Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/20/07)

articles:
‘Texas Hold ’Em’ legislation advances (The Advocate, 06/20/07)

Antigua demands $3.4 billion in trade sanctions against U.S. in Internet gambling dispute (San Jose Mercury News, 06/20/07)

media:
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) to discuss UIGEA and HR 2046 on “Pumped on Poker” at 7pm PST (Hold’em Radio, 06/20/07)

press release:
US Sets Dangerous Precedent by Ignoring WTO Commitments Relative to Internet Gaming (Poker Players Alliance, 06/20/07)

excerpts:

‘Texas Hold ’Em’ legislation advances (The Advocate, 06/20/07)
“A bill that would let bars and restaurants in Louisiana hold the popular Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments is headed to the full Senate for debate after winning approval from a Senate committee. The tournaments have been the subject of dispute because the state’s top liquor regulator said they violate Louisiana’s gambling laws. Supporters of the bill said they don’t view the poker games as gambling as long as the bars and restaurants don’t get a cut of the wagering.”

Antigua demands $3.4 billion in trade sanctions against U.S. in Internet gambling dispute (San Jose Mercury News, 06/20/07)
“The United States should face commercial sanctions worth more than $3.4 billion each year for its failure to comply with a World Trade Organization ruling that its Internet gambling restrictions are illegal, the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda said Wednesday. Antigua, which won a WTO ruling last year against the U.S. restrictions, is asking the trade body for authorization to target American trademarks and copyrights if the U.S. refuses to alter its legislation.”

media:
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) to discuss UIGEA and HR 2046 on “Pumped on Poker” at 7pm PST (Hold’em Radio, 06/20/07)

press release:

US Sets Dangerous Precedent by Ignoring WTO Commitments Relative to Internet Gaming (Poker Players Alliance, 06/20/07)
“Today, former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato, chairman of the Poker Players Alliance, released the statement below. The former Senator’s comments are in response to the European Union’s support of Antigua’s ruling against the United States and claim for compensation based on the U.S.’s violation of its World Trade Organization commitments.”

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