Posts Tagged ‘gambling compliance’

Fahrenkopf, Reid at Odds over Internet Poker Failures

by , Jun 12, 2013 | 1:30 pm

For Frank Fahrenkopf and Harry Reid, it was like their rankings in the Bluff Power 20 meant nothing.

For Frank Fahrenkopf and Harry Reid, it was like their rankings in the Bluff Power 20 meant nothing.

Two of Nevada’s longtime political power players — gaming lobbyist Frank Fahrenkopf Jr. and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — took turns blaming each other for the failure for Congress to legalize Internet poker last year.

The dust-up surprised many because the longtime Nevadans had always been complimentary to each other.

Fahrenkopf, chief executive of the Washington, D.C.-based American Gaming Association, is retiring at the end of the month.

In an interview with online publication Gambling Compliance that was published Thursday, he said the failure of Reid and now-retired Arizona Sen. John Kyl to introduce an online poker bill last year “was my biggest disappointment” in his 18 years with the American Gaming Association.

Asked if he blames Reid and Kyl for not introducing legislation, Fahrenkopf said, “If I had to blame anybody — I mean I’m sure they did their best — but that’s where the failure is. Blame is not probably the right way to put it, but there was a failure because nothing was introduced.”


Gambling Compliance’s Breakdown of 2267 Amendments

+ more on the looming online gambling “black list”

by , Aug 9, 2010 | 7:13 pm

For those not familiar, Gambling Compliance is one of a small handful of uberwonk journals for executive-types in the online gambling world. With offices in London and Washington DC, GC puts out high-level industry analysis that at least a handful of insiders find worth a £3,000-£5,000 in Europe subscription fee.

But they do make some content occasionally available for public consumption by non-subscribers. One I’ve been meaning to share for a while is the perfect companion piece to KevMath’s markup of HR 2267. (Supposedly Congressional staffers charged with the official cut-and-paste need a few more days to do what KevMath got done more than a week ago.)

Check it out … I like the cool, color-coded map; but the most important stuff is probably the breakdown by industry sector, explaining who has likely been affected how by the different amendments attached to the bill being sent to the floor. The report comes with an easy to browse table of amendments, too:

HR 2267 Frank Bill Amendments

Most interesting and plausibly relevant to our little world, imho, are provisions laid out in Rep. John Campbell’s (R-CA) amendment, which creates a “black list” of non-compliant operators. More…

Washington DC Online Gambling Politics Update

with Shelley Berkley

by , Jul 2, 2010 | 3:57 pm

Check it out … pretty good interview by Gambling Compliance with Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV) about the status of current online gambling-related legislation, what it took to change Harry Reid’s mind about supporting internet gambling, why she has concerns about the McDermott taxation bill, getting excited by early signs of a Las Vegas recovery, and why she and the whole city loves 69 (about 6:40 in) … but needs a little more to get the big money people coming.

She also lets it be known, without officially confirming nor denying anything, how this former Vegas cocktail waitress may have her sights on running for U.S. Senate in 2012.

Rep. Shelley Berkley speaks to GamblingCompliance.