Headlines: Poker, Law and Politics (10/17/07)

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articles:
Growth is in the cards at Oceanside casino (North County Times, 10/17/07)

Table Gaming Brings Hopes Of Bigger County Budgets (WTOV, 10/17/07)

Man Killed During Poker Game At New Smyrna Home (WFTV, 10/16/07)

Louisiana Election Buzz: Jindal, GOP Make Gambling Campaign Issue (Bayou Buzz, 10/16/07)

Lederer, Addington Speak at Harvard Law School Poker Panel (PokerNews, 10/16/07)

A Conference to Attend, PART 1 (Poker Player Newspaper, 10/15/07)

Proposed Internet Gaming Regulations And Players (CompatiblePoker, 10/16/07)

Casinos want gambling bill ‘research’ (Business Day, 10/17/07)

media:
Table Gaming Brings Hopes Of Bigger County Budgets (WTOV, 10/17/07)

Poker Game Turns Deadly During New Smyrna Beach Home Invasion (WFTV, 10/16/07)

PPA Member Chris Young Speaks to Congress on Poker with YouTube (PPA, 10/16/07)

excerpts:
Growth is in the cards at Oceanside casino (North County Times, 10/17/07)
“The national Texas hold ‘em poker craze has paid off for Ocean’s Eleven Casino, turning the modest card room into a $27 million-a-year business and creating a need for more game tables to meet the Friday night demand, a casino official said Tuesday. However, before the casino can grow, the city must buy in on the changes by adjusting its gambling ordinance and amending the casino’s permit. The Oceanside City Council is set to consider some of those changes tonight.”

Table Gaming Brings Hopes Of Bigger County Budgets (WTOV, 10/17/07)
“As racetracks prepare for table gaming as early as this Friday, some local county officials said they’re hoping for bigger budgets. At Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center, officials said they are planning for the poker room to open in just two days. County officials said they are being “very cautious” about anticipating any money from table gaming. Once table games are up and running, however, county officials said they do expect some revenue from table games, but said they aren’t sure how much.”

Man Killed During Poker Game At New Smyrna Home (WFTV, 10/16/07)
“New Smyrna Beach police are desperately trying to find two masked men responsible for a fatal home invasion at a house known for gambling. Police said 62-year-old Dennis Michael Turner was killed overnight when two masked men stormed into the house on Mill Run Drive and demanded money during a poker game.”

Louisiana Election Buzz: Jindal, GOP Make Gambling Campaign Issue (Bayou Buzz, 10/16/07)
“Yesterday, I received a slick postal mailing from the Louisiana Republican Party–an “information” piece educating me on lack of virtues of John Georges and gambling.  It was called “John Georges. Gambling With Our Future.” This mailing accused Georges of stacking “the deck in his favor”, said he got “rich off gambling” and said that Georges plan is a “Bad Bet for Louisiana”

Lederer, Addington Speak at Harvard Law School Poker Panel (PokerNews, 10/16/07)
“Lederer and Addington appeared at a Harvard Law School gathering organized by the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society (GPSTS), the brainchild of innovative Harvard Law professor Charles Nesson and law student Andrew Woods that advocates the promotion of poker as a valuable tool for teaching life skills. Harvard Law School chartered the first official GPSTS chapter on October 1st, with other chapters quickly popping up at Penn State, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Brown, Tufts, Yale and Boston University, plus several overseas schools.”

A Conference to Attend, PART 1 (Poker Player Newspaper, 10/15/07)
“John A. Pappas, Executive Director for the Poker Players Alliance, will be the last presenter of the day with Poker in Politics: Getting Involved. John is our Washington guy. He’s worked for many Fortune 500 companies in the capacity of media and policy advisor. Presently he and the PPA are trying valiantly to educate our lawmakers about poker. He will enlighten us about what’s necessary to be able to protect ourselves when playing poker at home, online, or at a brick and mortar casino. You won’t want to miss this.”

Proposed Internet Gaming Regulations And Players (CompatiblePoker, 10/16/07)
“The federal government has issued proposed regulations to enforce the ban on money transfers for unlawful Internet gambling transactions. The most important thing for online poker players to know is that nothing has changed. And nothing will, for many, many months. The proposed regs are the result of a bill rammed Congress through last year.  Then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R.-TN) attached his Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act to the SAFE PORTS Act. Frist refused to let Democrats even read the bill.  If they didn’t like it, they could vote against port security.”

Casinos want gambling bill ‘research’ (Business Day, 10/17/07)
“The Casino Association of South Africa (Casa) yesterday called on the Gauteng legislature’s economic affairs committee to take back to the drawing board the National Gambling Amendment Bill, saying that it required more research on the nature of taxes that could be charged to institutions operating internet gambling. The roadshow for submissions on the bill is nearing an end and casino licence holders are putting pressure on the provincial legislatures to grant them automatic licences to operate internet gambling.”

media:
Table Gaming Brings Hopes Of Bigger County Budgets (WTOV, 10/17/07)

Poker Game Turns Deadly During New Smyrna Beach Home Invasion (WFTV, 10/16/07)

PPA Member Chris Young Speaks to Congress on Poker with YouTube (PPA, 10/16/07)

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