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Weekly Update: Newsweek’s attack on online poker rebuffed, new study demonstrates importance of skill in poker, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Last week, I shared with you Newsweek’s outrageous cover story that unfairly maligned and attacked licensed online poker. I am very happy to report that the article’s comment section was flooded with intelligent, well-written pro-poker posts — and not a single anti-poker remark! It also generated several articles in rebuttal, helping to put out the poker message.

I encourage you to read a great piece Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute published yesterday: Newsweek’s Cover Story on Internet Gambling Plays Fast and Loose with Facts Michelle also has a terrific column in Townhall on Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s efforts to ban online poker throughout America: Republicans Seek to “Restore” an Online Gambling Ban that Never Existed.

I also encourage you to check out the terrific deconstruction by poker journalist – and this week’s Poker Advocacy podcast guest – Steve Ruddock: Newsweek Paints Online Gambling as Threat to American Family

Prior to PPA’s formation, such attacks were commonplace, and were often unanswered. The fact that we players and enthusiasts are organized against such egregious and unfounded attacks on our liberty has truly made a difference. I guarantee Newsweek received the message from the poker community – loud and clear.


Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

As mentioned above, I was joined by poker journalist Steve Ruddock on this week’s Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny webcast for a discussion on Newsweek’s attack on online poker and general poker advocacy. You won’t want to miss this!

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Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny airs live Monday at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on OnTilt Radio. Each show features great guests and the best discussion on poker legislation. Please be sure to tune in at www.ontiltradio.com each week for the live show.

Study Demonstrates Poker is a Game of Skill

A new study, “Beyond Chance? The Persistence of Performance in Online Poker,” by three researchers from the Erasmus School of Economics in Rotterdam, Holland, analyzed 415.9 million player-hands across three different stakes levels in cash games – low, medium and high. The study concluded that, “Our results suggest that skill is an important factor in online poker,” adding that the study was designed to, “…inform the current worldwide debate about the legality of poker and the appropriate taxation of winnings.”

Please take a few moments to check out this important study: Beyond Chance? The Persistence of Performance in Online Poker – Potter van Loon, Van den Assem, Van Dolder.

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PokerStars TV Returns to the US: Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open to be Live Streamed – PokerFuse (08/21/2014)

PayPal Eyeing New Jersey Online Gambling Market, Regulators Confirm – Online Poker Report (08/20/2014))

Philadelphia Man Admits To Running Illegal Poker Club Inside A Women’s Gym – CardPlayer (08/19/2014)

The 2014 Global Gaming Expo (G2e) Las Vegas This September – Calvin Ayre (08/19/2014)

What Impact Did the World Series of Poker Have on Nevada Online Poker? – Online Poker Report (08/19/2014)

California Online Poker May Go Live Next Week – Poker News Daily (08/18/2014)

Newsweek Article Has Poker Fraternity Up in Arms – Poker Guru (08/18/2014)

NY Post Column: Ban Brick-And-Mortar Gambling In Atlantic City, Let Online Betting Take Its Place – CardPlayer (08/18/2014)

Boom or Bust: How to Fix Poker’s Broken Image – CardPlayer Lifestyle (08/15/2014)
PayPal Eyeing New Jersey Online Gambling Market, Regulators Confirm - Online Poker Report (08/20/2014)



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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 and to protect poker players’ rights. Visit us at theppa.org 

Weekly Update: GOP Rep. comes out in opposition to Adelson’s online poker ban effort, Newsweek attacks online poker and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, August 14th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations I have terrific news to share. Just yesterday, Texas Republican Ted Poe publicly came out in opposition to Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson’s campaign for a federal Internet poker ban.

From Human Events:

A member of the House’s Liberty Caucus, Poe said the Adelson campaign was another example of businessmen looking to the federal government to fix something that should be decided at the state-level.

The effect of the federal ban would be to disenfranchise states from the ability to regulate commerce inside their borders.

The former Texas judge said the issue of the federal ban of online gambling takes one of the few issues left that is handled at the state-level and brings it to Washington.

“I am not a big fan of it,” he said. “But, gaming is a state’s issue—states have been controlling in their state’s—let the states decide,” he said.


Read the entire article here.

Newsweek Attacks Online Poker

In the midst of this good news, we have a Newsweek attack op-ed masquerading as a article on online poker. Even worse…this week’s edition features a cover photo of a child holding a royal flush!

The article is a complete hatchet job. It seeks to make the case that a child can get onto a U.S. licensed poker site by anecdote alone, while completely disregarding real-world data from sites in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware up and running now, not to mention that of sites running in Europe and elsewhere for over a decade. The same is done for geolocation.

I encourage you to read terrific deconstructions by poker journalists Chris Grove here and Steve Ruddock here.


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Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny webcast, I was joined by poker journalist Chris Grove for a discussion on all things poker. Following the one-one-one chat with Chris, he and I were joined by poker activists Matthew Luckie, Reid Young and Bob Wallace for a terrific panel discussion. You won’t want to miss this!

