Fwd: Help Make Poker Legal in Texas

by , Mar 22, 2007 | 5:39 am

I sent an email out a few days ago to all my poker friends. If you didn’t get it, here it is, and you can sign up to get on the Texas Poker PAC mailing list here.

Attention Texas Poker Players!

Legislation has been filed in the Texas House of Representatives that would allow real poker in Texas!
The bill is HB 3186 by Jose Menendez of San Antonio.

Highlights of the bill include:

  • 4 live and/or electronic, raked tables allowed in each establishment that meets requirements
  • Lottery Commission decides how many tables are allowed in each racetrack
  • Charitable poker enabled
  • Mandatory dealer training and licensing
  • Licensing for distributors of commercial poker equipment
  • Money raised will be dedicated to necessary state services
  • Criminal penalties for dishonest operators
  • Raises over a billion dollars for state services

The Texas Poker PAC has worked hard to get a great poker bill filed, and to work with professional lobbyists and media experts to help us pass it. We can’t do it without your help though.

This bill was just filed and it will be an uphill battle to pass it, but it is possible. Here is how you can help!

  • Send Representative Menendez an email thanking him for filing this landmark legislation!
  • Join the Texas Poker PAC today!
  • Commit to coming to Austin for our committee hearing (POSSIBLY TUESDAY, APRIL 3!).
  • Forward this email to your poker friends!

Visit WWW.TEXASPOKERPAC.COM and Sign Up for Updates Today

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