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Online poker advocacy group the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has initiated a new petition with the goal of spreading the word about how online poker legalization can help the economy.
Using a website that is hosted by the U.S. Government titled "We the People", the PPA launched the petition, which needs to garner 5,000 signatures in 30 days to be guaranteed a review by the federal government.
PPA Vice President of Player Relations Rich Muny wrote earlier this week: "I wish to thank the entire poker community for the outstanding work in telling our elected officials that we demand action on the online poker issue.
“We as individuals have sent over 100,000 letters to lawmakers and made countless phone calls to lawmakers this year alone. We have also posted thousands of pro-poker statements to their Facebook walls, while also sending them thousands of pro-poker Twitter messages."
Muny stated the players who keep addressing the issue of online poker keeps the issue at the front of lawmakers' minds. The petition is coming after news that support for online poker appears to be growing in the minds of key figures in the federal government.