PPA Claims Congress Tilting Toward Online Poker Support

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The Poker Players Alliance has announced that it believes more members of Congress are leaning toward legalizing and regulating online poker but that it is critical for members to keep urging their representatives to support the concept.

The PPA cites its Congressional Ratings Guide to base that opinion, showing the actions that each congressional member have made in regards to regulation of internet poker. The whole guide can be viewed online at: www.theppa.org/congress.

PPA Executive Director John Pappas said: “In the past four years, the PPA has more than doubled the number of members of Congress who have a rating, even with a turnover of almost 100 Freshman Senators and Representatives at the start of the 112th Congress."

“Just six years ago, two-thirds of the U.S. House publicly and proudly voted to prohibit online poker. Today, the vocal opponents of online poker in the Congress are approaching extinction. In fact, even some who voted in favor of the 2006 prohibition are the most ardent supporters of a regulated marketplace that gives adult Americans the freedom to play poker online."