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New Ad Campaign Launched for Barney Frank’s Poker Bills

The Safe and Secure Gambling Initiative Fund the New Campaign


The Safe and Secure Gambling InitiativeLet the ad campaign begin.

The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative announced yesterday that it was financing a new online advertising campaign in support of Rep. Barney Frank’s bill to explicitly legalize and regulate online poker. The organization will place advertisements in several publications, including the Washington Post, The Hill, and Politico.

“As Congress searches for ways to pay for healthcare reform and other worthy programs, it should end the unsuccessful prohibition of Internet gambling and start collecting taxes on the billions in revenue currently lost to unlicensed, offshore gambling operators,” said Jeffrey Sandman, spokesperson for the Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative.

The advertisements vary in message, with some stressing the importance of consumer and children protection that the new legislation would provide, along with the potential billions of dollars of revenue that it could generate, while another ad compares the current situation regarding online gaming to the Prohibition of the 1920s.

According to its website, the Safe and Secure Gambling Initiative “promotes the freedom of individuals to gamble online with the proper safeguards to protect consumers and ensure the integrity of financial transactions.”

Michael Waxman, a representative for the organization, declined on giving an exact amount that the organization would be spending on the campaign, but said it would be “in the tens of thousands of dollars.”

Ads will also appear on The Huffington Post, Political Wire, and Talking Points Memo.



almost 12 years ago

If you run these in the Washington Post, you should also run them in the Washington Times. We need all the help we can get.


almost 12 years ago

LOL The one thing poker players and gamblers in general don't want to do is pay taxes.Of course the wealthy and mega wealthy who gamble everyday in the largest casinos in the world the stock exchanges do everything in their power to avoid paying taxes also. Maybe pushing poker as what it is a form of entertainment would be a better strategy.Never mind that it is a game of skill or everyone will happily pay taxes.