Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/14/07)

articles:
Interview: Annie Duke — Part One (CardPlayer, 11/13/07)

Interview: Annie Duke — Part Two (CardPlayer, 11/14/07)

Online Poker: A Fun Way to Kill Time, and Legislation (Boston Daily, 11/14/07)

With Online Poker, Fairness Got Lost in the Shuffle (TheStreet, 11/13/07)

18 Nabbed in Atlantic City Gambling Bust (Newsday, 11/14/07)

Suspect in poker den slay freed (Daily News, 11/14/07)

Second Arrest Made in Putnam Poker Heist (WBOY-12, 11/13/07)

media:
Audio Clips from Judiciary Hearing on Internet Gaming (Poker Players Alliance, 11/14/07)

press release:

DuplicatePoker.com Introduces Revolutionary New Look and Launches New Age in Skill Gaming (Duplicate Poker, 11/14/07)

excerpts:
Interview: Annie Duke — Part One (CardPlayer, 11/13/07)
“Annie Duke is one of the most well-known and respected poker players around, and she stands right on the front line in the fight for the legality of online poker. Her reputation as a poker player is well deserved thanks to a World Series of Poker bracelet-win in 2004, a victory at the 2005 WSOP Tournament of Champions invitational (worth $1 million), and for cashing more than 30 times in various WSOP events. She just also happens to be the kid sister of another poker superstar, Howard Lederer, who is also front and center in the fight for online poker.”

Interview: Annie Duke — Part Two (CardPlayer, 11/14/07)
“Annie Duke was one of several people who testified before members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary this morning at a hearing titled Hearing on Establishing Consistent Enforcement Policies in the Context of Online Wagers.”

Online Poker: A Fun Way to Kill Time, and Legislation (Boston Daily, 11/14/07)
“It’s been a few days since it was reported that Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed casino legislation would outlaw online gaming in the state. In case you’ve been wondering what’s taking us so long to comment on it (and we know you have), it boils down to this: we’ve been trying to figure out what the hell the governor was thinking. We’re still trying. Making it legal to play poker in buildings while making it illegal to play poker on computer screens, beyond hypocritical, just sounds stupid.”

With Online Poker, Fairness Got Lost in the Shuffle (TheStreet, 11/13/07)
“Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R., Tenn.) caught online gamblers by surprise last year. He inserted an obscure provision — the Unlawful Internet Gambling and Enforcement Act (UIGEA) — into the Safe Port Act that bans the transfer of funds from financial institutions to Internet gambling sites. The UIGEA passed without a committee hearing in the Senate. This means that without a debate, we were stuck with poor public policy, and the federal government restricted our use of the Internet. New legislative initiatives offer a second chance at that debate in Congress.”

18 Nabbed in Atlantic City Gambling Bust (Newsday, 11/14/07)
“An illegal sports gambling ring run out of a high-stakes poker room in an Atlantic City casino was busted Wednesday and 18 people were arrested, including four with mob ties, a law enforcement official said. The four — affiliated with the Philadelphia mob — appeared to be the ringleaders, with six employees of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa also among those arrested, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment on the case.”

Suspect in poker den slay freed (Daily News, 11/14/07)
“A Bronx man accused of participating in the fatal robbery of a Manhattan poker club was freed Tuesday after a grand jury failed to indict him. Prosecutors said murder and robbery charges are still pending against William Delvalle, 35, in the fatal shooting of math teacher Frank Desena, 55, of Wayne, N.J. But when the grand jury hearing evidence in the case did not indict Delvalle by its deadline at the end of the day, officials said a judge was obliged to free him without bail”

Second Arrest Made in Putnam Poker Heist (WBOY-12, 11/13/07)
“The second suspect in the Putnam County poker game armed robbery is in custody. Sheriff Mark Smith tells 13 News Jacqueline Dennis turned herself in to deputies about 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hurricane Rest Stop on Interstsate 64.”

media:
Audio Clips from Judiciary Hearing on Internet Gaming (Poker Players Alliance, 11/14/07)

press release:

DuplicatePoker.com Introduces Revolutionary New Look and Launches New Age in Skill Gaming (Duplicate Poker, 11/14/07)
“DuplicatePoker.com, the only US-legal online poker site, has introduced an innovative new look to its revolutionary online poker game site. The state-of-the-art design allows online poker players to sign up and play games and tournaments with ease in a fun yet highly-competitive environment that is both legal and secure.”

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