Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/18/08)

articles:
Sentence suspended for gaming charges (Anchorage Daily News, 04/18/08)

Raymer still fighting the good fight (PokerListings, 04/18/08)

Poland is Closer to Regulating Online Poker Online Gambling (PokerPages, 04/18/08)

Move to make Scotland’s first poker club legitimate (Evening Times, 04/18/07)

excerpts:
Sentence suspended for gaming charges (Anchorage Daily News, 04/18/08)
“The last of eight people charged with operating an illegal poker room in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough was sentenced Wednesday afternoon. Like all the others, Samuel Henry received no time behind bars. He was given a two-year suspended sentence and ordered to perform 40 hours of community service in an agreement reached with the District Attorney’s Office.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/17/08)

articles:
Cali. Intrastate Online Poker Room Bill Moves Forward (CardPlayer, 04/17/08 – CA)

Debating South Carolina Gambling Law (WCIV, 04/16/08 – SC)

More poker players plead to misdemeanors (The Post and Courier, 04/16/08 – SC)

City plans to ease cost of social gaming (Wilsonville Spokesmsn, 04/17/08 – OR)

Poker: Lawmakers’ efforts could benefit players, banks (San Antonio Express-News, 04/16/08)

media:
Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) (PocketFives, 04/17/08)

excerpts:
Cali. Intrastate Online Poker Room Bill Moves Forward (CardPlayer, 04/17/08 – CA)
“A bill that would authorize the study of intrastate online poker in California moved forward yesterday when the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee (AGOC) unanimously sent the bill forward to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 2026 calls for the California Gambling Control Commission and the Department of Justice to perform a study on authorizing intrastate online poker in California. If passed, the study is to be presented to California Legislature by June 30, 2009.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/16/08)

articles:
Legislators skirt revising gaming law (The Post and Courier, 04/16/08 – SC)

Police raid Bangor poker tournament (Bangor Daily News, 04/16/08 – ME)

Viewpoint: Ex-candidate deals his own hand against gambling act (The Daily Gamecock, 04/16/08)

Shooting dice comes up trouble for 4 men (Daily Leader, 04/15/08 – MS)

Bill would halve budget for gambling treatment (The Des Moines Register, 04/16/08 – IA)

blogs:
ePassporte no longer available for poker players (Dead Money, 04/15/08)

The Pros Speak (Again): Howard Lederer (Poker From the Rail, 04/15/08)

The Pros Speak: Chris Ferguson (Poker From the Rail, 04/08/08)

excerpts:
Legislators skirt revising gaming law (The Post and Courier, 04/16/08 – SC)
“Some of them say it’s silly that Monopoly, Go Fish and arcade games are against the law. And some might even believe it’s a waste of police time to bust penny-ante kitchen-table poker games. But don’t expect state lawmakers to do anything about it anytime soon. That’s one debate that’s just too controversial to take up in the General Assembly right now.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/15/08)

articles:
Bankers cheer Frank-Paul approach to Web gambling (The Hill, 04/14/08)

Internet poker site operator doubts ban will be lifted anytime soon (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/15/08)

Raid cracks high-stakes poker ring in Long View (Hickory Daily Record, 04/15/08 – NC)

Eleven arrested in gambling bust (abc13, 04/13/08 – TX)

Casinos possible – but some students already win big (The Daily Pennsylvanian, 04/15/08 – PA)

media:
Missoula hosts poker championship (KPAX, 04/14/08 – MT)

excerpts:

Bankers cheer Frank-Paul approach to Web gambling (The Hill, 04/14/08)
“The banking industry is cheering a fresh assault on the 2006 federal crackdown on Internet gambling by an unlikely duo: House Financial Services panel Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Frank has teamed up with the libertarian-minded Paul, who crusaded against big government during his recent White House bid, on legislation to block that law by forbidding federal officials from writing rules to implement it.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/14/08)

articles:
Official moves to block bet regulations (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/12/08)

18 poker players plead guilty; one requests jury trial (The Post and Courier, 04/14/08)

Selected Coverage of the Hanahan SC Poker Raid (click here)

Washington State Online Poker Gambling Court Date Now May 15 (Poker Pages, 04/14/08)

Gambling operation could have been going on for years (KSL, 04/11/08 – UT)

Gamblers can roll the dice elsewhere (Nassau County Record, 04/11/08 – FL)

AP: Missouri Capital City Voters Again Reject Casinos (Missourian, 04/09/08 – MO)

‘Really, gambling is illegal’ (Kane County Chronicle, 04/14/08 – IL)

ePassporte Discontinues US Poker Deposit Services (Poker News, 04/12/08)

media:
Podcast: Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) (PocketFives, 04/11/08)

press release:
Frank, Paul Introduce Legislation to Stop Implementation of Antigambling Regulations
(House Financial Services Committee, 04/11/08)


excerpts:

Official moves to block bet regulations (Las Vegas Review-Journal, 04/12/08)
“Regulations to enforce an Internet gambling ban would be blocked under a bill introduced this week by Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., chairman of the House Financial Services Committee. “These regulations are impossible to implement without placing a significant burden on the payments system and financial institutions,” Frank said in a statement on Friday. Frank’s bill, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, was introduced Thursday and would prohibit the Department of Treasury and the Federal Reserve from proposing regulations to enforce the Internet gambling ban enacted in 2006.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/11/08)


articles:

Metro Gang Unit veteran accused of running gambling operation (Salt Lake Tribune, 04/11/08 – UT)

Westmoreland County attorney wagers poker not ‘gambling’ (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 04/11/08 – PA)

Five cited in alleged gambling operation bust (Jacksonville Daily News, 04/10/08 – NC)

9 more poker suspects surrender (The Post and Courier, 04/10/08 – SC)

Legislators try to dampen gambling initiative (Anchorage Daily News, 04/10/08 – AK)

Time to Fold (Wall Street Journal, 04/10/08)

media:
Salt Lake County deputy arrested in gambling ring investigation (ABC4, 04/10/08)

blog:
Updates on Lee Rousso vs. State of WA (Lee Rousso, 04/11/08)

excerpts:

Metro Gang Unit veteran accused of running gambling operation (Salt Lake Tribune, 04/11/08 – UT)
“A 14-year veteran of the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of running a gambling operation that hosted card games seven days a week and occasionally raked in as much as $100,000 per night. Lee Edward Morris, 38, was arrested by other sheriff’s officers at a commercial location, 1063 E. 3300 South, along with four other alleged operators and five people described as “gamblers,” Lt. Paul Jaroscak said.”

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Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (04/09/08)

articles:
Some implicated in Hanahan poker raid also charged in Mt. P. (The Post and Courier, 04/09/08 – SC)

Jeff Haney sees rise of duplicate poker, a game in which luck loses out to brains (Las Vegas Sun, 04/09/08)

Gaming is Largest Entertainment Industry in Canada (PokerPages, 04/09/08)

South Africa Stalls on Online Gaming Law (CardPlayer, 04/09/08)

media:
DiMasi and Deval: Political Poker (GPSTS, 04/08/08 – MA)

press release:
ITechLaw Holding 2008 World Technology Law Conference and Annual Meeting, April 24-25 in Las Vegas (ITechLaw, 04/09/08 – NV)

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