Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/07/07)

article:
Senate passes table games (Charleston Daily Mail, 03/07/07)

Rutgers opens gambling studies institute (BusinessWeek, 03/07/07)

Online Poker: Isaac Haxton Out 800K Due to NETeller as Customers Ponder Suit (Gambling911, 03/08/07)

Kreidler: D’Amato shows poker face (ESPN, 03/06/07)

China cracks down on Internet gambling (China Daily, 02/26/07)

media:
Table games in West Virginia (WV Public Broadcsting, 01/25/07)

blog:
In Response to Mark Kreidler (Daniel Negreanu, 03/06/07)

charity:
Poker tourney is designed to raise funds, awareness (Greenville News, 03/05/07)

Charity Poker Event Takes Place at Playboy Mansion (CardPlayer, 03/06/07)

event:
The First Conference “Social Responsibility of Gambling Industry Enterprises”

excerpt:
Senate passes table games (Charleston Daily Mail, 03/07/07)
“The Senate has voted to pass a table games bill, the first time that chamber and the House of Delegates have both approved legislation to allow the state’s four racetracks to pursue such gambling. The House must now agree to Senate changes to the parceling out of potential game proceeds. The Senate version favors county and local governments at the expense of race prize purses, which the House had championed.”


Rutgers opens gambling studies institute (BusinessWeek, 03/07/07)
“In a state where legalized gambling is a key component of the economy and the casinos a fixture of the entertainment scene, Rutgers University has opened a center to study the industry from legal, societal and economic angles, and make recommendations to key decision-makers on how to deal with the industry’s promise and problems.”

Online Poker: Isaac Haxton Out 800K Due to NETeller as Customers Ponder Suit (Gambling911, 03/08/07)
“Poker pro Isaac Haxton is not blaming NETeller.  He’s blaming the US Government, which in turn is being blamed by NETeller for seizure of customer funds. Millions of dollars in customer funds were said to be seized by the US Justice Department in January even though placing bets in most states is not considered to be illegal (unlike the acceptance of bets).”

Kreidler: D’Amato shows poker face (ESPN, 03/06/07)
“At one point while talking about his new challenge in life with a reporter for the New York Times, D’Amato, the former Republican senator from New York, railed against the law passed last year that makes it extremely difficult to play poker on the Internet, saying Congress ought to be more concerned with terrorism and drug trafficking (assuming it isn’t) and hailing poker as perhaps America’s favorite sport. He added: “You don’t have 70 million people participating in baseball.”

China cracks down on Internet gambling (China Daily, 02/26/07)
“The prevalence of online gaming has ruined the online environment and harmed young people’s growth, which runs against the policy of building a harmonious society,” said a circular jointly issued by the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Information Industry and the State Press and Publication Administration.”

media:
Table games in West Virginia (WV Public Broadcsting, 01/25/07)
“This segment includes House Finance Chairman Harry Keith White, House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, and WVU law professor Bob Bastress. Armstead and Bastress discuss the legality of table games. This segment appeared Jan. 25, 2007, on the program “Outlook” on West Virginia PBS”

blog:
In Response to Mark Kreidler (Daniel Negreanu, 03/06/07)

“Nowhere in his column does he make mention of the many players that make their living through playing online poker. The piece just gets worse from there. He quotes D’Amato as saying that you don’t have 70 million people participating in baseball. Then, he goes on to infer that D’Amato is being dishonest by saying that a recent PPA release mentioned that only 23 million people play online poker.”

charity:
Poker tourney is designed to raise funds, awareness (Greenville News, 03/05/07)
“Safe Harbor is redefining the art of fundraising. The non-profit women’s shelter will play host to Greenville’s first-ever Poker Tournament and Gala March 10 at the Marriott at the Parkway. The idea for the Lady Luck Poker Gala came from an unlikely group, says Courtney Madden, director of development at Safe Harbor, a shelter for abused women. Most involved in planning the event, she says, knew very little about the game. But they did know that poker has quite a following.”

Charity Poker Event Takes Place at Playboy Mansion (CardPlayer, 03/06/07)
“Doctors, bunnies, and celebrities will get together at Hugh Hefner’s mansion in April to play poker for a charity that responds to disasters. The Second Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament and Casino Night will take place at the Playboy Mansion April 28. More than $50,000 in prizes will be won. The winner of the tournament receives a seat into the World Series of Poker’s main event.”

event:
The First Conference “Social Responsibility of Gambling Industry Enterprises”
“To give local and foreign representatives of institutions and public organizations, dealing with social problems on government as well as on local level, practical information concerning different aspects of work in the sphere of gambling industry. In course of the conference it is planned to achieve a closer cooperation on 3 sides: Government, Representatives of Gambling Industry and Organizations, dealing with Rehabilitation of Gambling Addiction.”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/07/07)

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