Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (06/29/07)

articles:
D’Amato rolls dice on gaming (Newsday, 06/29/07)


Frank Internet Gambling Bill Gains More Co-Sponsors (Casino Gambling Web, 06/28/07)

Autry vows to veto card game change (Fresno Bee, 06/27/07)

“All in” despite new laws? (The Corner, 06/27/07)

excerpts:

D’Amato rolls dice on gaming (Newsday, 06/29/07)
“The most powerful Long Island politician of a generation lost his U.S. Senate seat more than eight years ago. But Alfonse D’Amato has emerged of late as a triple-crown winner among lobbyists in the legal gambling world. Fans and critics would agree that D’Amato always got in on the action through a blend of skill, guile, drive and luck. Now his private success is clear, as they say at the betting window, across-the-board.”

Frank Internet Gambling Bill Gains More Co-Sponsors (Casino Gambling Web, 06/28/07)
“Yesterday, HR-2046 gained another sponsor. Congressional representative Don Young of Alaska has joined 23 other co-sponsors to Barney Frank’s proposed bill to legalize, regulate, license and tax online gambling. Every effort is being made by CasinoGamblingWeb.com to provide legislators with enough information regarding this bill so that they may have insight to the entire cause and effects the UIGEA has wrought, and the circumstances in which it was enacted.”

Autry vows to veto card game change (Fresno Bee, 06/27/07)
“The Fresno City Council voted to lift the limit on how much players can bet in the popular card game Texas Hold ’em at a downtown casino. But Mayor Alan Autry plans to stop the high-stakes poker game before it’s ever dealt at Club One. He said he will veto the amendment the council approved Tuesday.”

“All in” despite new laws? (The Corner, 06/27/07)
“On October 13, 2006, online gambling became illegal in the United States. This law effected everything from betting on horses to betting in online poker games. The online poker world was overflowing with U.S. players, and then it was suddenly shut down. Poker tables commonly offer games like Texas hold ‘em, Omaha, Seven-card stud, razz and other game types in both tournament and ring game structures. Players play against each other rather than the “house,” with the card room making its money through “rake” and through tournament fees.”

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