Rep. Barton Introduces Internet Poker Bill
We have great news to report! The much anticipated legislation sponsored by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) was introduced earlier today. His bill, HR 2366, the Online Poker Act of 2011 will restore your online poker rights by allowing licensed companies to offer Internet poker with real-money play to U.S. residents. The bill is a huge leap forward for the poker community in the aftermath of April 15th. While much still needs to be done to ensure that players’ funds on Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker, and Ultimate Poker are returned, the Barton bill provides the legislative pathway for safe, reliable and regulated Internet poker in the U.S. Click here to view the PPA press release praising Congressman Barton.
Rep. Barton at WSOP on Saturday!
We are also pleased to announce that Congressman Barton will be at the World Series of Poker TOMORROW, Saturday June 25th. The PPA has arranged for him to tour the WSOP and he will also announce the ceremonial “Shuffle Up and Deal” for event #43, No Limit Hold’em starting at noon (Pacific Time). If you are at the WSOP, be sure to seek Mr. Barton out and thank him for protecting your right to play. Also, stop by the PPA booth and send a customized email to your member of Congress urging him/her to support the Barton bill. Next week, all PPA members will be issued a detailed action alert to support H.R. 2366.