Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/16/06)

articles:
Gamblers Take Aim at Internet Ban (The Houston Chronicle, 11/15/06)

NY authorities bring down huge gambling ring, arrest poker player (Boston Herald, 11/15/06)

Rolling the Dice (Slate, 11/15/06)

Hedging their bets: some students continue online gambling after federal legislation (The GW Hatchet, 11/16/06)

Letter to the Editor: Online poker after US legislation? (Sport and Technology, 11/06)

media:
Perspectives Weekly (APCW, 11/10/06)

blog:
Troublesome is the fact that so many people today are involved in Internet gambling…(rcfox, 11/16/06)

Advantages Of Playing Online Poker (Modern Grinder, 11/15/06)

excerpts:
Gamblers Take Aim at Internet Ban (The Houston Chronicle, 11/15/06)
“Casino executives and a poker lobby group said that they hope a change in power brought by the midterm elections will help them overturn an Internet gambling ban rushed through Congress while Republicans were still in control. MGM Mirage Inc. chief executive Terry Lanni said Wednesday that the measure is “ridiculous” because it was signed into law Oct. 13 as part of a larger port security bill _ and because it exempted horse races and lotteries, and online bets placed while on American Indian land…”


NY authorities bring down huge gambling ring, arrest poker player (Boston Herald, 11/15/06)
“More than two dozen people, including a professional baseball scout and a high-stakes poker player, were charged Wednesday in connection with a billion-dollar-a-year gambling ring that rivaled casino sports books. The massive illegal betting scheme was orchestrated through a site called Playwithal.com, run by the poker player, James Giordano, 52, of Pine Crest, Fla., Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said…”

Rolling the Dice (Slate, 11/15/06)
“Unless Congress and the Bush administration begin to pay a little more attention to how they handle Internet gambling, they could well end up creating an entirely avoidable headache for some very powerful constituents—holders of U.S. copyrights and patents—by punching a hole in the international web of agreements that protects them…”

Hedging their bets: some students continue online gambling after federal legislation (The GW Hatchet, 11/16/06)

“Keith Whyte, the executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, said the recent legislation is not going to solve the gambling problem in the United States. “I think it’s going to have a big impact on casual gamblers,” Whyte said. “But heavy gamblers and problem gamblers will likely be able to find ways around it.” Whyte added that universities should do more to inform students about the dangers of online gambling through prevention programs. “We think (prevention programs) are going to be a lot more effective than trying to ban people from gambling,” Whyte said…”

Letter to the Editor: Online poker after US legislation? (Sport and Technology, 11/06)

In these times of spotlighted legal issues that hamper the enjoyment of poker on the internet, the government relations committee of the WPA is helping poker players around the world to learn where to find valuable information regarding government activity.

media:
Perspectives Weekly (APCW, 11/10/06)

“Weekly webcast for the online gaming industry. This week we feature election results for congressmen affecting our industry, give an update on the recent gaming protest in Washington, D.C., and Part Two of our interview with the President of the Poker Players Alliance…”

blog:
Troublesome is the fact that so many people today are involved in Internet gambling…(rcfox, 11/16/06)
“On the positive side, this has nothing to do with poker. However, Queens (N.Y.) District Attorney Richard Brown summed up the prevailing attitude of the government on all Internet gambling: “Troublesome is the fact that so many people today are involved in Internet gambling. You simply click the mouse and lose your house.”

Advantages Of Playing Online Poker (Modern Grinder, 11/15/06)
“Getting involved in online poker games is a wonderful way of enabling you to play a great card game in the privacy of your own home. There are so many tremendous advantages to playing these poker games via the internet. First of all, it is convenient in that you do not have to drive a long distance or even short distance to a gaming facility as you will most likely only need to walk into the other room where your computer is set up…”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/16/06)

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