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Weekly Update: PPA Launches 2014 Edition of “The Jokers”, Rep. Ron Paul on Next Week’s Poker Advocacy Webcast, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations With Election Day just around the corner, PPA has launched “The Jokers“, a new advocacy effort highlighting state and federal lawmakers up for re-election who have supported federal and/or state prohibitions on Internet poker in the past year.

The Jokers webpage, at http://theppa.org/the-jokers, is this year’s version of PPA’s annual Congressional Ratings Guide. The Jokers spotlights every lawmaker who has sided with Sheldon Adelson this year in his effort to deny Americans their right to play Internet poker.

Through this new webpage, we can all easily contact each lawmaker via social media, email, phone or fax, urging these politicians to reassess their stance on Internet poker. I hope you will take a moment to check out the site and to contact these lawmakers with your opinion on their efforts to take our freedoms from us. It’s time to take the jokers out of the deck!

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Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny webcast, Dan Cypra of PocketFives joined me for a terrific discussion on Sheldon Adelson’s anti-poker efforts. This was followed by a panel featuring PPA TX State Director Matt Allen and WA poker activist Curt Woodard. The panel discussed Sheldon Adelson, TX Gov. Rick Perry, and the Poker Daily Action Plan. You won’t want to miss this!

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Next Monday’s show (10/27) will feature a live interview with 2008 & 2012 GOP presidential candidate former Rep. Ron Paul! Dr. Paul is a terrific champion of the right to play. I am looking forward to speaking with him and I hope to see you there.

Yours truly with Dr. Paul at last month's Liberty Political Action Conference
Yours truly with Dr. Paul at last month’s Liberty Political Action Conference

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.

PA Lawmakers Tell Congress to Fold

Last week, a bipartisan group of Pennsylvania State House members introduced a symbolic resolution to tell the U.S. Congress to oppose the proposed federal ban on Internet poker. H.R. 1095 followed in the footsteps of a similar resolution that was recently approved by the New Jersey legislature telling Congress to respect the rights of states to authorize Internet poker.

While introduction of the Pennsylvania measure was more of a symbolic gesture, as the state’s legislative session expired late last week, we are nonetheless encouraged that state lawmakers are stepping out to defend our interests and the prerogatives of their respective states. PPA issued a release applauding the Pennsylvania bill, which I encourage you to read (here).

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November Elections Will Decide Future of Gaming in MA – Bluff Magazine (10/22/2014)

Pennsylvania State Senator Takes Aim at Adelson Bill – Poker News Daily (10/22/2014)

Let Chris Christie Legalize Sports Gambling. It Won’t Ruin the Game. – New Republic (10/22/2014)

Where The 2016 Presidential Field Stands on Gambling: Hillary Clinton – Online Poker Report (10/22/2014)

Crony Socialists Looking to Ban Online Gambling Don’t Seem to Realize It’s a WORLD WIDE Web – Heartland Institute (10/22/2014)

Pew: Gaming Is Least Welcoming Online Space For Women – NPR (10/22/2014)

Norway To Relax Anti-Poker Laws – CardPlayer (10/22/2014)

NFL, four other sports entities seek to stop NJ’s sports betting – The Record (10/20/2014)

By popular demand, Zynga brings Zynga Poker Classic back from retirement – VentureBeat (10/22/2014)

Madison Poker Room To Close Next Month – CardPlayer (10/21/2014)

Star Fantasy Leagues Offers Operators a Path to Enter the Daily Fantasy Sports Market – PokerFuse (10/20/2014)

Ending the cycle of casino cronyism – The Hill (10/20/2014)

G2E 2014: Why Las Vegas Sands’ Sheldon Adelson is Fighting Online Gaming – Motley Fool (10/20/2014)

This Year, NJ Online Gambling Will Generate Almost 2x The Revenue of the Entire Daily Fantasy Sports Industry – Online Poker Report (10/20/2014)
By popular demand, Zynga brings Zynga Poker Classic back from retirement - VentureBeat (10/22/2014)


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Weekly Update: Sheldon Adelson Minion Calls Us “Chumps”, Mass. Question 3, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations

Weekly Update from Rich Muny, VP of Player Relations Two weeks ago, I shared with you how Las Vegas Sands (Venetian, Palazzo, and Sands Bethlehem) CEO Sheldon Adelson continued his attacks on online poker at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E). Well, just two days ago, former Denver mayor & co-chair of Adelson’s anti-online poker group Wellington Webb penned an op-ed for the Philadelphia Tribune where he referred to online poker players and bettors of other online games as “chumps”. Needless to say, he took a moment to defend bricks-and-mortar casinos. So, in Webb’s (Adelson’s) world, the person parked at a slot machine at the Venetian is a sharp guy/gal, but the skilled online poker player is the chump?

