PPA), who has a regular article in this magazine, should keep us up to date. The PPA’s own website is full of lots of good information for those interested in this topic (as virtually all of us should be). So again, even though I try not to get too optimistic, there is again some positive news around.
Next as most of you know, Two Plus Two has been working on two new books. The first, Poker and More: Unique Ideas and Concepts; Strategy, Game Theory, and Psychology from Two Renowned Gambling Experts by David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth is at the printer waiting to be printed. Well, it’s not quite that simple, but we are hoping to get the printing done by the middle of March meaning the book should be readily available by the end of the month, including as an Amazon Kindle.
Our second book, No-Limit Hold ’em for Advanced Players by Matthew Janda is nearing completion. What this means is that the manuscript is now completely written and it’s undergoing final review. However, once the review is finished, there’s still more to do including final type-setting and proof reading and well as building the index. So a good estimate as to when this book will be available is sometime in May, and we know, after the success and popularity of Matt’s first book, Applications of No-Limit Hold ’em, many of you are anxious to read it.
That pretty much covers it for this month. Because of the above publishing work, my time at the poker tables has been limited, so I don’t have much to report there. But by the time the World Series of Poker gets going, I hope to be a regular player again.