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Newsweek Cover Attacks Online Poker – CardPlayer (08/14/2014)

PokerStars Will Confiscate Account Balances of Players Attempting to Play from US – PokerFuse (08/14/2014)

New Jersey DGE July 2014 Gaming Results And Analysis – PartTime Poker (08/13/2014)

PokerStars in New Jersey: Questions and Answers – Online Poker Report (08/13/2014)

The 50-State iGaming Initiative: Kansas to Maryland – Poker News (08/13/2014)

Ultimate Gaming Exec: Steady Growth Better Than Another Poker Boom – CardPlayer (08/12/2014)

Caesars’ Garber Talks Bad Actors, California’s Online Poker Chances and Daily Fantasy Sports – Online Poker Report (08/12/2014)

Poe Steps Up As Other Conservatives, Libertarians Walk Wire Act Wire Act – Human Events (08/12/2014)

Time is coming for online Iowa Lottery ticket sales, CEO says – KCRG (08/11/2014)

Poker Bills Dead in California…Again – Poker News Daily (08/11/2014)

Morongo, PPA, Card Clubs Respond to California Online Poker Failure – PocketFives (08/11/2014)

Christie vetoes bill that would have allowed sports betting at N.J. casinos, race tracks – The Star-Ledger (08/09/2014)

Whatever happened to Pokertribes.com, The State of Oklahoma and It’s Tribe’s on Online Poker & the iGaming opportunity? – The City Sentinel (08/10/2014)

Poker: Hall of Famer Sexton says game has thrived despite adversity, change – Reno Gazette-Journal (08/07/2014)

The Battle Of Online Vs. Land-Based Casinos – Forbes (08/07/2014)

Poe Steps Up As Other Conservatives, Libertarians Walk Wire Act Wire Act - Human Events (08/12/2014)



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Weekly Update: Video update from John Pappas, Full Tilt Poker remission update, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations PPA Executive Director John Pappas just recorded a terrific call to action. I encourage you to take a moment to learn what you can do to promote the game during the Congressional August recess. Our senators and representatives are all returning home to meet with constituents, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to tell them to support your poker rights!



Full Tilt Poker Remission Update

On Monday, Full Tilt Poker Claims Administrator Garden City Group posted an update on the remission status of red pros (a category from which Team Full Tilt members are explicitly excluded). Garden City Group simply simplified the process for red pro remission. As such, I do not believe this will delay remission processing for those with disputed balances. Here is the update:

NOTICE TO PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS OF FULL TILT POKER

It has been determined that players designated by Full Tilt Poker (“FTP”) as “professionals”, other than Team Full Tilt Players, will be able to submit Petitions for Remission to recover the portion of their account balance that is not attributable to compensation provided by FTP or Affiliate revenue. If you are a professional player, you will be able to submit a Petition for the portion of your account balance that relates to poker transactions, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria.

On August 4, 2014, GCG sent Notices to certain Petitioners who were identified as professional players by FTP. The Notices provided information and instructions for participating in the Petition process. If you received an email Notice, please be sure to use the logon credentials provided in the Notice when you begin the Petition process.

The deadline for professional players to submit a Petition for Remission is September 3, 2014.

Please note that the FAQs were recently updated with additional information. Please click here to view the new FAQs.

Updated 8/4/14

Take Action

In addition to meeting with your lawmakers this month, let’s all tweet all fifty governors. These tweets just take seconds per day. Please click here to accept your invitation to the August Twitter Gubernatorial Poker Blast. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by PPA MN State Director Mike Qualley, poker activist Gail Schiffli, and poker activist Lori Kolstad for a panel discussion on the Poker Daily Action Plan and all things poker. You won’t want to miss this!

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Bill to legalize Internet poker in California dropped for 2014 – Los Angeles Times (08/06/2014)

PokerStars Announces Schedule for 2014 World Championship of Online Poker – Poker News (08/06/2014)

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Accepting Direct Buy-Ins Via PokerStars – PocketFives (08/05/2014)

Is The GOP Going To Let Sheldon Adelson Buy An Online Gambling Ban? – Daily Caller (08/05/2014)

‘Professional Players’ OK’d for Reimbursement of Full Tilt Funds – PokerFuse (08/06/2014)

Inside New Jersey’s online gambling world – MyFoxNY (08/04/2014)

Senators Pen Letter to Justice Department Seeking Reinstatement of Online Gaming Ban – Poker News Daily (08/01/2014)

The Media Narrative For Regulated Online Gambling Is Changing In A Subtle, But Critical, Way – Online Poker Report (07/31/2014)

The Media Narrative For Regulated Online Gambling Is Changing In A Subtle, But Critical, Way - Online Poker Report (07/31/2014)



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Dedicated to Protecting America’s Favorite Card Game

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 and to protect poker players’ rights. Visit us at theppa.org 

Weekly Update: PPA Webcast, Take Action for Poker, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, July 31st, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Over the past two weeks, I have shared with you updates on PPA Executive Director John Pappas’ Global Internet Gaming Summit and Expo (GiGse) participation. Earlier this week, John joined me on my webcast, Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny, to discuss the conference in detail. Poker journalist Steve Ruddock also joined me on the program to discuss GiGse and other poker news. It is a show you won’t want to miss!

