Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Welcome Back!

It's official, Doyle's Room has begun accepting US players again.

This is a fantastic sign for US online poker players, in a sea of disappointing news of cheaters and rigged poker sites. I've never played at Doyle's Room and have no opinion of its quality, but you have to take it as a HUGE good sign of things to come.

It was only a matter of time before some site that pulled out of the US market realized that the UIGEA has no teeth and probably never will. The mass hysteria and pullout of many major poker sites was short sighted and stupid.

They simply jumped off a ship that they thought was sinking. Many of them drowned rather than stay on a perfectly good ship until they knew for sure whether they had to jump or not. Some smart operators like Bodog, Full Tilt and PokerStars knew better.

Hopefully Doyle's is not the only company to realize that the best market in the world for online poker players is the United States, and the do-nothing useless piece-of-shit government is no obstacle to their desired customers.

4 comments:

doubleas said...

Glad they're coming back, but fuck 'em. Dumbasses left - my business will be with those that stayed.

I'm not bitter at all. Damn it, they were such a great site back in the day. Now - suck.

Wes said...

FWIW, they pulled out like months after the mass exodus like party/pacific/crypto. So, they were always kinda borderline.

Plus, they moved to a different network (formerly Tribeca) in Prima. They are basically only the same Doyle's Room by name.

DuggleBogey said...

Yeah, technically Tribeca forced them to pull out of the US market, but they should be celebrated that they moved to Microgaming just so the Americans could play..

donkeypuncher said...

Hey man, I remember you once wrote or commented about "24 Hour Party People." Did you see that there's a movie about Ian Curtis? Not sure how big into Joy Division, but it sounds pretty good.

http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/music/archives/2007/10/no_context_sam.php