Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (05/18/07)

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articles:
Poker Tournament Busted by Police (WOAI, 05/18/07)

Kanawha County resets table games election to Aug. 11 (Charleston Daily, 05/18/07)

Citadel funds seized (Casino City Times, 05/18/07)

Louisiana House Rejects Poker Bill (CardPlayer, 05/17/07)

media:
Poker Tournament Busted by Police (WOAI, 05/18/07)

excerpts:
Poker Tournament Busted by Police (WOAI, 05/18/07)
“A poker tournament was busted by police late Thursday night. Authorities say the tournament was illegal because there was a prize involved — a trip to the World Poker Tournament in Las Vegas. The crackdown happened at the American Legion Post #399 on West Southcross. The organizer says he was unfairly targeted because he tried to get city approval for the tournament, but never got a response.”


Kanawha County resets table games election to Aug. 11 (Charleston Daily, 05/18/07)
“Kanawha County voters must wait until Aug. 11 to vote whether to allow poker, blackjack and other table games at its racetrack casino, while Hancock County voters will have their say June 30. Both counties had set balloting for June 9, then failed to meet a legal requirement to advertise the elections in two newspapers at least 30 days in advance. Having satisfied the requirement, Ohio and Jefferson counties still plan to have special elections June 9.”

Citadel funds seized (Casino City Times, 05/18/07)
“The U.S. Department of Justice has seized $9.25 million in funds from Citadel Commerce, a third-party payment processor that had previously allowed U.S. residents to conduct financial transactions with Internet gambling companies. The Canadian-based company stopped processing U.S. gaming transactions in January, almost immediately after its competitor, NETeller, withdrew from the U.S. following the arrests of its two cofounders.”

Louisiana House Rejects Poker Bill (CardPlayer, 05/17/07)
“The bill would’ hae have allowed establishments licensed to sell alcohol to run Texas hold’em tournaments one night a week. By law, the bar’s owners would not be allowed to charge juice on the tourneys. The tourneys would be used to bring people into the establishments on slow nights. “This would give them one night of opportunity to get people into their establishments,” Triche said. Triche plans on bringing his bill to a vote again within several weeks.”

media:
Poker Tournament Busted by Police (WOAI, 05/18/07)

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