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

articles:
9 arrested after raid on alleged gambling ring (The Advocate, 10/24/07)

Adding Table Games Expected To Add Growth To Cross Lanes (WOWK-TV, 10/23/07)

Prof Pushes for Gambling Bill (The Harvard Crimson, 10/24/07)

media:
Adding Table Games Expected To Add Growth To Cross Lanes (WOWK-TV, 10/23/07)

press release:
Extended Deadline to Resolve WTO Dispute and Avoid Billions in Penalties Should Encourage Congress to Regulate Internet Gambling (SafeandSecureIG, 10/23/07)

blogs:
PPA Takes Online Poker Fight to the Hill (Poker Profs Poker Blog, 10/24/07)

Poker & the Law (WSJ Law Blog, 10/24/07)

excerpts:
9 arrested after raid on alleged gambling ring (The Advocate, 10/24/07)
“Police broke up an alleged poker and gambling ring in an abandoned basement, seizing nearly $10,000 and two televisions that may have been prizes. Douglas Corbin, 47, of 75 Haig Ave., and Rick Marro, 26, of 53 Whitmore Lane, both in Stamford, ran the ring out of the basement of 7 Hyde St. in Springdale, police said.”

Adding Table Games Expected To Add Growth To Cross Lanes (WOWK-TV, 10/23/07)
“The addition of a destination resort and table games coming at Tri-State Racetrack and Gaming Center is expected to cause a business boom in the community. Many local businesses are looking forward to the influx of customers. “Probably gain a lot more traffic in here, it can’t hurt us here,” said Andy Gao, owner of The Rice Bowl. The Comfort Inn is adding 31 new rooms and more amenities, hoping to capitalize on the addition of table games, yet pointing out they were going to add-on anyway.”

Prof Pushes for Gambling Bill (The Harvard Crimson, 10/24/07)
“Professors and students at the Law School are placing their bets on the legal legitimacy of online poker. Weld Professor of Law Charles R. Nesson ’60, the founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and of the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society, is exploring the possibility of a bill that will remove congressional limitations on online gaming.”

media:
Adding Table Games Expected To Add Growth To Cross Lanes (WOWK-TV, 10/23/07)

press release:
Extended Deadline to Resolve WTO Dispute and Avoid Billions in Penalties Should Encourage Congress to Regulate Internet Gambling (SafeandSecureIG, 10/23/07)
“Yesterday’s deadline to negotiate settlements the U.S. must pay the European Union and seven other trading partners as part of a World Trade Organization (WTO) violation related to Internet gambling has been extended to December 14. This extension of time to reach agreement also provides Congress further opportunity to avoid paying trade concessions worth an estimated $100 billion by regulating Internet gambling through legislation.”

blogs:
PPA Takes Online Poker Fight to the Hill (Poker Profs Poker Blog, 10/24/07)
“This is the week the Poker Players Alliance sends about a hundred known poker players into the nation’s capitol to lobby for the return of online poker as a legal past time. An estimated 25-30 million online poker players in the US have been denied the right to play their favorite game since the passage of the Frist bill that made it a crime to process payments to online poker rooms. This group of hand picked card carrying gamblers will make the rounds of Congress in a united front intent on convincing lawmakers to support a bill that will return legal online poker to America.”

Poker & the Law (WSJ Law Blog, 10/24/07)
“Alan Dershowitz and Charles Nesson have a few things in common. They’re both famed Harvard Law professors. They’re both provocative. And they both love poker. It’s this last commonality that’s making headlines, at least in the Boston Herald. The somewhat unlikely Crimson couple are fighting for the legalization of online poker. Nesson has teamed up with some Harvard Law students to form the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society, while Dershowitz is helping defending an executive facing charges related to an offshore sports-betting Web site.”

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