Fight For Our Rights!!
A law passed in 2006 prohibiting U.S. financial institutions from
processing payments of any form for Internet gambling that is illegal under
U.S. federal or state law. The legislation was inserted into an unrelated bill,
which had widespread approval.
We all need to fight this ban and the attack on our personal freedom. Nobody
should be allowed to tell us what we do with our own hard earned money in our
own homes. They have taken away our rights and we will not stand for it! Please
join us all in fighting this ridiculous ban!
Congressman Barney Frank, the head of the House Financial Services Committee,
has filed a measure to remove the federal ban on Internet gambling. While an
outright appeal of the ban may be difficult, such a move may pave the way for
clarifications to the law that could allow for limited online gaming.
fundamental issue here is a matter of individual freedom," Frank told a news
conference, adding his committee would hold a hearing on the matter in June.
includes provisions for licensing and regulating online gambling companies to
protect against underage gambling, compulsive gambling, money laundering and
information on Barney Frank can be found here:
Online Gambling Ban Repeal Bill
this petition and help us fight back!!
(The Association of Players, Casinos and Webmasters)
is also doing everything they can to fight this bill. J todd makes weekly videos
with updated information and news regarding this fight for our freedom.
Click here to see his videos!
Poker Players Alliance!
WHO IS THE
POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE?
The Poker Players Alliance is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of
poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined
together to speak with one voice to promote the game, ensure its integrity, and,
most importantly, to protect poker players' rights.
I JOIN THE POKER PLAYERS ALLIANCE?
The government is threatening to take away our right to play
poker online, at
home, in bars or taverns, and even at charity events across the country. The
federal government and several states are seeking to enact laws that will
negatively impact our ability to enjoy poker as we do today.
Players Alliance is committed to defending our rights as poker players. On your
behalf, we will promote and protect poker through advocacy work in Washington,
D.C., and throughout the nation. The Poker Players Alliance will represent our
rights as poker players and provide thoughtful legislation to protect the game.
can't do this alone. The Poker Players Alliance needs you to join with us to
strengthen our voice. Together we can educate our lawmakers, fight prohibitory
legislation, and DEMAND the protections necessary to guarantee our freedom to
enjoy poker at the tables and online.
Our goal is
to organize poker players to impact public policy and convince legislators to
protect the American tradition embodied in the game of poker. The Poker Players
Alliance is not only interested in raising money to support advocacy, we're also
committed to empowering our members to communicate their views to elected
The U.S. Treasury Department is dragging its feet in writing
regulations to accompany a law designed to stop the use of credit cards to pay
for Internet gambling. Republican Senator from Kansas, Sam Brownback, went to
see Treasure Secretary Henry Paulson on Thursday May 10th to ask why there seems
to be a delay.
“Are they going to be committed to enforcing this law," Brownback asked, "and
putting the personnel in place that it needs."
The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act passed last year, but the
Treasury Department has yet to draft the rules for enforcement. Internet
gambling is a $12 billion a year industry, and Tom McClusky of the Family
Research Council said the pressure to water down the restrictions via the
Treasury Department is strong.
"The gambling forces seem to have some friends in those departments that might
have been helping write some of those regulations," he said. “It’s almost
setting up a fourth branch of government – a bureaucracy branch – that decides
what laws they want to enforce and what laws they want to basically rewrite.”
Back in mid April, a desperate Arizona Senator Jon Kyl tried to
force a commitment from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on the enforcement of
the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act (UIGEA) in hearings about the "Firing of US
Attorneys” scandal. UIGEA makes it illegal for financial institutions to
knowingly allow transactions to internet gambling companies.
Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Barney Frank of Massachusetts
has called UIGEA the "stupidest law ever passed" and has introduce legislation
to combat UIGEA. Southern Nevada Congresswoman, Shelley Berkley has introduced
legislation to study the effects of internet gambling as well.
-- Thomas Jensen (Point-spreads.com)
also help by contacting your state Representatives and Senators, follow the
links below or call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and give them your
Please visit these other sites joining the fight: