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.