Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/04/06)

headlines:
Gamblers adapt to loss of U.S. online sites (Washington Post, 10/04/06)

Internet Gambling: Strange bedfellows (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10/04/06)

Bluff Magazine in Conjunction With the Poker Players Alliance Issues a Statement on Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (Bluff Media, 10/04/06)

Joe Average Poker Radio Show – 10/02/2006 [mp3]

Legislation Could Bust Online Gambling Industry (KTVT Dallas/Fort Worth, 10/03/06)

Online Internet Gambling Undergoes Dramatic Development (KCAL/KCBS Los Angeles, 10/03/06)

excerpts:

Gamblers adapt to loss of U.S. online sites (Washington Post, 10/04/06)
“The bill, which does not contain provisions for preventing or treating gambling problems, looks to be more focused on keeping gaming revenue within U.S. borders, anti-gambling activists said. “What this bill doesn’t do is actually help anybody that does have a problem with gambling on the Internet. It just creates an administrative barrier,” said Keith Whyte, executive director of National Council on Problem Gambling…”


Internet Gambling: Strange bedfellows (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 10/04/06)
“Gambling from your bedroom or living room or dormitory is not a socially useful activity,” according to a statement from the office of Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, who pushed the legislation. While accessibility of online gambling has surely lured its share of gullible gamers, just how comfortable should we be with government dictating which activities undertaken in our bedroom, living room or dormitory are “socially useful”?

press release:
Bluff Magazine in Conjunction With the Poker Players Alliance Issues a Statement on Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (Bluff Media, 10/04/06)
“Having been unable to gain enough support to pass the bill on its own merits, Republican leaders strong-armed their way into piggy-backing the bill on the must-pass Port Security Act,” commented Eddy Kleid, co-president of Bluff. He continued, “Why ban online poker? Apparently, it’s OK to play other online games for money on AOL, but for some reason, which no one in Congress is willing to explain, poker is different…”

media:
Joe Average Poker Radio Show – 10/02/2006 [mp3]
The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act has passed Congress, waiting for the President’s signature to make it law. What does this mean to the millions of online poker players? Michael Bolcerek, President of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), discusses this bill and it’s ramifications for poker players.

Legislation Could Bust Online Gambling Industry (KTVT Dallas/Fort Worth, 10/03/06)
The online gambling industry is facing tough odds after a recent act of congress. Lawmakers passed a bill that would ban the use of credit cards or other financial transactions for internet gaming. Online gambling is a $10-billion industry but, with the law, many people say online gambling is about to ‘go bust’.

Online Internet Gambling Undergoes Dramatic Development (KCAL/KCBS Los Angeles, 10/03/06)
Internet gambling sites had to email their customers that their accounts were being shut down immediately. Alan Mendelson reports.

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