Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/26/07)

articles:
Senate folds on legalizing Hold’em (The Advocate, 06/26/07)

U.S. faces seven compensation claims in WTO online gambling case (Casino City Times, 06/25/07)

Poker Room Review: The Silver Fox, Everett, MA (PokerNews, 06/25/07)

blogs:
Party Poker Set To Be Acquired? (Counting My Outs, 06/25/07)

excerpts:

Senate folds on legalizing Hold’em (The Advocate, 06/26/07)
“The Senate shelved legislation Monday that would have legalized Texas Hold’em poker tournaments in restaurants and bars across the state. The Senate voted 22-14 to involuntarily postpone action on the House-passed measure, which should end its consideration during the legislative session.”

U.S. faces seven compensation claims in WTO online gambling case (Casino City Times, 06/25/07)
“Casino City has confirmed that seven compensation claims have been filed against the U.S. in its ongoing WTO case with Antigua and Barbuda. An official familiar with the case said compensation claims by Antigua and Barbuda, the EU, India, Costa Rica, Canada, Macau and Australia were made last week in response to America’s decision to exclude online gambling from its General Agreement of Trade in Services Agreement (GATS) schedule.”

Poker Room Review: The Silver Fox, Everett, MA (PokerNews, 06/25/07)
“The set up is this: Though poker is officially illegal in Massachusetts, they play no-limit hold’em tournaments legally under a ‘charity raffle and bazaar’ license. This gives them the ability to have the equivalent of a Las Vegas night. But they do it on a regular basis, with different charities on different nights of the week. They’re open now Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6PM to midnight. They spread sit-and-go tournaments, and a couple of large multi-table no-limit hold’em tournaments as well. There are no cash games. All of the tourneys are no-limit hold’em. There are house dealers.”

blogs:
Party Poker Set To Be Acquired? (Counting My Outs, 06/25/07)
“Very interesting story here. It looks like Party Poker may be setting itself to be acquired, possibly by a U.S. gaming firm. Could this mean that we are getting close to seeing a U.S. entity offering online poker and legal online poker in the U.S.?

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