Harrah’s rescinds stupid decision regarding World Series of Poker participant

Richard Brodie, mess with this man and your spell check will stop working

Harrah’s casinos has lifted its ban against the man who wrote the first version of Microsoft Word.


From Richard Brodie’s blog:

I can play!

Thanks to the quiet diplomacy of WSOP commissioner Jeffrey Pollack and to many of my fellow poker players vouching for my character, Harrah’s has decided to allow me to play in the remainder of the WSOP and lifted the ban on my entering their properties. I’m still learning the details of why this was handled this way but it’s looking more and more like a big mistake. As usual everyone at Harrah’s was friendly and professional. I will post more details as they become available but I can now eat at the buffet without fear of arrest.

I want to thank everyone who supported me from the bottom of my heart. It is very gratifying to know how much my friends care.

I guess I won’t be needing the “Free Quiet Lion!” hats and t-shirts after all.


It’s nice that apparently at least one Harrah’s executive isn’t an arrogant jerk. I hope the clowns that made the original decision to bar Mr. Brodie have been fired.

Link to previous Growl on this subject.


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