Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/06/07)

articles:
Fate of future table games revenue debated (The Review, 09/05/07)


Two cops admit guilt in running illicit casino (North Jersey, 09/06/07)

Barber to stand trial on charge of operating illegal poker tournament (Joplin Globe, 09/05/07)

Here’s the latest deal: Poker is OK in O.P. (The Times-Union, 09/05/07)

Riverchasers Poker Tour a win-win proposition (Republican Herald, 09/06/07)

Opinion: Legalize it, regulate it, tax it! (CardPlayer, 09/01/07)

blog:
Come Play the Devil’s Game with Ralph Hall! (The Agitator, 09/06/07)

excerpts:

Fate of future table games revenue debated (The Review, 09/05/07)
“What we lack in New Cumberland is a good meter reading system and new water meters,” Watson told fellow council members. “Let’s take what earnings may come and be generated (from table games) and transfer it to the water and sewage board.” Watson said some estimates have the city earning as much as $42,000 in revenue from some of the table games gambling proceeds at Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort.”

Two cops admit guilt in running illicit casino (North Jersey, 09/06/07)
“Two Roxbury policemen were among six people who pleaded guilty Wednesday to running an illegal poker casino out of a Dover warehouse. Sgt. Richard Winstock, 38, of Independence, and Patrolman Thomas Juskus, 45, address unavailable, accepted plea deals in Superior Court in which they will be terminated as Roxbury police officers and are barred from any future public employment. Both had been suspended from their jobs since April 30, 2005, when state police and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office raided a converted warehouse that advertised online as the 5th Street Club, which offered high-stakes poker.”

Barber to stand trial on charge of operating illegal poker tournament (Joplin Globe, 09/05/07)
“Marsh’s client, Galena barber Gary Chatterton, was bound over for trial on a felony charge of commercial gambling. The charge alleges that Chatterton operated an illegal poker game on Nov. 18, 2006, in a building he owns in downtown Galena. The building also contains his business, Chatterbox’s Old Fashion Barber Shop. The ruling that he be bound over for trial came at the conclusion of Chatterton’s preliminary hearing. Chatterton also faces a misdemeanor charge of permitting his premises to be used for commercial gambling.”

Here’s the latest deal: Poker is OK in O.P. (The Times-Union, 09/05/07)
“Orange Park could get anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000 in additional yearly tax revenue from a new poker room OK’d Tuesday by the Town Council. The exact amount will depend on the volume of business at the Orange Park Kennel Club facility, Town Manager John Bowles said, but the community should get a 25 percent share of the gross receipts tax collected by the state.”

Riverchasers Poker Tour a win-win proposition (Republican Herald, 09/06/07)
“Our games are 100-percent legal. There is no buy-in, no cash involved at the table whatsoever. It’s a fun game, that’s it,” said Ralph Rittle, Cumbola, tournament manager/director. “We do whatever we have to do to make sure it is legal. If it wasn’t, the PLCB (Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board) would shut us down and the owner of the bar would pay a fine,” said James M. Bound, another tournament director from Cumbola.”

Opinion: Legalize it, regulate it, tax it! (CardPlayer, 09/01/07)
“When will the United States government stop trying to force the morals of the few on the American general public? It didn’t work in the last century with Prohibition, and it won’t work in this one with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. Does the government plan to throw 100 million Americans in jail? The purpose of the federal government is supposed to be to protect the rights of Americans, not take them away! When these small-minded congressmen couldn’t get the bill through by itself, the proper, legal way, they attached it to a popular defense bill to increase port security. What does Internet gaming have to do with port security? What a cheap, slimy move!”

blog:
Come Play the Devil’s Game with Ralph Hall! (The Agitator, 09/06/07)
“Just got word that Rep. Ralph Hall is sponsoring a “poker night” fundraiser. For a $500 ($1,000-$2,000 for PACs) entry fee (also known as a campaign contribution), you can come play poker in honor of getting the good congressman reelected. No word on if there are plans to award prizes, which would make the event illegal (game of chance + entry fee + payoff + rake = illegal).”

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