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Old 11-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

On Sunday 60 Minutes is broadcasting a story about the UB/AP ripoff. The voice-over starts with the inaccurate claim that internet poker is flatly illegal in the US.

This could reduce the number of new players coming online.

There is time to get them to change this.

Call 60 Minutes RIGHT NOW.

PHONE: (212) 975-3247

EMAIL: 60m@cbsnews.com


Here are some links to give them, or find your own.

http://www.gamblingandthelaw.com/

http://www.casinocitytimes.com/artic...ibutorid=24925

http://www.gamblingandthelaw.com/col...poker_long.htm


MOVE!


Flood the net comments for this particular story:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/...n4633254.shtml

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Old 11-28-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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Sent email!
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:30 PM   #3
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Re: How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

And if they dont care?
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:37 PM   #4
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LOL what a waste of time Do you think they care. Anyone who watches this story that thought of playing will not play weather or not that comment is there.

Plus there to believe your links from sites that support gambling.

I hera smoking doesnt effect your health at least thats what the tobacco companies always said
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

email sent.

re:Lozen -> It takes 10 seconds, it's worth the effort.

Last edited by gregorio; 11-28-2008 at 01:56 PM. Reason: and the links are to a law prof's webpage who teaches a law school class on gaming law
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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Re: How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

What I took from the statement was that the "Industry" was ilegal in the US, Although I had to listen to it twice to make sure as the first time I was upset thinking they were implying that online poker was ilegal.

I dont think that the general public will pick up on that and they will assume that online poker is ilegal.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:10 PM   #7
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Re: How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

A better 60 Minutes number:

(212) 975-2006

Fax: (212) 757-6975
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:15 PM   #8
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This being on 60 mins is the way to over worried about. If anything I see this story as a way to maybe get the goverment to step in and regulate it, like most the poker community wants. Which will increase the number of players and creditable sites to play on.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:24 PM   #9
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"Though such gambling is illegal in both Canada and the U.S., the betting laws in those countries have no jurisdiction on the sovereign reservation."

Lols. They spent 4 months researching their story to come up with that crap?
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #10
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Sent an email. Thank you for pointing this out, OP.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:36 PM   #11
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LOL what a waste of time Do you think they care. Anyone who watches this story that thought of playing will not play weather or not that comment is there.

Plus there to believe your links from sites that support gambling.

I hera smoking doesnt effect your health at least thats what the tobacco companies always said
seems this actually could work, unlike all the emails and phone calls to goverment reps tht obv had no chance of ever doing a damn thing.

i actually thought about doing this for about 5 seconds whereas i just immediately dismissed the lol uigea contacts.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #12
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Will this be hosted online?
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:40 PM   #13
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i also find it funny that the ppl with the most to risk are no where to be found. hey jokerstars? he ftp? wtf are you doing with the billions in rake you are siphoning from the community if you arent even making a token effort to protect your interests?

the incompetence of this entire industry is mindboggling.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:48 PM   #14
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Its worth a try i guess, but I dont think there going to edit and redo the opening segment two days before broadcast time.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:53 PM   #15
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lolz ba bye online pokah....
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:53 PM   #16
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I'm afraid that we're probably too late. The contents/preview for Sunday's show is usually posted on Thursday or Friday, and this week it was posted on Tuesday -- presumably because of the holiday in the US.

I sent my e-mail on Wednesday, but I'm almost certain that this piece is shot, and all the production staff have gone home for the holiday.

Sucks.
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:54 PM   #17
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i dont think there are even new players coming online anymore..
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:57 PM   #18
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Just got some advance copy from CBS......



"One can imagine how passionate these outlaws are about poker, because thousands of them emailed us in a great panic under the delusion that poker is not illegal. Nonetheless, it is in fact illegal, so much so that President Bush made sure of that by recently passing the UIEGAGAGAGE so that there were no misunderstandings. Because we wish to preserve the privacy of our viewership, the names of these people were not reported to thE authorities. We are, after all, not the police but a beacon of freedom."
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:04 PM   #19
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Re: How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

At this point in online poker's timeline, general blanket statements saying online poker is illegal in the US isn't going to be shocking to anyone and definitely not sway anyone from playing online poker (at this point). People are going to be focusing on the middle 58 minutes a bit more and on why it's illegal in the first place and maybe how the whole reason we had this problem is because it was a massive gray area to begin with.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:11 PM   #20
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Just got some advance copy from CBS......



"One can imagine how passionate these outlaws are about poker, because thousands of them emailed us in a great panic under the delusion that poker is not illegal. Nonetheless, it is in fact illegal, so much so that President Bush made sure of that by recently passing the UIEGAGAGAGE so that there were no misunderstandings. Because we wish to preserve the privacy of our viewership, the names of these people were not reported to thE authorities. We are, after all, not the police but a beacon of freedom."
who is ur source
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:12 PM   #21
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Re: How to contact 60 Minutes IMMEDIATELY

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This is TV news. They can change it right up to 30 seconds before airtime. They don't even have to have Steve Kroft redo the voice over, just chop that one sentence.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:14 PM   #22
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i also find it funny that the ppl with the most to risk are no where to be found. hey jokerstars? he ftp? wtf are you doing with the billions in rake you are siphoning from the community if you arent even making a token effort to protect your interests?

the incompetence of this entire industry is mindboggling.
Agree, agree, agree. Gah.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:17 PM   #23
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who is ur source
my.god.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:21 PM   #24
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This is TV news. They can change it right up to 30 seconds before airtime. They don't even have to have Steve Kroft redo the voice over, just chop that one sentence.
That might be the case, but I'm under the impression that only a 'skeleton crew' worked during the holiday weekend (I'm not American), and this is why the preview clips, etc were posted so early in the week. Not only do we have to worry about production/editting staff being available, but also is there going to be someone there to answer the phone calls and e-mails?

I sent my e-mail, but I don't think it's likely they'll change it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:22 PM   #25
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such a waste of time
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