Jul 29, 2009 |

Cosponsors Added to Frank Legislation After National Poker Week

The addition of cosponsors to any legislation is important, as it shows broad support for a bill and its initial sponsor. When Rep. Barney Frank introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation Consumer Protection & Enforcement Act of 2009 (H.R. 2267) in early May, his primary co-sponsor, Rep. Ron Paul, signed on as its primary co-sponsor. Since […]

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Jul 23, 2009 |

USO & Wounded Vets Benefit From PPA Charity Tournament in D.C.

National Poker Week continued Wednesday with poker pros like Annie Duke, Andy Bloch, and Greg Raymer in Washington, D.C., as well as about 35 Poker Players Alliance state directors. What better time or place to join forces with the USO to raise money for wounded soldiers through a star-studded charity poker tournament? After the first full […]

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Jul 22, 2009 |

PPA Members Join Lobbyists to Speak With Members of US Congress

It had been some time since the last Washington, D.C. fly-in, and with the designation of National Poker Week, the process was scheduled to include two days of meetings with members of Congress with the purpose of lobbying for current and upcoming pro-online poker legislation. For many who chose to participate in the process, namely […]

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Jul 3, 2009 |

U.S. Online Gaming Legislation Hearings Pushed to September

Blame it on the economy…or the banking crisis. Rep. Barney Frank’s Internet Gambling Regulation Consumer Protection & Enforcement Act of 2009 will not come before the Financial Services Committee for a hearing until September, and the change in the plans is due to President Obama’s financial regulatory reform and its current precedence in the committee. […]

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Jun 29, 2009 |

Interview with Shelley Berkley About National Poker Week

It was a Monday morning like most others during the 2009 World Series of Poker, as poker players sat grinding in cash games and satellite tournaments and fans wandered the halls wondering looking at the setup of the infamous WSOP. The halls were typically sparse with people prior to the noon start time of the […]

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