Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/22/07)

article:
No Folders in Legislative Game (Poker Player Newspaper, 03/21/07)

Countdown is on for Poker event (The Desert Sun, 03/22/07)

NETELLER Enters Agreement to Return Funds (CardPlayer, 03/22/07)

Poker: A few bucks among buddies (Vail Daily, 03/22/07)

Gambling illegal? Don’t bet on it (Daily Press, 03/22/07)

Gambling debate likely coming Friday (The Wichita Eagle, 03/22/07)

W.Va. Governor Signs Table Games Bill (WTAE-TV, 03/21/07)

Connecticut professor details gambling’s ills in speech at Elks Club (Morning Sentinel, 03/22/07)

blog:

Fwd: Help Make Poker Legal in Texas (Pokerati, 03/22/07)

excerpt:
No Folders in Legislative Game (Poker Player Newspaper, 03/21/07)
“For the online operators, UIGEA poses immediate economic threats. They seek immediate relief with a bill that provides a poker carve-out from the UIGEA. For the commercial gaming industry, the ramifications of UIGEA are longer term—as the brick and mortar companies evaluate future business plans for online gaming as part of their portfolios. Commercial casino kings seek a bill to study online gaming, with a view toward legalization –against a backdrop of well-thought out regulation.”


Countdown is on for Poker event (The Desert Sun, 03/22/07)
“Another major topic was the profound effect of the nefarious UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006). Due to it, the WSOP will not be taking third-party registrations from any Internet poker sites that allow wagers from U.S.-based players. What that means, for example, is that if you win a PokerStars WSOP satellite, PokerStars will have to find a way to provide your entry other than registering for you. I don’t know what their solution will be, but I’m still working on winning that seat. I’ll worry about the registration details later.”

NETELLER Enters Agreement to Return Funds (CardPlayer, 03/22/07)
“NETELLER yesterday signed an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and Navigant Consulting that will allow the eWallet to return millions of dollars that were seized as part of the investigation into the Canadian company. The company had been in negotiations with the government to allow it to return the funds since early February”

Poker: A few bucks among buddies (Vail Daily, 03/22/07)
“State law states gambling is illegal “when conducted for the profit of any person,” but the law also aims to avoid restricting “participation by individuals in sport and social pastimes which are not for profit, do not affect the public, and do not breach the peace.” It’s a law that is rarely enforced, and determining when a game is illegal can be difficult, said Avon Police Detective Paul Arnold.”

Gambling illegal? Don’t bet on it (Daily Press, 03/22/07)
“I know, I know. Gambling is a terrible, horrible, immoral thing that leads millions to ruin. It attracts crime, fosters a get-rich-quick mentality and destroys the moral fiber of the populace. And yet… Have you noticed what institution runs the biggest poker and bingo nights in town? Uh, that would be your local church. I’ve never figured that out. If greed and gambling are so bad … well, as long as they serve a higher, more godly purpose, I guess — wink, wink — they’re OK.”

Gambling debate likely coming Friday (The Wichita Eagle, 03/22/07)
“The House of Representatives expects to debate a new gambling law by week’s end. Spurred by a surprise motion Wednesday morning, the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs rushed during its afternoon meeting to roll out three bills. Odds are, they’ll come up for debate Friday. Although the bills would not expand gambling in the state, they could be amended to do so — possibly opening the door for a casino in Sedgwick County or slot machines at Wichita Greyhound Park.”

W.Va. Governor Signs Table Games Bill (WTAE-TV, 03/21/07)
“West Virginia isn’t taking the competition from Pennsylvania slots parlors lying down. West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin signed a bill on Wednesday allowing each of his state’s four racetrack counties to vote on whether to allow games like blackjack and roulette. The law goes into effect June 6, 90 days after passage.”

Connecticut professor details gambling’s ills in speech at Elks Club (Morning Sentinel, 03/22/07)
“Broffman, who earned his Ph.D. in social work at Boston College, said the necessary studies have not been conducted in Maine to get to the bottom of the problem of gambling. “We don’t have figures on problem gambling from Maine,” he said. “One of the things we have to look at is that we don’t have a prevalence study. We honestly don’t know today how many people in Maine gamble; we don’t know how many people in Maine have a problem gambling.”

blog:

Fwd: Help Make Poker Legal in Texas (Pokerati, 03/22/07)
“I sent an email out a few days ago to all my poker friends. If you didn’t get it, here it is, and you can sign up to get on the Texas Poker PAC mailing list here.”

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