Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/14/06)

articles:
Will Change in US Congress Help Online Poker? (Poker Pages, 11/13/06)

Congress is DEAD Wrong! (Poker Player Newspaper, 11/13/06)

UIGEA Puts A Dent In Industry Penetration Stats (Online-Casinos, 11/14/06)

Global Gaming Expo Will Miss Internet Gambling Execs (Online-Casinos, 11/13/06)

Police, FBI probe gambling operation at business (Vindicator, 11/14/06)

Gambling is an addiction, experts say, and should be treated as one. (The Journal News, 11/10/06)

excerpts:

Will Change in US Congress Help Online Poker? (Poker Pages, 11/13/06)
“Online poker players echo Reid’s sentiments how ‘It’s time for a change’ with hopes that the current prohibition-like legislation will be changed to one of regulation of the online poker and the online gambling industry as a whole. Some look for that change to come from the likes of Rep. John Conyers Jr. of Detroit, who has consistently argued for regulation of the online gambling industry. He is expected to lead the Judiciary Committee…”


Congress is DEAD Wrong! (Poker Player Newspaper, 11/13/06)
“Personally, I prefer to play poker in real casinos – where I can face my opposition and see “the whites of their eyes.” But online poker has its supporters and adherents; indeed, millions of people have been enjoying the game over the Internet on a daily basis. Should they be denied the opportunity?”

UIGEA Puts A Dent In Industry Penetration Stats (Online-Casinos, 11/14/06)
“The Internet usage monitor comScore Media Metrix has released October statistics showing a significant drop in US online gambling penetration, and that Americans were drawn in particular to e-card, party, kids, toy, family and women’s Web sites on the run-up to the festive season starting with Halloween. The company notes what it describes as the “precipitous drop in traffic to online gambling sites” where a decline of 27 percent was recorded following anti-gambling legislation announced in early October…”

Global Gaming Expo Will Miss Internet Gambling Execs (Online-Casinos, 11/13/06)
“…going on to quote gambling law expert Anthony Cabot who opines: “Anytime you have anti-gambling legislation passed, it is very difficult for a legislator to seek a repeal.” The public-relations price for being tagged as pro-gambling is just too high, he continued: “Even the person who introduced the bill [to legalise gambling in Nevada] got voted out of office.”

Police, FBI probe gambling operation at business (Vindicator, 11/14/06)
“Under Ohio law, most home games of Texas hold’em are not illegal unless organizers are taking money from the pot or asking participants to pay to play the game. Both of those things were happening at the poker games at Cox, Hoolihan said…”

Gambling is an addiction, experts say, and should be treated as one. (The Journal News, 11/10/06)
“With the popularity of games like Texas Hold ‘Em – and the proliferation of gambling-oriented Web sites and television shows – problem gambling has escalated in recent years, especially among 18- to 24-year-olds, says Jim Maney, executive director of the New York Council on Problem Gambling…”

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