Petition Launches to Stop Online Poker Ban; Seeks 100K Signatures

Dustin Gouker : April 3rd, 2015

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The Poker Players Alliance has rolled out an online petition to oppose the Restoration of America’s Wire Act — the bill that would ban online poker in the United States.

The petition asks the administration of President Barack Obama to oppose RAWA — a bill that is currently in front of Congress that would not allow several forms of online gaming, including online poker. The bill would also roll back laws that allow online poker in Delaware, Nevada and New Jersey.

Here is the full text of the petition:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
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. Thanks.

You can read and sign the petition here.

The petition has a stated goal of 100,000 signatures, and so far about 2,000 people have signed. Among them are poker legends Phil Hellmuth and Doyle Brunson, who have nearly 700,000 followers between them.

Back in 2012, a petition to the White House asking the Obama administration to support the regulation of online poker received a response. At that time, the administration was non-committal on its stance, but seemed to lean toward allowing states to deal with the issue — which is a tack being used by RAWA opponents currently.

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