Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/19/07)

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article:
2 from Nevada in Congress to seek new Internet gambling study (Las Vegas Sun, 03/16/07)

Online Poker: George Bush and Family Values According to Jon Kyl (Gambling911, 03/18/07)

Study shows teen gambling tied to risky behaviors (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 03/18/07)

Teen gambling: Far from a sure thing (Pasadena Star News, 03/17/07)

Know when to hold ’em … know when to run: Grandmother cardshark has the old hands folding (The Daily News Journal, 03/19/07)

excerpt:

2 from Nevada in Congress to seek new Internet gambling study (Las Vegas Sun, 03/16/07)
“Two Nevada lawmakers who support lifting restrictions on Internet gambling said they will seek a National Academy of Sciences study of online wagering. Reps. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Jon Porter, R-Nev., said they intend to co-sponsor the legislation within weeks, and hope to gain a powerful ally in Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.”


Online Poker: George Bush and Family Values According to Jon Kyl (Gambling911, 03/18/07)
“He began distributing the letter a day after chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank, announced he will be submitting legislation to repeal the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which looks to prevent credit card companies and banks from honoring online gambling transactions.”

Study shows teen gambling tied to risky behaviors (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 03/18/07)
“A new study indicates students in the eighth and 11th grades who gamble are more likely to be involved in risky behaviors such as drinking, carrying weapons, sexual activity or fighting…”This isn’t a cause-and-effect relationship,” Marotta said. “Gambling doesn’t cause these other behaviors. “But gambling should be a signal to parents that they ought to be talking to teens about risky behaviors including gambling.”

Teen gambling: Far from a sure thing (Pasadena Star News, 03/17/07)
“When the American public decided that smoking cigarettes was harmful for our kids, a strong message was sent to Big Tobacco, and legal changes followed. It’s time we deliver the same type of message to the gambling industry, even when that industry is our own state.”

Know when to hold ’em … know when to run: Grandmother cardshark has the old hands folding (The Daily News Journal, 03/19/07)
“At age 58, Donna Ramsey of Murfreesboro is a grandmother of eight, retired military wife and one of the top 20 Texas Hold ‘Em players in the country. Ramsey plays World Tavern League poker — which claims the title of the country’s number one poker league — and she’s done very well for herself in the year or so she’s been playing Texas Hold ‘Em.”

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