A few weeks before Americans head to the polls in order to elect their new political representatives the Poker Players Alliance has published a list of politicians that it claims are set on banning online poker in the USA.
The PPA published the list of politicians who are in support of efforts by Representative Jason Chaffetz and Senator Lindsey Graham, who want to overturn the Wire Act to outlaw internet betting in the United States.
Lawmakers identified as being anti-online gambling include:
Att. Gen. Greg Abbott (R), Candidate for Governor in Texas
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D), House 5th District, Missouri
Martha Coakley (D), Candidate for Governor, Massachusetts
Rep. Charles Dent (R), House 15th District, Pennsylvania
Rep. Randy Forbes (R), House 4th District, Virginia
Rep. Trent Franks (R), House 8th District, Arizona
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D), House 2nd District, Hawaii
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R), House 1st District, Texas
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R), House 4th District, South Carolina
Gov. Nikki Haley (R), South Carolina
Rep. George Holding (R), House 13th District, North Carolina
Rep. Jim Jordan (R), House 4th District, Ohio
Rep. Steve King (R), House 5th District, Iowa
Rep. James Lankford (R), House 5th District, Oklahoma
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D), House 3rd District, Illinois
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D), House 2nd District, Iowa
Rep. Mike Rogers (R), House 8th District, Michigan
State Rep. Mario Scavello (R), State House, Pennsylvania
Gov. Rick Scott (R), Florida
Rep. Lamar Smith (R), House 21st District, Texas
Along with their names, the PPA gave out access to contact information to the politicians involved, including phone numbers, Facebook and Twitter names, email addresses, YouTube channels, and websites in order for voters to voice their displeasure on the gambling stance.
A statement by the PPA on the list read: "Unfortunately, all of these lawmakers have decided to put politics before their constituents by siding with Sheldon Adelson in supporting an online poker ban that would deny consumers of the meaningful protections that can only be achieved through responsible state or Federal regulation."
"We're asking PPA members and anyone who values consumer freedom and states' rights to make their voices heard today in Washington and on Election Day by taking these jokers out of the deck."
"In the weeks leading up to Election Day, it is time that our nation's elected officials consider the opinions of the voters over that of a billionaire."