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

articles:
Online Gambling Bill Co-sponsors Are Vulnerable for Re-election (Poker News, 11/06/06)

U.S. Mid-Term Elections – Voters are called to preserve freedom of choice on Election Day (The Online Wire, 11/06/06)

Poker Votes Count November 7- Will Republicans Bust Out? (Poker Pages, 11/06/06)

U.S. bill targets online gambling (New Orleans City Business, 11/06/06)

IL-14: Denny’s Double Dealing: Hastert and the Gaming Industry (DailyKos, 11/02/06)

Internet Poker (The Daily Reveille, 11/06/06)

Student wins big in poker tournament (The Tartan, 11/06/06)

blog:
Life in a post-UIGEA world. What’s the word on the street? (Card Squad, 11/03/06)

Election Day Eve (Mean Gene, 11/06/06)

excerpts:
Online Gambling Bill Co-sponsors Are Vulnerable for Re-election (Poker News, 11/06/06)

“The polls show that six-term incumbent and HR 4411 co-sponsor, Charlie Bass [R, NH-02], has been losing ground to his opponent Paul Hodes in the past month. In the latest poll, Bass is trailing 37% to 45%. These two have met up before, with Bass prevailing. But Hodes has been keeping pace with the incumbent on fundraising and apparently has been putting it to good use.”


U.S. Mid-Term Elections – Voters are called to preserve freedom of choice on Election Day (The Online Wire, 11/06/06)
All American Voters, regardless if they are gamblers or not, should bear this very important issue in mind when they will cast their votes on Election Day, because they are not simply called to choose between this or that representative. They are asked to approve or reject the principle according to which the government may or may not become the decision-maker on behalf of its citizens’ individual choices.

Poker Votes Count November 7- Will Republicans Bust Out? (Poker Pages, 11/06/06)
“The Republicans are trying to hold onto their majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The Democrats could take a majority in the House by gaining 15 seats, and in the Senate with six more seats. All 435 House seats are on Tuesday’s ballot, and 33 of the 100 Senate seats are. Other analysts say that UIGEA has infuriated many voters who enjoy online poker, gambling and sports betting. So UIGEA may add to the dissatisfaction with the Iraq war, budget deficits and a sex scandal involving teenage congressional assistants, and could make voters vote anything but Republican…”

U.S. bill targets online gambling (New Orleans City Business, 11/06/06)
“The global gaming market yielded $258.3 billion in 2005. Online gambling brought in 5 percent, or $13 billion, according to the United Kingdom-based Global Betting and Gaming Consultants’ 2005 report. Online gambling is one of the fastest-growing segments of the gaming market at a compound annual growth rate of more than 50 percent since 1998…”

IL-14: Denny’s Double Dealing: Hastert and the Gaming Industry (DailyKos, 11/02/06)
“Lost in the media frenzy surrounding the breaking news of the Mark Foley scandal was the story that internet gambling prohibition, a piece of the so-called “American Values Agenda” that Dennis Hastert and the House Republicans have been promoting this election season, had been signed into law that same day…”

Internet Poker (The Daily Reveille, 11/06/06)
“According to Ura, such a loophole would not likely appeal to the average online player but would keep diehards such as Alexis and Jones in business. “In the end, the law will probably be a serious barrier to novice recreational players, though not for more dedicated professionals and high-rolling amateurs,” Ura said.”

Student wins big in poker tournament (The Tartan, 11/06/06)
“Both Centeno and Cole believe that the skills they’ve acquired as poker players regularly help them in their coursework as MBA students…Cole stated that poker has improved his ability to make quick mathematical calculations, read people, and constantly assess information…Cole believes that the growth of online poker sites has also made poker playing more common. However, he expects that current legislation to ban fund transfers from customers to online gaming sites will lessen its popularity.”

blog:
Life in a post-UIGEA world. What’s the word on the street? (Card Squad, 11/03/06)

“I wrote that the UIGEA would adversely affect more than just players, including bloggers with affiliate links and authors. Dr. Pauly, who is our generation’s Andy Glazer and Hunter Thompson rolled into one, has one of the most popular poker blogs on the Internets, and even he lost sponsorship in the wake of Frist’s pandering…”

Election Day Eve (Mean Gene, 11/06/06)
“This is important, people. Vote tomorrow. Give the Republicans who failed us and the nation the boot. And don’t let your involvement end after you pull that lever, punch that chad, poke that screen. If the Democrats win they don’t get carte blanche. We have to keep them honest too.

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