Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/13/06)

articles:
Warren police deal gambling blow (Tribune Chronicle, 11/13/06)

Antigua’s fight for Web gaming (Los Angeles Times, 11/12/06)

Are all bets off-line? (Orlando Sentinel, 11/12/06)

Why the GOP Lost Big on Election Day 2006: Understanding Addition & Subtraction! (The Online Wire, 11/12/06)

Internet Poker Folds A Winning Hand (Poker Player Newspaper, 11/13/06)

blog:
You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Poker (The Poker Chronicles, 11/12/06)

The Mainstream Notices: Gamblers’ Votes Made a Difference (Gambling Man, 11/13/06)

excerpts:

Warren police deal gambling blow (Tribune Chronicle, 11/13/06)
“Six months after learning that high-stakes, invitation only Texas Hold ’Em games might be occurring in Warren, local police — with the help of federal authorities — raided a Woodland Street N.E. building early Saturday morning, finding and taking a large amount of cash and poker-related items…”


Antigua’s fight for Web gaming (Los Angeles Times, 11/12/06)
“But Foderingham’s job at the Sports Off Shore betting center is about to disappear, as a result of U.S. legislation signed in October that prohibits American banks and financial institutions from processing payments to Internet gaming operations, even in countries where they are legal. More than 3,000 people in Antigua and Barbuda, or 10% of the workforce, have lost jobs since the late 1990s, when U.S. politicians and social conservatives began targeting online gaming, a phenomenon that is transforming the world of wagering…”

Are all bets off-line? (Orlando Sentinel, 11/12/06)
“According to the U.S. Department of Justice, betting on sports and playing poker for money — even online — is against the law except in a few locations where it has been legalized. Police and prosecutors, however, mostly have ignored individual gamblers since the 1961 Wire Act was passed. That holds true today, but since Oct. 13, the feds have a new strategy that follows a long-held adage. They’re following the money…”

Why the GOP Lost Big on Election Day 2006: Understanding Addition & Subtraction! (The Online Wire, 11/12/06)
“What the brilliant GOP leaders didn’t realize was that more than 20 million Americans love to play poker and gamble online (including me) and felt their freedoms and rights had been violated- thereby turning off Libertarians, small government advocates (conservatives), and those 20 million angry gamblers (mostly college educated, high income males who tend to vote Republican)…”

Internet Poker Folds A Winning Hand (Poker Player Newspaper, 11/13/06)
“The fallout from the new Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 has been nothing short of amazing. Every publicly traded gaming company is running for cover, and many of the private ones as well. Operators as big as PartyPoker and the payment processor FirePay stopped taking bets from the U.S. when President Bush signed the bill into law on Friday, October 13th. Other companies have said they will cut off U.S. players once regulations are in place…”

blog:

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Poker (The Poker Chronicles, 11/12/06)
“I was thinking about it though, and I can’t think of any other industry where the only notable lobbying agency appeals to the customers for funding. Why do poker players have to fight for their rights, rather than the people who profit from it the most? Why don’t the online casinos all have a giant RIAA-like association with which to buy the legislation they need?…”

The Mainstream Notices: Gamblers’ Votes Made a Difference (Gambling Man, 11/13/06)
“Assuming that a significant majority of voters newly energized by the UIGEA broke for the Democratic side, then it becomes clear that in the two most highly contested Senate races, Montana and Virginia, the votes of online gamblers were of crucial importance. Pending recounts and adjustments due to provisional ballots, the races in both states came down to a fraction of a single percentage point…”

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