Well, we poker players and enthusiasts are nobody’s chumps. We will not have our liberties stripped from us just because a billionaire doesn’t want the competition. I urge you to take a moment to post a comment to the article. Let the editors and other readers know this article is bought-and-paid-for nonsense. And, if you have not yet, please be sure to join the PPA today!

Webcast: Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny

On this week’s Poker Advocacy with Rich Muny webcast, poker reporter Steve Ruddock joined me for a discussion on his article, “PPA clarifies stance regarding rumored iGaming ban with poker carveout.” This makes Steve Poker Advocacy’s first back-to-back guest! Following my chat with Steve, PPA MN State Director Mike Qualley and awesome activist Lori Davenport joined me for a panel discussion on Steve’s article, Sheldon Adelson, and all things poker. 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.

PA Lawmakers Tell Congress to Fold

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of Pennsylvania State House members introduced a symbolic resolution that would tell the U.S. Congress to oppose the proposed federal ban on Internet poker. H.R. 1095 follows in the footsteps of a similar resolution that was recently approved by the New Jersey legislature telling Congress to respect the rights of states to authorize Internet poker.

While introduction of the Pennsylvania measure is more of a symbolic gesture, as the state’s legislative session is set to expire today, we are nonetheless encouraged that state lawmakers are stepping out to defend our interests and the prerogatives of their respective states. PPA issued a release applauding the Pennsylvania bill, which I encourage you to read (here).

Massachusetts Update

Massachusetts members: Please keep an eye on your inbox for an email entitled “Massachusetts Poker Players – Vote ‘NO’, on Question 3” from your state director, Dan Brown. And, of course, please be sure to vote NO on Question 3 on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th! While PPA is neutral on casino-style gaming, we should all wish to support the new poker rooms that would continue opening with the defeat of Question 3.

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New Jersey Looking To License And Regulate Betting On Games Like ‘Words With Friends’ – CardPlayer (10/16/2014)

MGM Resorts International Are Behind The Let Ny Play Social Media Campaign To Legalize Online Poker In New York – CalvinAyre (10/16/2014)

U.S. officials seek extradition of Canadian online gaming mogul Calvin Ayre and Bodog associates – Canada.com (10/16/2014)

New Jersey DGE September Gaming Results – PartTime Poker (10/15/2014)

Poll: Should New York legalize online gambling? – Staten Island Advance (10/14/2014)

Poker Players Cope With ‘Highway Robbery’ By Cop – CardPlayer (10/14/2014)

New Jersey’s Embrace of Skill Gambling Could Reshape Land-Based, Online Casino Industries – Online Poker Report (10/14/2014)

Online gaming firms start shutting Singapore accounts – Channel News Asia (10/15/2014)

Vegas casino interests push for legalized online gambling in New York – Albany Business Review (10/14/2014)

Online Poker Players are Skinny and Drink Too Much – PokerFuse (10/14/2014)

Is the Introduction of Lottery Style Poker Games Good or Bad for Online Poker? – PokerFuse (10/13/2014)

Amaya Gaming CEO garners limelight of online gaming – Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/11/2014)

Court Clears Britain To Take Tighter Control Of Online Gambling – Business Insider (10/10/2014)

Charges dismissed in VFW poker gambling raid – WRCBtv (10/09/2014)
Amaya Gaming CEO garners limelight of online gaming - Las Vegas Review-Journal (10/11/2014)



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: New Letter to Congress, Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC) Poker Panel Video, and more

By Poker Players Alliance
Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Weekly Update: Pappas at G2E, Take Action: Send New Prewritten, Fully Editable Letter to Congress, and more

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Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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Weekly Update: PPA at LPAC, Full Tilt Poker remission update, and more

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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Weekly Update: PPA sponsors Congressional Award charity poker tournament, and more

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Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Weekly Update: Sheldon Adelson to spend up to $100 million on this year’s Senate races, and more

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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Weekly Update: National Conference of State Legislatures opposes federal efforts to ban online poker, Full Tilt Poker remissions update, and more

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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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: 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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