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John Pappas of Poker Players Alliance interview

John Pappas of Poker Players Alliance interview | This Week in Gambling - News | Scoop.it

SBR newswoman Natalie interviews Executive Director of Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas. Mr. Pappas speaks to recent gambling news out of Nevada, as well as states such as New Jersey. Nevada is currently poised to be the first state in US history to spread online poker games to residents.

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PPA marks ‘Black Friday’ anniversary | iGaming Business

PPA marks ‘Black Friday’ anniversary | iGaming Business | This Week in Gambling - News | Scoop.it

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) political advocacy group is marking the one-year anniversary of ‘Black Friday’ with a call to action for players to ‘never fold in the fight for America’s greatest card game’.


The grassroots group has launched a new-look website at ThePPA.org that highlights the various ways Americans can support the cause of legalized and regulated online poker and helps to connect players with their Congressional representatives.


In addition, the PPA stated that it is urging players to show their support through social media and by downloading and sharing a special ‘Black Friday’ logo and avatar.


“It’s been a full year since the rights of millions of American poker players were trampled and, as a united front, we are calling on Congress to reverse this wrong and reinstate our basic freedoms,” said John Pappas, Executive Director for the PPA.


“As players’ frustration over their frozen funds and inability to play the game they love grows, it is crucial that Congress hears our voices and knows that the players will keep fighting until online poker is licensed and regulated in the United States.”


The PPA stated that it is also urging ‘additional organisations’ to join its campaign through a series of online banner ads while it is holding a Never Fold Money Bomb fundraiser this week to help fund its advocacy efforts.


“Throughout all of our efforts over the past year, our strongest asset has been the players themselves,” said Pappas.


“With more than 200,000 letters sent and thousands of calls placed to Congress, not to mention a steady up rise in social media outreach, players across the country have been voicing their frustration over the lack of legislative action.


“The millions of players across our country who were affected on ‘Black Friday’ will never forget the dramatic impact the actions taken on that single day has had on their lives. While the players still wait for their government to provide a solution, the time is now for Congress to protect those they serve and pass legislation to license and regulate online poker in the United States.”


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