Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/16/07)

Click here for selected coverage of the Judiciary Hearing on Internet Gaming

articles:

Casino measure fails in Senate (Boston Globe, 11/16/07)

Online poker gains support to change existing ban (Medill Reports, 11/15/07)

Annie Duke, Others Testify at House Judiciary Hearing on Online Gambling (Poker News, 11/15/07)

press release:
iMEGA Criticises Anti-Internet Legislation (iMEGA, 11/15/07)

blogs:
John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance Shines on Radio (Lou Krieger, 11/16/07)

excerpts:
Casino measure fails in Senate (Boston Globe, 11/16/07)
“Massachusetts voters will not get a chance to voice their opinion on the governor’s casino plan after legislative leaders refused yesterday to allow a nonbinding question on the presidential primary ballot. Senator Michael W. Morrissey, Democrat of Quincy, proposed the casino referendum as an amendment to a bill that would move up the state’s presidential primary from March 4 to Feb. 5”

Online poker gains support to change existing ban (Medill Reports, 11/15/07)
“Another player is getting attention in the debate over the usefulness of an Internet gambling law that bars the transfer of funds between financial institutions and online sites, making it difficult for Americans to participate in online poker games. Washington-based Aristotle Inc., a leading identity and age verification service testified before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, promoting its robust technology. The company relies on government-issued IDs to counter concerns about problem gamblers and access to minors.”

Annie Duke, Others Testify at House Judiciary Hearing on Online Gambling (Poker News, 11/15/07)
“Chairman John Conyers opened up yesterday’s House Judiciary Committee Hearing on online gambling by summing up the current state of US internet gambling policy. While acknowledging the social risks of online gambling, Conyers stressed some of the problems and inconsistencies that challenged lawmakers.”

press release:
iMEGA Criticises Anti-Internet Legislation (iMEGA, 11/15/07)
“In America, the Interactive Media Entertainment and Gaming Association (iMEGA) has branded as ‘unconstitutional’ proposed legislation that would punish anyone found gambling online with a two-year prison term and a fine of $25,000. The Governor of the eastern state of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, has crafted the Act Establishing and Regulating Resort Casinos in the Commonwealth proposition, which contains a clause on page 28 punishing anyone found gambling online.”

blogs:
John Pappas of the Poker Players Alliance Shines on Radio (Lou Krieger, 11/16/07)
“Amy Calistri and I had John Pappas, of the Poker Players Alliance as a guest on our internet radio show, Keep Flopping Aces, last night. It was an incredible show, and if you are interested in a quick lesson on all of the issue confronting poker players in this country, go to the http://www.holdemradio.com show archives and tune in to a rebroadcast of last night’s show. The show should be posted there within a few days, and by then you’ll also be able to listen to it as an i-Tunes podcast.”

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One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/16/07)

  1. Nice site and fine content

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