Headlines: Poker, Law and Politics (10/16/07)

articles:
Governor to sign five new laws aimed at fighting gang violence (Los Angeles Times, 10/11/07)

W.Va. casinos prepare for poker (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/16/07)

Standoff, OAS, poker game draw attention of authorities (VillageSoup/Waldo County Citizen, 10/15/07)

Playing poker could put you in the pokey (Greenville News, 10/12/07)

Poker Champs Speak at HLS (Harvard Crimson, 10/16/07)

Still betting it all a year later (ASU Web Devil, 10/16/07)

More Emphasis On Real Regulation Boosts European Interest In ECOGRA (Online-Casinos, 10/16/07)

Opinion: A responsible approach to the expansion of gambling in Maryland (Baltimore Sun, 10/16/07)

Opinion: The Claims for Compensation in the Antigua WTO Case are Reasonable (MajorWager, 10/15/07)

press release:
Small Town Poker Tour to Visit Cajun Dome Convention Center (STPT, 10/16/07)

excerpts:
Governor to sign five new laws aimed at fighting gang violence (Los Angeles Times, 10/11/07)
“In other actions Wednesday…Schwarzenegger rejected SB 152 by Sen. Dean Florez (D-Shafter), which would have allowed a 45% increase in the number of gaming tables that some card clubs could operate without requiring voter approval. The bill, he said, would have created “a significant exemption to the current moratorium on expanding local gaming establishments.”

W.Va. casinos prepare for poker (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/16/07)
“Poker players began competing for fun at West Virginia’s racetrack casinos yesterday, and by Friday could begin gambling for real on Texas hold ‘em and other card games. The Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center and Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort are both conducting two test days of poker — during limited hours yesterday and today — with proceeds going to charitable organizations in the Northern Panhandle.”

Standoff, OAS, poker game draw attention of authorities (VillageSoup/Waldo County Citizen, 10/15/07)
“Maine State Police broke up an illegal “Texas Hold-Em” poker game last weekend at the Bath Country Club. Two detectives from the licensing division interrupted the game, which involved about 50 players. Police seized $2,377 and a list of participants. No charges have been filed, but game organizers could face charges and the club may be cited for violating its liquor license by serving alcohol during the illegal gambling. A new law went into effect Sept. 20 that allows the game to be held in Maine, providing organizers obtain a license. So far, six licenses have been issued. The game in Bath was not one of them.”

Playing poker could put you in the pokey (Greenville News, 10/12/07)
“Could a game of poker land you in jail or with a hefty fine? If money is involved, the answer is yes. Under South Carolina law, any game of chance – like poker or dice – is illegal if you’re playing for anything of value, said Master Deputy Michael Hildebrand of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. Last month, 14 people were arrested for playing poker with money. Tipsters told Greenville deputies that the poker games were going on Tuesday and Saturday nights at a location on Wade Hampton Boulevard.”

Poker Champs Speak at HLS (Harvard Crimson, 10/16/07)
“Two of the best poker players in the world gathered before a full house at Harvard Law School (HLS) last night and called for the card game to be legalized both online and across the country. Howard Lederer, a two-time World Poker Tour champion, and Crandell Addington, one of the founders of the World Series of Poker, told the audience that poker—which is illegal in several states, including Texas—should be allowed to emerge from its backroom days.”

Still betting it all a year later (ASU Web Devil, 10/16/07)
“After the Safe Port Act outlawed online gambling with money, some continue laying. Online gambling for real money may have been outlawed in 2006, but a year after the law went into effect, some ASU students are still cashing in. As an amendment to the Safe Port Act, gambling online for money was prohibited when President Bush signed it into law on Oct. 13, 2006.”

More Emphasis On Real Regulation Boosts European Interest In ECOGRA (Online-Casinos, 10/16/07)
“Harmonisation of regulations may be difficult to achieve, but the pressure is on for operators. The growing necessity for online gambling operators to commit to serious licensing jurisdictions with real regulatory requirements was again evident in several key presentations at the European iGaming Congress and Expo held recently in Barcelona.
Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA).”

Opinion: A responsible approach to the expansion of gambling in Maryland (Baltimore Sun, 10/16/07)
“There are two major reasons to expand state gaming. One is the irrefutable evidence that Maryland is bleeding more than $400 million annually as our residents travel across state lines to gamble. The other is that most Marylanders simply want it. To that end, in creating a responsible gaming policy, we need to consider six factors:”

Opinion: The Claims for Compensation in the Antigua WTO Case are Reasonable (MajorWager, 10/15/07)
“When the United States decided to renege on its WTO obligations with regards to providing gambling services, it likely realized the decision would be a costly one. The U.S. chose to rewrite its commitments as is afforded under Article XXI of GATS, but the article is clearly written in a way to discourage countries from doing so. After all, “a deal is a deal” has been cited many times by American spokesmen in both trade negotiations and in contract law and in fact those exact words were uttered by U.S. Trade Representatives on numerous occasions when other countries such as Mexico and China tried to opt out of commitments.”

press release:

Small Town Poker Tour to Visit Cajun Dome Convention Center (STPT, 10/16/07)
“The Small Town Poker Tour will visit the Cajun Dome Convention Center in Lafayette, Louisiana November 2 and 3 for an event that will benefit the United Way of Acadiana. “The tournament has been moved to the Cajun Dome Convention Center to accommodate the crowd, last year we had almost 700 players this year we are setting up for 1000, ” stated STPT Creator Mark Fracalossi. “The United Way of Acadiana does a remarkable job in this region and the support from the players was astonishing”, Fracalossi added.”

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