Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/22/07)

articles:
State’s new betting law expected to raise interest in local poker rooms (Naples Daily News, 06/21/07)

7:55 p.m.: Excise officers address tavern owners (The Herald Bulletin, 06/21/07)

Table gaming concerns, questions heard (Herald-Star, 06/22/07)

Shuffle up and deal: Texas Hold ‘Em gets city OK (Sweet Home News, 06/20/07)

Japan & India Join WTO Claims Against USA- is US Poker Bluffing? (Poker Pages. 06/21/07)

Oak Forest OKs fest (The Star, 06/21/07)

blogs:
Why Supporters of the UIGEA Are Full Of It (Bill Rini, 06/22/07)

excerpts:

State’s new betting law expected to raise interest in local poker rooms (Naples Daily News, 06/21/07)
“It’s not the sunglasses or iPods the players wear. It’s not the eyes gazing for another player’s “tell,” nor the horses racing on every television. Those looking the room over may barely notice players calling or raising, but one observation drowns out all others: the constant clicking of a thousand chips as they hit the room’s 24 tables.”

7:55 p.m.: Excise officers address tavern owners (The Herald Bulletin, 06/21/07)
“Among the concerns expressed by tavern owners were regulations on charitable gaming, Texas Hold’em and other card games, pull-tabs and gaming machines, and what consequences violators would face. “We’re just kind of concerned about what, legally, we are going to be able to do, if anything,” Wood-Watson said. “This was sort of an emergency meeting before the first of July.” On July 1, new legislation will take effect, “giving teeth,” in Lanane’s words spoken shortly after the meeting, to age-old regulations on gaming”

Table gaming concerns, questions heard (Herald-Star, 06/22/07)
“About 50 Hancock County residents received a chance to express their opinions and have questions answered on table gaming during 30-minute forum Wednesday evening at Weir High School. “I just wish it was longer,” said Ted Arneault, president and chief executive officer of Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort, after the event. “I don’t think it was long enough to get people’s questions answered.”

Shuffle up and deal: Texas Hold ‘Em gets city OK (Sweet Home News, 06/20/07)
“The council approved the ordinance in response to a request by Jim Ashcraft, owner of Chewy’s Sports Pub, to allow businesses to host the tournaments. Under the ordinance, businesses may not benefit directly from the tournament, with either entry fees or any percentage of the tournament pot. Businesses make money from the tournaments through the sale of food and beverages. To run a tournament, business owners will need to obtain a license from the city.”

Japan & India Join WTO Claims Against USA- is US Poker Bluffing? (Poker Pages. 06/21/07)
“Japan and India have joined the EU and Antigua in filing a compensation request with the World Trade Organization (WTO) resulting from Washington’s attempt to change the details of its obligations under the 1994 General Agreement on Trade in Services to remove online gambling and online poker.”

Oak Forest OKs fest (The Star, 06/21/07)
“The Oak Fest commission planned to use gaming licenses from the Knights of Columbus for two Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments and a bingo tournament. City attorney Keri-Lyn Krafthefer said she confirmed with the Illinois Department of Revenue that licenses aren’t transferable so the bingo and poker will be held under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus.”

blogs:
Why Supporters of the UIGEA Are Full Of It (Bill Rini, 06/22/07)
“I recently posted an letter that Focus on the Family sent out to members. Unfortunately it was so full of complete crap that in an attempt to replay to each and every issue I was not very thorough in my responses. Here are their talking points. We should make my responses the official PPA talking points.”

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