Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (10/25/07)

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articles:
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More Time for US in WTO Online Gambling Compensation Negotiations (Poker News, 10/25/07)

Parking raises stakes for city gambling sites (Nashua Telegraph, 10/25/07)

Software scam hurts reputation of online poker industry (San Antonio Express-News, 10/25/07)

Illegal gambling ring discovered (Cord Weekly, 10/24/07)

media:
Poker Supporters Lobby Capitol Hill (11Alive, 10/24/07)

excerpts:
More Time for US in WTO Online Gambling Compensation Negotiations (Poker News, 10/25/07)
“World Trade Organization trading partners have agreed to give the US until December 14, 2007 to negotiate compensation settlement agreements with countries that have filed damage claims against the US. The claims stem from the US’s withdrawal of access to its online gambling market, a retaliatory move it made following Antigua’s successful WTO challenge of US online gambling restrictions earlier this year.”

Parking raises stakes for city gambling sites (Nashua Telegraph, 10/25/07)
“If someone wants to run poker tables or other games of chance downtown, they’ll have to abide by strict parking restrictions. The board of aldermen on Tuesday approved an ordinance that amends the city’s land use code for gambling. The ordinance requires, among other things, that the gambling establishments don’t put a large burden on downtown parking.”

Software scam hurts reputation of online poker industry (San Antonio Express-News, 10/25/07)
“There were just too many weird hands at the final table,” Johnson said to ABCNews.com. “My friends thought I got cheated, and I e-mailed (AbsolutePoker) and asked for a hand history.” Cheating allegations in online card rooms are nothing new because there is no domestic regulation of the industry in the United States. Players have doubted the integrity of the sites for years, citing that computer programming may always be manipulated.”

Illegal gambling ring discovered (Cord Weekly, 10/24/07)
“[The gambling room] was in a separate room within that apartment,” said Sword, noting that one room was kept vacant specifically for the use of playing poker. Sword also noted that the dealers found in this operation were “pretty good,” and he estimates that those living in the house could be making approximately $150 per hour during playing time. “The small operations [such as the one in Waterloo] without exaggeration are making up to about a quarter of a million per table per year,” he said. Simultaneously to the bust in Waterloo, the OPP also executed a search warrant for an illegal gambling operation at the Ramada Inn in Guelph, which was part of a five-month investigation.”

media:

Poker Supporters Lobby Capitol Hill (11Alive, 10/24/07)

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