Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (03/20/08)

Selected Coverage of MA Casino Bill Debate

articles:
House begins debate on casino bill (Boston Globe, 03/20/08 – MA)

Beshear, lawmakers meet to work on casino amendment (NewsChannel5, 03/20/08 – KY)

Hold ‘Em for Hunger canceled for legal issue (Daily TarHeel, 03/20/08 – NC)

You gotta know when to fold ‘em (Ashland Daily Tidings, 03/19/08 – OR)

Antigua May Revoke US IP Treaties Unless WTO Online Poker Online Gambling Settlement is Reached (PokerPages, 03/20/08)

excerpts:

House begins debate on casino bill (Boston Globe, 03/20/08 – MA)
“The House began this afternoon to debate Governor Deval Patrick’s casino proposal as members argued whether the bill received a fair committee hearing and whether it was inevitable that Native Americans would eventually expand gaming in Massachusetts. “We have not given this bill due process,” implored Martin J. Walsh, a Democrat from Boston. “We have not had a fair hearing on this bill.”

Beshear, lawmakers meet to work on casino amendment (NewsChannel5, 03/20/08 – KY)
“Gov. Steve Beshear and House leaders are beginning a final push to legalize casinos in Kentucky. Beshear met with lawmakers Wednesday morning in the Capitol to develop a strategy to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot to let voters decide if casinos should be allowed in the state.”

Hold ‘Em for Hunger canceled for legal issue (Daily TarHeel, 03/20/08 – NC)
“Nourish International has canceled its annual Hold ‘Em For Hunger 2008 Tournament in the face of concerns about the legality of the contest. A person who administrators describe as “an expert in the industry” sent a letter to the chancellor’s office informing them of the University’s potential for criminal liability.”

You gotta know when to fold ‘em (Ashland Daily Tidings, 03/19/08 – OR)
“As the final straggler takes his seat at one of three kidney shaped tables, Russell Bjerke, co-owner of the Downtown Poker Club, begins the Tuesday night tournament by uttering the legendary words, “Shuffle up and deal.” The room goes silent and it suddenly seems that the quiet and the cards are the only things this group of people has in common — there is a representative from almost every gender, age group, class and ethnicity.”

Antigua May Revoke US IP Treaties Unless WTO Online Poker Online Gambling Settlement is Reached (PokerPages, 03/20/08)
“By the end of March, the government of Antigua says it is likely to enact the $21 million in trade sanction compensation awarded by the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the United States which allows Antigua to revoke U.S. intellectual property treaties and authorize wholesale copying of American music, movies, software products, and other “soft targets” if the Bush administration fails to respond to proposals for settling the online poker online gambling trade dispute between the two counties, according to Mark Mendel, the lawyer representing Antigua.”

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2 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (03/20/08)

  1. Just read the article on Internet gambling “The Internet poker party is over– at least if you’re living and wagering in the United States” This is sad because many people who maybe disabled or for whatever reason can not get out to the casino etc enjoys having the option to gamble in their own home. I can relate to how compulsive gamblers can run up huge credit card bills, but is this not their problem and not of others who deem fit to voice an opinion on how another person spends their hard earned cash

  2. I love everything about this site!!

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