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Take Action

This month’s Poker Daily Action Plan initiative to tweet the entire Congress wraps up today. If you participated, I wish to thank you for making a difference. If you did not, you can still get in on the final day’s activism by sending out today’s fully editable prefilled tweets:


PPA and Poker Night in America take Capitol Hill

On Wednesday, PPA teamed up with the all-new poker show, Poker Night in America, to film in our nation’s capital. If you haven’t tuned in already, Poker Night in America is a new poker TV concept that focuses on cash games, the characters of the poker world, and the culture of poker across America. The show airs on the CBS Sports Network. Click here for channel and program schedules.

Well, they came to the right spot. We all know the Washington DC area is full of political characters, but what you may not know if that these politicos are also big poker players. On any given night within a mile of the Capitol building, there are dozens of poker games taking place. Tiny row houses filled with lobbyists, lawmakers, staffers and people from all walks of life gather, to unwind, share stories and play cards. DC has a rich tradition of poker, and the intersection of poker and politics has been well documented in the media and in books like Cowboys Full written by James McManus.

PPA spent the day with the film crew and took them to interview people like key poker supporter and avid poker player Congressman Joe Barton, industry lobbyists and other political insiders. They were joined throughout the day by poker pro Robert Williamson III, who has strong Texas political connections. The day ended at a home poker game just two blocks from the House of Representatives’ office buildings.


Congressman Joe Barton Gets Mic’d for the Show


Robert Williamson III on Poker Night in America

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Boise plans to appeal gambling decision – Idaho Statesman (07/31/2014)

Senators push DOJ on online gambling ban – The Hill (07/30/2014)

Abramoff: Adelson’S Pressing Gop To Outlaw Online Gaming Is Corruption – Human Events (07/29/2014)

WSOP helps Nevada crack $1 million revenue mark for online poker – Las Vegas Review-Journal (07/29/2014)

Dollars Fly in Political Battle Over Online Poker – Poker News Daily (07/29/2014)

Drivers stuck on closed L.A. freeway turn road into poker casino – Los Angeles Times (07/26/2014)

Lost a Fantasy Game? Try Again Tomorrow – New York Times (07/28/2014)

What is California’s Regulated Online Poker Market Really Worth? – Online Poker Report (07/28/2014)

Cop turned solon files bill to regulate online gambling – Philippine Star (07/28/2014)

Poker makes comeback at Ameristar – The Times Media (07/25/2014)

Palmetto Politics Poll issues: online gambling, taxes and marijuana – The Post and Courier (07/25/2014)

Perry pushes for end to online gambling – WND (07/25/2014)
Perry pushes for end to online gambling - WND (07/25/2014)


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Weekly Update: PPA at GiGse, poker activism tips, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Last week I shared with you the news that PPA Executive Director John Pappas represented the poker community at the Global Internet Gaming Summit and Expo (GiGse), one of the largest gatherings for the iGaming industry in North America. As the U.S. market slowly but surely expands, much attention is being focused on harmonizing state-by-state regulatory systems. This was a hot topic of discussion at GiGse, and Pappas discussed these issues with gaming regulators from several states. There was also a panel discussion dedicated to this important topic.

Pappas spoke with many to reinforce the idea that regulatory uniformity is good for the consumer and that common standards — established on day one — will help bring states together to form larger pools of poker players. During the event, 888 CEO Brian Mattingly underscored the need for consistency when he told Gambling Compliance, “…unless we can come up with some harmonization in the way that our software is patented, I can see us having a version for California, a version for Pennsylvania, a version for Wyoming, etc., and that’s something that from a software and technology point of view really is a very difficult set of circumstances to keep and maintain.” According to other gaming executives attending GiGse, in order to minimize variance in compliance requirements, regulators should hash out uniform rules for issues including customer registration, geolocation, age and identity verification, problem gambling, and payments.

The good news is that the regulatory successes of New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada mean that these states are now focused on bringing their regimes into closer alignment. Nevada and Delaware already have an agreement in place that will build liquidity in those less populated states. And, New Jersey is working to create Internet gaming networks that will allow multiple operators to share players. This type of system could be replicated for other states and, ultimately, to bring together operators and players from different states.

It is encouraging that so many regulators from states that are considering Internet poker (such as CA, IL and PA) were in attendance, so they too could learn about the current experience and adjust their regulatory strategies accordingly. Ultimately, that is one of the great values of conferences like GiGse. It brings the industry together to discuss the challenges and to map out solutions. Without question, the next states to come online will have a wealth of great data from which to work, thanks to the trailblazing efforts of Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey.

