AzB Silver Member
So instead of the money circulating among pool players, it went to big Corporations and never returned. I think a guy named Popcorn was it was the only real success story in Poker from the Philly pool scene-at least in the beginning. I heard from a member of the poker community that 95% of all poker players go broke at least once or twice a year and have to get staked to get going again.Atlantic City allowed poker in their casinos beginning about 1992. That’s about when I started playing pool, but I didn’t start going to a serious room until about 1996 or 1997. I heard from all the Philly locals that had been around for a decades and I became friends with (in the late 90’s) that all the action moved from the pool rooms to the casinos as soon as the poker rooms opened.