I have noticed that the ACT is the only state/territory in Australia that doesn’t allow pub poker and I was wondering why?
I have asked around and got told that the reason there was no pub poker in the ACT was because of the old casino.
Apparently there was an agreement between the casino and the clubs that the casino would not have poker machines if the clubs did not have “casino games” such as poker.
This seemed fair enough, but now the new casino has poker machines so whats stopping the clubs having pub poker?
Does anyone know if this is the real reason or what the real reason may be?
The clubs are complaining that they will lose revenue from the casino having poker machines so why are they not trying to regain some by introducing pub poker tournaments?
While I have played the pub poker in Queanbeyan for 10 years and love it, it would be great if I didnt have to make the trek over the border to play it.
I would have thought the casino would be keen to allow low cost poker tournaments in clubs to use as a breeding ground for their own poker tournaments and cash games – as the casino would be the only place you can play a cash game.
If anyone can shed some light on this (an informed opinion) I would appreciate it.
I see that Canberra or CBR as it likes to be called now, is advertising itself as a progressive town that people will want to be in and yet we are years behind all the other states and territories when it comes to offering entertainment options like this?