Poker Daily Action Plan Pro Tip: Signing Up for Twitter

Since last week’s update, where I asked for everyone’s help with a major push to tweet the entire Congress in July, I have heard from many who really wish to participate but who could use a helping hand in creating a Twitter account. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy. I was considering making a video detailing the process, but there are many good instructional videos out there already. Here is one I found effective. Some things to add for our usage:
  1. The Twitter Terms of Service do not require use of your real name. While most of us do use our real names, feel free to choose either your real name or a pseudonym.
  2. You will have to follow five accounts to start. Here are three to consider following:
  3. Please be sure to use some sort of profile picture. It can be you, a local landmark, something poker-themed, etc.
  4. Unless you are intentionally hiding your tweets, please do not protect your tweets. You will want your poker tweets to be visible to all, as this is grassroots activism.
  5. Please let us know if you any questions. Thanks!
Twitter Signup Video


Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by Minnesota poker pro Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace to discuss his career and this year’s WSOP. Chris and I were then joined by PPA MN State Director Mike Qualley and poker activist Lori Kolstad for panel discussion on Minnesota poker advocacy and other poker issues. This show originally aired last Wednesday, but is definitely worth a second listen!

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Delaware Online Gambling Sites Win $188K In June – CardPlayer (07/23/2014)

Parx Casino Prepares for iGaming by Joining Forces with GameAccount Network – PokerNews (07/23/2014)

I. Nelson Rose: Bad Actor Clauses Could Be Legal Under Vice Laws – PocketFives (07/23/2014)

CHART: Regulated Online Poker Reversing Years-Long Slide in Poker Revenue For US Casinos – Online Poker Report (07/22/2014)

Fantasy sports keeps tabs on online gambling – The Hill (07/22/2014)

PokerStars, Full Tilt and Online Poker Players Donate More Than Half a Million Dollars to Philippine Typhoon Victims – PokerFuse (07/22/2014)

Why the chips are down for Internet gambling – Christian Science Monitor (07/21/2014)

Welcome to the New Center of the Online Poker Universe – Online Poker Report (07/21/2014)

State continues close scrutiny of charity poker games – Crain’s Detroit Business (07/21/2014)

As Atlantic City struggles, lawmakers eye North Jersey casinos – The Star-Ledger (07/20/2014)

European Commission Has Issued a Recommendation On Gambling – PokerNews (07/18/2014)

25 California Card Rooms Openly Support Online Poker Bill – Bluff Magazine (07/18/2014)

CHART: Regulated Online Poker Reversing Years-Long Slide in Poker Revenue For US Casinos - Online Poker Report<br />(07/22/2014)



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Weekly Update: Tweet the entire Congress in two weeks, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Friday, July 18th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations I need your help. And, it’s not just me. It’s the entire poker community. You see, lawmakers need to hear from the people before they will move on issues like poker. Lobbying helps a great deal, but lobbyists need the ammo that only organized players and enthusiasts can provide.

Sadly, while many are active every day, too many of us are on the sidelines waiting for poker legislation when we are all sorely needed on the front lines, creating opportunities for the legislation we all desire.

The Poker Daily Action Plan initiative to tweet every Congressman this month has been very successful, so we now need to take it to the next level. Will you take ten minutes per day for the rest of the month to ensure your voice is heard? You do not even have to be a Twitter regular. If you do not wish to use Twitter outside of the action plan, simply sign up and use this tool for poker advocacy only. It is quick, easy, and effective.

We need you. Please accept your invitation here. Thank you.

Pappas Represents Poker Community at #GiGse14

This week, executive director John Pappas attended the Global Internet Gaming Summit and Expo (GiGse), one of the largest conferences dedicated to discussions on Internet poker and Internet gaming in North America. Several hundred gaming executives, regulators, legislators, Internet poker and Internet gaming vendors gathered for three days in packed conference rooms.

During his time at GiGse, Pappas met with CEOs, other tops executive, lawyers, lawmakers and lobbyists to discuss pressing issues facing the industry and to share ideas and solutions. Pappas also attended many of the sponsored panel discussions to gather insights on various topics such as social gaming, payment processing and the future of Interstate compacts.

While much of the media coverage of the U.S. industry today focuses on the lower-than-promised revenue (most notably in New Jersey) it was reassuring to hear from so many in the industry who understand the tremendous upside of the U.S. market. Naturally, the media want to focus on the money; however, the untold story of U.S. Internet poker is the tremendous regulatory success. Few could have predicted how quickly New Jersey came online and how robust and reliable the consumer protection software and accountability would be. No doubt there have been challenges and there is work to do to improve the player experience, but from a regulatory standpoint it has been a huge success.

Another topic of regular discussion was the recent acquisition of PokerStars by Amaya Gaming. Pappas was able to meet with executives from both companies and left the conference even more confident that the experience players have come to expect on PokerStars will not be compromised now, or in the future – especially when PokerStars returns to the U.S. market. On that front, there was much discussion and debate. However, American fans of PokerStars should be pleased to hear that even some of the strongest opponents of their re-entry into the U.S. seem to have softened their position. Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Global Poker Index, summarized the situation well when he said that poker players want PokerStars back and when they come back it will make the industry stronger. This sentiment was near universal and was heard by many important decision makers in the regulated states and in states like California and Pennsylvania, where legislation is moving.

