Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (12/13/07)

articles:
US Treasury, Federal Reserve Must Now Consider UIGEA’s Future (Gaming Intelligence Group, 12/13/07)


Wages of sin to fund the schools (Southdown Star, 12/12/07)

Official seeks to ban slots on overseas military bases (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/13/07)

Poker illegal without permit: superintendent (The Western Star, 12/13/07)

888 Launch Gambling Responsibility Web Site (UK Poker News, 12/13/07)

excerpts:

US Treasury, Federal Reserve Must Now Consider UIGEA’s Future (Gaming Intelligence Group, 12/13/07)
“Yesterday, December 12th, marked the deadline for submission of comments on the proposed UIGEA implementation rules. With emotions running high on both sides of the argument, many of the responses submitted have followed the format promoted by one or another camp. Here we examine one of the more reasoned responses, from the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness. The Centre for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) is a Washington based regulatory watchdog that seeks to ensure federal compliance with ‘good government’ laws including the Paperwork Reduction Act, Data Quality Act, and Regulatory Flexibility”

Wages of sin to fund the schools (Southdown Star, 12/12/07)
“All of the state’s chips are now riding on a gambling bill. If you need to ride a bus to get to a doctor’s office, if you need to take a commuter train to get to work or if you drive a car over roads and bridges, your fate is tied to a casino gambling bill. Have a child in a public school? Gambling money would help pay for that, too. It’s a strange thing to have so much riding on the wages of sin, so to speak.”

Official seeks to ban slots on overseas military bases (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 12/13/07)
“Although he declined to comment on the bill, an Army official signaled there would be strong opposition from the Defense Department. “This is a form of recreation that is permitted in 48 of the 50 states, and our program is in a highly controlled environment and we think we ought not to deny soldiers that opportunity,” said Rich Gorman, chief operating officer of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.”

Poker illegal without permit: superintendent (The Western Star, 12/13/07)
“The laws governing poker in this province are straight forward and the same for everybody, according to Supt. Bob Garland. The head of the RNC in Corner Brook said there is no way he is aware of that somebody can play poker for money without obtaining the permits or licences that would enable them to do so.”

888 Launch Gambling Responsibility Web Site (UK Poker News, 12/13/07)
“Popular online card room Pacific Poker has shown even more signs of how quickly it is developing, with the news this week that it has received GamCare certification. GamCare is the UK’s leading authority on problem gambling and the 888.com group have launched their own social responsibility web site 888responsible.com that coincides with the certification.”

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