It’s 6:47 a.m. and I’m in Vilnius, Lithuania. I’m ready to jump on my privately booked jet and will be flying to Estonia to play in a poker tournament. The tournament is the PokerStars Baltic Open. It’s not a big buy-in event and I’m mainly going there to see what’s going on with poker in the Baltic States. There are many Lithuanian stars going down like Andrius Tapinas and Marijonas Mikutavicus who is one of the most famous singers from the country of my birth, and perhaps the most exciting of all is Miss Lithuania 2008.
Also Estonia has passed a law to regulate online gaming so I am meeting the authorities and some lawyers to find out how it all works. Things seem exciting right now with lots of new opportunities as new regulations kick in. You’ve got to keep up with the game and be ahead of things to be able to earn enough to pay the rent. It should all be interesting.