Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (08/15/07)

articles:
Neteller resolution may affect online gambling industry (USA Today, 08/14/07)

Street fair losing gambling games (Newark Advocate, 08/15/07)

South Africa Online Poker Online Gambling Bill Criticized by MPs (PokerPages, 08/15/07)

excerpts:

Neteller resolution may affect online gambling industry (USA Today, 08/14/07)
“Payday has finally come for hundreds of thousands of U.S. customers whose money has been tied up for months in a beleaguered Internet money-transfer service popular among gamblers. Under a deal reached with the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan last month, Neteller has begun to allow consumers access to their accounts following a months-long federal investigation. So far, $70 million has been withdrawn.”

Street fair losing gambling games (Newark Advocate, 08/15/07)
“No gambling games will be played at this year’s Pataskala Street Fair. City officials recently told the charitable association that runs the fair it can not operate its popular gambling games on Main Street. In the wake of the announcement, members of West Licking Firefighters Association said the future of the popular fair is in limbo.”

South Africa Online Poker Online Gambling Bill Criticized by MPs (PokerPages, 08/15/07)
“Long-awaited legislation introduced by Fungai Sibanda, the acting Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), to the South African Parliament last week to regulate online poker and online gambling has run into opposition from some members of Parliament. The National Gambling Amendment was proposed specifically as a way to prevent crime and to protect players, problem gamblers and the under aged as an alternative to the current completely unregulated environment.”

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