Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/01/06)

articles:
Group of SC poker players get Internet support (The Charlotte Observer, 11/01/06)

Online poker plays its last hand (The Stanford Daily, 11/01/06)

Poker players making their voices heard about UIGEA at election time (PokerListings, 10/31/06)

media:
UK hosts gambling summit (BBC, 10/31/06)

press release:
LetThePeoplePlay.org Thinks U.S. Poker Playing Army Is Poised To Influence Midterm Election (LetThePeoplePlay.org, 11/01/06)

blog:
UIGEA Update: Financial Processing (Bill’s Blog, 11/01/06)

excerpts:
Group of SC poker players get Internet support (The Charlotte Observer, 11/01/06)
“The story of the so-called “Mount Pleasant 18,” who were arrested last April for playing Texas Hold’em, has been mentioned on various Web sites and other gamblers are offering support. “A $20 game of poker shouldn’t be a crime,” said Michael Bolcerek, president of the Poker Players Alliance, pledging his support…”


Online poker plays its last hand (The Stanford Daily, 11/01/06)
“Other online poker rooms, meanwhile, are flouting the new rule and continue to allow U.S. customers to play with real money. Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars are two that have seen more players, including Stanford students, flock to their sites since the new regulations. Despite the new restrictions, Stanford’s cyber poker sharks don’t expect to stop betting big anytime soon…”

Poker players making their voices heard about UIGEA at election time (PokerListings, 10/31/06)
“As time draws near for the 2006 elections, poker players across the United States are making their voices heard about the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) with a protest and even with financial support for candidates running against incumbents who supported the bill…”

media:
UK hosts gambling summit (BBC, 10/31/06)
Britain has held the first international summit on the problems created by the growth of remote gambling.

press release:

LetThePeoplePlay.org Thinks U.S. Poker Playing Army Is Poised To Influence Midterm Election (LetThePeoplePlay.org, 11/01/06)
“Many key elections could be influenced by the poker playing public. Poker has never been more popular and the New York Times estimates their are 50-70 million poker players in the U.S. Approximately 23 million gamble online. There are several groups that are fighting to legalize online poker. LetThePeoplePlay.org recently released a deck of cards featuring Senators that are considered “Enemies of Poker.” The poker playing vote will definitely impact some races, it is just a question of how many…”

blog:
UIGEA Update: Financial Processing (Bill’s Blog, 11/01/06)

“One of the things that I speculated about when I first analyzed the impact of the UIGEA was that the real force of this law was in drying up the money supply. Cut off the money and you kill the game liquidity. So, two and some odd weeks into this bill being law, let’s look at how the money transfer world has reacted…

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