Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/28/07)

articles:
Nonprofit groups take a gamble on Poker Zone (The Grand Rapids Press, 11/28/07)

Elks face loss of license (Baltimore Sun, 11/28/07)

The State of Online Gaming (Motley Fool, 11/27/07)

Poker revenues off to a ‘great start’ in West Virginia (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/27/07)

media:
Problem Gambling (Penn State University, 2005)

excerpts:

Nonprofit groups take a gamble on Poker Zone (The Grand Rapids Press, 11/28/07)
“Tom Dykema loves playing poker, gambling in Las Vegas and running businesses. Perhaps, it was in the cards for the 46-year-old owner of Computers & More in Holland Township to open a poker room. He is opening the Poker Zone, providing nonprofit organizations a place to run Vegas-style card-playing events to raise money for their causes.”

Elks face loss of license (Baltimore Sun, 11/28/07)
“The betting was low-stakes, but an Elks Club in Gambrills could lose its liquor license after police found a group of men playing Texas Hold ’em poker in a back room of the lodge. After receiving a tip about illegal gambling for at least the second time in a year, police officers entered the Bowie Elks Club on Defense Highway on Aug. 13 and found eight men around a casino-style poker table in a game room. Police seized about $400 in cash and notified the men that they could face criminal charges.”

The State of Online Gaming (Motley Fool, 11/27/07)
“The state of online gaming legislation in the U.S. was one of the hot topics at this month’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas. Last October, Congress passed the Safe Port Act, a no-brainer bill to improve port security. However, attached to that no-brainer bill was the completely unrelated Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), which effectively outlawed online gaming in the U.S. by making it illegal for banks and credit card companies to transfer money from U.S. customers to online gaming sites.”

Poker revenues off to a ‘great start’ in West Virginia (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 11/27/07)
“West Virginia’s racetracks are cashing in on poker. According to the West Virginia Lottery Commission, Mountaineer Casino Resort and Racetrack in Chester earned $711,352 in poker revenue alone from Oct. 20 through Nov. 17. Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center earned $637,337 on poker during the same period. Both tracks are located about an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh.”

media:
Problem Gambling (Penn State University, 2005)
“Though gambling has been big business for decades, the advent of online gaming and televised poker has helped it reach new demographics and gain wider popularity. Experts discuss the financial and emotional issues surrounding this risky hobby.”

Advertisements

One response to “Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/28/07)

  1. Pingback: 411 Poker » Headlines: <b>Poker</b>, Law, and Politics (11/28/07)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s