Online Petition Collects Over 300,000 Signatures

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) must be pleased so far with the response to their online petition which has already surpassed the 300,000 mark.
The petition is due to be presented to President Obama on the 22nd July, during National poker Week, ‘while requesting his support to exempt poker from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), and for the legalization and regulation of online poker.’
The petition takes less than a minute to complete and basically asks the voter to put their name and address next to a statement addressed to President Obama which says that ‘I am a voter and a fellow poker player asking for your support of my right to play games of skill like poker on the Internet.’
The statement also request the President to 1) exempt poker from the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and 2) license and regulate internet poker in the US. 3) Respect the rights of law-abiding Americans who love to play this great game of skill.
The presentation of the petition in Washington is but one of the many activities organised between the 19th and 25th of July. A support rally has been organised in the Capitol where many top players, along with PPA members and public supporters will be lobbying on behalf of the game and its online legalisation.The PPA will also be organising a poker tournament at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill where the proceeds will be donated to the men, women and families of US military personnel (USO).
PPA Chairman and former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato summed it up by saying  “National Poker Week, with events in Washington, D.C., and across the country, is the PPA’s way to make it clear to my former colleagues in the U.S. Congress that poker is important to voters and is here to stay.”
If you would like to add your support to this petition please log on to pokerpetition.com.

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