An executive at the Poker Players Alliance has filed a petition on the White House website in which he calls on President Obama to veto the Restoration of America's Wire Act bill should it come to his desk for passage into law.
Rich Muny started the petition in which he wrote:
"Protect Internet freedom. Oppose efforts in Congress to force states to shut down state-authorized poker & gaming sites."
"Protect Internet freedom and consumers by opposing House (HR 707) and Senate bills entitled the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA)."
“Some in Congress seek a federal shutdown of state-authorized online poker and other betting websites, and a ban on future sites. This would set a dangerous precedent where Congress could block states from authorizing online intrastate commerce."
"Regardless of personal opinions on wagering, the Tenth Amendment directs that states decide such matters, not Congress. RAWA benefits only certain large donors, while state-licensed sites safeguard players, prevent underage participation, and protect those with excessive gaming habits. And, the safety and security of licensed sites drives unlicensed sites out of the market."
"Please pledge to veto RAWA.”
The petition will require at least 100,000 signatures in 30 days for President Obama's office to consider the petition.
Interested parties can read the petition and add their signature here: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/protect-internet-freedom-oppos...