Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/06/07)

articles:
Online Gambling: U.S. Attorney General sued over UIGEA (The Online Wire, 06/05/07)

Brighter Days for Online Betting? (Business Week, 06/05/07)

Anyone’s bet if state goes for table games (Times West Virginian, 06/04/07)

media:
New Poker Business Draws Attention Of State Officials (KPTV, 06/05/07)

excerpts:
Online Gambling: U.S. Attorney General sued over UIGEA (The Online Wire, 06/05/07)
“The Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association (iMEGA) filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales; IMEGA’s objective is to halt the enforcement of the UIGEA. The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve are also named in the lawsuit accompanied by the request of Temporary Restraints to Halt Enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) and Resume Internet Gambling.”


Brighter Days for Online Betting? (Business Week, 06/05/07)
“An odd coalition of antigambling conservatives, Las Vegas interests, and law enforcement were behind the passing of the 2006 ban, but now that the bill’s impact is registering—little decrease in overall gambling levels, and a shift away from aboveboard operations to more shadowy outfits—some analysts believe the U.S. may reverse its stance. That could open the door for European operators to reenter the lucrative U.S. market.”

Anyone’s bet if state goes for table games (Times West Virginian, 06/04/07)
“Ohio and Jefferson counties have each already seen more than 6 percent of their registered voters cast early ballots on the casino table games question. The turnout has already topped that of the 2006 general election, when 5.5 percent of voters cast early ballots that included legislative and congressional races.”

media:

New Poker Business Draws Attention Of State Officials (KPTV, 06/05/07)
“State officials are looking into a new business that is upping the ante of an average game of poker, but they are also drawing the attention of some state officials who said it is gambling. The New Poker Outlet is in the Cedar Hills area and the owners said there is no gambling there. But the Oregon Department of Justice said it isn’t convinced.”

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