The Poker Players Alliance issued the above press release in response to the recent media attention given the latest push for legalizing online gambling in the United States. John Pappas, the Executive Director of the PPA, applauded the move for legalizing online gaming, saying, “If nothing else, this shows that lawmakers are acknowledging what PPA has been saying all along – that Americans want to play the great game of poker in any venue they choose and they deserve to be afforded the basic consumer protections that regulation can provide.”
As you can read in the press release above, John Pappas also urges poker players to be realistic in their expectations of any forthcoming bill, as no piece of online poker legalization law will be perfect. However, he does believe “the legislation will be a victory for the poker playing community over the long-term.”
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is a non-profit organization for online and offline poker enthusiasts in the United States. It’s mission is to serve as an advocate for its million-strong player base to protect the right to play poker in its varied forms. This includes helping establish player-friendly legislation that ensures poker players have a secure, safe, and regulated–yet not overburdened–place to play where ever their money is at stake.
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