Headlines: Poker, Law and Politics (10/01/07)

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articles:
Unlawful gambling at fire halls charged (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 09/29/07)

U.S., Antigua battle over WTO sanctions for U.S. ban on online betting (San Jose Mercury, 09/28/07)

Bush wants to block further gambling efforts (My Clay Sun, 09/27/07)

Playing a strong hand (The Economist, 09/27/07)

Men charged over million kronor poker tournament (The Local, 10/01/07)

media:
Betting on Internet Gambling (Fox News, 09/29/07)

press release:
Proposed Internet Gaming Regulations Force Private Industry Into the Personal Decisions of Law-Abiding Americans (Poker Players Alliance, 10/01/07)

Agencies Propose Joint Rule to Implement Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (Department of Treasury, 10/01/07)

excerpts:
Unlawful gambling at fire halls charged (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 09/29/07)
“State police are accusing a veteran Westmoreland County lawyer and a business partner of participating in unlawful gambling by organizing Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments at fire halls in Hempfield and Seward. Defense attorney Lawrence J. Burns, 63, of 16 Romar Ave., Derry Township, and James L. Hricko, 41, of 1400 Swede Hill Road, Hempfield, both were charged Thursday with three first-degree misdemeanor counts of violating the state’s gambling devices statute.”

U.S., Antigua battle over WTO sanctions for U.S. ban on online betting (San Jose Mercury, 09/28/07)
“The United States estimates that its Internet gambling restrictions have only cost Antigua and Barbuda $500,000 in annual lost revenue – a figure the tiny Caribbean nation’s chief counsel flatly rejected Friday. Antigua, the smallest country to ever win a World Trade Organization case, is seeking the right to impose $3.4 billion in commercial sanctions against the U.S. for its failure to comply with a ruling on its online betting ban.”

Bush wants to block further gambling efforts (My Clay Sun, 09/27/07)
“Still peeved about a poker room coming to Orange Park’s dog track, County Commissioner George Bush wants to make things a little harder for future gambling operations to set up shop in Clay County. State law requires voter approval before new gambling facilities can be established in any Florida county. But Bush is pushing for an ordinance that would require voter approval in Clay County even if the legislature changes the current law.”

Playing a strong hand (The Economist, 09/27/07)
“The government’s bet on liberalising online gambling is paying off…Entertaining as these public contests may be, their main point is to advertise online gambling, a business that Global Betting and Gaming Consultants, a research firm, reckons will amass worldwide revenues of $24 billion in 2012, up from $15 billion in 2006. Britain, and British firms, want to secure the lion’s share of it. New laws which came into force in Britain at the beginning of September allow the creation of licensed internet casinos where people can gamble on games such as poker and blackjack. Until now, gamblers could try their luck at them only on servers located offshore.”

Men charged over million kronor poker tournament (The Local, 10/01/07)
“Six men have been formally charged under Swedish gambling laws after they organized an illegal million-kronor poker tournament involving 700 people. “This is one of the largest cases of its kind,” said prosecutor Linn Scholander. The men are to go on trial in Uddevalla, 80km north of Gothenburg, after police busted their poker tournament in March”

media:

Betting on Internet Gambling (Fox News, 09/29/07)

press release:
Proposed Internet Gaming Regulations Force Private Industry Into the Personal Decisions of Law-Abiding Americans (Poker Players Alliance, 10/01/07)
“PPA encourages individual poker players to review and comment on the proposed rules. Earlier today, the Department of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced the release of a joint proposed rule to implement the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. While the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is still fully reviewing the proposed rule a cursory review reveals that the NPRM continues down the misguided path set forth by the Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act signed into law last year.”

Agencies Propose Joint Rule to Implement Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (Department of Treasury, 10/01/07)
“The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) on Monday announced the release of a joint proposed rule to implement the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (the Act). The Act prohibits gambling businesses from accepting payments in connection with unlawful Internet gambling, including payments made through credit cards, electronic funds transfers, and checks.”

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3 responses to “Headlines: Poker, Law and Politics (10/01/07)

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  3. why isn’t a law . all play this and many wants to ?so interest of the people is mandatory!

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