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Dear Blog Readers,

We will no longer be updating this blog with headlines.

Instead we will be posting individual news items at the new Poker Players Alliance website.

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (05/05/08)

articles:
Poker players, Frank hope to overturn online ban (South Coast Today, 05/04/08)

Lobbyists Reach for Grass Roots (The Wall Street Journal, 05/03/08)

Presidential Candidate Ron Paul Talks About UIGEA (CardPlayer, 05/02/08)

Betting rules confuse banks (Miami Herald, 05/02/08)

LETTERS: Web gambling ban totally unworkable (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 05/04/08)

Lawmakers eye poker proceeds (Concord Monitor, 05/03/08)

excerpts:

Poker players, Frank hope to overturn online ban (South Coast Today, 05/04/08)
“The odds might not be in his favor, but U.S. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., has gained a valuable ally in his fight to overturn a 2006 law banning online gambling. Poker Players Alliance, a grass-roots organization fighting for poker players’ rights, has put its chips on Rep. Frank’s proposal.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (05/01/08)

articles:
Bill to stop UIGEA gains supporters (Poker Listings, 04/30/08)

Internet gambling ban architect frustrated with regulation delays (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/30/08)

Senate committee proposes 18% gambling tax (The Telegraph, 05/01/08 – NH)

Poker fans gain ally in Washington state (PokerListings, 04/29/08 – WA)

Higher stakes gambling could be on ballot (Denver Post, 04/29/08 – CO)

L.I. Cops Arrest Man for Running Gambling Hall (1010 Wins, 04/28/08 – NY)

Poker Players Fight the Law in South Carolina (CardPlayer, 04/28/08 – SC)

EDITORIAL: Overturning the Web gambling ban (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/26/08)

Seidel’s success puts him atop POY list (PokerListings, 04/26/08)

Proving Poker is a Game of Skill (Poker Player Newspaper, 04/27/08)

River Card Room gets a full house on weekends (Union Leader, 04/26/08 – NH)

Table games income jumps (The Charleston Gazette, 04/29/08 – WV)

First poker hands dealt at Fort Pierce Jai-Alai (TCPalm, 04/28/08 – FL)

State lawmakers ponder legalizing Internet horse wagers (WQAD, 04/28/08 – IL)

Investor seeks Ohio casino (The Enquirer, 05/01/08 – OH)

Two jailed over million-kronor poker tournament (The Local, 04/29/08)

media:
Lee Rousso Fights for Online Poker (Online Casino Reports, 04/30/08 – WA)

excerpts
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Bill to stop UIGEA gains supporters (Poker Listings, 04/30/08)
“Thursday was a busy day for Barney Frank and Ron Paul’s bill to stop the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Ten representatives signed on as cosponsors to support H.R. 5767 that day. H.R. 5767 was introduced in the House of Representatives April 10 by Frank (D-Mass.) with Paul (R-Texas) as its initial cosponsor. The bill is meant to prevent the Treasury Department and U.S. Federal Reserve from continuing work on the UIGEA.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/25/08)

articles:
Poker Player Get Political (Bluff Magazine, 04/08)

Kyl, Bachus Pen Pro-UIGEA Letter to Congress (PokerSourceOnline, 04/24/08)

A Race to the Finish (Interactive Gaming News, 04/24/08)

Opinion: Problem with poker gambling raid is hypocrisy of it all (The Post and Courier, 04/25/08 – SC)

Town sues sheriff over bingo (Montgomery Advertiser, 04/24/08 – AL)

press release:
Ron Paul, Jim McDermott Headline the PocketFives.com Podcast (PocketFives, 04/24/08)

excerpts:
Poker Player Get Political (Bluff Magazine, 04/08)
“Eleven months later, Williamson sat at a conference table in Sessions’ Dallas office next to fellow poker pro Clonie Gowen, Poker Players Alliance executive director John Pappas, and a variety of poker enthusiasts from in or around Sessions’ district. There was a psychiatrist and addiction specialist there to discuss the concerns of online poker being dangerous, a man who ran a small business making poker tables, poker blogger Dan Michalski, and one of his home game participants.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/24/08)

articles:
Bill legalizing poker at residents’ homes busts in SC House (Charlotte Observer, 04/23/08 – SC)

Pair gambling on trial for residential card game (San Mateo Daily Journal, 04/24/08 – CA)

Gambling bet pays off (Boston Herald, 04/24/08 – PA)

San Nicolas opposes ‘limited gaming’ bill (Marianas Variety, 04/24/08)

excerpts:

Bill legalizing poker at residents’ homes busts in SC House (Charlotte Observer, 04/23/08 – SC)
“Legislators have folded on a bill that would legalize kitchen table poker. A measure legalizing recreational poker games in homes was sent back to a House panel on Wednesday without debate. The move ends the bill’s chances of passing this year. State law currently bans any game with cards or dice. Representative Wallace Scarborough has said a friendly game of cards should be legal.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/23/08)


articles:

Stop work on enforcing Web gambling ban, lawmakers urge (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/23/08)

Lakewood City Council might end ban on minicasinos soon (The News Tribune, 04/23/08 – WA)

Senator betting on new gaming tax (Nashua Telegraph, 04/23/08 – NH)

Two states look at expanding poker (PokerListings, 04/22/08)

Poker fundraisers forced to fold ‘em (North Bay Nugget, 04/23/08)

media:
Fox Business Interview with Jeffrey Sandman (SSIGI, 04/22/08)

press release:
House Financial Services Committee Members Call on Congress to Prevent Implementation of Internet Gambling Ban (SSIGI, 04/23/08)

blogs:
Poker and the Law (House of Cards Radio, 04/22/08)

excerpts:
Stop work on enforcing Web gambling ban, lawmakers urge (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/23/08)
“Work on federal regulations to enforce an Internet gambling ban should stop, four lawmakers said in letters this week to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “Given the many other priorities that are pending at your agencies, including the mortgage crisis … we believe it would be imprudent for you to devote additional agency resources to this Sisyphean task,” the lawmakers wrote. Sisyphus was a king in Greek mythology who was condemned to repeatedly roll a huge boulder up a hill only to watch it roll down again.”
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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/21/08)

articles:
2 ordered to stand trial in Hempfield poker case (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 04/19/08 – PA)

Proposal would abolish $5 bet limit in Colorado casinos (KRDO, 04/21/08 – CO)

Paper explores legality of poker tournaments (The Daily Tar Heel, 04/21/08 – NC)

Florida Poker Scene (Poker Player Newspaper, 04/14/08 – FL)

Online poker group antes up (Politico, 04/21/08)

Mohawk territory gambling on a risky business (Toronto Star, 04/19/08)

press release:
Congressman Robert Wexler Joins the PocketFives.com Podcast (PocketFives, 04/20/08)

excerpts:

2 ordered to stand trial in Hempfield poker case (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 04/19/08 – PA)
“Two Westmoreland County men were held for trial Friday on charges of operating illegal Texas Hold’Em poker tournaments last year at the Fort Allen Volunteer Fire Department in Hempfield. Attorneys for Ronald Boggs and James Earl Miller unsuccessfully argued during a hearing before District Judge Mark Mansour the cases should not be prosecuted under the state’s gambling statutes because poker is a game of skill, not chance.”

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