Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (12/14/07)

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articles:

WTO ruling in Internet gambling case delayed: U.S. (Reuters, 12/14/07)

Texas Hold’em fans converge on Forest City for high stakes game (The Britt News-Tribune, 12/11/07)

Is it worth keeping people from gathering down by the Hold’em river? (Western Star, 12/14/07)

media:
Poker Teaches (Google, 11/29/07)

excerpts:

WTO ruling in Internet gambling case delayed: U.S. (Reuters, 12/14/07)
“A World Trade Organization decision on the amount of retaliation that Antigua and Barbuda can impose on the United States in an Internet gambling trade dispute will not come out on Friday as expected, a U.S. trade official said. “We understand the report has been delayed,” said Gretchen Hamel, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.”

Texas Hold’em fans converge on Forest City for high stakes game (The Britt News-Tribune, 12/11/07)
“Texas Hold’em, one of the most popular versions of Poker in the world, has taken Forest City by storm. While dozens of games are probably played at clubs and in homes each week, the second official tournament took place at the American Legion Saturday with 40 players. “We didn’t have the turnout we expected,” said tournament organizer Jack Caputo. But those who did show had a great time and six lucky players walked away with Forest City bucks. The top two players earned Visa gift cards.”

Is it worth keeping people from gathering down by the Hold’em river? (Western Star, 12/14/07)
“So, if this is illegal, why are they still allowing it to take place publicly?” I asked my Texas Hold ’em buddies as the four of us ventured into a local watering hole more than two years ago. “Well, I don’t know if it is illegal or not but, if it was, do you think he’d be playing,” responded one of the guys, as he pointed to an RNC officer sitting at the table with this stack of chips. Everyone at the three active tables that night knew him to be a police officer. This was prior to any undercover operation looking into the gaming — so I hope.”

media:
Poker Teaches (Google, 11/29/07)
“Want to learn about how Texas Hold’Em can be more than just a game? Come hear Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson and Harvard Law student Andrew Woods talk about the ways that poker can be used as a powerful tool for teaching core negotiation and business skills.”

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