Apparently the mysteriously funded Pokers Players Alliance and their lobbyists are ready to celebrate their win yesterday in the House Finance Committee of stopping implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  As a public service announcement I thought I should let people know of the venue change.

Subject: LOCATION CHANGE --- Happy Hour Tonight!

Importance: High


There was a miscommunications with the folks at Beck and they double

booked the space they had for us tonight!  So don't go to Brasserie

Beck.  We are now meeting at the not so new Bobby Van's Grille, who were

able and happy to accommodate our happy hour on short notice.  We still

have an open bar and food (just without the Belgian flair), and look

forward to seeing you this evening!  Sorry for the change.

 Again, it at the Grill not the restaurant, 1201 New York Ave NW.  We

will have the back room by the bar on the main level.


Alex Urrea

Greenberg Traurig LLP




From: Urrea, Alex C. (Assoc-DC-GovAffairs)

Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:15 PM

To: Urrea, Alex C. (Assoc-DC-GovAffairs)

Subject: Happy Hour Tonight




Please join the IGC and PPA this evening at Brasserie Beck to celebrate

and thank you for our team victory in Committee yesterday. 

This will be a "widely attended event" that complies with ethics rules.

Please feel free to invite your office colleagues and co-workers.


So come one, come all to 1101 K St, NW and ask for the PPA Happy Hour.


We will be arriving around 6pm TONIGHT. <>




Thanks and see you then,



Alex Urrea

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Let us hope this is as premature as their victory dance after the Republican Platform.

I am curious how exactly a quickly put together "Happy Hour" complies with ethics rules as a "widely attended event?"