OMG! Phil Galfond Moves to Canada

Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond has become the latest high profile high stakes U.S. poker pro to relocate outside the U.S. to continue playing online poker. For instance, Cole South had moved earlier in the year to Montreal. Galfond is now officially living in Canada. This is what he had to say on his Twitter account.

“Hey Twitter. I’m, in Canada.”


“Staying here for 3-6 months and then re-evaluating. They should be done with my slide here soon”

“To everyone asking, I moved to Canada to play.”

Galfond added details of how he got his PokerStars account setup, including getting some $50k+ transfers on PokerStars! He was frustrated with the lack of responsiveness from Party Poker, but Tony G stepped in later to help sort those problems.

In his first night of high-stakes PLO tables on PokerStars, he played Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky coming out a small loser according to

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The "Atlas Shrugged" moment has come for US online poker!  The guys coming to Canada are still hoping for a change, the ones moving further do not see change coming soon.

 I called this a few weeks back in another thread. Legislation has stalled with the Debt ceiling debate taking up most of the congresses time. Full Tilt...well that's for another thread, but there's no movement towards legalizing online gaming & everything the US govt (as well as other govts world wide) is to clamp-down on the industry as a whole (has the US govt dropped the ban on US govt using Las Vegas for govt conferences & retreats?).

 Holder & the DoJ have made more moves against poker players & the industry as a whole than they have against anyone @ Goldman Sacks! This tells me that anything the US govt says about letting it's citizens be free to choose is just "Lip service"!