Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/18/07)

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articles:
Patrick outlines casinos (Telegram & Gazette, 09/18/07)

Poll: Most Kentuckians Want To Vote On Gambling (WLKY, 09/17/07)

Promoter hopes to bring poker to Milford (The Telegraph, 09/17/07)

More Lies About Poker (Poker Player Newspaper, 09/18/07)

Editorial: Charity-poker option not without its risks (The Telegraph, 09/18/07)

media:
Casino Gambling: Enough Money To Go Around? (WBZ-TV, 09/17/07)

press release:
The IGREA Initiative Begins as Casino Gambling Web DC Trip Ends (Casino Gambling Web, 09/18/07)

excerpts:
Patrick outlines casinos (Telegram & Gazette, 09/18/07)
“Gov. Deval L. Patrick yesterday laid out his plans to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts, proposing three resort-style gambling casinos and promising to dedicate up to $450 million in annual state revenues to rebuilding roads and bridges and local property tax relief. The governor said he would limit the casinos to one in Southeastern Massachusetts, one in Western Massachusetts and one in Boston or north of Boston. He said he expected they would create more than 20,000 jobs and billions in state tax revenue.”

Poll: Most Kentuckians Want To Vote On Gambling (WLKY, 09/17/07)
“A new poll reported most Kentuckians want to decide whether casinos should be allowed in the state. The Herald-Leader/Action News 36 Election Poll found that 82 percent of Kentuckians want to vote on the issue. The poll was conducted Sept. 10-13 by Maryland-based Research 2000 to determine voter attitudes leading up the Nov. 6 gubernatorial election. It has a margin of error of four percentage points.”

Promoter hopes to bring poker to Milford (The Telegraph, 09/17/07)
“Poker players play for the pleasure of the game, not because they want to be do-gooders, says the president of a company that wants to establish a Texas hold’em poker operation in the former Violette’s IGA at the Granite Town Plaza. But if the planning board approves a change of use request made by James Rafferty, president of the New Hampshire Charitable Gambling, 35 percent of the profits from the games played in the former supermarket will go to charity.”

More Lies About Poker (Poker Player Newspaper, 09/18/07)
“We saw examples of blind statistical acceptance in two newspaper articles that appeared this past week. In the San Joes Mercury Times a piece titled “Teens Turn to Poker For Profit” mentioned a survey conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. As did a story in the Fort Worth Star-Ledger headlined “Betting Their Lives”. Both used findings from that study to support the claim that online poker is becoming more prevalent among young Americans.”

Editorial: Charity-poker option not without its risks (The Telegraph, 09/18/07)
“It should come as a surprise to no one that charity-poker games have emerged in recent years as an intriguing option for charities that are constantly on the lookout for new ways to raise money for their cherished causes. The popularity of Texas Hold ’em – including the high-stakes tournaments readily available for viewing on cable TV – has given charitable organizations another tool besides bingo, raffles and auctions when it comes time to put together their annual fundraising plan.”

media:

Casino Gambling: Enough Money To Go Around? (WBZ-TV, 09/17/07)

press release:
The IGREA Initiative Begins as Casino Gambling Web DC Trip Ends (Casino Gambling Web, 09/18/07)
“On Friday of last week 435 packets, that contained information about the current state of Internet gambling, were hand delivered to each United States congress person. Each packet was hand addressed to each individual representative. With the delivery of each packet the interests of the general public were made aware to United States lawmakers. The packets delivered contained four sections and the project was titled, ‘The IGREA Initiative’. Three Casino Gambling Web representatives spent the better portion of last week in Washington D.C., talking to congressional aids, meeting with lawyers, company presidents, the National Council on Problem Gambling, and the Poker Player Alliance.”

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