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Showing posts with label Barney Frank. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barney Frank. Show all posts

Friday, July 23, 2010

Barney Frank’s Online Gambling Bill Goes to Markup Tuesday

Tuesday July 27th, 2010

This is legitimate movement in the direction of officially legal online poker.  Even though other bills including the notorious UIGEA which was installed as a Trojan Horse aboard the SAFE Port Act never made it illegal for an individual poker player to play on online poker sites it still has had a chilling effect on online poker players especially in the United States.

Other steps will have to be made before this bill becomes a law and these steps probably won’t happen until next year.  According to John Pappas, the executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, the bill almost certainly has support to pass or Mr. Frank wouldn’t be calling it to a vote.

We all look forward to the day when we can pull the noble game of poker out of the shadows and into full legalization and play poker hands online knowing we are participating in a fully regulated and legal endeavor.