Poker Coverage: Poker Legislation Poker Tournaments Daily Fantasy Sports Poker Stories Podcast U.S. Poker Markets

CPPT VI - Golden Gates Casino

$600 No-Limit Hold'em

Follow-the-action

Andreas Ramadanis Leads Final 107 Going Into Day 2

The stage is set for the final day of the 2018 Card Player Poker Tour Golden Gates Casino $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em main event. A total of 456 entries were made in the event, building ...


White House Petition Calls For Defeat Of Proposed Online Poker Ban

100,000 Signatures Sought By May 2, 2015

Print-icon
 

A proposed ban on some forms of online gaming faces long odds in Congress, but you should still take the threat seriously. A petition to protect and preserve regulated online poker has appeared on petitions.whitehouse.gov, and it’s seeking 100,000 signatures within the next month.

Sign it.

Even if you think RAWA doesn’t stand much of a chance, you should still sign it because once RAWA efforts are dead, then poker advocates can focus on supporting bills in individual states that seek to legalize and regulate the popular web card game.

As of the early morning on April 2, the petition had less than 150 signatures.

The petition directed to the Obama Administration reads:

“Some in Congress seek a federal shutdown of state-authorized online poker and other betting websites, and a ban on future sites. This would set a dangerous precedent where Congress could block states from authorizing online intrastate commerce. Regardless of personal opinions on wagering, the Tenth Amendment directs that states decide such matters, not Congress. RAWA benefits only certain large donors, while state-licensed sites safeguard players, prevent underage participation, and protect those with excessive gaming habits. And, the safety and security of licensed sites drives unlicensed sites out of the market. Please pledge to veto RAWA.”

Last month, a hearing was held on Capitol Hill to discuss RAWA. Several days ago, Texas Congressman Joe Barton indicated he would be re-introducing a pro-online poker bill, which is good news in that there’s a bill basically opposing the Sheldon Adelson-backed RAWA.

 
 
 
 

Comments

L2K4FC
almost 3 years ago

Signed.

 
Reply
 

20buyins
over 2 years ago

Signed.

 
Reply