Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/18/06)

articles:
Congresswoman Speaks Against Online Gambling Bill (Cardplayer, 10/17/06)

Online gamblers forced to ‘cash out’ (ASU Web Devil, 10/18/06)

The betting fools (Yahoo Sports, 10/16/06)

Police raid breaks up poker game (NW Times, 10/18/06)

Uncertainty surrounds WSOP online satellite entries (Casino City Times, 10/17/06)

Online poker Ban unnecessary (The Lantern, 10/18/06)

media:
Internet gambling thrives on campus (MSNBC, 10/18/06)

blogs:
Online Gambling, Again (The Agitator, 10/17/06)

Congress Ups the Ante On Internet Gambling (ACS Blog, 10/18/06)

excerpts:
Congresswoman Speaks Against Online Gambling Bill (Cardplayer, 10/17/06)
“Shelley Berkley of Las Vegas Calls Move a ‘Ridiculous Abuse of Power’. When a federal act to protect the nation’s ports came in front of Congress at the end of last month, only two members voted against it. The Act was deemed an absolute necessity in the fight against terrorism, and as Congresswoman Shelley Berkley said, how does a politician in an election year vote against port safety?”


Online gamblers forced to ‘cash out’ (ASU Web Devil, 10/18/06)
“Students were forced to fold after President George Bush signed a bill that makes Internet gambling in the United States more difficult. The bill’s primary focus was to protect U.S. ports, but a rider amendment on Internet gambling was tagged on…”

The betting fools (Yahoo Sports, 10/16/06)
“Unless you want to go all puritan and ban all games of chance – casinos, horse tracks, lotteries, bingo, 50-50 raffles and so on – there isn’t any ground to stand on in this debate. Gambling is gambling is gambling, and the people of the United States of America have spoken clearly on the issue – we love it.”

Police raid breaks up poker game (NW Times, 10/18/06)
Police broke up a high-stakes poker game in East Calumet, arresting 12 adults and seizing a large amount of cash and 19 cases of beer….”The days of open illegal activity in East Chicago are coming to an end,” Police Chief Angelo Machuca Jr. said Tuesday.”

Uncertainty surrounds WSOP online satellite entries (Casino City Times, 10/17/06)
“But Harrah’s, which runs the WSOP, says they have not been accepting third-party payments from online casinos for the past two years. “We did not accept third party registrations from online poker sites that do business with U.S. residents in 2005, nor in 2006,” said Harrah’s spokesman Gary Thompson. “The World Series broke every record in 2006, and we’re planning for continued growth in 2007.”

Online poker Ban unnecessary (The Lantern, 10/18/06)
“Although The Lantern understands the risks of online poker to children and young adults, we believe the bill is an unnecessary. Gambling is akin to drinking in its risks and rewards and therefore each activity has an age limit. Bringing back prohibition because of the ease of underage drinking and the negative effects of intoxication would be just as unjustified…”

media:

Internet gambling thrives on campus (MSNBC, 10/18/06)
MSNBC’s Milissa Rehberger spoke to David Franz, University Of Colorado student reporter, about the effects Internet Gambling has on college campuses. Will the new Internet Gambling bill recently signed by Bush, cause students to find a new way to spend their time

blogs:
Online Gambling, Again (The Agitator, 10/17/06)
“Over the last week, some 10-15 million Americans who play online poker logged on to their favorite poker sites, only to get a message telling them that, thanks to the U.S. Congress, they’re no longer allowed to play. The GOP just politicized a rather large group of people who heretofore were rather apolitical. And they skew rather wealthy…”

Congress Ups the Ante On Internet Gambling (ACS Blog, 10/18/06)
“While broad reaching, the law creates several exemptions. Fantasy sports leagues are ok (Sec. 5362(1)(E)). Also safe are bets made and received within the same state in accordance with existing state and federal laws (Sec. 5362(10)(B)). Native American gaming operators are also excluded, so long as bets are made and received on Tribal lands pursuant to existing laws (Sec. 5362(10)(C)). Existing interstate horseracing is also kept legal (Sec. 5362(10)(D))…”

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