Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/29/06)

articles:
Phillies 2008: Repeal the Internet Poker Ban (Rational Review, 11/27/06)

Poker and blackjack to be proposed (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/29/06)

France Considers Anti Online Poker & Gambling Legislation (The Poker Pages, 11/29/06)

Iowa only state with ‘racino’ table games (Charleston Daily Mail, 11/29/06)

Cops break up the party: PartyPoker, that is (The Tufts Daily, 11/28/06)

media:
Online Gambling – Feature (First Business Morning News, 11/20/06)

Online Gaming Debate – Web Ex (First Business Morning News, 11/17/06)

excerpts:

Phillies 2008: Repeal the Internet Poker Ban (Rational Review, 11/27/06)
“Real Americans know: Internet poker players are not terrorists. They are regular Americans, just like you and me. They have a hobby. They play cards. To meet more opponents, they play over the internet: On the internet, they can meet thousands of new opponents, from the safety of their own living rooms…”


Poker and blackjack to be proposed (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 11/29/06)
“A top Democrat will introduce legislation early next year that could legalize poker, blackjack and other table games in the state’s new casinos, legislative staffers said yesterday. Just two weeks after the first slots parlor opened in Pennsylvania, and surprising even Democratic allies, State Rep. Bill DeWeese (D., Greene), the House minority leader, acknowledged that he was drafting a bill that could turn the state’s planned slots parlors into full-fledged casinos…”

France Considers Anti Online Poker & Gambling Legislation (The Poker Pages, 11/29/06)
“France is considering adoption of 2 amendments containing anti-gambling legislation to France’s “delinquency prevention” measures, which were originally introduced by the Minister of the Interior, Nicholas Sarkozy, following France’s 2005 riots. Supporters claim the legislation will decrease delinquency among minors of an increasingly young age.”

Iowa only state with ‘racino’ table games (Charleston Daily Mail, 11/29/06)
“If lawmakers pass table games legislation this regular session, West Virginia would become just the second state to offer games like poker, blackjack and roulette at racetrack casinos. Iowa is the first and only state that has table games at racetrack gaming establishments. For several years, gaming lobbyists have pushed to legalize table games at West Virginia’s four racetracks.”

Cops break up the party: PartyPoker, that is (The Tufts Daily, 11/28/06)
“The act, which was part of a port security bill, makes exceptions for state lotteries and horse racing. After the sudden surge of popularity for poker fueled by TV shows and movies centered on the subject, some may be surprised to know that casinos, or “brick and mortar” gambling facilities, are now the only legal places to play.”

media:

Online Gambling – Feature (First Business Morning News, 11/20/06)
“The party is over for online gaming companies that accept gambling bets from people in the United States. A new federal law now prohibits all credit card companies and banks from processing any kind of payment made in connection with internet gambling…”

Online Gaming Debate – Web Ex (First Business Morning News, 11/17/06)
“A new law is cracking down on illegal gambling web sites. Producer Paul and Tom debate the differences between gambling and trading…”

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