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Wire Act Applies Only to Sports - What About "Sport of Poker"

24 December 2011 , By: compncards
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The DOJ released a memo today that has the poker world abuzz, and for good reason. Essentially, the memo is an opinion from Assistant Attorney General Virginia Seitz that clearly states that the Wire Act only applies to a "sporting event or contest. " Players around the United States as well as lobbyists are rejoicing after the great news. However, Lon McEachern in passing said the following: @lonmceachern[http://twitter.
Categories: DOJ, Sport of Poker, Wire Act

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

Conviction Parties at the DOJ Underway

20 December 2011 , By: compncards
US DOJ 1 - Online Poker 0 Cue "Party at the DOJ" [youtube]http://www. youtube. com/watch?v=XYiy7L1grVk[/youtube] *Brent Beckley* pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy charges stemming from the Black Friday indictments on April 15th. Where are the people that claimed that none of the sites or processors would receive jail time? Where are the people that claimed that the UIGEA was a bad law with no teeth? The realists among us knew that the Black Friday indictments were not only bad news for the industry but also would likely result in at least some convictions.
Categories: Black Friday, Black Friday Indictments, Brent Buckley

I'm Going to Sue the Government

15 December 2011 , By: compncards
Fat Man
I have decided today that I am going to sue the U. S. Government because it did not properly regulate the fast food industry. It did not tell me the dangers behind eating fast food for 20 years and now I am fat.
Categories: Online poker, suing the government

I Want What Phil Hellmuth is Smoking

1 14 December 2011 , By: compncards
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Can I have what Phil Hellmuth is smoking? "I wouldn't be surprised if online poker was passed in the next five days. " I've got my Baked Cheetos ready for whatever wacky weed that Hellmuth is smoking. Did his Magic 8-Ball tell him that online poker regulation was likely soon or is this just another Hellmuth sales pitch? Don't get me wrong. I like Phil.
Categories: online poker legalization, online poker legislation, pass the bowl, Phil Hellmuth
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