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PPA Supports Online Poker - Just Not the Facts

2 22 December 2011 , By: compncards
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I have never had a tremendous amount of respect for the Poker Players Alliance. I always have thought they were extremely unorganized and seemed to have very little value true value to poker players. Let's not even discuss their Full Tilt Poker connections. Now, they have released a statement regarding statements made by I.
Categories: Barton Bill, I Nelson Rose, Joe Barton, Poker Players Alliance, PPA, UIGEA

US Government Drops the Bomb on Online Poker

15 April 2011 , By: compncards
Atomic Bomb
I am not a conspiracy theorist. However, I am a realist. For years now, online poker sites have been finding a way to circumvent the UIGEA and still provide payments to online poker players.   Anyone with any common sense knew that the sites were playing with fire.
Categories: Online poker, online poker armageddon, UIGEA, UIGEA Enforcement, US Department of Justice

The Swedish Supreme Court Got it Right About Poker

3 10 April 2011 , By: compncards
Poker Law 430x231
The Swedish Supreme Court recently ruled that poker is BOTH a game of skill and luck, basing its decision dependent on the type of poker being played. The court ruled that tournaments are skill games and that cash games are more random chance because players can come and go as they please and bet whatever they wish. Finally, someone gets it right. Let me clarify that I do not view cash games as random chance or poker tournaments as skill games only.
Categories: Legalizing Online Poker, luck vs skill, Online poker, Poker Law, skill vs luck, UIGEA

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

Merry Christmas!

1 25 December 2009 , By: compncards
Redhead
For all of us here at PokerJunkie. com, we hope you all have a Merry Christmas. Here is my Christmas wish list for 2010: 1.   More non-Holdem events in tournament series.
Categories: Commerce Casino, LA Poker Classic, UIGEA

So, I Was Wrong

26 November 2009 , By: compncards
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"December 1st is approaching and the UIGEA enforcement will commence. I am not even going to say it is scheduled to commence as I fully believe that it will get there. There will be no delays. A "Hail Mary" bill will not be signed in time to stop the banks.
Categories: Poker Players Alliance, UIGEA

Random Rants - Isildur1, Doyle, and the UIGEA

1 25 November 2009 , By: compncards
UIGEA
Today, I just feel like randomly ranting and commenting on some things. The Isildur1 Saga: Unlike the "sparkling vampires" saga, the Isildur1 saga is at least entertaining. The all-time record for largest pots played online has been broken multiple times and Isildur1 has been up and down more than a hooker on Fremont Street. For now, I am just considering this a nice blip in the online poker world.
Categories: Doyle Brunson, Isildur1, UIGEA

Online Poker May be a States Rights Issue

4 September 2009 , By: compncards
uigea
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals basically upheld the UIGEA on Tuesday and dismissed the iMEGA's claim that law was too vague. However, the judges made the following statement in the filing: “It bears repeating that the Act itself does not make any gambling activity illegal. Whether the transaction… constitutes unlawful internet gambling turns on how the law of the state from which the bettor initiates the bet would treat that bet, i. e.
Categories: iMEGA, Online poker, States Rights, UIGEA