Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (05/24/07)

articles:
Antigua Targets U.S. on Online Gaming (Forbes, 05/22/07)


Poker and Politics – Part I (CardPlayer, 05/07)

Fossilman eyes Libertarian VP run (Casino City Times, 05/23/07)

blogs:
The State of the State of Online Poker (Bill Rini, 05/25/07)

excerpts:

Antigua Targets U.S. on Online Gaming (Forbes, 05/22/07)

“The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda sought to enlist other countries Tuesday in targeting the U.S. over Washington’s failure to comply with a WTO ruling that its Internet gambling restrictions were illegal. The tiny Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda seeks compensation from the U.S. over its illegal restrictions on Internet gambling sites based overseas and on Tuesday asked other countries to join in as it targets Washington over its failure to comply with global trade rules.”


Poker and Politics – Part I (CardPlayer, 05/07)
“My writing partner John Bond says he’s a moderate, but the country has moved so far right that he looks liberal. He describes himself as a liberal-ish libertarian. From where I sit, he’s a flaming left-winger, and hasn’t liked any Republican since Teddy Roosevelt. So, it surprised me when he called me and praised the choice of conservative former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato (R-N.Y.) to lead the Poker Players Alliance’s fight against governmental interference with poker.”

Fossilman eyes Libertarian VP run (Casino City Times, 05/23/07)
“Vice President Fossilman? Greg Raymer, a name made famous worldwide the day he won the 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event, has been in contact with Libertarian Party officials and is seriously considering a vice presidential run in 2008. He will not make his decision until spring 2008, just before the Libertarian National Convention, but said he’d be willing to discuss the option and his platforms with anyone during downtime at the 2007 WSOP.”

blogs:

The State of the State of Online Poker (Bill Rini, 05/25/07)
“As we begin approaching the six month marker since the Neteller crackdown in January I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back and see how the online poker world has changed. First off, let’s start with the overall market impact. The cold hard truth is that there are less total players playing today than there were even back in Jan. The drop off has been even more dramatic since Black Friday (Oct 13, 2006). Many sites are recovering and despite an almost flat (perhaps even trending down) growth rate some sites are beginning to consolidate the US market. Other sites have not faired so well. In fact, I don’t think you would be too far off to say that some are in a death spiral.”

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