Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/09/07)

article:
The Politics Of Fantasy Baseball (The New York Sun, 03/09/07)

Table games bill earns approval in legislature (The Journal, 03/09/07)

blog:
Adventures in the Law Part IA – Mr. D’Amato Goes to Washington (Full Tilt Poker, 03/08/07)

excerpt:
The Politics Of Fantasy Baseball (The New York Sun, 03/09/07)
“Happily for baseball, Mr. Kyl’s ban on online gambling includes a carve-out for fantasy sports. Fivecard stud might be crack, but apparently the crystal meth that is fantasy baseball is fine with the good senator, who obligingly cleared out a whole gang of rival dealers so that MLB and the other major team sports could sling their product on the corner. Head over to MLB.com and you’ll be pointed to clean destinations where you can wager on baseball through fantasy sports leagues — a good, legal way to spend some of that cash you otherwise would have burned in your virtual crackpipe.”


Table games bill earns approval in legislature (The Journal, 03/09/07)
“The betting is over when it comes to the West Virginia Legislature’s decision on whether to approve table games at the state’s four racinos, after lawmakers agreed Thursday to approve a bill to permit games like blackjack and poker at four gaming facilities, including Jefferson County’s Charles Town Races & Slots. Manchin is expected to sign the bill, barring any technical or legal flaws, according to the The Associated Press.”

blog:
Adventures in the Law Part IA – Mr. D’Amato Goes to Washington (Full Tilt Poker, 03/08/07)
“This is the first part of an unscheduled, irregular multi-part series about the legal status of online poker. [Because “Mr. D’Amato Goes to Washington” is over 4,000 words, I have broken up Part I into four parts, all of which are being posted the evening of March 8.] The goal is NOT to tell you that the people who oppose the activity we enjoy so much are idiots and assholes. I’ll give you credit for already knowing that.”

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