Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/09/08)

articles:
Some implicated in Hanahan poker raid also charged in Mt. P. (The Post and Courier, 04/09/08 – SC)

Jeff Haney sees rise of duplicate poker, a game in which luck loses out to brains (Las Vegas Sun, 04/09/08)

Gaming is Largest Entertainment Industry in Canada (PokerPages, 04/09/08)

South Africa Stalls on Online Gaming Law (CardPlayer, 04/09/08)

media:
DiMasi and Deval: Political Poker (GPSTS, 04/08/08 – MA)

press release:
ITechLaw Holding 2008 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting, April 24-25 in Las Vegas (ITechLaw, 04/09/08 – NV)

excerpts:
Some implicated in Hanahan poker raid also charged in Mt. P. (The Post and Courier, 04/09/08 – SC)
“Bob Chimento has been dealt this hand before. In 2006, Chimento was playing poker at a Mount Pleasant home when police stormed through the door and charged him and 23 others with illegal gambling. Fast forward two years to another night and another home — with the same result.”

Jeff Haney sees rise of duplicate poker, a game in which luck loses out to brains (Las Vegas Sun, 04/09/08)
“The timing was coincidental, but shortly after a reader from Henderson proposed a tournament based on duplicate poker in this column recently, an online poker site announced the inaugural Duplicate Poker World Championship with the finals set for this fall. The site, DuplicatePoker.com, is legal in most parts of the United States because the game is considered skill-based. (Not that regular poker isn’t, but that’s another story for another day.)”

Gaming is Largest Entertainment Industry in Canada (PokerPages, 04/09/08)
“Results of new research undertaken as part of the most comprehensive study ever conducted on the economic impact of gaming in Canada released this week reveals that gaming, including poker, is “the country’s largest and economically significant entertainment industry” with more than 267,000 full-time jobs and more than CAD $11.6 billion in salaries, wages and other income supporting the gaming industry. “Gaming has grown significantly over the past decade to become an essential pillar of the entertainment industry in Canada,” said Mr. Rutsey, President and CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA), which represents gaming industry’s leading operators, manufacturers, suppliers and other stakeholders nation-wide.”

South Africa Stalls on Online Gaming Law (CardPlayer, 04/09/08)
“Technology news website, ITWeb, has reported that South Africa’s national Parliament has “parked” the National Gambling Amendment Bill in order to further scrutinize the issues surrounding advertising online gambling.”

media:
DiMasi and Deval: Political Poker (GPSTS, 04/08/08 – MA)
“Sometimes the most exciting poker games are political — just check out this video about Deval Patrick and Salvatore DiMasi, who recently traded blows in a political boxing match on Beacon Hill over Patrick’s casino gambling bill.”

press release:
ITechLaw Holding 2008 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting, April 24-25 in Las Vegas (ITechLaw, 04/09/08 – NV)
“In addition to the keynote presentation, the annual conference will feature a mock appellate argument to the World Trade Court representing the dispute between the country of Antigua and the United States of America regarding America’s recent prohibition against banks, credit card companies and financial institutions from processing Internet gaming transactions. This debate will feature former New York State Senator and Chairman of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) Alfonse D’Amato as a panelist.”

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2 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/09/08)

  1. Not sure why I keep returning to this blog because I get so annoyed about all the problems with gambling. People should have the choice as to whether they want to gamble or not.

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