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August 14, 2006

Don't let Congress Ban Poker!

A few misguided congressmen have decided that they need to cow-tow to some special intrest groups with elections coming up, so they put this bullshit bill on the books to ban online gambling. NOW, it does not matter, that EVERY authoritative group on the subject has pointed out the deficiencies of the bill, and the hypocracy of what it stands for. This group just plods ahead, thinking THEY know what is best for YOU!

WHY can they do this? Simply because NO ONE STANDS UP TO THEM!!

Take a few minuts and send your congressman a note telling him how much YOU think this legislation is bullshit! It's SIMPLE.. just enter your Zip code and it sends letters FOR YOU!


Here are some key points published by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) on this subject....

I strongly oppose H.R. 4411 which passed the U.S. House in July and implore you and your colleagues to oppose similar legislation that may be offered in the Senate.

With rising gas prices, a prolonged war in the Mid-East and an ever increasing national debt, the U.S. Senate has much better and bigger things to accomplish than a ban on poker.

More than 70 million Americans play poker. 23 million enjoy the game on the Internet. A vote against poker is a vote against me and other like minded Americans and will mobilize us in the November elections.

A recent CNBC poll showed that 91 percent of Americans would like to see online gambling regulated in the U.S. and not prohibited! Studies have shown that regulation and taxation of Internet poker could net the federal government $3.3 billion in revenue annually and another $1 billion for the states.

Posted by fatbill at August 14, 2006 10:26 AM


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