Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/17/06)

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articles:
Amending Wire Act next step for racing, Avioli says (Thoroughbred Times, 10/16/06)

Upping the ante (Chicago Maroon, 10/17/06)

media:
Students Play The Odds To Learn A Lesson (KHBS Fort Smith, 10/17/06)

Betting on the law (CNBC, 10/16/06)

Washington Journal (CSPAN, 10/16/06)

Don’t bet on online gambling ending (MSNBC, 10/13/06)

President Bush Signs Law Banning Internet Gambling (PBS Newshour, 10/16/06)

excerpts:
Internet Gambling Ban Hits Party Poker Players Hard (KSBI-TV, 10/17/06)
“A new webpage was created to inform American internet poker players about which poker sites are still open to USA players at http://www.compatiblepoker.com/usa.php. This all came after a depressing weekend for internet poker gamblers. There are now three people working on the website to keep the information as accurate as possible for US poker players desperately searching for a USA accepted poker site…”


Amending Wire Act next step for racing, Avioli says (Thoroughbred Times, 10/16/06)
“The new Internet gaming prohibition, which Bush signed into law as part of a port security bill, has two exemptions: the first for activities made legal by the Interstate Horse Racing Act, and the second for states that legalize intrastate online gaming…”

Upping the ante (Chicago Maroon, 10/17/06)
“Even worse, the gambling lobby and the politicians doing its bidding have argued against online gambling by attacking the legality and morality of their rivals, all while hiding behind government protection. Hypocritical? Yes, but it gets worse. The federal government has no problem with states preying on poor minorities with their state lotteries, but when it comes to affluent (you have to have a computer and a high-speed connection) poker enthusiasts, a whole set of different rules apply…”

media:
Students Play The Odds To Learn A Lesson (KHBS Fort Smith, 10/17/06)
UAFS uses gambling to teach statistic and probability.

Betting on the law (CNBC, 10/16/06)
Will new law really stop online gambling? CNBC’s Darren Rovell investigates.

Washington Journal (CSPAN, 10/16/06)
Michael Bolcerek, Poker Players Alliance, President, discusses his groups opposition to “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006.”

Don’t bet on online gambling ending (MSNBC, 10/13/06)
Despite President Bush’s ban, Internet betting is expected to continue. MSNBC.com’s Mike Brunker explains why regulators will have a hard time stopping gamblers.

President Bush Signs Law Banning Internet Gambling (PBS Newshour, 10/16/06)
Analysts discuss the implication of President Bush’s signing of the law banning internet gambling.

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