Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/10/06)

articles:
Congressional Review Act gives Poker and Internet Gambling Hope (Eye on Gambling, 11/10/06)

Shady deal forces poker players from the table (Meadville Tribune, 11/09/06)

Antigua will present oral arguments to WTO later this month (PokerListings, 11/09/06)

Online Gamblers Worked To Defeat Sponsor Of Anti-Gambling Legislation (Information Week, 11/09/06)

Pamela Anderson Waves Goodbye to Online Poker, While Margolis Waves Hello (Poker News, 11/10/06)

Teens betting high stakes (Edmonton Sun, 11/10/06)

blog:

Two down, two to go (Lou Krieger, 11/09/06)

excerpts:
Congressional Review Act gives Poker and Internet Gambling Hope (Eye on Gambling, 11/10/06)
“However, Congress does retain the right of review, both in informal ways and in formal ways as codified by the Congressional Review Act. In fact, there is actually a backdoor way to kill the Internet Gambling bill. Specifically, a “Resolution of Disapproval” can be introduced into each chamber. If this resolution passes both the House and the Senate, and the President signs the bill, then the bill is effectively killed…”


Shady deal forces poker players from the table (Meadville Tribune, 11/09/06)
“People buy cigarettes, alcohol, prescription medications and plenty of other potentially harmful things every day; hardly anyone flinches. But wagering $20 a week on Internet poker, now that’s just wrong. At least, that’s what Uncle Sam has dictated…”

Antigua will present oral arguments to WTO later this month (PokerListings, 11/09/06)
“Antigua and Barbuda will continue its dispute case against the United States’ online gambling laws by presenting its oral submissions to the World Trade Organization (WTO) later this month. The oral arguments are the next step in a very structured process of settling disputes through the WTO. Antingua and the United States have both already submitted their written arguments…”

Online Gamblers Worked To Defeat Sponsor Of Anti-Gambling Legislation (Information Week, 11/09/06)
“A lot of poker fans were lobbying against Leach,” said former New Jersey gaming regulator Frank Catania. “Poker players have been organizing. They could eventually be a (lobbying) group like the Sierra Club.” Catania has spoken against banning online gaming because, he says, it can’t be prohibited; he favors regulating the business instead of banning it outright…”

Pamela Anderson Waves Goodbye to Online Poker, While Margolis Waves Hello (Poker News, 11/10/06)
“Another shoe has dropped relative to the US passage of the UIGEA and it appears to be the high heel of former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson. Apparently Anderson has ended her affiliation with Pamela Poker, her Doyle Brunson Network affiliated online poker room. Citing “too many rules in the USA” and the growing legal “red tape…”

Teens betting high stakes (Edmonton Sun, 11/10/06)
“She pointed to the increased incidence of gambling on TV, and citing ESPN’s sports poker as an example. The university’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High Risk Behaviors has set up a new website that offers teens a chance to chat anonymously with trained counsellors about how to help themselves or their friends with gambling problems…”

blog:

Two down, two to go (Lou Krieger, 11/09/06)
“But the good news in all of this, regardless of what party you support, is this: If you are a poker player, two of your least favorite members of congress won’t be around any longer, and that’s a good thing.”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/10/06)

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