Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/05/07)

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articles:
OP City Council Approves Poker Room (News 4 Jax, 09/04/07)

Poker rooms across Florida flush with cash under new laws (Orlando Sun-Sentinel, 09/01/07)

Swedish government attacks poker clubs (PokerListings, 09/05/07)

media:
After Much Debate, City Leaders OK Poker Room (News 4 Jax, 09/04/07)

State regulated poker rooms are flush with cash thanks to a new law (CBS4, 09/02/07)

Poker Plays a Role in Harvard Classrooms (NPR Weekend Edition, 09/01/07)

excerpts:
OP City Council Approves Poker Room (News 4 Jax, 09/04/07)
“After more than three hours of debate, the Orange Park City Council approved the Poker Room to open inside the Orange Park Kennel Club. The Poker Room push was on the table for weeks as residents on both sides of the issue debated whether a Poker Room should be added to the Orange Park Kennel Club.”

Poker rooms across Florida flush with cash under new laws (Orlando Sun-Sentinel, 09/01/07)
“The state dealt a new hand to licensed poker rooms in July and it has meant full houses for many of them. Revenue at Florida’s 18 state-regulated card rooms shot up almost 60 percent from June to July, hitting what is thought to be an all-time high of $7.7 million, according to preliminary state figures. Fueling the explosive growth are laws that took effect July 1 increasing the betting limits and letting the rooms stay open seven days a week.”

Swedish government attacks poker clubs (PokerListings, 09/05/07)
“According to the Swedish gaming board Lotteriinspektionen, the illegal poker playing in the country is getting out of hand. The institution is now pledging to police to be tougher on underground poker clubs. In Sweden, the government owned company Svenska Spel has a monopoly when it comes to providing poker games, both live and online. Despite this, there are a number of illegal poker clubs available, and many of them openly advertise their business on the internet.”

media:
After Much Debate, City Leaders OK Poker Room (News 4 Jax, 09/04/07)

State regulated poker rooms are flush with cash thanks to a new law (CBS4, 09/02/07)

Poker Plays a Role in Harvard Classrooms (NPR Weekend Edition, 09/01/07)
“Fascination with the game of poker is turning out to be an ace in the hole for educators. At Harvard, the card game is used in algebra classes and in law-school classes. Harvard law professor Charles Nesson tells Scott Simon how he and his colleagues deal with the subject.”

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