Make Poker not War!

by , Jun 7, 2008 | 5:59 pm

photo: Benjo / via Pauly
Online phenom-turned-live-action-threat Gobboboy makes peace with Howard Lederer at the PPA Booth in the Amazon hallway.

Of the many groups with a presence at the 2008 WSOP, the Poker Players Alliance is doing its best to let the amateur players who flock here know not only that their voice is relevant, but also that there is a plan of action in motion to, essentially, allow online poker sites to advertise with a dot-com. OK, there’s far more to it than that … but establishing poker’s political presence is important — and because it ain’t easy to become the NRA without something akin to the Second Amendment behind you, the PPA is spearheading the efforts both on the grassroots level as well as the important behind-the-scenes ass-kissing palm-greasing politicking in Washington DC.

To help explain the cause and sign up new members, the PPA has poker pros at its booth daily. Click below to read the full press release about these meet-n-greets designed to get everyone on the same team.

PPA Hosts Top Poker Pros at WSOP Booth Daily

WHAT: The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) will host the top professional poker players at their Advocacy Booth at the 2008 World Series of Poker daily for autograph signing sessions, which will be open to the general public.

WSOP attendees are invited to stop by the PPA’s booth each day to get autographs from their favorite professional poker players. While at the booth, PPA members and WSOP attendees can register to vote, join the PPA and send letters to their members of Congress urging them to protect the rights of poker players.

WHEN: June 6, 2008 – July 6, 2008
Daily at 4:00 – 4:45pm pacific time
(note: only on days when there is tournament play)

WHO: Some of the poker players confirmed are:

· Doyle Brunson
· Annie Duke
· Chris Ferguson
· Jennifer Harman
· Howard Lederer
· Tiffany Michelle
· Greg Raymer
· Vanessa Rousso
· Daniel Negreanu
· Cyndy Violette
· Phil Hellmuth
· Liz Lieu

WHERE: PPA Advocacy Exhibit Booth
2008 World Series of Poker
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Main Hallway

Contact: For additional information, please contact Teresa Schofield
202-347-7516 or [email protected]

About PPA

The Poker Players Alliance ( is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined together to speak with one voice to promote the game and to protect poker players’ rights.


2 Comments to “Make Poker not War!”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    Tiffany Michelle is a poker player?

    Those Duke and Hellmuth meet and greets should be interesting for those who want to go after anyone with a UB affiliation.

  2. mike g

    Wow Howard Lederer is really sporting the tired drunken hobo look there.