Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/20/07)

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articles:
Online poker cheating blamed on employee (MSNBC, 10/19/07)


Online Poker Players Expose Alleged Fraud (ABC News, 10/19/07)

Players to deliver online poker’s message to lawmakers (The Daily Journal, 10/19/07)

Out-Of-Towners Flock To Poker Tables In Ohio Valley (WTOV-9, 10/19/07)

Rash of poker busts not necessary (PokerListings, 10/19/07)

media:
Wheeling Island Makes Great First Impression (WTOV-9, 10/19/07)

Community Reacts To Table Gaming (WTOV-9, 10/19/07)

excerpts:

Online poker cheating blamed on employee (MSNBC, 10/19/07)
“Many poker players interviewed for this article expressed concern that the incident would be another “black eye” for online poker, which has surged in popularity in recent years despite attempts by the U.S. government and many states to prevent Americans from playing over the Internet. Most indicated they would prefer that the sites were licensed and regulated by the United States, but said they consider most of the leading offshore sites to be fair and secure.”

Online Poker Players Expose Alleged Fraud (ABC News, 10/19/07)
“Online poker, Cantania said, falls under a “hazy gray area” of U.S. law. Wire laws, he said, are generally interpreted to cover sports betting and not games of skill. Most online casino and poker sites, however, are located offshore and are subject only to the regulations in their host nations. Some countries, Cantania said, are better than others.”

Players to deliver online poker’s message to lawmakers (The Daily Journal, 10/19/07)
“More than 100 amateur poker players and several pros from across the nation are set to climb Capitol Hill next week with this message to lawmakers: Poker is not a crime. The scheduled policy conference in Washington is the work of the Poker Players Alliance, which has grown to more than 800,000 members in the year since President Bush signed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act into law. Alliance chairman Alfonse D’Amato, former Republican U.S. senator from New York, will lead the way.”

Out-Of-Towners Flock To Poker Tables In Ohio Valley (WTOV-9, 10/19/07)
“With poker drawing in crowds in Hancock and Ohio counties, table gaming is keeping West Virginia one step ahead of the nearest slot machine competition in Pennsylvania. Many visitors to Wheeling Island on Friday said they’ll keep coming back because it offers what the Keystone State doesn’t. Some card players like Carol Rothwell were lined up all day waiting for their chance at poker.”

Rash of poker busts not necessary (PokerListings, 10/19/07)
“With the renaissance of the game of poker in the last decade or so, television has been flooded with both tournament poker and cash games. Casinos and cardrooms from coast to coast have been filled with players trying the game for the first time or old-time grinders plying their trade against the newcomers. Even home games, free bar league poker and “poker parties” have become popular.”

media:
Wheeling Island Makes Great First Impression (WTOV-9, 10/19/07)

Community Reacts To Table Gaming (WTOV-9, 10/19/07)

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