Headlines: Poker, Law and Politics (10/06/07)

articles:
Oregon Review Led to D.C. Online Ban (Washington Post, 10/05/07)

More charges filed against Westmoreland attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/06/07)

Norway plans U.S. style online gambling ban (Reuters, 10/05/07)

PPA Conference Takes Place in Two Weeks (CardPlayer, 10/05/07)

excerpts:
Oregon Review Led to D.C. Online Ban (Washington Post, 10/05/07)
“Horse racing fans in the District whose Internet advanced deposit wagering accounts were shut off last week can thank the racing commission in Oregon. Commission officials recently reviewed state criminal codes and discovered it is illegal to accept or place bets on horse races within the District. As the regulator of a multi-jurisdictional “hub” for interstate horse racing bets made online, the commission advised advanced deposit wagering companies (ADWs) they were at risk of breaking the law.”

More charges filed against Westmoreland attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/06/07)
“A Westmoreland County attorney already facing charges of unlawful gambling for holding Texas Hold’em poker tournaments at area fire halls was charged this week with holding three other tournaments in Seward. State police are accusing defense attorney Lawrence J. Burns, 63, of 16 Romar Ave., Derry Township, with several counts of violating state gambling laws for holding illegal poker tournaments April 27, May 4 and Aug. 3 at the Seward fire hall.”

Norway plans U.S. style online gambling ban (Reuters, 10/05/07)
“Norway is planning a U.S.-style effective ban on Internet gambling, the country’s top legal advisers said. Rolf Sims, legal adviser to Norway’s Ministry of Culture, told an Internet gambling conference in Barcelona this week that the country was drafting laws that mirror the U.S. Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIEGA), which effectively outlawed online gambling by making processing of bet payments illegal.”

PPA Conference Takes Place in Two Weeks (CardPlayer, 10/05/07)
“The PPA Will Bring Members Face-to-Face with Elected Officials. In a little more than two weeks, the Poker Players Alliance will host a two-day policy conference in Washington, D.C., that will bring its members right to the people who will ultimately decide poker’s fate in the United States. John Pappas, the PPA’s executive director, recently sat down with Card Player to talk about the conference. His interview follows the story.”

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