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PPA Posts New Petition for Legalization of US Online Poker

PPA Posts New Petition for Legalization of US Online Poker | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it

The US-based Poker Players’ Alliance (PPA) has posted a new petition to US legislators, urging them to legalize and regulate the US online poker industry at the earliest possible. The petition attempts to draw the attention of nearly a dozen lawmakers to the urgent need to create a proper regulatory framework for online poker in the US.


The petition requires the signature of 10,000 avid online poker players, and so far, around 5,000 players have already signed it. Those interested can view this petition and sign it at www.theppa.org/changepetition2.
This petition, which was started by Rich Muny, vice president (player relations) for PPA, is titled “It Is Time for Congress to Pass Legislation to License Online Poker!” It begins by requesting elected officials to “seek to license the game” instead of attempting to ban it in the United States as adults must be given the right to play online poker in the comforts of their own homes if they wish.


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The Bill the PPA Wants Online Poker Measure Attached to: Civil Liberties at Stake

The Bill the PPA Wants Online Poker Measure Attached to: Civil Liberties at Stake | This Week in Gambling - Poker News | Scoop.it
Protests are planned against the very bill the Poker Players Alliance is touting as one that will provide freedom for countless numbers of card players in the States.


The PPA wants to attach a bill that would legalize online poker to the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It is a cybersecurity bill that allows the sharing of information between government agencies and private companies.


There is reason to worry, claims Digital Trends reporter Andrew Couts:


During the week of April 23, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA). And starting on Monday, a variety of organizations, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, The Constitution Project, Demand Progress, Engine Advocacy, Fight for the Future, Free Press, Reporters Without Borders, Techdirt, and TechFreedom plan to launch a “week of action” campaign against CISPA, a bill they believe remains dangerously broad in its language, which could result in abuse by the government, and damages to our civil liberties.


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