Mr Cada goes to Washington

Mr Cada goes to Washington

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Unlike certain – cough Jerry Yang cough – previous winners of the World Series of Poker Main Event, 21-year-old Joe Cada seems to be doing a Peter Eastgate. The $25/$50 cash game regular is taking his role as “poker’s ambassador” seriously, travelling to Washington in order to discuss the legality of the game.

"I support the right to play poker online," Cada said recently in an interview with Time magazine. "Poker isn't gambling. It's a hobby, an activity, a game. It's not about luck — it's about logic, decision-making, math."

Cada will be meeting with Rep. Candice Miller, the representative from his home state of Michigan, and the rest of the Michigan delegation in his journey.

To prepare for the day’s work of hard political graft, Cada had dinner at Ray’s the Steaks in Arlington – a suitable venue for an $8m poker winner.

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