Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/27/07)

articles:
Edison Police Dept. breaks up alleged illegal poker ring (Sentinel, 6/27/07)

Ford, Wyandotte counties approve casinos (Kansas City Star, 06/27/07)

Judge warns fire co.: Texas Hold’em tournament not legal fundraising tool (The Sentinel, 06/27/07)

Court Date for Injunction Hearing Regarding UIGEA to be announced shortly (Gambling911. 06/26/07)

excerpts:
Edison Police Dept. breaks up alleged illegal poker ring (Sentinel, 6/27/07)
“The police department’s Vice and Narcotics Squad raided an allegedly illegal gambling establishment on Brunswick Avenue on June 20, leading to the arrests of nine gamblers and the five alleged ring leaders, officials said. According to Lt. Joseph Shannon, the Edison police culminated a monthlong investigation into the alleged illegal poker lounge during a midnight raid.”

Ford, Wyandotte counties approve casinos (Kansas City Star, 06/27/07)
“Wyandotte County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved two measures that legalize casino gambling. Ford County voters also approved a casino measure, throwing almost 64 percent of their support behind a new casino. And while much of Wyandotte County embraced the prospect of poker tables, roulette wheels and slot machines, Missouri casinos are bracing for the competition.”

Judge warns fire co.: Texas Hold’em tournament not legal fundraising tool (The Sentinel, 06/27/07)
“Three members of the Brooklyn Hose Fire Co. who were charged with unlawful gambling were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program on Tuesday by President Judge Timothy S. Searer. Searer cautioned the three members as well as other fire departments on what is appropriate “small games of chance.” “Texas Hold’em tournaments are not legitimate small games. … Hopefully the word will get out,” Searer said.”

Court Date for Injunction Hearing Regarding UIGEA to be announced shortly (Gambling911. 06/26/07)
“Gambling911.com has learned that a court date in the UIGEA injunction complaint is expected to be announced towards the end of this week or early next week…Sources close to Gambling911.com can reveal that the banking industry is supportive of the injunction filing and feel that the UIGEA represents an “Unfunded mandate” that will costs banks billions of dollars.”

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