Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (1/17/07) 2nd ed.


BlackBerry betting to catch on in a New York minute? (CNET News, 01/12/07)
“Starting January 22, New York plans to allow people to place bets on horse racing via the Internet or other electronic platforms, including cell phones, thanks to a new regulation adopted by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board. A company called Sona Mobile plans to sell racetrack software that will make it easier for people to make bets from their mobile handsets.”

Beshear to push gambling law (The Enquirer, 01/16/07)
“Steve Beshear wants to be the gambling governor. Beshear, a Lexington Democrat and former lieutenant governor, announced Tuesday morning he will advocate for a state constitutional amendment that if passed by the voters would allow casino gambling in Kentucky. Beshear estimates that casinos could generate about $500 million a year in state tax revenue.”

Online Gambling (CNBC, 01/16/07)
“The founders of Neteller, an Internet payment service company, are arrested by Federal authorities and charged with laundering billions of dollars from Internet gambling sites; with Darren Rovell, CNBC Sports Business Reporter and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo”

Governor Patrick Considers Casino Gambling As A Mass. Revenue Builder (CBS4, 01/13/07)
“Could casino gambling come to Massachusetts? Governor Patrick said today that it’s among the options he’s considering to raise revenue and reduce a projected one billion dollar deficit.”


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