Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/28/07)

articles:
Poker tourneys gamble with law (News & Observer, 09/28/07)

Illinois gaming industry lobbies for Internet gambling (Post Dispatch, 09/27/07)

Casino group paid lobbyist $100,000 (CNN, 09/27/07)

blog:
Interview with Edward Leyden from iMEGA regaurding UIGEA (Poker Affiliates Programs, 09/27/07)

excerpts:

Poker tourneys gamble with law (News & Observer, 09/28/07)
“Two Texas Hold ’em poker tournaments in the Triangle this month each attracted dozens of players hoping to win a big prize. Both events had at least one world-class poker player on hand. And both were in violation of North Carolina’s gambling laws, according to the head of the state’s Alcohol Law Enforcement agency, which enforces them.”

Illinois gaming industry lobbies for Internet gambling (Post Dispatch, 09/27/07)
“The state’s gambling industry says that Internet horse race betting is already happening around the country and that Illinois is missing out on a huge jackpot of revenue because the state hasn’t authorized it for Illinois’ racing industry. “Internet gaming is here,” said Marc Laino, executive director of the Illinois Racing Board, which would oversee Internet horse race betting if it is instituted under pending legislation. “Trying to stop it in Illinois will only limit the potential revenue for the state.”

Casino group paid lobbyist $100,000 (CNN, 09/27/07)
“The American Gaming Association, which represents the commercial casino industry, paid Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock $100,000 in the first half of 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form. The firm lobbied Congress on online gambling issues, according to the disclosure form posted online Aug. 10 by the Senate’s public records office. In addition to lawmakers, firm lobbied the Treasury Department and the White House.”

blog:
Interview with Edward Leyden from iMEGA regaurding UIGEA (Poker Affiliates Programs, 09/27/07)
“Recently we spoke with the President of iMEGA Ed Leyden and he has graciously taken the time from his insane week of battleing the US government to share his insights with us – Poker Affiliates. Please read his very insightful take on the current situation and continue to support their efforts.”

Advertisements

3 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/28/07)

  1. Pingback: Oldgib.Com » Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/28/07)

  2. Pingback: Birthover.Com » Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (09/28/07)

  3. I like the way you set up that your info is the homepage, nicely done. Thanks!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s