Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (12/14/06)

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articles:
President of AGA Talks about Online Gambling Ban (Card Player, 12/13/06)

Free Pub Poker as Popular as Ever (Cardplayer, 12/13/06)

South Africa Nears Online Poker and Gambling Approval (Poker Pages, 12/14/06)

La Vergne police arrest 22 people on gambling charges (The Daily News Journal, 12/14/06)

Judge: Lawyer must testify on Dover gambling (Daily Record, 12/13/06)

City Council deals Sacramento card rooms a better hand (Sacramento Bee, 12/14/06)

PPA raises the stakes (Casino City Times, 12/13/06)

Internet Gambling Industry Growth to Reach $528 Billion by 2015 (Casino Gambling Web, 12/12/06)

media:
Poker for a Cause (Screaming Eagle Poker, 12/12/06)


press release:
Web Users Have Spoken: Poker is the Most-Searched Term of 2006 (Lycos, 12/13/06)

New operational standards introduced by eCOGRA (Casino City Times, 12/12/06)

excerpts:

President of AGA Talks about Online Gambling Ban (Card Player, 12/13/06)
“Fahrenkopf explained: “In the Republican Party, the religious right think it’s a sin to gamble, and they feel an obligation to stop everyone from sinning. Some very liberal Democrats don’t think people are smart enough to protect themselves, so the government has to parent its citizens. It’s an odd marriage.”


Free Pub Poker as Popular as Ever (Cardplayer, 12/13/06)
“The Dakota Poker League, as well as its offshoots, is just one of many local and regional leagues that have been formed around the country in the last two years. The leagues skirt state law because the players never actually wager anything at the events. The only thing that players need to buy are food and drinks, and only if they want to.”

South Africa Nears Online Poker and Gambling Approval (Poker Pages, 12/14/06)
“Online sports betting was already legal in South Africa, as long as it was conducted on sites within the country. But online poker and gambling were outlawed by the National Gambling Act of 2004 because government wanted more time to research how to regulate and tax these sectors which were growing quickly at the time. The act gave Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa two years to draw up regulations to govern internet gambling.”

La Vergne police arrest 22 people on gambling charges (The Daily News Journal, 12/14/06)
According to Boyd, this is the largest bust by LPD officers on one call in one night. “I’m proud of our department for the hard work they did in making these arrests and closing down this operation,” Chief Steve Lindsay said. “This was a major operation and we’re glad we shut the games down before they could possibly lead to more crimes within the city.”

Judge: Lawyer must testify on Dover gambling (Daily Record, 12/13/06)
“The lawyer who advised two Roxbury police officers on the legality of starting a social club in Dover –which authorities say was really an illegal poker den — must appear before a Morris County grand jury to answer questions about the club, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.”

City Council deals Sacramento card rooms a better hand (Sacramento Bee, 12/14/06)
“The Police Department doesn’t object to the higher stakes. Kimberly Riley, a police administrative officer, told the council that the changes wouldn’t make for more police work. Card rooms say they need more tables and higher limits to compete not only with Indian casinos, but also with lotteries, horse racing, online gambling and the myriad forms of wagering available today. Congress banned Internet gambling earlier this year.”

PPA raises the stakes (Casino City Times, 12/13/06)
“Bolcerek will also be relying on these regional representatives to help continue to build membership. The PPA has grown from almost nothing to 135,000 in the year that Bolcerek has been at the helm. And it’s this proactive approach that Bolcerek hopes will allow the organization to gain inroads with new Democratic Congressional leaders once the 110th Congress convenes.”

Internet Gambling Industry Growth to Reach $528 Billion by 2015 (Casino Gambling Web, 12/12/06)
“A new study just released by Merrill Lynch has reported that the Internet gambling industry is still in its infancy with a projected peek to hit around the year 2015. At that time Merryl Lynch predicts that the market will bring in $528 billion annually worldwide.”

media:
Poker for a Cause (Screaming Eagle Poker, 12/12/06)

press release:
Web Users Have Spoken: Poker is the Most-Searched Term of 2006 (Lycos, 12/13/06)
Poker generated more online interest than any other search term with LYCOS users in 2006. Search activity for poker has been steadily climbing since it made its first appearance on the 2004 year-end list at number 10. Last year, it was the fourth most popular search term of 2005. Search activity for poker jumped 434 percent over the past year, trumping both Pamela Anderson and Paris Hilton, to claim the top spot in 2006.

New operational standards introduced by eCOGRA (Casino City Times, 12/12/06)
“A newly established dedicated team is set to monitor the 91 online casinos and 21 poker rooms accredited under the ‘Play It Safe’ seal by eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA).

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