Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/15/07)

articles:
More Co-Sponsors for Online Poker – Online Gambling Bill by Barney Frank (Poker Pages, 06/15/07)

State raises poker stakes (St. Petersburg Times, 06/15/07)

Poker Dome’s pullout leaves Neonopolis a house of cards (Las Vegas Sun, 06/15/07)

Who Knew? Upper East Side Underground Poker Club Robbed at Gunpoint (The New York Observer, 06/15/07)

press release:
In the Chips — Two Members of 2007 Queen of Hearts Team Get Into the Money at World Series of Poker Ladies Event (Tenner & Associates, 06/15/07)

excerpts:

More Co-Sponsors for Online Poker – Online Gambling Bill by Barney Frank (Poker Pages, 06/15/07)
“While most poker players are watching the World Series of Poker running in Vegas, Rep. Barney Frank, who is also chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and author of HR 2046 (the bill calling for online gambling in the United States to be licensed and regulated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), is back in Washington using his political experience and influence to steadily build support for his legislation.”

State raises poker stakes (St. Petersburg Times, 06/15/07)
“Gov. Charlie Crist allowed Senate Bill 752 to become law on Wednesday without his signature, and the changes that take effect July 1 amount to the biggest expansion of poker in the state since betting limits were raised to $2 four years ago…While betting limits will jump to $5 from $2 in poker games with betting limits, one of the biggest changes is that “no limit” Texas Hold’em – the game popularized by TV shows such as World Poker Tour – is now allowed. Players may buy $100 in chips, but with no limit to how much they can win, they could soon be vying for pots worth hundreds of dollars.”

Poker Dome’s pullout leaves Neonopolis a house of cards (Las Vegas Sun, 06/15/07)
“Although Kulis did not say why MANSIONpoker.net dropped its sponsorship, he said it didn’t indicate that the popularity of televised poker shows had started to decline. “Televised poker is still wildly successful,” he said. There is widespread industry speculation that MANSIONpoker.net’s decision was a result of the crackdown on online gaming sites, making it pointless to promote a show for a U.S. audience if a company cannot reap the profits from American gaming dollars. MANSIONpoker.net is licensed and operated from Gibraltar.”

Who Knew? Upper East Side Underground Poker Club Robbed at Gunpoint (The New York Observer, 06/15/07)
“The illegal poker scene in New York just got a little more dangerous. Last night, an underground poker club at 328 East 61st Street was robbed at gunpoint by two men, according to City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin’s office. The men stole approximately $50,000 from the establishment and the patrons. According to sources, the establishment, located on the third floor of the building, had been operating for about six months.”

press release:
In the Chips — Two Members of 2007 Queen of Hearts Team Get Into the Money at World Series of Poker Ladies Event (Tenner & Associates, 06/15/07)
“In a record setting field at the World Series of Poker Ladies Event (1,286), the 2007 Queen of Hearts team upped the stakes. Two of its members finished in the money for the first time — Mary Jones, Ladies Event defending champion, was 16th and two-time bracelet winner Susie Isaacs placed 35th — in a very tough field. But this was also the year the team truly secured the widespread recognition that will continue to help it raise funds and awareness for the Nevada Cancer Institute, Official Community Relations Partner of the World Series, and the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign.”

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