I will share more from GiGSE 2014 in next week’s update. In the meantime, I encourage you to review the #GIGSE14 hashtag on Twitter to see what Pappas and others have to say about the conference.

Stan Tavenner named Montana State Director

Stan Tavenner named Montana State Director We’d like to give a big shout out to our newest state director, Stan Tavenner from Ennis, Montana. Stan has been an active member of the PPA in Montana. In 2012, with PPA’s help, Stan worked with the state Gaming Commission to modernize state law. He was successful in helping raising the pot limit to a more realistic amount, helped increase tournaments from 12 to 16 a year and allowed poker rooms to hold as many small stake tournaments as they wanted too.

We’re really excited to have Stan on board!

Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by Minnesota poker pro Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace to discuss his career and this year’s WSOP. Chris and I were then joined by PPA MN State Director Mike Qualley and poker activist Lori Kolstad for panel discussion on Minnesota poker advocacy and other poker issues. You won’t want to miss this!

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Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny airs live Monday at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on OnTilt Radio. Each show features great guests and the best discussion on poker legislation. Please be sure to tune in at www.ontiltradio.com each week for the live show.

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One Of Vegas’ Oldest Casinos Finds Internet Poker – CardPlayer (07/17/2014)

Full Tilt Drops ‘Poker’ from Domain, Moves to FullTilt.com and FullTilt.eu – PocketFives (07/17/2014)

Ralph Reed Is Helping One Gambling Interest Fight Another — Again – BuzzFeed (07/16/2014)

One of These Nine Men Will Be Poker’s Champ – Bloomberg (07/16/2014)

Lesniak: Fitch lowering online gaming revenue estimates is no surprise – NJBiz (07/16/2014)

Mark Newhouse’s World Series of Poker achievement is simply amazing – USA Today (07/15/2014)

Churchill building online casino in Louisville – The Courier-Journal (07/15/2014)

California Tribe Serves Up False Hope for Online Poker – Bluff (07/15/2014)

Sheldon Adelson Goes After PokerStars in New Jersey – PocketFives (07/15/2014)

Loquacious former S.F. mayor Willie Brown leaves online gambling conference attendees agape – Venture Beat (07/15/2014)

Online gambling brings little revenue to Delaware – Washington Post (07/13/2014)

Nevada Regulators Approve Inter-Operator Online Poker Network – Poker News Daily (07/11/2014)

Ralph Reed Is Helping One Gambling Interest Fight Another — Again - BuzzFeed (07/16/2014)



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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 and to protect poker players’ rights. Visit us at theppa.org 

Weekly Update: Take Action for Poker, PPA at WSOP, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, July 10th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations I am pleased to share with you all that PPA’s attendance at the World Series of Poker this past weekend was a tremendous success. PPA Executive Director John Pappas and Grassroots Director Drew Lesofski met with many poker players and enthusiasts at the PPA WSOP booth, the Two Plus Two Annual Party, and the PocketFives Annual Party.

Two Plus Two's Mason Malmuth and John Pappas at the Two Plus Two Annual Party
Two Plus Two’s Mason Malmuth and John Pappas at the Two Plus Two Annual Party


PocketFives' Dan Cypra and John Pappas at the PPA booth
PocketFives’ Dan Cypra and John Pappas at the PPA booth


Actor James Woods and Drew Lesofski
Actor James Woods and Drew Lesofski


For more pictures of PPA at the WSOP, please visit the PPA Instagram page.

Similarly, on the activism front, I am very happy to report that the Poker Daily Action Plan initiative to tweet every Congressman this month has been a resounding success. We have seen terrific participation that continues to grow. If you are not yet participating, please accept your invitation here!

Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by poker advocate Steve Brogan to discuss the poker fight, the Poker Daily Action Plan, and other poker issues. You won’t want to miss this!

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Warning on Lock Poker

Due to continued nonpayment of player funds by Lock Poker, along with their refusal to respond to inquires by PPA, PPA has shared with the Department of Justice player concerns regarding this site. We did this in person during regular meetings on ongoing Full Tilt Poker remission.

In the meantime, we warn extreme caution when depositing on Lock Poker. We also strongly warn affiliates to remove Lock Poker ads and positive reviews.

