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Mostly a recount of my poker exploits along with a bunch of random other stuff just for fun.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Empire Poker Offers to Bail Out Expos

The people at Empire Poker have offered to contribute $500 Million to help the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals finance their new stadium in DC. In return they want naming rights for the stadium, exclusive rights to the advertising signs in the stadium and the ability to set up electronic kiosks so fans can play poker before during and after the game.

There's a story in the Washington Post (Free Registration might be required).

It poses an interesting problem for baseball. On the one hand they need someone to fiance the deal, or the Expo/Nationals might not have anywhere to play next year. On the other hand baseball is allergic to gambling and its questionable as to how legal poker advertising is in the US.


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