Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (03/28/08)

articles:
Friendly game? Don’t bet on it (The News Journal, 03/28/08 – DE)

Bloch speaks out on poker benefits, ban (PokerListings, 03/28/08)

Illegal-Poker Dealer Discharged (Winnipeg Sun, 03/28/08)

blogs:
Other states profit from Ohio’s gambling fever (The Plain Dealer, 03/28/08 – OH)

excerpts:
Friendly game? Don’t bet on it (The News Journal, 03/28/08)
“When William Holley of Middletown holds a barbecue at his house, a few friends often will sit down for a game of Texas hold ‘em poker at $2 a hand. Holley never thought he or his friends were committing a crime. “I let them go have their drinks, have their fun,” said Holley, 42. “It’s a barbecue. What are your friends supposed to do when they get there, play hopscotch?”

Bloch speaks out on poker benefits, ban (PokerListings, 03/28/08)
“Despite all of poker’s positive aspects and potential as a learning tool, the game’s opponents are hell-bent on making it illegal for the public to enjoy the game on the Internet. Poker enthusiasts prone to believing the sky is falling, especially in the wake of the UIGEA, might want to take note of Bloch’s expert opinion. “There’s definitely hope,” said the ever-analytical Bloch. “I think things are going to change.”

Illegal-Poker Dealer Discharged (Winnipeg Sun, 03/28/08)
“A Winnipeg man arrested in a police sweep of illegal poker games last summer received an absolute discharge yesterday. Nicolina Sciangola, 59, pleaded guilty to one count of being found in a gaming house after he was caught dealing poker at a Corydon Avenue club. Sciangola was among 68 poker players, dealers and club owners arrested during the May 31 sweep.”

blogs:
Other states profit from Ohio’s gambling fever (The Plain Dealer, 03/28/08)
“Ninety-nine miles from Cleveland, off Interstate 90 in northern Pennsylvania, the region’s newest gambling destination rises outside of Erie like a handsome big-box store in the ex-urban sprawl. There’s no flashing neon or searchlights announcing Presque Isle Downs & Casino. When you’re the only game around, players will find the door.”

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2 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (03/28/08)

  1. This article “Friendly game? Don’t bet on it” made my blood boil. What is it coming to. will we do time the next time we play a game of snap with the kids.

  2. Thank you, friends, for your sharing your ideas

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