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Reid Reveals Online Poker is NOT a Priority

15 December 2014 , By: compncards
Harry Reid
Directly after the mid-term elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he would be willing to work with Republicans moving forward. Knowing that he will become the Minority Leader come 2015, this was to be expected from Reid. When Reid made this statement, I commented that this would not be good for online poker's chances of being legalized at the federal level anytime soon. I hate to say it.
Categories: Harry Reid, online gambling, Online poker

Daniel Negreanu's Take Applies to Everyday Life - Not Just Poker

29 November 2014 , By: compncards
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Daniel Negreanu wrote a great blog about making his choice to play poker and to gamble. Head over to FullContactPoker. com and read it sometime. His words got me to thinking about the recent decision by Victoria Coren-Mitchell to leave PokerStars because they are now offering casino games.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, online gambling, Online poker, PokerStars, Victroia Coren

Did Sheldon Adelson Pay NewsWeek to Write Poker Face?

18 August 2014 , By: compncards
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The poker world is in its latest uproar over last week's NewsWeek article "How Washington Opened the Floodgates to Online Poker, Dealing Parents a Bad Hand. " This piece has been called everything from politically motivated to bad journalism to a bag of lies. I've read over the article and I'm not here to debate the accuracy of the article. Rather, I have reason to believe that the article was purchased by Adelson's coalition.
Categories: NewsWeek, online gambling, Online poker, Poker Face, Sheldon Adelson

Virginia Congressmen Lobby Against Legalizing Online Gambling

29 April 2010 , By: compncards
Goodlatte
Looks like a couple of my congressmen want to start shit.   Bob Goodlatte and Rick Boucher, both delegates from Virginia have been circulating a letter around congress urging members to reject any attempts to repeal the UIGEA and vote against any bills that legalize online gaming.   (Yes, I live in Virginia. ) One of their points is that online gambling will bring all the trappings of a brick and mortar casino into homes and college dorms across the country.
Categories: Bob Goodlatte, Jerry Falwell, online gambling, Rick Boucher, UIGEA