Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/30/06)

articles:
Why pick on Internet gambling? (Los Angeles Times, 10/29/06)

All bets are off (The Gazette, 10/28/06)

New law is little risk for online gamblers (The Oregonian, 10/29/06)

Internet gaming companies hold talks (MSNBC, 10/30/06)

Bad Beated by Frist (Poker Player Newspaper, 10/30/06)

The New Anti-Internet Gaming Law (Poker Player Newspaper, 10/30/06)

Personal choice best way to beat high-tech vice (Deseret Morning News, 10/29/06)

Jon Kyl Senate bid stifled by online gambling industry (Gambling911, 10/29/06)

Attention Arizona Residents (Bluff Magazine, 10/26/06)

blog:
Poker Site Scout Tracks UIGEA Impact on Daily Basis (Kick Ass Poker, 10/29/06)

press release:
“Protest for Freedom Scheduled for Nov. 3-4 in Washington D.C.” (CasinoGamblingWeb, 10/28/06)

excerpts:

Why pick on Internet gambling? (Los Angeles Times, 10/29/06)
“Here in THE U.S., it’s OK to bet on horses, play Lotto, gamble at Indian casinos, wager in Atlantic City. And in Las Vegas, it’s virtually a patriotic duty to gamble. In all, you can legally bet in 46 of 50 states, but not over the Internet. Online gambling is illegal…”


All bets are off (The Gazette, 10/28/06)
“A tsunami hit the online gambling industry this month and it washed right up to the doors of a building on Highway 138 on the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve. The building houses Mohawk Internet Technologies, an 8-year-old business that has become remarkably profitable by servicing some of the world’s most popular Internet gambling sites…”

New law is little risk for online gamblers (The Oregonian, 10/29/06)
“In Oregon and across the country, poker players continue to play online despite the law, which federal authorities say they are unsure how to enforce. In many cases, players use online third-party financial sites based overseas to move money between U.S. bank accounts and gambling sites…”

Internet gaming companies hold talks (MSNBC, 10/30/06)
“PartyGaming and 888 Holdings, two of the largest online gaming groups, have held preliminary talks about a merger as the industry scrambles to respond to the crackdown on internet gambling in the US…”

Bad Beated by Frist (Poker Player Newspaper, 10/30/06)
“Could this be my last “Online Poker” column? On Friday night September 29th, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn) sneakily attached anti-online gaming legislation to the non-partisan Port Security Bill. “Gambling is a serious addiction that undermines the family, dashes dreams, and frays the fabric of society,” argued Frist…”

The New Anti-Internet Gaming Law (Poker Player Newspaper, 10/30/06)
“Frist, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate, used his position of power to ram through the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006. He didn’t even give the members of Congress a chance to read the bill. They were told about it late Friday night, mere minutes before they recessed to campaign for reelection…”

Personal choice best way to beat high-tech vice (Deseret Morning News, 10/29/06)
“President Bush signed a bill this month that aims to put a dent in the online gambling industry. Known as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, it criminalizes the transfer of funds for Internet gambling. In practical terms, this means you can’t use a credit card or a check to place a bet through your computer. It’s the latest government attempt to put some reins on vices that are proliferating quickly and consuming a great deal of the nation’s time, energy and money…”

Jon Kyl Senate bid stifled by online gambling industry (Gambling911, 10/29/06)
“Arizona Senator Jon Kyl (R) may say otherwise, but an campaign to educate state residence about Jon Kyl’s attempts at prohibition have angered many, enough so that they are now contributing to challenger Jim Pederson’s campaign…”

Attention Arizona Residents (Bluff Magazine, 10/26/06)
“We are at a critical juncture at which the online gaming industry and its customers need to unite with a single vote and a loud voice that represents their interests. We believe that this can best be demonstrated by employing the efforts of you – an Arizona voter — against Senator Kyl, and thereby send a message to the entire Congress that we are not pleased with their efforts and actions…”

blog:
Poker Site Scout Tracks UIGEA Impact on Daily Basis (Kick Ass Poker, 10/29/06)
“Poker Site Scout has recently added a page of interest to those who would like to see the real-time effects of the UIGEA’s signing on those sites that have chosen to depart the U.S. market. While the site’s main page continues to provide a live-time count of all major site and network cash-game traffic…”

press release:
Protest for Freedom Scheduled for Nov. 3-4 in Washington D.C. (CasinoGamblingWeb, 10/28/06)
“The voices talking so loudly against the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) on forums and blogs across are the internet will be leaving their keyboards on November 3-4 and will be headed to Washington D.C. to protest the latest US prohibition. The purpose of the demonstration will be to gain press coverage from major news organizations such as Fox, MSNBC, and CNN (who have all promised to attend the event) in order to get the message out to the general public before they vote…”

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