Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/30/07)

article:
Online Gambling: Will New Law Be Repealed – Don’t Bet On It (National Ledger, 04/30/07)

Senate OKs bills to expand gambling in Florida (The Palm Beach Post, 04/27/07)

Bunkley sounds ‘alarm’ on gambling expansion (Florida Baptist Witness, 04/29/07)

Card games of any kind no dice in S.C. (The Post and Courier, 04/28/07)

Reactions to Frank’s Bill Signals Uphill Battle for Online Poker Players (Poker Pages, 04/30/07)

Poker fan takes a gamble on politics (LA Times, 04/29/07)

media:
Frank Outlines Internet Gambling Bill (All Things Considered, 04/27/07)

excerpt:

Online Gambling: Will New Law Be Repealed – Don’t Bet On It (National Ledger, 04/30/07)
“Last week, Arizona authorities raided four illegal online gambling rings, centered in Phoenix but operating in three states, seizing millions of dollars in cash, cars, and property. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said millions of dollars were being collected, and often extorted, from gamblers visiting online sites based overseas. This recent crackdown highlights one of the major problems our state and local authorities face: enforcing existing state laws prohibiting gambling over the Internet.”


Senate OKs bills to expand gambling in Florida (The Palm Beach Post, 04/27/07)
“Another bill (SB 752) would put into state law that pari-mutuel card rooms can hold tournament-style poker games and “Texas Hold ‘Em” poker games with no betting limits if the buy-in is less than $100. The bill also would allow card rooms to operate even when live racing or playing is not taking place, as currently required under Florida state law.”

Bunkley sounds ‘alarm’ on gambling expansion (Florida Baptist Witness, 04/29/07)
“As the Florida Legislature heads for its final week of the 2007 regular session, Florida Baptist Convention legislative consultant Bill Bunkley sent an urgent e-mail April 28 “sounding the alarm one last time for this session” warning “gambling will be expanded in your area if you do not act Monday morning” and requesting citizens to call legislators in the Florida House of Representatives urging opposition to pending pro-gambling legislation.”

Card games of any kind no dice in S.C. (The Post and Courier, 04/28/07)
“The same state law that has forced a local radio station to cancel its charity poker tournament scheduled for next week also makes it illegal for anyone in South Carolina to play a game – any game – that uses cards or dice. Yes, Yahtzee could be a crime, and if you Go Fish you may instead go up the river. Sorry! Take a ride on the Reading Railroad all the way to Lieber.”

Reactions to Frank’s Bill Signals Uphill Battle for Online Poker Players (Poker Pages, 04/30/07)
“The mixed reactions to H.R. 2046, the bill Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced last week to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), is a telltale sign of the uphill battle the bill will face to pass, and indicates how important it is for individual poker players to contact their legislators to indicate their support.”

Poker fan takes a gamble on politics (LA Times, 04/29/07)
“At his monthly Silicon Valley poker game in February 2006, Michael Bolcerek was dealt a life-changing opportunity. One of the guys at the table had helped raise $18,000 for a local school in a charity poker tournament only to learn that California prohibited that kind of fundraising. Frustrated, he had turned to the Poker Players Alliance, an advocacy group with about 5,000 card-playing members.”

media:
Frank Outlines Internet Gambling Bill (All Things Considered, 04/27/07)
“Rep. Barney Frank has introduced legislation that would allow online gambling. It’s seen as a long shot, coming a year after the House passed a bill that banned the use of credit cards or checks for online gambling. The Democrat from Massachusetts discusses the bill’s prospects with Robert Siegel.”

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2 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/30/07)

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