Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (2/13/07)

article:
Table games bill heads to full House (Charleston Daily Mail, 02/13/07)


Poker games up ante in gaming fight (The Hampton Union, 02/13/07)

Ultimate Poker Challenge: Rest in Peace (Poker News, 02/13/07)

Tunica Lays Big Bet on the Casino Industry (The Regional Economist, 01/07)

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Table games bill heads to full House (Charleston Daily Mail, 02/13/07)
“The House of Delegates could vote as early as Thursday on the racetrack table games bill, after its Finance Committee advanced the measure 16-9 with few changes. The committee kept the 35 percent tax rate, $1.5 million license application fee and $2.5 million renewal fee added to House Bill 2718 by the chamber’s Judiciary Committee last week. If approved, table games and their revenue would become part of the state lottery system.”


Poker games up ante in gaming fight (The Hampton Union, 02/13/07)
“As a bill makes its way through the Legislature to eliminate greyhound racing, the local track is diversifying and expanding its revenue through charity-run games of chance. Texas Hold’Em tournaments expanded from four to five nights a week in early January at the Seabrook Greyhound Park on Route 107. The poker games pay money prizes, and reap gains for charitable organizations sponsoring them.”

Ultimate Poker Challenge: Rest in Peace (Poker News, 02/13/07)
“Why did the Ultimate Poker Challenge fall apart? Well like every other part of our ‘business under assault’ the answer goes directly to Washington DC. The televison portion of the UPC was sponsored by several online poker rooms. With the enforcement tactics of the American government escalating on a weekly basis, more and more poker rooms are pulling out of the US market and when Absolute Poker and others pulled their advertising dollars, the Ultimate Poker Challenge producer was left with no choice but to pull the plug on the television cameras.”

Tunica Lays Big Bet on the Casino Industry (The Regional Economist, 01/07)
“The Tunica casino industry employs about 15,000 workers, most of them getting on-the-job training. “The bottom line is that people have jobs,” Johnson says. “Before, people weren’t working.” The average annual salary of a Tunica County resident has gone from $12,700 in the early 1990s to $26,000 in 2004, according to the Mississippi Employment Security Commission. The county had just 2,000 jobs in 1992 and almost 17,000 jobs in 2005, according to the security commission. Unemployment is about one-half what it was in the pre-casino days.”

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