Some Responses to “Are We Having Fun Yet?”

by Lou on August 3, 2006

I got some amazing responses to my “Are We Having Fun Yet?” post. The responses were all across the spectrum. And maybe they’re all correct. Anyway, FWIW, here are some of the tidbits I received.

1. I never met a stranger I didn’t like. I played in a WSOP satellite last week and once the ice was broken, most of the players took off their poker face; their Elvis sunglasses and had a good time.

2. You make some excellent points Mr. Krieger. However, you miss the most obvious one. Harrah’s doesn’t give a rat’s ass. As long as there are fresh fish, the sharks will put up with the inconveniences. Everything that has been posted about this year’s WSOP has proven that Harrah’slacks the will and capability to properly manage tournaments this size. Probably the best example was changing a PLO tournament that had beenadvertised as no rebuy to a rebuy tourney, then when players alreadyregistered complained, changing it back and adding a rebuy PLO tourneythe same day and splitting the fields up.

3. I think Danneman showed that “fun” is in the eye of the beholder. The more things change, the more things change.

4. Are the media folks having fun yet? Who cares. Are the old timers that have been playing for the last 20 years having fun yet? Ditto.

This has become a people’s game and thousands of every day folks are havingthe time of their lives with a chance to become a millionaire. They spenda fraction of the buy-in online to enter tourneys that qualify them for apaid vacation to Vegas and a seat in a $10,000 poker tournament thatanybody can win.Damn right they are having fun yet.

5. Fun for who, you and your pals? You sound like one of those college losers in green corduroys and a rippedup tee who keeps whining about how miserable he is now that his favoriteband hit it big. If you’d open your eyes a bit, you might see all thosenew/young whoever’s getting the big poker tournament experience for thefirst time in their lives…….and having the time of their life doing it.Get over yourself.

6. Excellent post Lou.

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