Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/02/06)

articles:
30 Poker Pros Sign Letter Endorsing PPA (Cardplayer, 11/1/06)

Bill Clinton arrival in Arizona could add jolt to Jim Pederson campaign (Gambling911, 11/02/06)

media:
Video: Gambling in the sky (CNN, 11/01/06)

press release:
Restrictions on Internet Gambling Are an Infringement on Our Rights (The Ayn Rand Institute, 10/19/06)

blogs:
Some Recent Attendance Numbers at the Top Online Tourneys (Haley’s Poker Blog, 11/01/06)

How the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act” became law… but legislation to secure our rail and transit systems didn’t. (AndyBloch, 10/31/06)

Significance of Elections for Nevada Casinos and their Workers (Online Casinos Reviews, 11/02/06)

Why Online Gaming Needs a Politcal Action Committee (Lou Krieger, 10/30/06)

excerpts:

30 Poker Pros Sign Letter Endorsing PPA (Cardplayer, 11/1/06)
“Tomorrow, the Poker Players Alliance will send out a letter to all its members letting them know their organization is supported by some of the most well-known and respected players in the world. The PPA collected the signatures at a tournament last month, and the players encourage people to spread the word about the PPA, and also sign up…”


Bill Clinton arrival in Arizona could add jolt to Jim Pederson campaign (Gambling911, 11/02/06)
“The Arizona State Senate race serves as the most crucial in regard to poker player and online gamers rights as Jon Kyl has made prohibition of the activity enjoyed by millions of Americans a priority. Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at a Democratic rally on the Arizona State University campus Thursday.”

media:
Video: Gambling in the sky (CNN, 11/01/06)

press release:
Restrictions on Internet Gambling Are an Infringement on Our Rights (The Ayn Rand Institute, 10/19/06)
“This measure, which requires financial institutions to block credit card and other payments to Internet wagering businesses, is an infringement on our rights,” said Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute…”

blogs:
Some Recent Attendance Numbers at the Top Online Tourneys (Haley’s Poker Blog, 11/01/06)
“I’ve been doing the weekly writeups on the Sunday tourneys for pokernews.com for several weeks now, minus some weeks when I was covering the WCOOP at Poker Stars, where I needed to focus on just that, and didn’t track the other tourneys. Well, anyhow, I’ve got the attendance number for the big sites excepting the one from a week back on Party, when they dropped the guarantee from $1 milion to $200,000 immediately after the UIGEA was signed. So, without further ado…”

How the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act” became law… but legislation to secure our rail and transit systems didn’t. (AndyBloch, 10/31/06)
“I decided to read the Congressional Record to find out which members of Congress were the main people behind the “Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act” being attached to the “SAFE Port Act,” and who spoke up against it. What I found out angered me as much as the Internet gambling legislation itself…”

Significance of Elections for Nevada Casinos and their Workers (Online Casinos Reviews, 11/02/06)
“The situation associated with online gaming casinos in US is quite difficult. There is continuing trouble with the legalization or ban of online gambling. It supplies high costs of Nevada casinos representatives and mounting frustration. This crisis in accepting a bill might have a pressure on the opening new overseas online casinos. It will contribute to loosing big amounts of money by land-based casinos in Nevada…”

Why Online Gaming Needs a Politcal Action Committee (Lou Krieger, 10/30/06)
“But if money is the mother’s milk of politics, all online gaming providers should take a page from the leading political action committees and establish a political action committee. Money contributed by PACs will ensure access to Congress and secure legislation that enables online gaming to be legalized, taxed, and regulated in the United States, as it is in Britain…”

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