Poker Coverage:

Let’s Get Online Poker Regulated!

by Linda Johnson |  Published: Jun 29, 2011


The Poker Players Alliance recently staged a Washington, DC, fly-in for 24 state directors and some invited guests. The mission of the participants was to attend meetings with members of Congress and the Senate to discuss the need for licensing and regulating online poker. The rally and press conference, held on the lawn in front of the Capitol building, was emceed by Alphonse D’Amato, chairman of the PPA. D’Amato said, “Congress should not be prohibiting people from playing poker in their own homes. By making it a crime for financial institutions to carry out the transactions, they have essentially said, ‘We’re coming into your home because we’ve determined that you should not be playing poker on the Internet.” Next up was U.S. Rep. John Campbell from California, who co-sponsored a House bill to regulate and tax online poker. Campbell said, “I don’t even play poker, but to me, it’s about ...

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