Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (1/03/07)

article:
Online Poker is OK Intrastate says US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) (Poker Pages, 1/03/07)

Online Gambling & Betting Still Strong via Digital Currency (American Chronicle, 1/02/07)

Gaming ban bonanza for offshore firms (Evening Standard, 1/03/07)

Poker Author James McManus to Debut New Work in Card Player Magazine (Cardplayer, 12/05/06)

blog:
Why Not Just Sue The Feds? (Poker, Fishing and Other Vices, 1/03/07)

Internet Gambling and Addiction [opinion paper] (Gaming Research Weblog, 1/02/07)

excerpt:
Online Poker is OK Intrastate says US Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) (Poker Pages, 1/03/07)
“A surprising and little-tapped benefit of last year’s Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) is that state residents are allowed to participate in Internet gambling which is conducted within their state borders, casino attorneys say. This includes online poker too.”


Online Gambling & Betting Still Strong via Digital Currency (American Chronicle, 1/02/07)
“The UK plans to further regulate the industry and encourage offshore companies to base their headquarters in the UK. While they will generate more taxable income, the US will get simply more headaches from the overload on banks, merchant service companies and ISPs tracking transactions and it is still possible and practical to gamble online from the US.”

Gaming ban bonanza for offshore firms (Evening Standard, 1/03/07)
Companies are taking advantage of a 270-day ‘windowî granted by the US federal authorities to the banks and credit card companies, which have to find a way of stopping the flow of cash from customers to betting sites.

Poker Author James McManus to Debut New Work in Card Player Magazine (Cardplayer, 12/05/06)
“Poker: The Story of America’s National Pastime” will focus on the origins and evolution of the game. Articles will cover everything from the earliest roots of gambling through its development on Mississippi riverboats and westward expansion during the Gold Rush to its recent worldwide popularity. The history is part of a larger project, McManus’s next book, which is scheduled to be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2009.”

blog:
Why Not Just Sue The Feds? (Poker, Fishing and Other Vices, 1/03/07)
“I had a buddy who is an avid online player ask why he can’t sue the government and try to get the bills overturned as unconstitutional. That’s a pretty good question. Unfortunately, the answer is that he can’t. Well, he probably can’t. (“Probably” is one of those words we lawyers stick in when we are pretty sure, but, hell, you never know – the right judge on the right day…). What’s the problem? Two things. The first is governmental immunity, and the second is standing.”

Internet Gambling and Addiction [opinion paper] (Gaming Research Weblog, 1/02/07)
“Dr. Howard J. Shaffer of the Harvard Medical School’s Division on Addictions was asked several years ago to provide answers for the following two questions: (1) Is the nature of addiction meaningfully different for different objects of addiction,
specifically Internet-related versus “local” gambling?”

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3 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (1/03/07)

  1. Hey, I’ll be damned – someone read my blog! Thanks for recognizing it here. PPA does great work and I’m proud to be a member and to support the organization.

  2. There they go trying to regulate the internet again.. won’t they ever learn?

  3. I love this site, there is so much information to be found. Thank you.

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