AGA Working To Lobby Congress On Poker Bill

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U.S. gaming lobbying group the American Gaming Association has issued a statement this week in which it urges politicians to pass a bill which would legalize internet poker in the United States.

The group is making the case for passage of the bill with the statement and a subsequent video, which is titled "Stop the Clock".

In the statement, AGA President and CEO Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr. said: “Without swift congressional action, the U.S. will soon see the largest expansion of legal gambling in its history. And without any federal guidelines in place, the result will almost certainly be inadequate oversight that creates a world of unnecessary risk and problems for law enforcement and U.S. consumers.”

The video can be watched at:

Many are pessimistic about the odds of "The Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012" being passed in the current lame duck session of Congress as the impending "Fiscal Cliff" is garnering most of the attention of politicians.