Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (11/30/07)

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articles:
Gaming or illegal gaming? (ABC12, 11/29/07)


Elks liquor license threatened by poker bust (Hometown Annapolis, 11/29/07)

Online poker is not a crime (The Channels Online, 11/29/07)

Casino backer files lawsuit (Sun Journal, 11/30/07)

Dusk Till Dawn poker club opens today (PokerListings, 11/29/07)

Fighting State Monopolies (UNI Gaming Global Union, 11/30/07)

excerpts:

Gaming or illegal gaming? (ABC12, 11/29/07)
“When it comes to gaming, what’s legal and what’s not? Tuesday night’s bust at the former Rarebird Records in Genesee Township, where 30 people were arrested and ticketed, got us wondering. Investigators say an illegal poker operation was being run.”

Elks liquor license threatened by poker bust (Hometown Annapolis, 11/29/07)
“An Elks Lodge in Gambrills faces losing its liquor license next month because of a low-stakes poker game busted by police. Acting on an anonymous tip, the liquor board dispatched investigators in August to the billiards room of the private club, where police detectives seized $400, a casino-style poker table and a cache of poker chips.”

Online poker is not a crime (The Channels Online, 11/29/07)
“In the United States, if you are 21 years old you can walk into your local liquor store and buy beer or a pack of cigarettes, but you can’t play poker online. Apparently it’s bad for you. It’s been a year since the U.S. government decided to regulate online gambling by implementing the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act, also known as the SAFE Port Act. Title VIII of the SAFE Port Act was the UIGEA bill (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act).”

Casino backer files lawsuit (Sun Journal, 11/30/07)
“An organization in favor of an Oxford County casino has named 15 defendants in a civil action, claiming the First Amendment rights of petitioners were violated. Seth T. Carey, founder of and attorney for Evergreen Mountain Enterprises LLC, filed the complaint with Oxford County Superior Court last week.”

Dusk Till Dawn poker club opens today (PokerListings, 11/29/07)
“After a long battle with both the U.K. licensing board and established casinos in London, all systems are go for the launch of England’s first-ever poker-only cardroom today. The Dusk Till Dawn poker club, in the works since last fall, will officially open its doors Thursday and will kick off the festivities with several tournaments. Two of those events, both £100 No-Limit Hold’em tournaments on Thursday and Friday, are already full with a player cap at 108 runners.”

Fighting State Monopolies (UNI Gaming Global Union, 11/30/07)

“The toughest challenge for the gaming industry remains the State monopolies blocking access in almost all the 27 E.U countries. Typically operators are blocked into entry in Italy unless one registers for a license. The E.U Commission has warned France, Germany and Italy, among others, that they are potentially in violation of rules seeking to create a single market in goods and services across the EU, for public- and private-sector providers alike. The protective stance taken by German politicians when it comes to the country’s state monopolised gambling industry is well known.”

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