Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (12/29/06)

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articles:
PartyGaming Buys Gambling Web Sites to Add Revenue (Bloomberg, 12/29/06)


Screaming Eagle Poker Raised over $180,000 for America’s wounded Veterans (Military Online, 12/28/06)

Chuck Blount: Web engine indicates poker reigns supreme (San Antonio Express-News, 12/27/06)

Poker site plays cards right, plans expansion (Modesto Bee, 12/29/06)

Local groups deserve shot at table games, too (Herald Dispatch, 12/28/06)

media:
Police: Armed Men Stick Up Wilkins Poker Tournament (KDKA, 12/28/06)

excerpts:
PartyGaming Buys Gambling Web Sites to Add Revenue (Bloomberg, 12/29/06)
“PartyGaming Plc agreed to purchase gambling Web sites from Empire Online Ltd. and Intercontinental Online Gaming Ltd. to help replace revenue lost when the company was forced to stop accepting wagers from the U.S.”


Screaming Eagle Poker Raised over $180,000 for America’s wounded Veterans (Military Online, 12/28/06)
“These veterans, in addition to their daily commitment to America, are committed to helping their fellow Americans and veterans by sponsoring poker tournaments. According to the Army Soldier and president of SEP, Felix Gutierrez, “In 2006, in addition to the morale boosting competitions, Screaming Eagle Poker raised $180,000 for wounded veterans.”

Chuck Blount: Web engine indicates poker reigns supreme (San Antonio Express-News, 12/27/06)
“Perhaps it’s time to move poker from fad status into a permanent institution. The poker craze now moves into its fourth year, and to quote John Kerry, “rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated.” In a report released last week by Lycos.com, one of the leading search engines on the Internet, poker was the most-searched-for topic on the site for the 2006 calendar year.”

Poker site plays cards right, plans expansion (Modesto Bee, 12/29/06)
“When the poker room opened in June 2004, some residents cited concerns about the type of clientele and possible impacts on the surrounding neighborhood. More than two years later, those voices seem to have fallen by the wayside. “From the city’s perspective, they’ve been a very good neighbor,” Mayor John Lazar said. “They’re going to be a neighbor to City Hall in downtown now, so they better be a good neighbor.”

Local groups deserve shot at table games, too (Herald Dispatch, 12/28/06)
“But a new wrinkle has been thrown into the debate. Jesse Bane, an Oak Hill, W.Va., bar owner and spokesman for the West Virginia Association of Club Owners and Fraternal Services, said the association plans to ask the Legislature to legalize table gambling in the Elks, Moose and other lodges during the upcoming session, according to The Associated Press.”m

media:
Police: Armed Men Stick Up Wilkins Poker Tournament (KDKA, 12/28/06)

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