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Party’s nearly over

At 10am Eastern Time tomorrow, 3pm in the UK, President Bush is expected to sign the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Party Poker will then, retardedly, close about a gazillion accounts belonging to Americans, for whom online poker will be no less legal that it currently is.

That’s just under 24 hours from now. At 10:30 EST I took the screen grab above showing the number of players connected. Tomorrow I will do the same at the same time. I can only speculate what proportion of their players are from the USA, but bear in mind that their stock price has lost over two thirds of its value.  It’s quite high.

Actually a sample from a more sensible time (really, how many play poker at 7.30am on the West Coast?) might show a more dramatic slump.  I’ll see what I can do…

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