Oppressive gov't trying to ban Poker online

From the title of this post I bet you're thinking some crazy place like Iran is trying to stop their people from playing poker, a great American game. But no, it's the U.S. Government, and as usual, this ridiculous encroachment on American liberty is being funded by special interests.

Regardless of your views on poker or gambling, I hope any American would fight for their right to play if they want to.

The Poker Players Alliance is fighting for the rights of Poker Players. They provide information about the bills before Congress and who is behind them. I urge you to give them your support and make sure the U.S. Government knows they should stay out of your lives.

What, you don't believe the federal bills will pass? Check this out, similar laws have already been passed in the state of Washington:

PokerMag: Now A Felony In The State Of Washington To Play Poker On The Internet

"As of June 7, it is now a felony in the state of Washington to play poker on the Internet. The bill, S.S.B. No. 6613, has stirred up great anxiety in poker forums. Many feel, correctly, that they have been blind-sided. I searched the databases of Washington newspapers and could find almost nothing written about the law as it was making its way through the Legislature. In fact, when the Seattle Times published an article about bills to make Internet gambling a crime, it only mentioned proposals pending in Congress."

Since the "real" media is so incompetent, it's up to us to spread the word. Blog it!

Written on June 14, 2006