Online Poker Electioneering Underway

by , Sep 24, 2010 | 4:01 pm

US rep, Dina Titus (D-NV), is sending out mailers to her Vegas constituency in hopes they’ll send her back to Washington DC for a sophomore term. Her campaign material today shows she is indeed willing to make online gambling a key issue — at least amongst voters in her database tagged with “online gambling” as a key issue.

Titus is, of course, a co-sponsor of HR 2267, as is my rep, Shelley Berkley. With absentee props to the Poker Shrink, who is still registered in Titus’ district, here’s a glimpse at how pro-online-poker Vegas pols are speaking about internet gambling as a whole, leading up to the November Election:

(Remember, you can see where your rep stands on “our issue” here.)

—– Forwarded Message —-
From: Representative Dina Titus
To: Poker Shrink
Sent: Fri, September 24, 2010 8:30:09 AM
Subject: Online Gaming Update from Congresswoman Dina Titus

September 24, 2010

Dear Dr. Lavalli,

Because of your interest in internet gaming issues, I am writing to update you on some new developments in the fight to legalize and regulate internet gaming.

The Poker Player’s Alliance recently came out with their 2010 Congressional Scorecard, and I am pleased to say the organization gave me an A rating. This is an honor because since coming to Congress, I have been working hard to ensure that the rights of poker players are protected. I am pleased to be a cosponsor of:

o H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. This legislation would establish a licensing program under which Internet gambling companies may lawfully operate and accept bets or wagers from individuals located in the United States. The bill enhances consumer protection by providing greater privacy and security through the improvement of safeguards that are used by internet gambling operators. I believe that this legislation will not detract from our first-rate casinos and an industry that is vital to the livelihood of so many Nevadans, but will benefit Nevada’s casinos, many of which are interested in building an online presence in the United States. It will also provide important tax revenue for the state.

o H.R. 2266 the Reasonable Prudence in Regulation Act. This Legislation pushes back the compliance date for the flawed Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which was passed in 2006, before I came to Congress. H.R. 2266 would delay regulations that prohibit online gambling payment transactions from going into effect.

Please know that I will continue fighting to legalize and regulate internet gaming and to ensure the rights of individual American citizens are protected.

Thank you again for taking the time to get involved. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of future service.


Dina Titus
Member of Congress

Again, see whether or not your representatives have represented on behalf of online gambling, and specifically online poker at

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