Rewriting the Poker Laws

by , May 2, 2007 | 3:41 pm

Ken in Arlington writes in with a reminder that the fight for good poker laws and righteous regulation is being fought on multiple fronts. While Lavigne and others are doing their political masterwork in Austin, Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) are actively involved in undoing the UIGEA on the Federal and International level:

Hey Dan — Maybe this is already old news to you, but if not I certainly think this is a worthwhile blog item and link for you to post. The only congressman who spoke up strongly against the Internet bill last year hasn’t stopped fighting (though it says this happened last Thursday???):

A copy of Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act is here:

Love the site and all you put into it.

Ken Daley
NY Times and free-lancer, former baseball columnist at Dallas Morning News

12 Comments to “Rewriting the Poker Laws”

  1. L


    A game was held up in Dallas last week. Know anything about it?

  2. DanM

    L, I heard about an 8-liner raid from an extremely reliable source, but nothing about another hold-up — attempted or otherwise. Also have not noticed increased search traffic over the past week for things like “poker robbery,” “dallas poker hold-up,” “dallas poker room robbery,” etc. (these searches generally provide me a little heads-up about anything that has recently gone down.)

    anyone else heard anything?

  3. pisswilley

    Well, no poker in Texas…. I guess time to fold,

  4. Fresh Princess

    That’s a different bill.

  5. pisswilley


  6. Fresh Princess

    🙂 so far….

  7. Lavigne in Austin

    Our bill is the last man standing, largely because we were not a part of those bigger bills needing constitutional amendments.

  8. Woody

    I still didn’t take much comfort from Dewhurst’s statements.

  9. Lavigne in Austin

    well, if we get it through the house he’ll have to deal with it. Right now there is nothing for him to deal with other than commenting on bills that are already dead.

  10. Woody

    As Dan would say, “Go Ed! And go poker!”

  11. Woody

    Ooops…should have been “Go Mike!”

  12. DanM

    funny, woodrow. indeed, i might make a similar mistake.