Online Poker Players to Obama: Overturn the UIGEA
19 May 2009
It seems that just about every other day we’re hearing more and more positive news in regards to support for Barney Frank’s anti-UIGEA bill that is currently in the House. This time, it was the online poker players that stepped up to the plate and made their voices heard loud and clear on Obama’s ‘town hall’ website, www.change.gov, where people were able to go and vote on what they felt were the most important issues that the government should deal with.
In all, over 125,000 citizens suggested 44,000 ideas that the Obama administration should deal with, and cast 1.4 million votes across all of these ideas. Each vote was worth 10 points.
An online poker player from Washington, D.C. suggested the idea of “Boost America’s Economy with Legal Online Poker,” and earned almost 47,000 points; which just beat the suggestion for increasing fuel efficiency standards (46,120 points), but fell way short of permanently closing all torture facilities (61,250 points.)
The American Gaming Association released a report on Monday that announced that 2% of adult respondants gamble online, and the Poker Players Alliance estimates that between 10 and 15 million Americans regularly gamble online. It is estimated that by licensing and regulating online casinos and poker rooms, the United States can stand to earn $3 billion+ in new tax revenues – just the boost to our economy that we need!
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