Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (4/09/07)

article:
Former Senator Battles Bet Ban (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/07/07)

Bars find ways to deal poker hands legally (El Paso Times, 04/09/07)

Editorial: Allowing Poker in Texas Bars Is a Bad Idea (WOAI, 04/09/07)

Editorial: Poker – Public Enemy (Poker Player Newspaper, 04/09/07)

Internet Gambling (Northern Express, 04/09/07)

blog:
Cherokee Tribe Poker Update (Triangle Poker Journal, 04/08/07)


excerpt:
Former Senator Battles Bet Ban (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/07/07)
Reps. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Jon Porter, R-Nev., also plan to unveil a bill calling for an 18-month study of Internet gambling by the National Academy of Sciences. D’Amato, 69, said he is working with Frank and the Nevadans, but it still isn’t clear how many bills will be introduced or when. “We are not going to get into the pride of authorship,” D’Amato said. “We’re just working to produce legislative remedies.”


Bars find ways to deal poker hands legally (El Paso Times, 04/09/07)
“It almost sounded like crickets chirping in the countryside at twilight. But, although it was early evening on a Monday, wide open spaces were nowhere to be found. Rather, the sound was of 50 mostly young, male poker players fiddling with their chips as they sat packed around five pool tables in expectation of the first hands to be dealt at the nightly Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at 915 Sports Bar & Billiards on the West Side.”

Editorial: Allowing Poker in Texas Bars Is a Bad Idea (WOAI, 04/09/07)
“Given the attention paid to gambling bills introduced and considered in recent legislative sessions, it’s disappointing that the first such proposal to advance as far as a committee hearing during the current session is one to allow poker games in bars. If Texas intends to go down the gambling road, this bill is not the best ride available.”

Editorial: Poker – Public Enemy (Poker Player Newspaper, 04/09/07)
“I can’t help but be continually baffled over the current legal assault on our game of poker. I thought that the ban on online poker in the USA was simply a lawmaker’s gesture prior to midterm elections – nothing more than a bit of unabashed politicking for those on the campaign trail to boast to their conservative constituents.”

Internet Gambling (Northern Express, 04/09/07)
“Derevensky is not an advocate for eliminating gambling, nor does he think all types of online games of chance are harmful. His studies show that most kids who gamble in moderation never have problems with gambling as adults, though he’s not condoning kids gambling. He suggests that kids get an early exposure to gambling, parents should monitor not only their online activity, but gambling activities in general. For example, place non-monetary bets only with friends, and family and play card games for fun without the wagers.”

blog:

Cherokee Tribe Poker Update (Triangle Poker Journal, 04/08/07)

“The Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians have been trying for years to add live table games at the Harrah’s Casino on their reservation. The addition of table games would include: live poker, black jack, craps and roulette. These games would create approximately 450 jobs and increase the casino payroll by $15.2 million. In addition, the Cherokees argue that table games are necessary to attract competitive business. The local economy would also benefit from the influx of patronage to the Casino.”

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