Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/07/06)

articles:
Don’t Just Complain: Vote Out the Republicans (11/07/06)

Concerns Raised over Online Gambling and Money Laundering (11/07/06)

The main reason for poker players to root for Democrats tonight (long) (Two Plus Two, 11/07/06)

Local Gamblers Adjust to Recent Online Crackdown (Reporter, 11/07/06)

I’m just a bill, i’m only a bill… sittin’ up here on capitol hill… (Bluff Magazine, 10/06)

media:
Allure Of On-Line Poker Entices Many College Kids (KDKA, 11/07/06)

blogs:
The main reason for poker players to root for Democrats tonight (long) (Two Plus Two, 11/07/06)

Poker People, Why Not Sue? (The Sports Law Professor, 11/07/06)

Vote for Poker! (Pokerati, 11/07/06)

excerpts:
Don’t Just Complain: Vote Out the Republicans (11/07/06)
“The world isn’t so simple generally that how our elected official vote on one particular issue should be the deciding factor in which lever we pull. However, Card Player Media is in a niche industry and we totally support those who favor our game. But even people who have no desire at all to play poker need to vote Democrat this year. The religious right is just too scary and does not represent the general feelings of our nation and freedom.”


Concerns Raised over Online Gambling and Money Laundering (11/07/06)
“The U.K. currently has only some 70 online betting sites – a small sliver of the worldwide market. “We will welcome them here because we believe that by allowing those who want to gamble to do so over the counter, not under the counter, is the best way to protect children,” Jowell told an international gambling summit last week…”

Local Gamblers Adjust to Recent Online Crackdown (Reporter, 11/07/06)

“Cracking down on Internet gambling has proved to be difficult because the Internet gambling industry is headquartered almost entirely outside the United States,” said Greg Bergstrom, a spokesman for Rep. Ruth Johnson. Twenty-two year old Mankato resident Wade Woeffel, who makes a living off of online poker winnings and plays almost every day, said the gambling act has been a blow to online poker, but is not considering a career change quite yet…”

I’m just a bill, i’m only a bill… sittin’ up here on capitol hill… (Bluff Magazine, 10/06)
“In July, the House of Representatives voted to prohibit most forms of online gambling – including poker – in an effort to weed out, as one member of Congress called it, this “scourge on our society.” However, this misguided attempt to prohibit online poker playing is a huge folly – because you can’t turn back the clock on the internet…”

media:

Allure Of On-Line Poker Entices Many College Kids (KDKA, 11/07/06)

blogs:

The main reason for poker players to root for Democrats tonight (long) (Two Plus Two, 11/07/06)
“Republicans have captured an ever-increasing fraction of the white evangelical vote, and particularly the Southern white evangelical vote, since at least the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These voters played an important part in the electoral majorities that Reagan captured in 1980 and 1984. However, it’s only in relatively recent times that white evangelicals have come to dominate the policy of the Republican Party, and by extension, the country…”

Poker People, Why Not Sue? (The Sports Law Professor, 11/07/06)
“It’s pretty clear (to me) that it prohibits sports books and the like. The big question is whether or not the act prohibits games that mix chance and skill, namely poker. The new federal statute, by causing problems for illegal gambling sites, clearly raises the question over whether or not poker constitutes illegal gambling, at least under federal law.”

Vote for Poker! (Pokerati, 11/07/06)
“And if you have a bad memory/smoke lots of pot, you can find your printable pro-poker ballot cheat sheet here.”

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