Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (01/25/08)

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articles:
Poker for points a big bar draw (Argus Leader, 01/25/08 – SD)

A poker perspective on presidential candidates (San Antonio Express-News, 01/24/08)

Debate rages over WTO’s Antigua ruling (PokerListings, 01/25/08)

media:
Interview: Charles Nesson (The Colbert Report, 01/24/08)

press release:
Canada And US Public Perceptions Of Internet Gambling (Ipsos Reid, 01/24/08)

Press Briefing on Discriminatory US Practices Against European Online Gambling Operators (Remote Gambling Association, 01/23/08)

excerpts:

Poker for points a big bar draw (Argus Leader, 01/25/08 – SD)
“Brook Lyter just wanted to play poker for fun. His goal was to capture the competitive edge of games such as Texas Hold ‘Em without the risks of high-stakes gambling. Now others are following his lead. The Dakota Poker League, which Lyter founded in 2004, has upped the ante in the Upper Midwest, allowing people from all walks of life to gather almost every night of the week to try their hand.”

A poker perspective on presidential candidates (San Antonio Express-News, 01/24/08)
“Response to the UIGEA in the poker community was swift with the development of the Poker Players Alliance, poker’s first organized lobby group. With more than 882,000 members, it has the kind of power that can provide a hearty boost to any campaign. On its Web site this week (pokerplayersalliance.org), the PPA issued its report on the leading candidates and graded them out based on their perceived attitude toward poker. The results are interesting considering the lack of available information.”

Debate rages over WTO’s Antigua ruling (PokerListings, 01/25/08)
“Blomqvist questioned the presumption that the WTO ruling would legitimize the suspension of U.S. intellectual property rights and supersede the Berne Convention agreement. He pointed out to the Antigua Sun there are several treaties that deal with intellectual property, and while a suspension of intellectual property protections might be permitted by the WTO, it would not be permitted by other established international conventions.”

media:
Interview: Charles Nesson (The Colbert Report, 01/24/08)
Charles Nesson wants Stephen to host a poker game with the presidential candidates.


press release:
Canada And US Public Perceptions Of Internet Gambling (Ipsos Reid, 01/24/08)
“When it comes to the legality of Internet gambling, Canadians and Americans apparently have the wrong idea. These are the findings of two recent Ipsos Reid polls conducted with Canadians and Americans online as part of a joint Canada/US lottery survey. The first Ipsos Reid poll on the topic, conducted between September 5 and September 9, 2007, shows that over 70% of Canadians (n=1361)1 believe gambling over the internet is considered to be legal. In the United States, 59% of Americans (n=1010)2 believe Internet gambling is a legal activity.”

Press Briefing on Discriminatory US Practices Against European Online Gambling Operators (Remote Gambling Association, 01/23/08)
“In December 2007, the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) announced the filing of a formal complaint against the United States (US) for discrimination based on violations of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. The complaint, under the EU’s Trade Barriers Regulation, asserts that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is in violation of international trade law by threatening and pressing criminal prosecutions, forfeitures and other enforcement actions against foreign online gaming operators while allowing domestic US online gaming operators to flourish.”

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