Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/18/08)

articles:
Sentence suspended for gaming charges (Anchorage Daily News, 04/18/08)

Raymer still fighting the good fight (PokerListings, 04/18/08)

Poland is Closer to Regulating Online Poker Online Gambling (PokerPages, 04/18/08)

Move to make Scotland’s first poker club legitimate (Evening Times, 04/18/07)

excerpts:
Sentence suspended for gaming charges (Anchorage Daily News, 04/18/08)
“The last of eight people charged with operating an illegal poker room in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough was sentenced Wednesday afternoon. Like all the others, Samuel Henry received no time behind bars. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service in an agreement reached with the District Attorney’s Office.”


Raymer still fighting the good fight (PokerListings, 04/18/08)
Even though he won’t be on the campaign trail, Raymer still has an interest in the politics of poker – and he says he feels good about Washington starting to “get it” that there’s nothing wrong with the great American game. “I’ve met a pretty good number of congressmen, and all (of them) seemed personally very convinced that poker is a game of skill and therefore shouldn’t be treated as if it were a pure form of gambling such as roulette.”

Poland is Closer to Regulating Online Poker Online Gambling (PokerPages, 04/18/08)
“Poland is getting closer to regulating online poker and gambling on the Internet, as eGaming Review noted that reports from Poland suggest that the framework to regulate online gaming and betting will be set up in the second part of this year.”

Move to make Scotland’s first poker club legitimate (Evening Times, 04/18/07)
“THE owners of Scotland’s first poker club are bidding to make the business legitimate – almost three years after it opened. The Cincinnati Club, on Glasgow’s South Side, which was once raided by police as part of an illegal gambling probe, has been operating without planning permission since 2005.”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/18/08)

  1. If there were no nonsensical laws enforced then we would have no problem with illegal gambling. Leave the punter alone – these people we talk of are consenting adults.

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