POKER LEGEND DANIEL NEGREANU SAYS – “ GLOBALLY, THIS WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO RUN ONLINE POKER SERIES.”
The coronavirus outbreak has caused more than 43% of the total world population to be on house quarantine, 472,763 plus positive cases have been registered and the death toll is at an alarming number of 21,306. Businesses have been shut & it seems like a global recession is inevitable at this point.
Since all people are inside their homes & live poker tournaments and events are canceled or postponed, an appeal to the government of the US is made by the GC pro-Daniel Negreanu to legalize online poker in the States.
In a podcast last week with his co-host Terrance Chan, Negreanu said that he has requested the government of the US to take the outbreak into consideration and legalize online poker. In order for people to keep them occupied during this house quarantine & social distancing period, he stated that the legalization of online poker will help them relieve some stress. He said, “People actually go out and do things. But this summer is probably a little bit different. People are going to be home.” He claimed that live poker events & tournaments would further escalate the pandemic & legalizing the online poker is the way of the future.
On Twitter, the legend & 6-time WSOP Bracelet winner tweeted,
“All poker operators: stop. Suspend all tournaments and cash games now. There isn’t a more infectious environment imaginable than a poker table. Shut it all down.”
The cult classic Poker film ‘Rounders’ co-writer, Brian Koppelman tweeted that,
“You know how compassionate people use medicines? Well, the Senate should allow compassionate use of online poker right now. Let people play safely at home!”
As of right now, Daniel & his wife Amanda Leatherman is in house quarantine to avoid the risk of contracting the virus. He urges the government that this is the right time to legalize online poker, for at least a trail & run period, so that players would be able to play the game without the fear of facing legal consequences.