Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (1/18/07) 2nd Ed.

article:
Neteller Cuts Off Online Poker Customers in U.S. (Cardplayer, 01/18/07)

Poker returns to Baraboo casino (The Capitol Times, 01/17/07)

Gambling probe nets more than 100 charges (The Roanoke Times, 01/18/07)

Online Poker: Meeting with Legislators in the Keys Went Well (Gambling911, 01/18/07)

blog:
Online Gambling Legal Woes (Ed Miller, 01/18/07)

excerpt:

Neteller Cuts Off Online Poker Customers in U.S. (Cardplayer, 01/18/07)
“Today, Neteller announced that it will no longer do business with customers located in the United States who use the company to fund their online poker accounts. The company stopped serving customers in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. On Monday, two former directors and the two largest shareholders of Neteller were arrested and charged with “conspiring to transfer funds with the intent to promote illegal gambling” by the Federal Government.”


Poker returns to Baraboo casino (The Capitol Times, 01/17/07)
“The casino’s table games were removed on June 30, 2004, after a state Supreme Court ruling in 2003 that nullified the gambling compacts Gov. Jim Doyle negotiated with Wisconsin’s tribes. That ruling was reversed by the same court in July, and the casino has been training dealers and preparing tables ever since, casino spokeswoman Beth Anacker said.”

Gambling probe nets more than 100 charges (The Roanoke Times, 01/18/07)
“At the time of the police raids in May, Appalachia residents called the gambling operations the worst-kept secret in the coal mining town of about 2,000 in far Southwest Virginia. Although they appeared from the outside to be vacant storefronts, the operations did a brisk business most nights as patrons slipped in to play poker or wager on sporting events in the back rooms, residents and authorities said.”

Online Poker: Meeting with Legislators in the Keys Went Well (Gambling911, 01/18/07)
“The focus of the meeting was mainly on parimutual gaming, specifically on horseracing’s exemption, but also tribal gaming issues, charitable gaming, and a couple of presentations on internet issues,” said Michael Bolcerek, President of the massively successful nonprofit grassroots organization, The Poker Players Alliance.”

blog:

Online Gambling Legal Woes (Ed Miller, 01/18/07)
“Today Neteller announced that they were pulling out of the US market altogether. It’s not clear what long-term impact these changes will have on poker. But that won’t stop me from participating in some idle speculation. I have two major thoughts.”

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