Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/14/07)

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article:
IMPD Raids Poker Club (WISH-TV, 03/14/07)

Gambling is the subject of new center (The Times-Picayune, 03/14/07)

Local colleges say student gambling not major problem here (The Philadelphia Daily News, 03/14/07)

Son took a licking, kept on clicking (The Philadelphia Daily News, 03/14/07)

media:
IMPD Raids Poker Club (WISH-TV, 03/14/07)


blog:
A NY Poker Warrior and a NY Gambling Hypocrite (Philosopher Stone, 03/13/07)

excerpt:
IMPD Raids Poker Club (WISH-TV, 03/14/07)
“Indianapolis Metro Police raided a business on the city’s east side Tuesday night around 7:30 and busted an illegal poker club they had been investigating for about a year. At the poker club patrons pay a membership fee, in addition to paying to play on any given evening. It appears the club ran games seven days a week.”


Gambling is the subject of new center (The Times-Picayune, 03/14/07)
“Nower also is a lawyer who served as an assistant prosecutor in St. Louis County, Mo., before returning to graduate school to study social work. “Gambling is here to stay,” Nower said. “People have done it forever, and they’ll continue to do it. Our task is to make sure we maximize the entertainment value and economic benefits, while minimizing the potential harm to those who don’t know when to stop.”Local colleges say student gambling not major problem here (The Philadelphia Daily News, 03/14/07)
“Despite few reported problems, recent Penn grad Eian More, of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, said that during his student days poker nights had become “pretty regular” as a “social gathering” and a “study break.” It extended from the frats into the dorms as “a way to introduce kids who don’t know each other,” he said. “I know a lot of our house was involved in online poker playing,” because people wanted to be “involved in the action,” More said.”

Son took a licking, kept on clicking (The Philadelphia Daily News, 03/14/07)
“Hogan has pondered that question in some depth since his son Greg Jr., a former class president at Lehigh University and accomplished classical musician, robbed a bank in December 2005 in order to feed an online poker addiction. He pleaded guilty in Lehigh County Court to one count of felony bank robbery and was sentenced last August to 22 months to 10 years in prison. While his son sits behind bars at the State Correctional Institution in Forest County in northwestern Pennsylvania, Hogan has become a vocal opponent of online gambling, if only to counsel other parents of the dangers he himself never saw coming.”

media:
IMPD Raids Poker Club (WISH-TV, 03/14/07)


blog:

A NY Poker Warrior and a NY Gambling Hypocrite (Philosopher Stone, 03/13/07)
“Why is some gambling illegal, but not others? Again, this is a violation of our rights and always has been! Horse-racing is legal, slots are not. State-run lotteries — which are entirely luck-based — are legal, but poker — a game of both luck and skill — is not. The hypocrisy of this is mind-boggling!”

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