Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (05/16/07)

articles:
PPA reaches 500,000-member milestone (Casino City Times, 05/16/07)

Equestrians jockey for net visibility (Politico, 05/15/07)

Gambling vote faces delay (Charleston Gazette, 05/16/07)

Greg Raymer Considering Run at Presidency (CardPlayer, 05/15/07)

media:
The Daily Deal: High Stakes (CardPlayer, 05/15/07)

excerpts:

PPA reaches 500,000-member milestone (Casino City Times, 05/16/07)
“The 400% growth in membership has been fueled by outrage over the arrests of NETeller’s cofounders and the subsequent seizures of money, the high-profile appointment of former Senator Alfonse D’Amato d chairman of the board, and a series of PokerStars freerolls that registered tournament entrants. The result is an impressive base — one that D’Amato and PPA President Michael Bolcerek believe will lead to online poker regulation and licensing in the U.S. But what do the numbers actually mean on Capitol Hill?”


Equestrians jockey for net visibility (Politico, 05/15/07)
“With Congress along for the ride, the horse racing industry is betting that online gambling will outpace current challenges to pay off handsomely at the cyberspace window. In 18 states now, Triple Crown fans are placing bets via the Internet on who will win Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, Round 2 of the legendary Triple Crown.”

Gambling vote faces delay (Charleston Gazette, 05/16/07)
“Owners of Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center have asked the Kanawha County Commission to postpone a June 9 referendum on table gaming. County election officials missed an advertising deadline for the election, in which county voters will decide whether or not to allow poker and other casino games at the racetrack. Hancock County officials missed the same deadline and will also delay their vote, a spokeswoman for the racetrack there said Tuesday evening.”

Greg Raymer Considering Run at Presidency (CardPlayer, 05/15/07)

“Greg Raymer, the 2004 WSOP champion, is considering joining famed sports handicapper Wayne Allyn Root on a Libertarian ticket at the run for the Presidency. Root, who is going to try to win the Libertarian nomination, and Raymer are currently feeling each other out to see if they would make good running mates. Neither of them believes that they stand a chance to be elected, but both feel that 2008 gives the Libertarian Party a chance to plant the seeds for a future election where maybe a third-party could win the Presidency. Raymer is seriously considering joining the race.”

media:
The Daily Deal: High Stakes (CardPlayer, 05/15/07)
“In Florida the maximum bet allowed by state law is going up and in Texas the bill to legalize poker did not make it through the House.”

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