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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 01, 2011

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US Online Poker Bill Introduced Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-Texas) mission to implement online poker legislation is officially underway as the Congressman’s bill was introduced in the House Energy and Commerce Committee in July. In the press release Barton announced that he is joined by original co-sponsors Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-NV), Rep. John Campbell (R-CA), Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA). Frank and Campbell were the sponsors of another federal online poker bill, but their version appears to be dead. According to Barton, the driving force behind the bill is consumer protection. “It will create an interstate licensing program for internet poker sites, but at the same time allow states to opt out if they don’t want to participate.” Lawmakers on ...


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