San Jose – 21 December 2005 – BetCRIS Poker Survey Sees the Pope Become Favorite Over George W. Bush; Which World Leader Poker Players Most Want to Play Against.
It’s a perfect world, and you’re given the opportunity to line up against any world leader of your choice, so who do you choose to check raise in a game of poker?
This is precisely the question executives at BetCRIS Poker asked their players. In the first release issued by BetCRIS, our fearless leader George W. Bush held the lead with 27% of the votes over Cuban leader Fidel Castro at 20%.
Since that time in mid-November, the results have changed drastically with the new leader being the Pope, slightly edging out Bush by 23% to 22%, respectively.
The survey has currently been running since the beginning of November and will last until the New Year. Nearly 20,000 people have logged online and voted for which world leader they’d most like to play poker against.
Also on the list are Fidel Castro, 16%, Queen Elizabeth II, 10%, and Tony Blair, 9%.
“Bush’s approval rating may have crept up, but his poker popularity has declined,” said Mickey Richardson, CEO of BetCRIS.com. “The trend has shifted and poker players prefer an opponent with absolutely no inclination to cheat.”