Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (2/27/07)

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article:
Home Poker Games Would Be Legal Under S.C. Proposal (WSOC, 02/27/06)

media:
Full Tilt’s new ‘game of skill’ commercials (PokerOnAMac, 02/26/07)

blog:
Beware the New Breed of Poker Site (Poker Chaos, 02/26/07)

North Carolina Gambling Prevalence [report] (Gaming Research Weblog, 02/27/07)

excerpt:
Home Poker Games Would Be Legal Under S.C. Proposal (WSOC, 02/27/06)
“Seventy-nine-year-old Amelia “Midge” Cheseborough thought it was a joke when police raided a home poker game, seized her $20 in chips and handcuffed her. It wasn’t. A 200-year-old law in South Carolina bans any game with cards or dice. So state Rep. Wallace Scarborough introduced a measure last month that would make playing poker — and Monopoly — legal as long as the house does not take a cut.”


media:
Full Tilt’s new ‘game of skill’ commercials (PokerOnAMac, 02/26/07)
“Full Tilt Poker just launched a new campaign of well thought out ads. These commercials focus on the skills involved in poker and are clearly trying to combat the idea that poker is a game of luck.”

blog:

Beware the New Breed of Poker Site (Poker Chaos, 02/26/07)
“The resent actions the Justice Department have taken are beginning to create the exact kind of poker site the U.S. Government says it’s protecting it’s citizens from. The legitimate poker sites and funding operations have slowly begun closing their doors to U.S. customers which is forcing the truly fraudulent sites to rise to the top. The kind that don’t mind if they screw over their customers or break any laws.”

North Carolina Gambling Prevalence [report] (Gaming Research Weblog, 02/27/07)
“Interestingly, this report aims to accomplish what many researchers have been calling for withe resepect to the introduction of legalized gambling… establish a baseline measure of how many people have gambling-related problems both before gambling is introduced to a jurisdiction.”

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