Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Internet rights...Fight for them!

Just when I think I'm coming into my own on PokerStars the internet gaming legislation/threat looms....Do something!

Michael Bolcerek, president of the PPA, sent out a letter to all members asking them to take part. CardPlayer.com also encourages its readers to also take part. The letter reads:

Dear PPA Member:

Your urgent action is needed! On September 12, the Poker Players Alliance with the support of leading poker blogs and forums and others are organizing a “Phone March” on Capitol Hill. From 9 a.m. Eastern Time until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, September 12, we are asking all PPA members and anyone interested in defending poker to call this toll-free number, 800-289-1136, and be patched through to one of your two U.S. Senators in Washington D.C. When you call the 800 number you will hear a recording from fellow PPA member Greg “Fossilman” Raymer and then you will be prompted to enter your five digit zip code so you can be directed, free of charge, to your Senator’s office.

Note: The 800 number will be active only between 9 a.m. EST and 5:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 12.

Key points you should make:

* I am voter in your state.
* I strongly oppose any legislation that would prohibit online poker, and urge the Senator to vote against such legislation.
* Poker is a skill game enjoyed by 70 million Americans.
* The Senator should seek to regulate online poker much as the government regulates other forms of gaming, like lotteries.
* Prohibitions donÂ’t work. Any legislation that tries to ban online poker will only drive those players underground.
* Again, I urge the Senator to oppose any attempts to prohibit me from playing the great American game of poker on the Internet.

The threat to poker is real. Please forward this information to everyone you know who cares about poker and an AmericanÂ’s freedom to use the Internet. We need everyone possible to make their voice heard on September 12!


Michael Bolcerek


Poker Players Alliance

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