Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/23/07)

article:
Local Cary Game Raided by Authorities (Triangle Poker Journal Blog, 03/23/07)

Hundreds ante up at Northern Winz (Great Falls Tribune, 03/23/07)

Bwin says ECJ Rulings are Opening Europe to Online Poker & Online Gaming (PokerPages, 03/23/07)

excerpt:
Local Cary Game Raided by Authorities (Triangle Poker Journal Blog, 03/23/07)
“One person cited offered this account. At approximately midnight, there was an “unusually” loud knock at the main entrance. The person who opened the door without utilizing the peep hole was very surprised to permit entry to approximately a dozen police officers outfitted in full body armor and brandishing assault rifles. The crowd was ordered to lie on the floor while law enforcement officers processed each one individually. The entire process lasted about two hours and then everyone was sent home. Police seized all the poker chips, playing cards, tables, TV’s, and papers. Also of interest, apparently the Cary Police had also brought some trainees and interns who watched the entire operation unfold.”


Hundreds ante up at Northern Winz (Great Falls Tribune, 03/23/07)
“Webb, who was coaxed to come to the tourney by her brother, said that as a child she grew up playing poker with her family, using pennies and nickels instead of the $50 and $100 chips she was holding Thursday afternoon at Northern Winz. “Why not? Everything costs and you gotta have some entertainment. I love to play cards and what if …?” she said, while pondering a possible trip to Vegas. “Hopefully, I’m back here Sunday.”

Bwin says ECJ Rulings are Opening Europe to Online Poker & Online Gaming (PokerPages, 03/23/07)
“The Austrian-based gambling giant Bwin, issued a statement yesterday highlighting how recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings and European Commission threats to nations acting against EU rules are positive milestones towards opening Europe to free movement of goods and services across EU state borders; for Bwin, this affects online poker, sports betting and online gambling.”

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