Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/27/06) 2nd Ed.

articles:
Give me my ball back! (American Chronicle, 11/27/06)

For French Online Poker Players, ‘Grand Frère’ is Watching (Poker News, 11/24/06)

5.8 million go to gambling sites (BBC News, 11/27/06)

Dog track’s poker room draws crowd (Herald Tribune, 11/25/06)

College Trends: Online Poker (Associated Content, 11/22/06)

blog:
You Can Swim, But Don’t Get Wet! (Depth of Field, 11/26/06)

excerpts:

Give me my ball back! (American Chronicle, 11/27/06)
“What happens when somebody takes your ball away and stops you playing? Well you do one of two things either you fight to get it back, or you get a new ball. For most of the USA online gaming affiliate market who have just had their ball taken away by the US government, with the UIGEA’s, ruling last month, the game is already over for some of them…”


For French Online Poker Players, ‘Grand Frère’ is Watching (Poker News, 11/24/06)
“Examples of this in recent years include measures passed or under consideration by Italy, Sweden, and more recently, Russia. Now, word comes via a recent Poker News France story that French legislators are considering a new measure, a portion of which bears strong similarities to that bane of U.S. online gamblers, the UIGEA.”

5.8 million go to gambling sites (BBC News, 11/27/06)
“The Gambling Act which was passed in April 2005 and comes in to force on September 1 2007 will allow online casino companies to set up in the UK from September next year. The government has created the Gambling Commission to regulate gambling. It will vet sites and give official approval to those with the best working practices.”

Dog track’s poker room draws crowd (Herald Tribune, 11/25/06)
“Collins convinced the Sarasota County Commission to reverse its previous, unanimous rejection of his cardroom plans in late April with the help of hundreds of supporters who deluged commissioners with supportive e-mails. Collins refined his pitch with the assurance that “this isn’t $1,000-a-hand Las Vegas gambling,” as commissioner Nora Patterson described it at the time.”

College Trends: Online Poker (Associated Content, 11/22/06)
“There is a new trend arising on college campuses and it is ruining many lives, while making some much, much better. Online gambling, specifically online poker, is the new craze for college students who have way too much time on their hands and a little bit of extra cash in their pockets…”

blog:
You Can Swim, But Don’t Get Wet! (Depth of Field, 11/26/06)
“As it currently stands, in Europe, Member States are allowed to decide for themselves how they will handle legal gambling. It was expected that the US would regulate internet gaming too; as it already is in the UK and will be in Italy starting January 2007. So they can control it and also get some revenue from taxing it, however…”

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