Rich Muny / Poker Players Alliance

VP of Player Relations

Rich Muny, also known as "the engineer" around various forums online, is the VP of Player Relations for the PPA -- and as such contributes to Pokerati to keep you posted on the latest in poker advocacy across the United States.

Posts by Rich Muny / Poker Players Alliance:

  • Republicans Reaffirm Commitment to Abolishing Online Poker

    29 Aug 2012

    Due to the terrific efforts of the entire poker community, we have seen some nice victories, including the Department of Justice’s revised interpretation of the scope of the Wire Act as not applicable to poker and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York ruling in the U.S. v DiCristina case that poker […]

  • Federal Court Rules Poker a Game of Skill, Not Illegal Gambling

    22 Aug 2012

    I have great news. Yesterday, a federal court — the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York — ruled that poker is a game of skill and is not illegal gambling under the Illegal Gambling Businesses Act (IGBA)! PPA played a central role in the case of U.S. v DiCristina. In […]

  • Meet Your Congressperson!

    15 Aug 2012

    It has been a busy few weeks in the poker community, to be sure. With the Full Tilt Poker sale to PokerStars, the continued growth of the #Fight4Poker daily action plan, and growing momentum of poker legislation in Congress, we can all see the impact of our efforts. I urge everyone to keep it up. […]

  • Reaching out to the DOJ for Full Tilt Repayment

    10 Aug 2012

    Last week, PPA shared the great news that the Justice Department approved the deal for PokerStars to purchase Full Tilt Poker. Through this deal, PokerStars provided funds to cover all player balances at Full Tilt Poker. The DoJ is currently establishing the process by which we U.S. players will request and receive our money. PPA […]

  • Joe Barton Headed to Vegas to Address Poker Supporters

    20 Jun 2012

    Last week, I shared the news that you are cordially invited to the PPA Town Hall meeting in Las Vegas at the Rio during the World Series of Poker® on Saturday, June 30th, starting at 12:15 pm. I also mentioned that I would share details as they come available, and I have a great detail to share […]

  • Show’em the Numbers!

    13 Jun 2012

    PPA is excited to announce that we will hold a town hall meeting in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker®. The Las Vegas PPA Town Hall Meeting will be at the Rio on June 30th, immediately following the “shuffle up and deal” command – the command to be given this year by key […]

  • PPA Embarks on Town Hall Tour

    16 May 2012

    I have some exciting news to share. PPA is kicking off the PPA Town Hall meeting tour this month. PPA Director of Grassroots and External Affairs Drew Lesofski and I will be traveling to various cities across the country to meet with the poker community, to hear your concerns and answer your questions in person, […]

  • Congressional “Policy Retreat” in Florida, Poker Derby Days in KY

    09 May 2012

    Last weekend, the Poker Players Alliance joined nearly twenty Members of Congress at a House Republican policy retreat in Florida. The highlight of the conference was a poker and casino night sponsored by PPA and headlined by PPA Board Member & 2004 World Series of Poker Champion Greg “Fossilman” Raymer. Throughout the course of the […]

  • Rake and Taxes

    04 Apr 2012

    The drumbeat for action on online poker legislation continues to grow on Capitol Hill and in statehouses across America. Much credit is due to the commitment of the poker community. We have all refused to back down and have told Congress that we will never fold in this fight! Telling our elected representatives that we […]

  • Police Lobby Voices Support for Online Poker

    28 Mar 2012

    I have terrific breaking news to report. The National Fraternal Order of Police sent Senator Harry Reid, Senator Mitch McConnell, Speaker John Boehner, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi a letter in support of “a strong regulatory framework for legal gaming”! As FOP supported the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, this is significant for us. Click […]