UIGEA, Take 2!?!

Yes we can … Put a stop to shameful anti-poker governmenting

by , Nov 10, 2008 | 11:20 am

We’ve been burned by these moves before, and the outgoing administration is trying again to strengthen the laws against online gambling/poker … thereby making our efforts in trying to undo them even more difficult. While you’d think a simple call to the White House saying, “Dude, not cool,” would be enough to prevent this “midnight drop” from going down, politics doesn’t work that way.

But we are savvier than we were in 2006 … and Al D’amato and the PPA are rallying the troops to let them know the realities we face — like today! — so we, the poker citizenry, can try to put a stop to it. I know many of you are burned out on political activism regardless of what side of the election sidebets you fell on … but one more time … one more push … will go a long way toward making our lives easier in the future:

Just one week after a historic election the Poker Players Alliance is pitted in a fight to keep anti-Internet poker regulations from being enacted and we NEED YOUR HELP!

The current Administration is hastily finalizing a number of “midnight rules” before they leave office and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) is on the list. See the 11/06 story in Dow Jones. Just like UIGEA was snuck into legislation in the dark of night in 2006, our opponents are again trying an 11th hour sneak job. We need you to help us expose and stop this reckless rulemaking.

Please call the U.S. Federal Reserve and tell them not to approve the UIGEA regulations — Consumer Complaints, 888-851-1920 or Public Affairs, 202-452-2955.

Tell them:

The federal agencies responsible for our nation’s economy should not be focused on Internet poker regulations.

  • Finalization of the UIGEA rules will add additional burdens on our already crippled financial systems.
  • Internet poker is a game of skill and form of recreation for millions of Americans; it should be exempted from the UIGEA.
  • Please do not finalize the UIGEA regulations until their impact on our banking systems and average Americans has been fully studied.

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Your call will make a huge difference and will add the public’s voice to these last minute policy decisions our government is poised to make. We can’t stand idly by while they make decisions that will impact our right to play America’s card game. PLEASE CALL TODAY!

Proud to play,
Alfonse D’Amato, Chairman
Poker Players Alliance

One Comment to “UIGEA, Take 2!?!”

  1. Brendon


    Talking of yes we can!
    I came across this site earlier.
    Yes we can play poker online – could be Obama 🙂