Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/15/06)

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articles:
US gambling group pleased with new Congress leaders (Reuters, 11/14/06)

Online Gaming Has Uphill Battle with New Senate Majority Leader (Poker News, 11/15/06)

Public Companies Increase Trust In Online Gambling (Online-Casinos, 11/15/06)

New York District Attorney Reports First Uigea Prosecutions (Online-Casinos, 11/15/06)

Fight gambling addiction, counselor urges (Oklahoman, 11/15/06)

media:
SPECIAL PROJECT: Internet gambling soars, Congress tries to slow it down (WWMT-TV, 11/15/06)

Michael Bolcerek (President of the PPA) (Bluff Radio, 11/08/06)


excerpts:

US gambling group pleased with new Congress leaders (Reuters, 11/14/06)
“Last week’s U.S. election shake-up will put pro-casino politicians in key leadership positions as the American Gaming Association mulls a push to study legalization of Internet gambling, the head of the trade group said on Tuesday…”


Online Gaming Has Uphill Battle with New Senate Majority Leader (Poker News, 11/15/06)

“To turn Reid into an ally, online poker needs to come forward and articulate its ability to be regulated and demonstrate its willingness to contribute to the US economy via taxation and jobs. Those are the issues that resonate with Harry Reid and, to every extent, have defined his career…”

Public Companies Increase Trust In Online Gambling (Online-Casinos, 11/15/06)
“In an interview with the publication WWMT this week Professor Bill Eadington of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming says that the publicly traded companies from the UK have become very significant players in the business and this has increased integrity and trust levels in the industry in general…”

New York District Attorney Reports First Uigea Prosecutions (Online-Casinos, 11/15/06)
“He said the arrests by the DA’s office and the New York Police Department represent the first time that Internet gambling charges have been brought since President Bush signed into law last month the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act…Ryan said arrests had been made in four as yet unidentified states, and “we have initiated a $500 million asset forfeiture case,” one of the largest in state history.”

Fight gambling addiction, counselor urges (Oklahoman, 11/15/06)

“In any population, 1 percent to 3 percent meet the criteria of compulsive or pathological gamblers, Smith said. In Oklahoma, that means 35,000 to 105,000 people. However, experts agree that as availability to legal gambling increases, so does the incidence of problem and pathological gambling. Despite the rapid construction pace for large tribal casinos in the past three years, treatment for gambling addicts is in its infancy…”

media:

SPECIAL PROJECT: Internet gambling soars, Congress tries to slow it down (WWMT-TV, 11/15/06)
“It used to be that people would get together with friends to play cards, and perhaps bet for money just for fun–now, a lot of people are playing and betting online, for thousands of dollars, and playing multiple hands, at multiple tables. This is the new reality of internet gambling, with all the games any card player would want. Says Chris Pearl, “we were playing Hold ’em, we’re playing Omaha. You name it we play it.”

Michael Bolcerek (President of the PPA) (Bluff Radio, 11/08/06)

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