Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (08/22/07)

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articles:
Poker Room Raises Questions Over Gambling Laws (KATV, 08/21/07)

State Warns: Know When To Hold Them (The Day, 08/22/07)

State flush with new casinos (The Detroit News, 08/22/07)

Council of churches seeks recount of table games vote (Charleston Daily Mail, 08/21/07)

media:
Poker Room Believed Illegal by City (KATV, 08/21/07)

blogs:
Sacramento Poker Meetup – Legal or Not ? (Poker Night Posse, 08/22/07)

IMEGA vs UIGEA…Good vs Evil? (Poker Prof’s Poker Blog, 08/22/07)

press release:
PPA Moves Fight for Online Poker to Washington D.C. (Poker Players Alliance, 08/22/07)

Robert Wexler’s H.R. 2610: A Closer Look (PocketFives, 08/21/07)

excerpts:
Poker Room Raises Questions Over Gambling Laws (KATV, 08/21/07)
“A Little Rock poker establishment is postponing its opening after the city said the venue would go against Arkansas gambling laws. The National Poker Challenge has already set up shop in Little Rock, and was set to hold its first poker tournament last weekend. But that tournament was cancelled after the city attorney advised the NPC it would be illegal.”

State Warns: Know When To Hold Them (The Day, 08/22/07)
“Liquor permit holders told not to host poker tournaments. Hosting poker games is not only a crime in the state of Connecticut but also may violate state liquor laws. On Tuesday, Consumer Protection Commissioner Jerry Farrell Jr. issued a statement emphasizing that “our liquor permit holders … need to comply with state laws on this issue.” The alert comes on the heels of a similar announcement in July from Paul Young, the executive director of the state’s Division of Special Revenue, reminding the public of the illegality of poker tournaments.”

State flush with new casinos (The Detroit News, 08/22/07)
“The state’s Indian gaming industry is poised for considerable growth with the opening of the $400 million Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo and two more casinos moving toward reality in southwest Michigan. Gaming experts predict the three casinos — the others are near Grand Rapids and Battle Creek — will increase Indian gaming revenue by about 60 percent a year, injecting new life into an otherwise flat industry by drawing new customers from southwest Michigan and bordering states.”

Council of churches seeks recount of table games vote (Charleston Daily Mail, 08/21/07)
“The former director of West Virginia’s program for gambling addicts asked Kanawha County on Tuesday for a recount of its recent table games election. Since leaving the Problem Gamblers Help Network in June, Mia Moran-Cooper has become a vocal opponent of allowing the state’s four racetracks to offer such casino table games as poker and roulette. Kanawha County voted Aug. 11 on whether to permit them at Tri-State Racetrack & Gaming Center. After a daylong audit of the results last week, the Nitro track won by just 343 votes.”

media:
Poker Room Believed Illegal by City (KATV, 08/21/07)

blogs:
Sacramento Poker Meetup – Legal or Not ? (Poker Night Posse, 08/22/07)
“There is a group in Sacramento called the Sacramento Poker Meetup. Some of the folks who play with us also play there — Donna, JB, Marlene, & Lisa (not sure if Donna does anymore). This club charges “dues” of $5.00. I’m not sure if they have to pay at every game or just once a month. The info on their site says it’s a monthly dues but JB’s message on their “Message Board” seems to imply that it’s at every game. His message has caused a sh** load of messages, their game for tonight (the 21st) was cancelled and their treasurer resigned.”

IMEGA vs UIGEA…Good vs Evil? (Poker Prof’s Poker Blog, 08/22/07)
“On Tuesday, the US District Court of New Jersey granted the US Department of Justice (DoJ) a motion to allow more time in their response to charges brought by Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (IMEGA). DoJ and its co-defendants including US Attorney General Albert Gonzales, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors now have until September 4th to reply to the charges IMEGA has filed against them. IMEGA has sued for a judgment for a temporary restraining order to prevent enforcement of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).”

press release:
PPA Moves Fight for Online Poker to Washington D.C. (Poker Players Alliance, 08/22/07)
“The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), headquartered in San Francisco, will soon be changing locations and leadership.  In the coming weeks, the PPA will move its headquarters to Washington D.C. where the organization can be more central as it continues to fight to clarify federal laws that impact the rights of Internet poker players.”

Robert Wexler’s H.R. 2610: A Closer Look (PocketFives, 08/21/07)
“Remember all those times you said to yourself, “Online poker should be exempt from all of this legislation. It’s a skill game, right?” One Congressman has taken that mentality to heart and developed the aptly-titled “Skill Game Protection Act.” Known in the United States House of Representatives as H.R. 2610, the Act seeks exemption from existing anti-gaming legislation for poker, bridge, backgammon, and mah-jong.”

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