The New Americans Party, co-founded by professional poker players Matt Glantz and Daniel Negreanu has already started garnering electoral support. Formerly vocal opponents on all things political, Glantz and Negreanu decided to bury the hatchet and run together with a platform slogan of #makeonlinepokerlegalagain. Intrigued? Confused? Read more details of this fascinating development in our exclusive article.
The poker world has been buzzing about the “politics in poker issue” for the better part of two weeks since Daniel Colman and Olivier Busquet donned “Free Palestine” and “Save Gaza” T-shirts. In this video, I give a timeline of events and mention the main people who’ve been vocal on the issue. I also respond to Nolan Dalla’s video and give my final thoughts, crystallizing my feelings on the place of politics in poker. Enjoy.
With much thanks to World Series of Poker Media Director Nolan Dalla for his reply to my “There’s No Room for Politics in Poker” op-ed piece, here’s is my response.
In light of Daniel Colman and Olivier Busquet choosing to wear apparel with the intent of sending a political message while playing at a televised table during the 2014 European Poker Tour Barcelona Super High Roller event, the following needs to be said and explained in the clearest possible terms: There’s no room for politics in poker.