Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/23/06)

New law may break the bank for Internet gambling industry (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 10/23/06)
Though individual gamblers didn’t face an immediate threat, online poker players such as Mr. Bromberg recognized what would happen. That night, he mentioned the bill to several others. Their spirits dropped. “Oh, no,” one muttered. “It was kind of strange,” Mr. Bromberg said later. “We were having this great party, an amazing time, and yet the world had changed for online poker completely.”

South Carolina Poker Bust To Disappear (Poker News, 10/23/06)
“Earlier this year, a Mount Pleasant, SC poker game was raided by local police, with twenty two players being arrested for participating in it. Recent events that have occurred will eradicate these arrests from the public record and result in no punishment for the players…”

Does the average American know about the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act? (Casino City Times, 10/20/06)
“This world that I’ve been living in, however, is rather insular. The American Gaming Association reports that just four percent of Americans have gambled on the Internet. The 96 percent of the population outside this little world may be unaware of the law…”


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