Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (08/20/07)

articles:
Schipske ups ante on city casinos (Press Telegram, 08/19/07)

Challenge to table games vote remains possibility (Charleston Daily Mail, 08/20/07)

Online gambling fight up to the ‘little man’ (PokerListings, 08/18/07)

Online Poker Ally Alfonse D’Amato: Part II of Our Interview (Gambling911, 08/19/07)

excerpts:
Schipske ups ante on city casinos (Press Telegram, 08/19/07)
“I would not have proposed this several years ago …,” she wrote. “The reason I have changed my mind about pursing this avenue is that poker has become mainstream through the televised games of the World Poker Tour (WPT) – which is based in Culver City and should be lured away to set up shop in Long Beach.” Casinos, she said, could bring Long Beach much-needed revenue for public services and infrastructure.”

Challenge to table games vote remains possibility (Charleston Daily Mail, 08/20/07)
“Friday’s nearly 12-hour canvass of the Aug. 11 referendum widened the margin in favor of table games from 33 votes to 343 votes. But that outcome — still less than one percentage point difference — was far closer than in any of the three other racetrack counties that voted on the table games question earlier this summer. The Kanawha County Commission will have a meeting Tuesday to accept the official results and set a 48-hour deadline for any recount request. Carper said he’s heard positive comments about Friday’s review of results in each of the county’s 175 voting precincts. But he said he could not rule out hearing the “H” word, as in “hand count.”

Online gambling fight up to the ‘little man’ (PokerListings, 08/18/07)
“The idealist in me would like to think that large companies with lots of money would use some of it to help out the greater good or fight for what they think is right. The realist, however, knows that companies mainly look at the bottom line, and the bottom line for staying in the United States to fight online gambling charges or an online poker ban is a lot more costly than just settling and taking their business elsewhere. That’s why it’s going to take the “little man” to make big changes for online poker and gambling in the nation.”

Online Poker Ally Alfonse D’Amato: Part II of Our Interview (Gambling911, 08/19/07)
“Many of you have been wondering how likely the internet gambling legislation currently floating around Congress is to pass.  As we mentioned in our interview with former Senator (and current Poker Players Alliance Chairman) Alphonse D’Amato, Gambling911 has been given the inside scoop on the path a bill follows as it moves closer to becoming law.”

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