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Casino magnate Adelson adds ex-congressman to his team of lobbyists – The Hill (07/09/2014)

Poker Event In Honor Of Chad Brown To Run Sunday – CardPlayer (07/09/2014)

Runaway Success of WSOP Main Event Scramble Hints at Potential of Regulated Online Poker – Online Poker Report (07/09/2014)

Gambling Online, Gambling in Casinos: What’s More Addictive? – The Atlantic (07/09/2014)

Yale Poker Champion With $10 Million Shows Men How to Play the Game – Bloomberg (07/08/2014)

Lottery CEO thinks mobile gaming the wave of the future – Radio Iowa (07/08/2014)

World Series of Poker tourney draws 6,683 entries – Washington Post (07/08/2014)

Canadian places a risky bet on a legal change to online gambling – The Globe and Mail (07/08/2014)

Delaware and Nevada Interstate Agreement Expected Soon – Bluff (07/07/2014)

Is Poker Good for a Casino? – Poker News (07/04/2014)

3 Reasons Online Gambling Expansion Has Stalled in 2014 – Bluff (07/04/2014)

PPA July Update – Two Plus Two Magazine (07/2014)
Yale Poker Champion With $10 Million Shows Men How to Play the Game - Bloomberg (07/08/2014)



The Poker Players Alliance
Dedicated to Protecting America’s Favorite Card Game

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 and to protect poker players’ rights. Visit us at theppa.org 

Weekly Update: July Twitter Congressional Poker Blast, Pennsylvania live poker, PPA @ WSOP, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Last week, I shared with you my thoughts on the poker fight as it stands today, with focus on increased media coverage and the general feeling among lawmakers that the issue is now “real.” I received many emails on this, ranging from strong support to one suggestion that I have a naive “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” view of how Capitol Hill works.

I definitely understand the cynicism many have of our nation’s political system. In fact, I personally share much of it. That being said, all of PPA’s actions are grounded in reality and are focused on real plans to move legislation forward. As you know, there are many lobbyists on the Hill and in statehouses across America arguing for online poker. Lawmakers need to know the people want this and that poker players and enthusiasts are organized in the push forward for our game. Individual advocacy — like the poker community’s letters, phone calls, and social media outreach — greatly augment the effort, giving lobbyists the ammunition they need to fight the fight.. It is a true synergy that we as a community benefit from greatly. Lawmakers tell us every day that the voice of the player has played a huge role.

For July, we are tweeting every Congressman. Please click here to accept your invitation to the July Twitter Congressional Poker Blast. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by Washington state poker advocate Curt Woodard to discuss the poker fight in WA, the Poker Daily Action Plan, and other poker issues. You won’t want to miss this!

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Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny airs live Monday at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on OnTilt Radio. Each show features great guests and the best discussion on poker legislation. Please be sure to tune in at www.ontiltradio.com each week for the live show.

Pennsylvania Update

For many months we have been talking about the future of Internet poker in Pennsylvania. During this time a lesser publicized bill has been introduced that would expand the state’s recent law that allows for regulated gaming activities at “eligible licensed establishments.” Specifically, this bill would allow bars and restaurants to offer poker and other “non-banking” card games. PPA has been in contact with state poker advocates about the new bill, H.B. 2080. Currently this bill is waiting further action once the Legislature returns from its Summer recess. Please watch your inbox for future advocacy updates.

PPA at WSOP

PPA will be returning to the World Series of Poker® July 5th – July 7th. While I am unable to attend due to recent surgery, PPA Executive Director John Pappas and Grassroots Director Drew Lesofski will be on hand at the PPA booth all three days to discuss all your poker questions. Please be sure to take a moment to visit with your PPA leadership.

Things Tim Howard Could Save

Like most Americans the PPA team got caught up in the excitement of World Cup soccer and we were impressed and inspired by the performance of team USA. While they came up short on Tuesday, the story coming out of the loss was the performance of Tim Howard and his record number of incredible saves. It got the world asking about all the #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave. Well, why not online poker? Feel free to share and post this meme.

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Happy 4th! Be a Poker Patriot!

On Friday, we celebrate our nation’s Independence. It’s a great reminder that our freedoms are worth fighting for. If you have not done so in 2014, take a moment to become a current member of the PPA and help us keep the fight for Internet poker alive.

On a Personal Note…

Last month, I shared with you that I would be having a large tumor removed from my pituitary gland. This tumor threatened my eyesight and general well being. I am pleased to share that the surgery was a success and, while I still face challenges, I am now totally fit for the fight.

I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to the poker community for their support. John Pappas and the PPA team were terrific, and Mason and Charmaine Malmuth were incredibly kind and supportive in this time.

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US player, 23, wins $15M in charity poker event – Washington Post (07/02/2014)

LIVING THE DREAM: Meet The American Poker Exiles Who Gamble All Day And Party All Night In Playa Del Carmen – Business Insider (07/03/2014)

Online gaming results suggest more bad news for state casinos – Gulf Live (07/02/2014)

How No-Limit Hold ‘Em Conquered Poker – Bloomberg View (07/01/2014)

Poker Pro Chad Brown Loses His Battle With Cancer – CardPlayer (07/02/2014)

NJ iGaming Weekly: Can Any of NJ’s Online Poker Providers Compete with PokerStars? – Online Poker Report (07/01/2014)

New York regulators receive 17 bids for casino licences – iGaming Business (07/01/2014)

Nevada Online Poker Revenues Rebound in May – Pokerfuse (07/01/2014)

The Big One For One Drop: Mori Eskandani Produces Poker’s Biggest Show – Poker News (06/30/2014)

Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship goes to recreational player – Las Vegas Review-Journal (06/30/2014)

