Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/05/07)

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articles:
Antigua to pitch online gambling to visiting US lawmakers (MSN UK, 11/02/07)

High stakes (Boston Globe, 11/05/07)

Free-play site draws card players after crackdown (Boston Globe, 11/05/07)

New Jersey Man Is Killed in Midtown Poker Game (New York Times, 11/04/07)

The Latest in Job Cuts: Automated Poker Without Dealers (New York Times, 11/05/07)

media:
PPA DC Fly-In Video (Poker Players Alliance, 10/31/07)

blog:
PPA Fly-In (Annie Duke, 10/27/07)

excerpts:

Antigua to pitch online gambling to visiting US lawmakers (MSN UK, 11/02/07)
“Antiguan authorities plan to raise their tiny nation’s long-running trade battle with the United States over Internet gambling as about 10 members of the U.S. Congress gather here next week for an annual Caribbean business conference. Antigua’s government, which has accused the U.S. of crippling its gambling industry by effectively banning Americans from making online wagers, will raise the issue at the conference and in private meetings with members of Congress, Finance Minister Errol Cort said.”

High stakes (Boston Globe, 11/05/07)
“Poker has exploded in popularity through televised tournaments and online gaming and has become a serious legal topic, whether it is a debate over how the game should be regulated, the threat of gambling addiction, online gaming’s role in international trade, or poker as a proving ground for skills essential for business, law, and modern-day survival.”

Free-play site draws card players after crackdown (Boston Globe, 11/05/07)
“When Congress cracked down on Internet gambling last year, Michael Clebnik was poised to profit. The 48-year-old entrepreneur from Newton had recently launched a poker site with a business model that didn’t depend on gambling. “We looked at the dynamic of poker content and [were confident] there was a different way to be able to offer this to the US audience,” said Clebnik, chief executive of Framingham-based Power Play Development.”

New Jersey Man Is Killed in Midtown Poker Game (New York Times, 11/04/07)
“A mathematician and former professor was shot and killed when masked men with guns broke into a floating poker game on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan late Friday night, the police said. The commercial building on Fifth Avenue where a man was shot to death during the robbery of a poker game Friday. The shooting occurred in an unmarked office on the seventh floor of a commercial building at 251 Fifth Avenue, at 28th Street, the police said.”

The Latest in Job Cuts: Automated Poker Without Dealers (New York Times, 11/05/07)
“Most card rooms and casinos in Northern California offer live poker the old-fashioned way: with dealers doling out cards and players tossing chips into the center of a table. But here at the Folsom Lake Bowl Sports Bar and Casino, just outside Sacramento, the action is entirely different — no cards, no chips and no dealers whatsoever.”

media:
PPA DC Fly-In Video (Poker Players Alliance, 10/31/07)

blog:
PPA Fly-In (Annie Duke, 10/27/07)
“I just came back from one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. The Poker Players Alliance (www.pokerplayersalliance.org) organized a fly-in to Washington, DC to lobby members of congress to support Representative Barney Frank’s proposed legislation (HR 2046) and Representative Robert Wexler’s proposed legislation (HR 2610).”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/05/07)

  1. My god u kept me entertained.

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