Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/09/06)

articles:
Gamblers like Dems House sweep (CBS SportsLine, 11/08/06)

Poker, Politics, and the American Voice (CardPlayer, 11/08/06)

Online Poker Glad Online Gambling Bill Architect Leach Voted Out (Poker Pages, 11/09/06)

Online poker could be exempt from new “prohibition” (Gambling911, 11/09/06)

Online gambling community celebrates defeat of Jim Leach (Gambling911, 11/09/06)

Post Mid-Term Elections odds – Wayne Root Predicts McCain in Drivers’ Seat for 2008 (OnlineWire, 11/08/06)

press release:
Survey Reveals Poker Players are Unfaithful — Chooses Several Poker Rooms (CardWolves, 11/09/06)

blog:
Democrats Take Control – UIGEA Still in Force (Bill Rini, 11/08/06)

excerpts:
Gamblers like Dems House sweep (CBS SportsLine, 11/08/06)
“You don’t often hear sports bettors, or gamblers in general, talking politics on a daily basis, but after the Republican-controlled Congress tacked the Internet Gambling Ban on the Port Security Bill in September, a lot of people who bet sports and play poker online were not too happy with government getting involved in their activities…”


Poker, Politics, and the American Voice (CardPlayer, 11/08/06)
“How will this election affect poker? As all our readers know, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist snuck the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act into an unrelated bill because that was his personal agenda. Although that process was not illegal, it was immoral, unethical, and corrupt, for which Frist received well-deserved criticism by both parties. Today the American people stood up to be counted, and it sent a clear message to the Republicans that we’ve had enough of their self-serving antics…”

Online Poker Glad Online Gambling Bill Architect Leach Voted Out (Poker Pages, 11/09/06)
“The world was not too surprised as Democrats took control of the US House of Representatives Tuesday night for the first time in more than 10 years and achieved a potential Senate majority. But there was one outcome online poker players were celebrating- Representative Jim Leach (64 years old) was removed from Congress power by Iowa voters Tuesday…”

Online poker could be exempt from new “prohibition” (Gambling911, 11/09/06)
“The British government has jumped into action, convening a conference this month aimed at rescuing the lucrative industry by imposing a strict code of principles. Its proposal aims at ensuring the games are fair and that screens are in place to protect compulsive gamblers and children…”

Online gambling community celebrates defeat of Jim Leach (Gambling911, 11/09/06)
“The online gambling community celebrated on Wednesday what it deemed an important victory by getting Rep. Jim Leach out of office. And while it failed to do the same in Arizona with another anti-internet gambling bill sponsor, Jon Kyl, the fact that he will have little control in the Senate over these next two years has helped to mitigate things.”

Post Mid-Term Elections odds – Wayne Root Predicts McCain in Drivers’ Seat for 2008 (OnlineWire, 11/08/06)
“Root believes that the online gaming ban was the stealth smoking gun of election 2006- with millions of angry online poker fans- mostly high income males that traditionally vote Republican- voting Democrat in mass protest to this egregious violation of their freedoms…”

press release:
Survey Reveals Poker Players are Unfaithful — Chooses Several Poker Rooms (CardWolves, 11/09/06)
“The not so frequent players thinks it is more important that the poker room is safe and secure while the frequent players ranks technical features higher. Luxury, vanity and famous poker players in the poker room are not perceived as very important to poker players…”

blog:
Democrats Take Control – UIGEA Still in Force (Bill Rini, 11/08/06)
“Yes, it was a solid day for the good guys on Tuesday (assuming you think the Democrats are the good guys – I distrust all politicians). While I was as overjoyed as the next person when I read that Leach got sent to the political rail, a lot of people are acting as if the UIGEA automatically became invalid the moment the last vote was counted. Nothing has really changed other than we, as a group, have a new group of elected representatives to persuade…”

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