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

articles:
US lawmaker to seek online gambling ban exemptions (Reuters, 06/06/07)

Editorial: iMEGA vs. A. Gonzales, what could come next (The Online Wire, 06/06/07)

press release:
Poker Players Alliance Strongly Supports Wexler Introduction Of ‘Skill Game’ Legislation (Poker Players Alliance, 06/07/07)

excerpts:

US lawmaker to seek online gambling ban exemptions (Reuters, 06/06/07)
“A Florida congressman is expected to introduce legislation on Thursday exempting poker and some other games from the Internet gambling ban passed by Congress last year, the lawmaker’s aide said on Wednesday. The bill planned by Democratic Rep. Robert Wexler would carve out “skill games” such as online poker, bridge, chess and mahjong from the online gambling prohibition that President George W. Bush signed into law in October.”


Editorial: iMEGA vs. A. Gonzales, what could come next (The Online Wire, 06/06/07)
“iMEGA’s request for a temporary Restraining order to halt enforcement of the UIGEA open a broad spectrum of possible scenarios, all positively affecting the internet gambling industry. The most important factor that plays in favor of iMEGA to obtain a TRO on the enforcement of HR 4411 is the plausible benevolent, albeit silent, support of the American Bankers community.”

press release:
Poker Players Alliance Strongly Supports Wexler Introduction Of ‘Skill Game’ Legislation (Poker Players Alliance, 06/07/07)
“The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), a grassroots advocacy group of nearly 550,000 members, today enthusiastically supports Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) legislation that clarifies existing law and provides rightful protections for poker and other games of skill under both the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and the WIRE Act of 1961.”

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