Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/24/07) Pt.II

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articles:
Poker companies seek new hand on Capitol Hill (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10/24/07)

Internet poker players to Congress: We have rights, too (CNET News Blog, 10/24/07)

Internet Gambling Deserves a New Chance (10/24/07, BusinessWeek)

media:
Poker Pros Lobby Congress to Promote Game (All Things Considered, 10/24/07)

Poker Faces (CNBC, 10/23/07)

excerpts:

Poker companies seek new hand on Capitol Hill (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10/24/07)
“You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em — and that means poker is a game of skill and not luck, a panel of lobbyists, academics and gamblers argued Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The distinction involves a pot potentially worth tens of millions of dollars. Federal law classifies poker as “a game subject to chance,” and for such games it bars the transfer of funds from a financial institution to an Internet gambling site.”

Internet poker players to Congress: We have rights, too (CNET News Blog, 10/24/07)
“America’s online poker enthusiasts descended on Capitol Hill this week with two messages for Congress: Poker’s good for the brain, and stop jeopardizing our games already. The multiday lobbying visit by members of the the Poker Players Alliance, which counts more than 800,000 professional and amateur players on its rolls, arrived about a year after politicians enacted a restrictive anti-Internet gambling law.”

Internet Gambling Deserves a New Chance (10/24/07, BusinessWeek)
The U.S. should heed the wrath of the World Trade Organization by making betting games legal on the Web. Pro or con?

media:
Poker Pros Lobby Congress to Promote Game (All Things Considered, 10/24/07)
“Plenty of politicians know how to keep a poker face. But now they’ve met the pros. The Poker Players Alliance, including several top professionals, came to Capitol Hill this week, lobbying to promote Internet poker and the game’s image.”

Poker Faces (CNBC, 10/23/07)
“Legalizing internet poker, with Howard Lederer, Poker Player Alliance member; Charmaine Yoest, Family Research Council and CNBC’s Joe Kernen”

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