NEWS FLASH for U.S. Poker
"Why cant I play
on Party Poker?" or some other online poker rooms?
are several major companies pulling out of the US market
because of (R) Senator from Tennessee Bill Frist and his
hypocritical gambling bill . The bill prohibits the
transfers of funds through banks to online gambling sites EXCEPT if
the purpose is to be used for horse racing or buying lottery tickets
such as the power ball. This bill restricted our right to play poker
Watch and Listen to congresswoman
Shelley Berkely as a perfect example
There has been speculation through-out the industry
that this legislation has effectively “killed” online poker for
American players. Although several of the largest poker rooms on the
net have stated that they will indeed stop providing service to U.S.
players when the bill become law, we believe this is a tactic with
several manifest functions.
A. We believe that these sites are
anticipating that the discontent of the players that have been
cut-off will motivate them to pressure their political leaders to
reconsider this blatant effort to regulate their leisure activities.
B. We also believe this is an attempt to
position them-selves to appear compliant to U.S. law. IF and WHEN
online gambling should become legal and regulated, the sites that
complied earlier with U.S. law might then have some advantage when
trying to re-enter the newly regulated market relative to other
companies who did not immediately comply.
We have been
assured that play will continue unimpeded at the following rooms for
U.S. poker players...we will add others as their policy is
Full Tilt Poker
We feel that the U.S. political process will recognize
the error that was made in allowing this rider to be attached to the
Port Security Act and will correct this mistake. In any event, we
will continue to lobby for an expressed niche for online poker and for
your right to play a truly American game from the privacy of your
own home and computer
Also tell as MANY people as you know about this ridiculous bill.
Take a proactive approach and call your senator from this
Sign the Petition
We hope you will all understand the severity of what has happened.
Senator Frist underhandedly attached this "prohibition-like" rider
to The "Safe Harbor" Bill
with the correct assumption that the Importance of the security of
U.S. ports would over-ride any dissent voiced at the anti gaming
aspect of the rider.
We were duped, the anti gaming rider
free-rolled right through under a bill that had ZERO relevance or
connection. They could not and should not have been considered
Hopefully everyone will vote accordingly and TELL you senator you
plan to do so. Hopefully you non-voters out there will turn into
voters and help online poker players in their fight for our rights
to play online.
You can take a proactive position RIGHT NOW in less than 30 seconds.
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Please do your part and contact everyone you can and direct
them to the poll and the poker players alliance.