A Funny Thing Happened at the Joe Barton Annual Poker Tourney – CardPlayer (06/29/2014)

Online gambling triggers big change in Internet, CEO says – TribLIVE (06/29/2014)
How No-Limit Hold 'Em Conquered Poker - Bloomberg View (07/01/2014)


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The Poker Players Alliance
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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 and to protect poker players’ rights. Visit us at theppa.org 

Weekly Update: Poker Daily Action Plan, PPA returning to WSOP, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations This week, I wish to share with you some thoughts on the poker fight as it stands today. After all, the question of whether to license and regulate online poker continues to gain steam. We now see our issue discussed in major media regularly. Just last week CNBC had an on-air debate about the merits of regulation versus prohibition and a real time poll found that 65 percent favored regulation. As the game is being dealt in three states now, it is clearly seen as “real.” It is certainly real to politicians at the state and federal levels, and they are paying attention.

Recently, Forbes.com published a piece suggesting that Sheldon Adelson was winning the online poker fight. That opinion is up for considerable debate and of course Chris Grove from OnlinePokerReport.com provided an excellent analysis of the true impact of Sheldon Adelson’s campaign against our freedom to play online.

In this atmosphere, it is incumbent upon us — the players and enthusiasts — to continue to rise up to let our lawmakers know that we demand our right to play. It is easier to do this when we have their ear, so I hope you will join me now in taking a stand via the Poker Daily Action Plan – a call to action that takes just five minutes per day. With ever-magnifying voices, we will be heard.

This week, we are tweeting the entire Senate over ten days. Ten tweets per day; ten days, in just ten seconds per day. I look forward to seeing you there!

Poker Daily Action Plan: facebook.com/PokerDailyActionPlan

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Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by PPA Executive Director John Pappas for a terrific discussion on the proposed purchase of PokerStars by Amaya, and other poker issues. That discussion was followed by a panel discussion with poker journalists Diamond Flush and Steve Ruddock. You won’t want to miss this!

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Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny airs live Monday at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT on OnTilt Radio. Each show features great guests and the best discussion on poker legislation. Please be sure to tune in at www.ontiltradio.com each week for the live show.

PPA at WSOP

PPA will be returning to the World Series of Poker® July 5th – July 8th. PPA Executive Director John Pappas and Grassroots Director Drew Lesofski will be on hand at the PPA booth all three days to discuss all your poker questions. Please come by and visit with your PPA leadership. You won’t want to miss this!

PPA State Director Lands WSOP Bracelet

Congratulations to Oklahoma State Director Jordan Morgan who earlier this week bested a field of more than 1,900 players to win a bracelet in the WSOP Event #44 ($1,500 NLHE). Jordan has served as state director since 2010 and has been a tireless advocate for poker players. Over the years, Jordan has traveled to DC to participate in PPA sponsored “Fly-Ins” to meet with his state Congressional delegation and other national leaders about poker. We are proud of his accomplishments on the felt and we are honored that he advocates for the game and our rights to play.

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Ifrah Law’s Jeff Ifrah Advises No Poker Market Is Possible Without PokerStars – Marketwatch (06/25/2014)

Women In Poker Hall Of Fame Inducts Newest Members – CardPlayer (06/25/2014)

Sheldon Adelson’s Actual Impact on Regulated Online Gambling – Online Poker Report (06/25/2014)

Tribe keeps poker, for now – The Coeur d’ Alene Press (06/25/2014)

Poker Players Busted for Running Illegal Game in Flatiron Apartment: Police – DNAinfo (06/25/2014)

Sheldon Adelson And Rick Perry’s Fair-Weather Federalism – Daily Caller (06/24/2014)

Peppermill-owned casinos join with Ultimate Poker for online games – Las Vegas Sun (06/24/2014)

New Version of UltimateBeat Documentary to be Released in Conjunction with ‘Data Dump’ – Pokerfuse (06/24/2014)

Online gambling revenues fall short – USA Today (06/24/2014)

888 chief would welcome PokerStars to US market – iGaming Business (06/24/2014)

Resorts Plans to Bring Both PokerStars and Full Tilt Brands to New Jersey Market – Pokerfuse (06/23/2014)

The richest man in Vegas has declared war on internet gamblers – Verge (06/20/2014)
Online gambling revenues fall short - USA Today (06/24/2014)



The Poker Players Alliance
Dedicated to Protecting America’s Favorite Card Game

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 and to protect poker players’ rights. Visit us at theppa.org 

Weekly Update: News from PPA Litigation Support Director Patrick Fleming, Michigan Charitable Gaming Update, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Last week, PPA Executive Director John Pappas shared with you the news of PokerStars’ purchase by Amaya. In addition to the fact that many players have expressed their support for enhanced competition, as well as for PokerStars itself, this purchase should hopefully help to reduce some roadblocks to licensing and regulation. I am definitely encouraged by the news.

