Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (03/31/08)

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articles:
Hearing on UIGEA Rules Slated for Wednesday (CardPlayer, 03/28/08)

Gambling Raid Aftermath (WINK, 03/30/08 – FL)

Cave Spring grad and professional poker player holds workshop (The Roanoke Times, 03/31/08 – VA)

Poker President (Poker Player Newspaper, 03/30/08)

Editorial: Gambling losses (The Courier-Journal, 03/30/08 – KY)

GamCare, eCOGRA preach responsible gambling (PokerListings, 03/28/08)

Poker and a pint, forget the dry martini (Scotland on Sunday, 03/29/08)

media:
Gambling Raid Aftermath (WINK, 03/30/08 – FL)

press release:
Congress’s Online Gambling Ban – Burden Without Benefit, Says Study (CEI, 03/27/08)

blog:
Del. should revise laws that ban social gambling (Hempman, 03/30/08 – DE)

excerpts:
Hearing on UIGEA Rules Slated for Wednesday (CardPlayer, 03/28/08)
“A hearing on the proposed rules of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act  (UIGEA) for the benefit of the House subcommittee titled “Proposed UIGEA Regulations: Burden without Benefit?” take place Wednesday, April 2. The hearing is for the Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology (SMPTT) committee, which is a subcommittee of the House Committee of Financial Services.”

Gambling Raid Aftermath (WINK, 03/30/08 – FL)
“A follow-up to a story you saw first on WINK Saturday night. Agents for the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco led a gambling raid on three Charlotte County businesses. WINK News talked to the bar owner and a poker dealer at one of those establishments. Blake Zinn, the owner of Coyote’s, said officers weren’t telling the truth about illegal poker in his establishment.”

Cave Spring grad and professional poker player holds workshop (The Roanoke Times, 03/31/08 – VA)
“Lee Childs might have the coolest job ever. The former Cave Spring High School athlete, who now lives in Alexandria, always wanted to be a coach. “I thought it would be football or wresting or something.” But not only has Childs made a name for himself, and quite a load of a money, as a world-class poker player — he also gets paid to teach techniques to eager new competitors.”

Poker President (Poker Player Newspaper, 03/30/08)
“For far more than 200 years, the federal government has let the states decide what their public policy toward gambling will be. If Utah wants complete prohibition and Nevada wants commercial casinos, the federal government’s role has been to either step aside, or, if asked, to assist the states in enforcing their laws. That relationship changed on October 13, 2006. On that date, President George W. Bush signed the SAFE Ports Act, which had the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act tacked on by an unethical politician, Bill Frist (R.-TN.), then Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate.”

Editorial: Gambling losses (The Courier-Journal, 03/30/08 – KY)
“If anyone seeks a case study on how to mess up a legislative proposal, they ought to look at the fate in Kentucky of expanded gambling. What Kentuckians witnessed in the past three months was the loss of the best chance yet for the state to retain hundreds of millions of gambling dollars spent across the border every year. The opportunity was missed even though studies show 80 percent of the public wants to vote on the issue, whether for or against.”

GamCare, eCOGRA preach responsible gambling (PokerListings, 03/28/08)
“Two giants in the online gambling world came together to help educate casino managers on the principles of responsible gambling and how to identify and handle problem gamblers. Both the U.K. problem gambling charity GamCare and eCommerce and Online Gambling Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) met in London last week with 40 online casino managers.”

Poker and a pint, forget the dry martini (Scotland on Sunday, 03/29/08)
“Mention poker and images of Monte Carlo, James Bond, impossibly glamorous women and astronomically high stakes spring to mind. But Scottish pubs have now emerged as an unlikely home of the card game. A pub poker league, which allows experts and beginners alike to compete, has taken the nation’s bars by storm. In just two years, the league has become a social phenomenon, going from nothing to 80 venues taking part, with new ones opening every month.”

media:
Gambling Raid Aftermath (WINK, 03/30/08 – FL)

press release:
Congress’s Online Gambling Ban – Burden Without Benefit, Says Study (CEI, 03/27/08)
“The current laws about Internet gambling have had damaging unintended consequences far beyond their intended target, according to a study published today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), passed in October of 2006, has little to do with gambling itself, but is actually a wide-ranging regulatory mandate on banks, credit unions, credit card companies, wire transfer services, and even brokerages.”

blog:
Del. should revise laws that ban social gambling (Hempman, 03/30/08 – DE)
“It’s foolish to think people who want to gamble in the privacy of their own home won’t do it because of Delaware’s antiquated and unenforceable law against it. It’s dangerous to have a law on the books that no one respects, say national experts, because it causes disrespect for the law and can lead to prejudicial enforcement. Then there’s the laughable hypocrisy from a state legislature that has sat back and sanctioned all types of new methods to legally gamble in this state as long as a piece of the action goes to Dover.”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (03/31/08)

  1. I am all for boycotting anything that is unlawful like mentioned in one of your articles “unlawful Internet gambling” , but honest and ethical gambling options have us the punter denied the entertainment we enjoy if others are permitted to have their say.

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