Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (05/01/07)

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article:
Court: Poker Game of Chance, not Skill (WRAL, 05/01/07)


House ties gambling proposal to tax cuts (Sun Sentinel, 05/01/07)


Web gaming bill a risky proposal (Kansas City Star, 05/01/07)

The U.S. Gets An ‘F’ from the WTO (Poker Player Newspaper, 04/30/07)

media:
Video Featuring Lederer and D’Amato now Available (CardPlayer, 04/30/07)

POKER 153 – Online Gaming Legal Again? (My Sports Radio, 04/28/07)

excerpt:

Court: Poker Game of Chance, not Skill (WRAL, 05/01/07)

“The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that poker is a game of chance, not skill. Howard Fierman wanted to open a poker parlor at a house in Durham. Under North Carolina law, betting on games of chance is illegal, but Fierman argued poker is a game of skill. A Durham County judge disagreed and rejected the club. The state Appeals Court ruled that while skill can enhance a player’s chance of winning, the luck of the draw means poker is ultimately a game of chance.”


House ties gambling proposal to tax cuts (Sun Sentinel, 05/01/07)

“Backers pledged to use the up to $1 billion they predicted the machines would generate to lower school property taxes mandated by the state. Rep. David Rivera, a Miami Republican and top lieutenant to House Speaker Marco Rubio, called it “a bill about property-tax relief.”…Just four hours after the council vote Monday, the House also approved a series of gaming measures, including bills that would raise wagering limits in poker rooms and loosen regulations at the four Broward County facilities allowed to operate Las Vegas-style slot machines.”


Web gaming bill a risky proposal (Kansas City Star, 05/01/07)
“Gambling historically has been left to the states to legalize, regulate and tax. That changed almost 20 years ago when Congress passed the deeply flawed Indian Gaming Regulatory Act to oversee tribal casinos. While Frank’s bill would permit states, tribes and even professional sports leagues to declare Internet wagering illegal and opt out of the national regulatory scheme, the measure punches another gaping hole in the firewall that has kept the federal government out of the gambling business.”

The U.S. Gets An ‘F’ from the WTO (Poker Player Newspaper, 04/30/07)
“The United States has failed again in trying to overturn the ruling that it is discriminating against Antigua’s Internet gambling. Worse, by failing to admit defeat, the Department of Justice has now turned a minor legal problem, limited to the issue of interstate horseracing, into a major headache for the U.S. on all aspects of remote wagering, including purely intrastate betting on horseracing, dogracing, sports, jai alai and maybe even poker.”

media:
Video Featuring Lederer and D’Amato now Available (CardPlayer, 04/30/07)
“Alfonse D’Amato, former senator and chairman of the Poker Player’s Alliance, along with poker professional Howard Lederer, discuss Barney Frank’s new bill that would help legalize and regulate online poker in the United States in a video released today on Card Player TV.”

POKER 153 – Online Gaming Legal Again? (My Sports Radio, 04/28/07)

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