Seven professional poker players filed an antitrust lawsuit Wednesday against the operator of the World Poker Tour, claiming that WPT Enterprises made them waive lucrative rights to use their images and names to promote products and video games before they could enter WPT tournaments. One player who is not part of the suit said the action amounted to a dog biting the hand that fed it. "All of us as poker players were degenerates until the World Poker Tour started the whole ball rolling."
Seven Poker Players Sue World Poker Tour Over Use of Likeness, Names
The Associated Press
July 21, 2006