Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/24/08)

articles:
Bill legalizing poker at residents’ homes busts in SC House (Charlotte Observer, 04/23/08 – SC)

Pair gambling on trial for residential card game (San Mateo Daily Journal, 04/24/08 – CA)

Gambling bet pays off (Boston Herald, 04/24/08 – PA)

San Nicolas opposes ‘limited gaming’ bill (Marianas Variety, 04/24/08)

excerpts:

Bill legalizing poker at residents’ homes busts in SC House (Charlotte Observer, 04/23/08 – SC)
“Legislators have folded on a bill that would legalize kitchen table poker. A measure legalizing recreational poker games in homes was sent back to a House panel on Wednesday without debate. The move ends the bill’s chances of passing this year. State law currently bans any game with cards or dice. Representative Wallace Scarborough has said a friendly game of cards should be legal.”

Pair gambling on trial for residential card game (San Mateo Daily Journal, 04/24/08 – CA)
“Two people arrested at an illegal poker game in San Mateo — one man for allegedly hosting the illicit card tournaments and a woman for reportedly bringing her teenage son to play — are gambling on a jury trial in June to clear them of their respective misdemeanor charges. Cutburto Cardenas, 42, and Patricia McCoy, 48, have both pleaded not guilty. At a hearing yesterday, both the San Mateo homeowner and the Hillsborough Realtor postponed a pretrial conference until May 6 and re-set the jury trial for June 9.”

Gambling bet pays off (Boston Herald, 04/24/08 – PA)
“Eat your heart out, Massachusetts. Every Pennsylvania homeowner will be getting a 10 percent tax rebate check this summer because of the Keystone State’s approval of casino gambling. And pro-casino lawmakers here say Massachusetts homeowners could – and should – be enjoying a similar tax break.”

San Nicolas opposes ‘limited gaming’ bill (Marianas Variety, 04/24/08)
“House Bill 16-83 was introduced by House Minority Leader Oscar M. Babauta, Covenant-Saipan. H.B. 16-83, or the “Video Gaming and Entertainment Card Games Act of 2008” proposes to authorize the operation of video lottery terminal devices, video poker and other video gaming, Texas Hold’em and other limited card games within the 3rd senatorial district, preferably at the former La Fiesta shopping mall.”

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