Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (01/16/08)

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articles:
Three face charges of running illegal card game (The Flint Journal, 01/15/08 – MI)

Nevada Shelves Online Gambling Plans For Now Based on Survey (PokerPages, 01/16/08 – NV)

Patrick Goes On Offensive For Casino Gambling (Boston Channel, 01/16/08 – MA)

Finnish Plan to Ban Online Poker (CardPlayer, 01/16/07)

media:
Governor Patrick on the Offensive In Casino Battle (WBZTV, 01/16/08)

PPA Executive Director John Pappas Interview (Joe Average Poker, 01/15/08)

excerpts:
Three face charges of running illegal card game (The Flint Journal, 01/15/08 – MI)
“Friendly poker games are one thing, but officials say one nightly poker game went too far. Three men face the possibility of 10 years in prison for allegedly running Texas Hold ‘Em games for big cash inside an out-of-business record store on Richfield Road. The games involved tens of thousands

Nevada Shelves Online Gambling Plans For Now Based on Survey (PokerPages, 01/16/08 – NV)
“Details of the study conducted by the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute, which was commissioned by the Nevada Gaming Control Board to study whether Nevadans are gambling on the Internet and to investigate their habits and attitude toward the activity, are now in the public domain and contain surprising results.”

Patrick Goes On Offensive For Casino Gambling (Boston Channel, 01/16/08 – MA)
“Gov. Deval Patrick is ramping up efforts to pass his casino gambling bill, shepherding labor unions, mayors and other would-be beneficiaries to pressure lawmakers, and hoping election year politics will help the cause. The Democratic governor and labor union officials are meeting Wednesday to launch their campaign to persuade skeptical lawmakers to support Patrick’s three-casino bill, which they say will generate tens of thousands of jobs.”

Finnish Plan to Ban Online Poker (CardPlayer, 01/16/08)
“A report in today‚Äôs edition of Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat suggests that a new report is recommending the government amend current gambling laws to allow poker players to claim back online losses from the game. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health commissioned the report from the University of Joensuu and the paper claims the new law would effectively force online poker companies to block Finnish players from playing on their sites.”

media:

Governor Patrick on the Offensive In Casino Battle (WBZTV, 01/16/08)
“Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick goes on the offensive Wednesday for his casino gambling bill.”

PPA Executive Director John Pappas Interview (Joe Average Poker, 01/15/08)
“The first show of 2008 features an interview with John Pappas, Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading advocate organization for legalized poker. And, as always, the latest poker news, tournament results and strategies are discussed.”

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2 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (01/16/08)

  1. i dont know if i am taking the correct route but i have a few questions i am a long time poker player and recently have turned to poker for my income and i am playing at a casino in mesquite nevada and am wondering what the rules are concering the rake takin for a weekly free roll tournament. i am wondering if he casino can bank that money and not use all of the “raked money” for said free roll. this is happening where i play and it is a concern to me and some other players. again i dont know if i am going about this in the correct manner but is there anywhere i can turn to seek the answers i am looking for

  2. Thanks for all the links and articles. It’s been a tremendous help to some of the questions I was having, as well as being an entertaining read. Thanks again.

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