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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 02, 2010


PPA Weighs In on Intrastate Poker Efforts Several States Consider Online Poker Regulation By Stephen A. Murphy California. Florida. Massachusetts. New Jersey. Iowa. This might not have been the terrain upon which the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) expected itself to be fighting, but it’s where the battles have been taking place, as several state governments are considering regulating the online poker industry within their borders. Hungry for additional revenue in these difficult financial times, a number of state legislatures have held preliminary hearings on the financial benefits that a regulated online poker market would bring to their states. California alone is facing a $20 billion deficit, and has been forced to cut numerous state programs in the past year. For states that are struggling to piece together their annual budgets, the potential revenue that online poker regulation offers is increasingly intriguing to elected officials who don’t want to have to ...

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