Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/06/07)

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articles:
Lawyer upbeat about pending WTO ruling (Antigua Sun, 11/06/07)

Underground Poker Games Can Be Targets for Criminals (ABC News, 11/06/07)

Poker craze officially hits U with birth of new student group (The Minnesota Daily, 11/06/07)

CORRECTION: Saloon had nothing to do with gambling operation (TriCities, 11/06/07)

media:
3 Towns To Vote On Casino Gambling (Boston Channel, 11/06/07)

press release:
European Union Commissioner Mandelson Urged to Defend Trade Rights in WTO Dispute During Crucial Washington Visit (Weiser Group, 11/06/07)

blog:
Innovative Thinking: The Educational Value of Poker (GPSTS, 11/06/07)

The Madness of Illegal Poker (notedpokerauthority, 11/05/07)

excerpts:
Lawyer upbeat about pending WTO ruling (Antigua Sun, 11/06/07)
“Antigua and Barbuda can expect to have a ruling on its US$3.4 billion compensation claim by the end of the month, as a World Trade Organisation panel concludes its review of the claim against the United States. According to Mark Mendel, the attorney representing Antigua and Barbuda in its WTO dispute over market access for the Internet gambling industry, the arbitration panel’s ruling is scheduled to be delivered on 30 Nov.”

Underground Poker Games Can Be Targets for Criminals (ABC News, 11/06/07)
“Some games have minimal security, people who have played in illicit games told ABC News, and some criminals may assume that organizers will not report robberies to the police, for fear of exposing the game, according to Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant and a former FBI agent. Poker clubs reportedly have been held up recently in cities around the country, including Dallas, Chicago and Indianapolis.”

Poker craze officially hits U with birth of new student group (The Minnesota Daily, 11/06/07)
“The game escaped the confines of mere casino play, and made its way to the Internet, multiple television channels, the neighborhood bar and now to the University – officially. In early October, chemical engineering senior Kristian Lovato founded “Campus Poker Night,” a group dedicated to teaching students the game of poker.”

CORRECTION: Saloon had nothing to do with gambling operation (TriCities, 11/06/07)

“Incorrect information given to the Bristol Herald Courier by Kingsport police wrongly linked the Hog Wild Saloon to what police say was an illegal gambling establishment run in Colonial Heights. Although one of the saloon’s co-owners was among the 16 arrested, the alleged gambling operation and arrests occurred nearly nine miles from the saloon.”

media:

3 Towns To Vote On Casino Gambling (Boston Channel, 11/06/07)

press release:
European Union Commissioner Mandelson Urged to Defend Trade Rights in WTO Dispute During Crucial Washington Visit (Weiser Group, 11/06/07)
“European politicians and industry representatives are calling on E.U. Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson to use his visit to the U.S. capital this week to seek the reversal of illegal discrimination against Europe’s financial services, e-commerce and gaming industries. Mr. Mandelson’s meetings will feature negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab over compensation owed to the E.U. and other countries following the U.S. withdrawal of services trade concessions in the World Trade Organization related to gaming.”

blog:

Innovative Thinking: The Educational Value of Poker (GPSTS, 11/06/07)
“A convening of academics, teachers, students, and other interested parties to analyze and discuss the educational value of poker. Jim McManus, Mike Sexton, and Dr. Alan Schoonmaker will present their unique viewpoints on the value of poker.”

The Madness of Illegal Poker (notedpokerauthority, 11/05/07)
“The quasi-illegal and transient nature of the clubs makes them a prime target for robberies. Since they know they’ll likely get raided by the police, the clubs don’t invest in the security infrastructure that a bank, casino, or legal card club would (though obviously they do have some infrastructure). That makes them a reasonably well-publicized, soft target that’s guaranteed to have cash on hand. Hence they get robbed.”

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