To hear more from John on this topic, I encourage you to tune in to the Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny webcast Monday evening at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT. John and I will live, discussing this and other poker news. That discussion will be followed by a panel discussion with poker journalists Chris Grove, Diamond Flush, and Steve Ruddock. You can listen live at www.ontiltradio.com.

Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s webcast, I was joined by poker journalist Chris Grove for a discussion on the PokerStars/Amaya deal. Following that chat, I was joined by poker activists Mike Qualley, Gail Schiffli and Lori Kolstad for a panel discussion on all things poker.

You won’t want to miss this!
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An Update on PPA Litigation Support

As the turn of political and business events continues to surprise us and present us with new opportunities, so do events related to the legal side of the PPA mission. Last week PPA Litigation Support Director Patrick Fleming was asked to speak on the issue of poker being a game of skill at the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. The opportunity to present poker players’ views on this issue before representatives of all the gaming control boards of North America was not to be missed. By all reports Patrick’s presentation was a stunning success. “The event organizer told me all the reviews were favorable and many conference attendees came up to me afterwards to express their thanks and/or support,” said Patrick. “I presented a little history of the issue going back to Mark Twain and then showed video of the famous hand from High Stakes Poker where Tom Dwan bluffs Peter Eastgate off trip 3s and Barry Greenstein off pocket aces. I told the more than 50 regulators in the room that there could be no doubt that skill determined the winner of that hand. A lively discussion then ensued.” Patrick says that all of the contacts he made at the conference were positive and that it was great to let the people responsible for maintaining casino integrity aware of the unique nature of poker and different kind of regulation it needs as opposed to house banked casino games.

Patrick also noted that among the regulators he met at the conference were many from New Jersey, including the regulator responsible for NJ DGE’s geo-location regulations. He indicated to Patrick how much he appreciated feedback from the poker playing community and that he enjoyed following the efforts of Rich Muny’s social media advocacy and had even taken to reading poker forums to see how well the New Jersey system was being received. He concluded by saying he hoped to make sure every eligible player could participate with the least amount of trouble and looked forward to further expansion of the games.

Also, as most of you know from previous newsletters, poker players recently had a great litigation victory in the state of Idaho. Despite what many considered significant legal obstacles, 2 poker players were able to get charges of illegal gambling dismissed after their home game was raided. The PPA was extensively involved in assisting the lawyers in that case and our thanks go out to Mr. Davies and Mr. Bartlett for all the hard work they did. What you may not also know is that this case made national news and may also play a part in whether the first commercial poker games offered in Idaho can continue. Our greatest hope is that cases like this will prompt the state legislature to amend its laws to reflect the reality that poker is here to stay and openly allow both home games and regulated commercial games in Idaho.

Other legal efforts continue and we especially want you to note the effort in Wisconsin. PPA’s WI state director Steve Verret is spearheading the fundraising to undertake a lawsuit designed to return poker games to public places by having poker declared a game of skill under WI law. Contributions to that effort can be made through Steve ([email protected]) and we hope everyone with an interest in WI poker will do what they can to help.

The PPA reminds you that all dues-paying members have access to the Litigation Support Network whatever your poker-related legal question might be. Contact Patrick at [email protected].

Michigan Charitable Gaming Update

PPA is continuing to work with the Michigan Charitable Gaming Association in their efforts to pass Senate Bill 878, a bill that will re-establish charitable gaming activities and rescind administrative rules that prohibit bingo games, millionaire parties, or charity gaming.

Last year, the MCAS in association with 11 charities, sued the state to block the new rules imposed on charities by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.  A judge granted the MCAS an injunction and a trial is set for later this year.

SB878 (read here) is currently stuck in the Michigan State House where it is being blocked by Governor Rick Snyder and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger.

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Native Sun Global Gaming to Present Gaming Redefined Online at RES DC – Indian Country Today Media Network (06/18/2014)

K Street hits the jackpot with casino magnate – The Hill (06/19/2014)

Are Bad Actor Clauses in Poker Legislation Unconstitutional? – PocketFives (06/19/2014)

Licensing talks for PokerStars buyer may signal online gaming giant’s return – Las Vegas Sun (06/18/2014)

European online chief: Shuffle up and deal PokerStars in – Las Vegas Review-Journal (06/18/2014)

PokerStars in the United States: The How, Where and When – PokerFuse (06/18/2014)

Newly Introduced Pennsylvania Bill Legalizes Online Poker, And Maybe Everything Else – Online Poker Report (06/18/2014)

Matt Stout Goes for World Series of Poker Gold While Giving Back – Poker News (06/16/2014)

Zynga Inc Adds Poker Leagues To Make App More Challenging – ValueWalk (06/17/2014)

PokerStars Addresses Player Concerns About Sale to Amaya Gaming – Poker News Daily (06/16/2014)

Portugal set to regulate online poker by July 10 – iGaming Business (06/16/2014)

Defeat of Eric Cantor Could Shelve Online Gambling Legislation – PocketFives (06/14/2014)
Licensing talks for PokerStars buyer may signal online gaming giant's return - Las Vegas Sun (06/18/2014)


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