Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/20/07)

articles:
Brookline and Milford poker halls set to open (Union Leader, 09/20/07)


Brownsville OKs Texas Hold ’Em (Albany Democrat-Herald, 09/19/07)

Senate backs 3 new casinos (Chicago Sun-Times, 09/19/07)

Antigua Looking to Get Paid by U.S. on Saturday (CardPlayer, 09/20/07)

14 charged after police raid poker games (Greenville News, 09/20/07)

2 indicted on armed robbery charges (Killeen Daily Herald, 09/20/07)

Three men sought in reported armed robbery (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 09/20/07)

Poker Players Alliance Launches Poker Initiative in Kentucky (CardPlayer, 09/19/07)

Italian Government Expected to Rule Poker a Game of Skill (PokerNews, 09/20/07)

Euro Poker: Dusk Till Dawn Licence Hearing Set (CardPlayer, 09/19/07)

Online horse betting groups defiant (MSNBC, 09/18/07)

excerpts:
Brookline and Milford poker halls set to open (Union Leader, 09/20/07)
“Finding a game of poker in southern New Hampshire just got a little easier as two commercial poker halls prepare to open in the coming months. Jim Rafferty, president of New Hampshire Charitable Gaming, received permission from the Milford Planning Board Tuesday night to convert a vacant storefront in the Granite Town Plaza into a poker hall.”

Brownsville OKs Texas Hold ’Em (Albany Democrat-Herald, 09/19/07)
“Brownsville is the second Linn County town this summer to pass a social gaming ordinance that allows business owners to host Texas Hold ’Em poker tournaments. Natalie Ward, owner of the Brownsville Saloon, requested the ordinance and plans to start hosting tournaments next month, after the new law takes effect Oct. 17.”

Senate backs 3 new casinos (Chicago Sun-Times, 09/19/07)
“The Illinois Senate narrowly voted Tuesday to open three new casinos and to bail out cash-strapped public transit. The 37-15 vote on the casino package, which includes plans for a Chicago casino, represented a rare victory for Gov. Blagojevich, whose legislative agenda has been stymied this year in an acrimonious battle with House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).”

Antigua Looking to Get Paid by U.S. on Saturday (CardPlayer, 09/20/07)
“Two dates concerning the ongoing battles that are being waged against the U.S. government’s anti-online gambling stance and its Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) take place in the next two days, one of which may affect the bottom line of several American businesses who have nothing to do with online gambling.”

14 charged after police raid poker games (Greenville News, 09/20/07)
“Fourteen people have been charged with illegal betting after deputies received a tip that there were poker games taking place on Wade Hampton Boulevard, authorities said late Wednesday. For about an hour, investigators say they watched as several people went into 5102 Wade Hampton Blvd. before the men were charged, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.”

2 indicted on armed robbery charges (Killeen Daily Herald, 09/20/07)
“A Bell County grand jury indicted two Killeen men on two counts of armed robbery Wednesday for an incident in which they allegedly bet they could get away clean by holding up a high-stakes poker game. Calvin Deewayne Williams Jr., 25, and Richard Daniel Moaney IV, 21, both of Killeen, were each indicted on two first-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, one for each alleged victim, for the June 27 incident. If they are convicted, each charge carries a punishment range of five to 99 years in prison.”

Three men sought in reported armed robbery (Chattanooga Times Free Press, 09/20/07)
“Three men entered the building at 7617 Lee Highway at about 6:15 a.m. and robbed several people at gunpoint, Chattanooga Police Department spokesman Sgt. Rick Mincy said. Witnesses told police that all three men were wearing masks and demanded the victims get on the floor before they made off with an undetermined amount of cash, Sgt. Mincy said. The victims had been involved in a “points only” poker tournament at the time of the alleged attack, he said.”

Poker Players Alliance Launches Poker Initiative in Kentucky (CardPlayer, 09/19/07)
“The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has launched a statewide advocacy campaign in Kentucky in the name of poker. The hope is to rally PPA members and poker fans in Kentucky to contact their elected officials to tell them they want cardrooms to be allowed in their state and warn them that they will make their votes count for the poker cause there. The campaign is being run by PPA Kentucky State Director Rich Muny.”

Italian Government Expected to Rule Poker a Game of Skill (PokerNews, 09/20/07)
“Poker as a game of skill is a hotly contested subject across Europe. In the UK the Gutshot lost its landmark court case, whereas Russia soon after ruled it as a game of skill closer to sport than to gambling. The Danish Poker Federation were cleared of holding illegal gambling events as they successfully argued the skill element recently, whereas their neighbours in Sweden are, by contrast, tightening up on illegal poker tournaments.”

Euro Poker: Dusk Till Dawn Licence Hearing Set (CardPlayer, 09/19/07)
“Dusk Till Dawn (DTD), Europe’s largest cardroom, attends Nottingham Magistrates Court on Sept. 24 for its casino license hearing. If it is successful, it will become the UK’s first legal poker club. The club’s opening is being challenged by three casinos, Gala, Stanleys, and London Clubs International, who are objecting to the license on the grounds of “insufficient demand.”

Online horse betting groups defiant (MSNBC, 09/18/07)
“A visit to Twinspires.com, a website operated by the owners of the Kentucky Derby, offers a reassuring message to betting enthusiasts worried about whether online gambling on horses is legal. Under a list of “frequently asked questions”, Twinspires says it operates legally in the US. It cites legislation passed by Congress last year that toughened federal anti-gambling laws, while protecting companies that run internet bets on horses from the new rules.”

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