Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/03/07)

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articles:
Casino Backer Tries End Run Around House Leaders (iBerkshires.com, 11/02/07)

Cops: Card Player Killed in Midtown Poker Robbery (1010 WINS, 11/03/07)

Illegal poker op busted (The Record, 11/03/07)

Table game gamble pays off (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/03/07)

Poker den owner enters plea (Anchorage Daily News, 11/03/07)

media:
Robbers Kill Poker Player on 5th Ave. (WNBC, 11/03/07)

blog:
Delaware has Legal Poker (The Poker Atlas, 11/02/07)

excerpts:
Casino Backer Tries End Run Around House Leaders (iBerkshires.com, 11/02/07)
“Looking to offset institutional skepticism toward Gov. Deval Patrick’s casino plan, and circumvent House leaders, the longest-serving member of the Legislature is trying to schedule a public hearing in the next two weeks for the owners of the state’s four racetracks. House Dean David Flynn, citing a little-known rule of the Legislature, wants a quick hearing on the potential revenues from expanded gambling, which is proposed under Patrick’s call for three casinos.”

Cops: Card Player Killed in Midtown Poker Robbery (1010 WINS, 11/03/07)
“Masked robbers stormed into an illicit poker game in a midtown Manhattan office building, shooting one man dead in a violent stickup, police said. Police were searching for suspects on Saturday. With their faces covered, four men burst in on the gamblers late Friday night on the seventh floor of a Fifth Avenue building a few blocks from the Empire State Building, police said.”

Illegal poker op busted (The Record, 11/03/07)
“For the third time in just over two weeks, area police have broken up a lucrative and illegal Texas hold ’em poker operation. The latest bust came late Thursday night, when members of the OPP’s illegal gambling unit and Waterloo regional police swooped down on a poker room operating out of a second-floor unit in a downtown building.”

Table game gamble pays off (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 11/03/07)
“The 20 poker tables, meanwhile, are full every day, mainly with players from the areas surrounding Pittsburgh and Columbus. “We’re getting more from Ohio than we thought we’d get,” Marshall said. “Before, it was easier for them to go to Argosy Casino, just below Cincinnati. … Now, it’s a little shorter to come to Wheeling.”

Poker den owner enters plea (Anchorage Daily News, 11/03/07)
“The card house operated through word of mouth, fliers and a poker Web site, Payne said previously. Old players had to vouch for new ones. Security cameras, including one in infrared, watched the outside of the building. Payne said that the place mainly held card games and that a couple of factors set it apart from a friendly home game. First, the house took a cut of each pot. Second, it wasn’t a family dwelling — the exclusive purpose of the building was to hold card games.”

media:
Robbers Kill Poker Player on 5th Ave. (WNBC, 11/03/07)

blog:
Delaware has Legal Poker (The Poker Atlas, 11/02/07)
“Poker players in Delaware don’t have to make the 90 minute drive to Atlantic City anymore when they get the itch to play. Brandon Buglio recently opened the only legal card room in the state. The Poker Room in the Four Seasons Shopping Center at 642 Plaza Drive “rents” its facility to different non-profits every night, for a portion of the rake.”

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