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John McCain

iPhone Poker Downloads Skyrocket

After Senator Scandal

9/5/2013 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John McCain's little iPhone poker fiasco this week had a MASSIVE ripple effect on the mobile card shark community -- a rep for John's poker game of choice tells TMZ, the company saw a huge increase in downloads after the Senator's mishap.

You'll recall, a photo surfaced Tuesday showing McCain secretly playing a game called VIP Poker during a heated Senate hearing, while John Kerry was passionately arguing about taking military action in Syria.

0904_mccain_playingAnd it apparently got people in the poker playing mood -- because a rep for TinyCo (the company behind VIP Poker) tells us, daily installations of the app increased by 30% since the incident.

The rep adds, "Senator McCain has great taste in mobile apps."

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And the Senator agrees -- we got him out in D.C. Wednesday, and he basically said Angry Birds isn't worth his time. Check the clip.

For the record, McCain supports Kerry's position, so it's not like playing a little poker during the hearing was THAT big a deal ... but we still gotta ask ...



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Is that the free Obama phone I keep hearing is free for all, I mean some?

227 days ago


obummer is such a moron, and he won the Nobel Peace prize???? What a joke.

227 days ago


Shows how much politicians really care about anything but themselves and getting re-elected.

227 days ago


To explain why it's imperative the UN, which includes the US, acts on what that terrorist, under the guise of president did is pointless. Greater good, global safety, & the idea that WMD's will land in our yards doen't occur to most. That said, McCains behavior is reprehensible. To think I'd have voted for him until he trotted out Palin truly frightens me.

227 days ago


50% of Americans want this moron to lead their country. Children sneak video games under their desk. Adults should know better.

227 days ago


This is not surprising. We pay those senators to do work and it is well known they goof off on taxpayer time. Esp when the "other side" is giving a speech. I wish I had a job where i could not only get paid to goof off but get rewarded with raises and re-elections.

227 days ago


Obama plays Spades during Bin Laden raid and McCain plays Poker when we're on the verge of WW 3. Disgraceful.

227 days ago
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