Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/26/07)

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article:
Frank Proposes Allowing Online Gambling in the U.S. (Bloomberg, 04/26/07)

Internet gambling still illegal in Washington (Casino City Times, 04/26/07)

Poker tour offices raided (Denver Post, 04/26/07)

Metro police say Noblesville man ran 2 illegal poker clubs (The Indianapolis Star, 04/25/07)

media:
Internet Gambling Debate (CNBC, 04/26/07)

Internet Gambling Legislation (CNBC, 04/26/07)

blog:
Barney Frank Acts; Nothing Will Happen (RCFox, 04/26/07)

excerpt:

Frank Proposes Allowing Online Gambling in the U.S. (Bloomberg, 04/26/07)
“Representative Barney Frank, the Democratic chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced legislation to allow online gambling in the U.S., loosening a ban enacted last year. The legislation would allow Americans to bet online with licensed Internet operators that have safeguards against underage and compulsive gambling and agree to be subject to U.S. jurisdiction and taxes, Frank said at a press conference in Washington. ”


Internet gambling still illegal in Washington (Casino City Times, 04/26/07)
“Reports that the Washington State legislative branches have passed a bill amending the state’s anti-online gaming laws are false, the Governor’s office said today. “It didn’t pass through the legislature,” said John Lane, the Executive Policy Advisor for Washington Governor Christine Gregoire. The Washington State legislature posted results for HB 1243, prompting media outlets to report that the bill had passed and was on its way to the Governor’s office. The results were actually the votes for HB 1343, a Motor Vehicle Registration bill. An error occurred during the posting, according the Washington State Legislative Hotline.”

Poker tour offices raided (Denver Post, 04/26/07)
“Colorado gambling investigators raided the offices of an organized poker tour this week, confiscating records, membership lists and other documents of what they claim is an illegal amateur poker operation. No arrests have been made in what investigators say is an ongoing investigation. The search warrant targeted the offices of the Amateur Poker Tour in Wheat Ridge. Calls to the poker tour and its officers were not returned.”

Metro police say Noblesville man ran 2 illegal poker clubs (The Indianapolis Star, 04/25/07)
“Willis was the only person at the business when police served a warrant at about 10 a.m., Daggy said.
Willis also owns the Indy River Club, 7043 Girls School Ave., Daggy said. On April 2, police raided that club, arresting four people who ran the games and citing 30 players for misdemeanors.”

media:

Internet Gambling Debate (CNBC, 04/26/07)
“Congress takes up the issue of Internet gambling and whether the government should regulate and tax it, with Michael Bolcerek, Poker Players Alliance president; Reed Kathrein, Hagens Berman Sobol & Shapiro partner & class action attorney and CNBC’s Bill Griffeth”

Internet Gambling Legislation (CNBC, 04/26/07)
“Debating the issue of Internet gambling and whether Congress should regulate and tax it, with Chad Hills, Focus on the Family Action analyst; Frank Catania, Catania Consulting and CNBC’s Melissa Francis”

blog:
Barney Frank Acts; Nothing Will Happen (RCFox, 04/26/07)
“Please don’t get me wrong–I’m quite pleased that Congressman Frank introduced his legislation to overturn the UIGEA. I’d love to see legal online gambling in the U.S. But:
1. This legislation has no chance of passage in either the House or the Senate;
2. If, by some miracle (it would really be miracles) it does pass, President Bush will veto it; and
3. The only chance for legislation to overturn the UIGEA is by attaching it to some other “must-pass” bill (which is how the UIGEA passed in the first place).”

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