Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/20/06)

articles:
College kids bet on life (Eastern Echo, 10/20/06)

Safe bet this is a dumb law (Toronto Star, 10/20/06)

Willmot supports plan to ban online gaming sites from advertising (The Canadian Press, 10/19/06)

media:
Queen’s Park introduces bill to protect consumers from internet gambling (CBC, 10/19/06)

The Circuit with Special Guest Shelley Berkley (The Circuit, 10/19/06)

press release:
Poker is America (PokerPatriots, 10/20/06)

articles:
College kids bet on life (Eastern Echo, 10/20/06)
“Twenty-six percent of college men gamble in online card games at least once a month and 4 percent once a week or more, up from 1 percent a year earlier, according to a 2005 survey by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. The vast majority are betting on poker…”


Safe bet this is a dumb law (Toronto Star, 10/20/06)
“The only smart move — the only one — is to legalize all Internet gambling at the federal level, regulate it and tax it, the way they did in Great Britain. Anything short of that, including this stupid play by Ontario to protect its own faltering bookmaking industry, is a waste of time…”

Willmot supports plan to ban online gaming sites from advertising (The Canadian Press, 10/19/06)
“David Willmot says the Ontario government’s quest to ban online gambling sites from advertising in the province is a big step forward in creating a more level playing field in the gaming industry. “This issue of internet gaming is an issue world-wide,” said Willmot, the chairman and chief executive officer of Woodbine Entertainment Group. “We clearly have laws in Canada in the criminal code which prohibit legal online gaming and the advertising of it…but we’re not enforcing those laws…”

media:

Queen’s Park introduces bill to protect consumers from internet gambling (CBC, 10/19/06)

The Circuit with Special Guest Shelley Berkley (The Circuit, 10/19/06)

press release:
Poker is America (PokerPatriots, 10/20/06)
“We love poker almost as much as we love freedom and the right to make our own choices. But the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act [UIGE] has now infringed upon Americans rights and freedoms, limiting access and choice to play poker online and we just won’t stand for it. Meet the birth of Poker Patriots…”

PPA Note: The Poker Players Alliance is not an official partner of any of the websites listed below. The PPA does share their mission of raising awareness about poker legislation.

http://www.pokerpatriots.com/
http://www.letthepeopleplay.org/
http://www.pokerfreedom.org/
http://www.nrog.org/

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