May 19, 2010 |

Supporters Weigh In on Congress HR 4796 House Ways & Means Hearing

Rep. Barney Frank is one of online poker’s strongest supporters. In Washington, D.C. Reps. Barney Frank (D-MA) and Jim McDermott (D-WA) presented testimony in support of the bill HR 4796 that attempts to effectively regulate online gaming, collect tax revenue and open up the U.S. market for online gaming. The House Ways and Means Committee […]

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May 12, 2010 |

The PPA to Hold Rally at Washington State Supreme Court

State funded propaganda against online gaming. The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) will hold a rally and press conference outside the Washington State  Supreme Court following a hearing on May 27th, 2010 at approximately 10:00 a.m. (PDT). Lee Rousso, the PPA’s Washington State Director, will deliver oral arguements to the court that now considers playing online […]

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Mar 18, 2010 |

KY Supreme Court Rules in Favor of State in Domain Name Case

Five months after the Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments in the longstanding case regarding the seizure of 141 online gambling domain names the Court issued a ruling in favor of the State Thursday morning. Those fearing the immediate seizure and closure of their favorite online poker rooms may not need to panic just yet though, […]

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Jun 25, 2009 |

Interview with PPA Executive Director John Pappas – part two

The following is the second of a two-part interview with Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas. The first appeared on BluffMagazine.com on Monday, June 22. You can read that interview here. The Poker Players Alliance has become an integral part of the poker industry, becoming ever more important as the U.S. government passed and […]

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Jun 23, 2009 |

Interview with PPA Executive Director John Pappas – part one

The following is the first of a two-part interview with Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas. The second will appear on BluffMagazine.com on Thursday, June 25. Tens of thousands of members of the poker community have already walked the halls of the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas during the opening weeks of the 2009 […]

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Jun 10, 2009 |

Southern District of NY Freezes Online Poker Cash, PPA Takes Action

The tension built over the first few days of June as player after player discovered their cash-out attempts from various online poker sites ineffective, as funds were reportedly not available. Widespread reports of worries soon connected the incidences to the U.S. Department of Justice and ultimately the Southern District of New York, through which a […]

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Jun 5, 2009 |

Minnesota Drops Action and Attempt at Online Gaming Ban

Just over a month since the Minnesota Department of Public Safety sent letters to regional and national internet service providers (ISPs) with an order to block access to online gambling websites for all Minnesota residents, the actions have been officially dropped. On June 4, Rep. Pat Garofalo announced that the matter has been concluded and […]

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