Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/18/07)

article:
Why The NRA Gets Its Way (The Politico, 04/18/07)

The Horse Racing Industry Should Support Repeal of UIGEA… (MajorWager, 04/18/07)

media:
Joe Average Poker Show 04/17/2007

blog:
Dallas Police to Poker Players: Don’t Speed on Your Way to Shreveport!

excerpt:

Why The NRA Gets Its Way (The Politico, 04/18/07)
“The National Rifle Association has money, motivated members and powerful allies in Congress. But what puts the NRA in a separate class among interest groups is its track record of defeating incumbents. In Washington, that is real power. Thus, calls for new gun control measures after the Virginia Tech shootings are likely to face a difficult path on Capitol Hill — even with Democrats now in charge. “The NRA has pretty much set the agenda for the Congress, so we’ll see,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., a gun control advocate who represents an urban district near Chicago. “Even after Columbine, we didn’t really make progress in moving forward.”


The Horse Racing Industry Should Support Repeal of UIGEA… (MajorWager, 04/18/07)
“This tactic has not served the racing industry well; now they realize that passage of the UIGEA was not the political miracle it first appeared to be. The “legal” wagering providers like Youbet are having just as much trouble processing money transfers as the offshore sites, according to industry sources. Essentially, the UIGEA has left horseracing worse off than it was before. If horseracing as a sport wants to survive, it needs to focus on its core business, which is not wagering, but (surprisingly) racing horses.”

media:
Joe Average Poker Show 04/17/2007
“Back from a three week vacation, the show tonight features an interview with Senator Alphonse D’Amato. Discussions include his role as chairman and spokesperson for the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) and its quest to legalize and regulate online poker.”

blog:
Dallas Police to Poker Players: Don’t Speed on Your Way to Shreveport!
“The Vice Unit plans to continue to address citizen complaints regarding illegal gambling operations within the City of Dallas. However, the Vice Unit will soon start the process of conducting operations that will lead us to the filing of more serious charges against the operators, businesses and players. Gambling is illegal and the citizens of Dallas expect us to enforce those laws as long as they are in place.”

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