Headlines: Poker, Law and Politics (10/08/07)

articles:
Antigua defends gambling sanctions (Business Week, 10/06/07)

Bar owner claims raw deal (The Chronicle Herald, 10/06/07)

Editorial: Poker-dealing course (Naples Daily News, 10/06/07)

Grand Prairie firefighters’ poker tournament raises money for charity (Dallas Morning News, 10/07/07)

Queen of Hearts (The Miami Hurricane, 10/04/07)

press release:
World Poker Association Planning for Major Tournament in 2008 (WPA, 10/06/07)

Decision Education Foundation: A Good Bet for Today’s Kids, Says Annie Duke, Professional Poker Champion and New DEF Board Member (DEF, 10/08/07)

excerpts:

Antigua defends gambling sanctions (Business Week, 10/06/07)
“Antigua and Barbuda’s finance minister on Friday defended his nation’s bid to impose $3.4 billion in trade sanctions against the United States, which it accuses of ignoring a World Trade Organization ruling against a U.S. online betting ban.”

Bar owner claims raw deal (The Chronicle Herald, 10/06/07)
“RCMP Sgt. Al Wadden acknowledged other bars are allegedly allowing gambling, which is illegal in licensed establishments, and several investigations are underway across Nova Scotia. No charges have been laid because the probes haven’t been completed. Sgt. Wadden said Mr. Dawe has not been singled out, but that Calico’s was one of the first cases his provincial gaming unit investigated. Allegations involving similar activities elsewhere have piled up since then.”

Editorial: Poker-dealing course (Naples Daily News, 10/06/07)
“Edison College is offering a course — a course, not a major — for poker dealers. They can make good money, estimated at $40 an hour and higher in season. And it’s legal. State and federal governments have made sure of that. Anybody who winces at the thought of poker dealing being taught at the college level has more of a beef with our government leaders than the leaders of Edison. Edison is merely responding — and students are expected to respond in kind for a six-week course for a fee just shy of $1,100″

Grand Prairie firefighters’ poker tournament raises money for charity (Dallas Morning News, 10/07/07)
“In a quiet room in the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, more than 50 firefighters joined their colleagues from the city, elected officials, and residents at the card table. Don McCallister, president of the 110-member association, said firefighter Clay Norris presented the idea to host the tournament. “Many of us play poker with our friends, and we thought this was a good opportunity for us to play with all of our friends and help out some folks at the same time,” Mr. Norris said. Among the players was state Rep. Kirk England.”

Queen of Hearts (The Miami Hurricane, 10/04/07)
“As an economics major, Rousso specialilzed in Game Theory, originally proposed by John Nash, who inspired the film “A Beautiful Mind.” The theory predicts how people will react in given circumstances. Often applied in the worlds of artificial intelligence and ethics, Rousso saw possibility when applying it to an unexpected arena. She decided to combine her academic studies and the newly-popular world of Texas Hold’em. “[Game Theory] applies to a range of subjects, from the mating rituals of chimpanzees to nuclear deterrence policies to more multi-dimensional games like poker,” Rousso said. “It’s really fascinating to use it to study poker, because there’s the human element of bluffing that makes it really interesting.”

press release:
World Poker Association Planning for Major Tournament in 2008 (WPA, 10/06/07)
“The World Poker Association (WPA) is making plans for a major poker tournament in conjunction with its first annual meeting and educational conference slated for spring 2008. Although a venue has not yet been finalized, the Board of Directors of the World Poker Association has committed to “creating tournaments that will showcase the highest level of professionalism in the organization and execution of the competitions.”

Decision Education Foundation: A Good Bet for Today’s Kids, Says Annie Duke, Professional Poker Champion and New DEF Board Member (DEF, 10/08/07)
“During the event, Annie will discuss her life as a winning player and how she uses decision skills both in her profession and in her personal life. “How we make decisions shapes the quality of our lives,” says Annie. “I know that if I didn’t understand what makes a good decision, I wouldn’t be a success at what I do. And for kids, who are making decisions that will significantly impact their safety, their health and their future, it is a critical skill — and a huge gap in their education.”

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