It appears that PokerStars will be adding a primarily online section of its Team Pro roster.
The employee that runs the official PokerStars twitter account recently tweeted the following:
“Team PokerStars Online Pro is a new branch of our team who’ll be playing mainly online not live. Anyone will be able to apply in due course.”
Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu re-Tweeted the message.
PokerStars already has some very respectable online players with Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Jason “treysfull21” Mercier and Hevad “RaiNKhaN” Khan all in the Team PokerStars Pro fold.
Former House Representative Bob Barr is the latest public figure to comment on the state of online gambling in his Atlanta Journal-Constitution column, the Barr Code.
Barr mentioned that the potentially revenue generated from legalizing, regulating and taxing online poker was becoming harder for the government to ignore.
Barr went on to say it was very likely that Barney Frank’s pro-online gambling bill would go before a hearing this fall.
Earlier this year, conservative columnist George Will wrote in his Washington Post column that he supported the legalization of online poker.