Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (07/24/07)

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articles:
Greenwood police arrest man in gambling operation (Indianapolis Star, 07/23/07)

Wexler Reaffirms People Power (IGaming Business, 07/24/07)

Momentum Building for IGREA (PokerNews, 07/23/07)

media:
America’s High-Stakes Response to the WTO Internet Gambling Dispute (CATO Institute, 07/25/07)

excerpts:

Greenwood police arrest man in gambling operation (Indianapolis Star, 07/23/07)
“A Texas man was busted over the weekend in what police say was an illegal gambling operation above a Greenwood comedy club and bar. Bryan W. Collier, 48, faces up to six years in jail and a $20,000 fine on charges of professional gambling and promotion of professional gambling, both felonies. Greenwood police officer Jay Arnold arrested Collier on Saturday after he stumbled upon the operation while investigating graffiti on city buildings, according to a probable cause affidavit.”

Wexler Reaffirms People Power (IGaming Business, 07/24/07)
‘What I think most Americans don’t appreciate, letters do matter to members of Congress,’ said Wexler. ‘Emails do matter, form letters, personal letters do matter, telephone calls do matter. There has been an article or two about this issue. There was an article in the Wall Street Journal, there have been articles on others and it is just anecdotal. But I got a bigger response from just being in one line in an article about a poker issue than I have in just about any other issue I’ve been involved in, in my twelve years in Congress.’

Momentum Building for IGREA (PokerNews, 07/23/07)
“The Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act (IGREA) 2007 has been slowly attracting increasing support from US legislators. This week alone, five more Congressmen have agreed to sponsor the legislation, bringing the list of co-sponsors up to 32.”

media:
America’s High-Stakes Response to the WTO Internet Gambling Dispute (CATO Institute, 07/25/07)
“The dispute between the United States and the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda over U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling has demonstrated one of the key benefits of the World Trade Organization: large and small nations alike have access to a legal system that protects their rights. But the United States has indicated that it does not intend to lift its restrictions on gambling over the Internet, in defiance of a series of clear rulings that those restrictions violate U.S. commitments to the WTO.”

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