Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/27/07)

articles:
Gambling ordinance dies in NB council (The World Link, 09/26/07)

Lottery Director Says Card Games Can Be Offered By Nov. 1 (WTOV9, 09/27/07)

Retailers asking: Why stop at slots? (Baltimore Sun, 09/27/07)

Web site deals online poker with NASCAR stars (Boston Herald, 09/27/07)

Norway to Introduce Own UIGEA (Gaming Intelligence Group, 09/27/07)

blogs:
State of Dallas Poker Cases (Pokerati, 09/26/07)

press release:
iMEGA Legal Action Coming to a Head (PocketFives, 09/26/07)

excerpts:
Gambling ordinance dies in NB council (The World Link, 09/26/07)
“The idea to permit social card games in the city died abruptly Monday afternoon, when the North Bend City Council said doing so could be more trouble than it’s worth. “I think it’s a hassle we don’t need. There are plenty of places to go,” said Councilor Janet Rubin at the North Bend City Council work session, after Mayor Rick Wetherell said the city doesn’t need to spend time collecting licensing fees and overseeing card tables when The Mill-Casino Hotel is in town.  North Bend does not allow card rooms in the city, but Coos Bay does permit them and has done so since 1987.”

Lottery Director Says Card Games Can Be Offered By Nov. 1 (WTOV9, 09/27/07)
“Gambling enthusiasts could be playing poker and blackjack at two Northern Panhandle tracks within a matter of weeks. State lottery Director John Musgrave said state regulators are on pace to allow card games at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort in Chester and Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center by Nov. 1 at the latest.”

Retailers asking: Why stop at slots? (Baltimore Sun, 09/27/07)
“As Gov. Martin O’Malley makes a pitch for slot machine gambling as part of his attempt to address a $1.7 billion budget shortfall, a powerful retail lobby is asking that he go one step further by pushing for table games. The Maryland Retailers Association, miffed by O’Malley’s inclusion of a state sales tax increase in his budget package, is suggesting instead that the state approve full casinos.”

Web site deals online poker with NASCAR stars (Boston Herald, 09/27/07)
“NASCAR fans can now learn when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em against the likes of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and five other top drivers thanks to Framingham-based Power Play Development Corp. Launched recently – and in collaboration with its parent company, Poker Creations – Victory Lane Players Club allows members to play poker at virtual tables against Earnhardt, two-time Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart, Jamie McMurray, Kasey Kahne, Elliott Sadler and Dale Jarrett.”

Norway to Introduce Own UIGEA (Gaming Intelligence Group, 09/27/07)
“The Norwegian Culture Minister, Trond Giske, has said that the Oslo government is ‘working to introduce legislation that would ban online gambling’, along the lines of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act introduced in the United States. The Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs told Gaming Intelligence Group that under Norwegian law, the provision of online gambling is already illegal. The new law will simply seek to enforce this by banning Norwegian banks from making transfers to foreign gaming companies.”

blogs:
State of Dallas Poker Cases (Pokerati, 09/26/07)
“Aces left a comment on the post below to let us know about the results of some more Dallas County poker raid prosecutions. (The state is now like 0-for-200 when it comes to getting convictions.) I have so much to say on all this, but haven’t been able to pull it all together in a single, cogent post … and case results keep trickling in.”

press release:
iMEGA Legal Action Coming to a Head (PocketFives, 09/26/07)
“The UIGEA was attached to an unrelated Safe Port Act, which was in turn passed by unanimous consent in the United States Senate. The online poker world seemed to be at a standstill. Flash forward one year. The Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association has introduced legal action in New Jersey to declare the UIGEA unconstitutional. A preliminary hearing occurred on Wednesday, September 26.”

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