September 2010 Newsletter

September 14th, 2010


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 SEPT 2010
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Table of Contents
-Commerce Casino
-Congressional Guide
-PPA Spotlight
-Charitable Poker
-Recent Winners
-Grassroots Tools
-Contact Us

QuickLinks
-Join
-Donate
-Member Benefits
-Member Forums
World's Top Poker Pros Join PPA in Taking a Stand Against Commerce Casino’s Opposition to HR 2267

World’s Top Poker Pros Join PPA in Taking a Stand Against Commerce Casino’s Opposition to HR 2267

The PPA, along with more than 120 top professional players and over 9,000 poker player advocates, have signed a letter asking Commerce Casino to support federal licensing and regulation of online poker as proposed in H.R. 2267, which passed out of the House Financial Service Committee by a 41-22 bipartisan vote in July. The PPA has grave concerns that Commerce Casino, located in California, has turned its back on poker enthusiasts nationwide by putting profits ahead of players’ interest and aligning with those determined to BAN online poker.

The PPA is asking all poker players to visit www.playersbeforeprofits.com and sign the letter to Commerce Casino asking them to change their anti-online poker position. You can also tweet Commerce Casino (@CommerceCasino) and tell them to put players before profits! #poker

To read the PPA press release please click here.

Rep.Frank on Tonight Show

Watch Rep.Frank on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Watch House Financial Services Committee Chair Rep.Barney Frank discuss online poker, HR 2267, and personal liberty with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

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Federal Updates

PPA 2010 Congressional Poker Rating Guide PPA 2010 Congressional Poker Rating Guide

With election season right around the corner, the PPA is proud to announce the launch of our updated Congressional Ratings site, www.congressionalpoker.org. Here you can see how over 300 members of Congress are rated by the PPA, using factors like voting record, letters sent and actions they take for or against your rights as a poker player. Does your member of Congress support you? Find out by visiting our Congressional Rating Guide today! Click here.


Contact Your Elected Officials and Let Them Know That Poker is Not a Crime!

Contact Your Elected Officials and Let Them Know That Poker is Not a Crime The PPA has made contacting President Obama, Congress and your local elected officials as easy as 1, 2, 3! Simply click here and go to the PPA Action Center, click on the blue tabs, enter the required information, hit send and your letter(s) will be sent directly to your elected officials! It’s important that your elected officials hear from you, so please send your letters today. Click here.


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Visit PPA Forums

Visit PPA Forums
Visit the PPA member forums, get the latest in poker news, communicate with your fellow members and share ideas on how to protect the game.

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Missouri PPA State Director Ken Warren

Missouri PPA State Director Ken Warren

Missouri PPA State Director Ken Warren Ken Warren of St. Charles, Missouri, has been a life-long advocate for poker and has been the PPA Missouri State Director since 2009. Ken is a retired professor of U.S. History and U.S. Government from Arizona State University and is a New York Times bestselling author of poker related books, with his latest book “The History of Poker, The Origins, Evolution, Facts and Trivia of Poker” currently for sale at www.AuthorHouse.com. Ken can be reached at [email protected].

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Special Offer from CardPlayer Cruises

CardPlayer Cruises
All PPA Premium members will receive a $50 discount on any Card Player Cruises poker trip just by mentioning “I’m a Premium PPA member” when they make their reservations. Cruise prices start at less than $100 per day and include the cabin, all-you-can-eat meals, and nonstop entertainment.

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And the winners are

Participate in National Poker Month Hosted by Poker GivesParticipate in National Poker Month Hosted by Poker Gives

September is National Poker Month. As a proud supporter of National Poker Month, the PPA has joined with Poker Gives and more than 20 cardrooms in the United States to host fundraising tournaments to benefit Poker Gives during September. Half of the proceeds from these events will go to Poker Gives and half will go into the prize pool. For a list of cardrooms participating in National Poker Month, click here.

Poker Gives is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity organization founded by poker industry leaders Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher and Lisa Tenner as a way for the poker world to “give back” to worthwhile charity organizations. The goal is to raise funds through poker events and distribute the funds to four mainstream charities: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Special Olympics Nevada, and the Step by Step Foundation. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information about Poker Gives please visit their site at www.pokergives.org

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And the winners are

PPA monthly trivia winners:

This month’s PPA poker trivia winners are Lori Miller from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mike Ory from Hoboken, New Jersey, and Marcus Steinhauer from Sioux City, Iowa. If you would like to participate in the PPA weekly poker trivia questions, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter and look for the weekly poker trivia question. Each winner will receive cool PPA gear and your name will appear in our newsletter that reaches over 1 million poker enthusiasts nationwide!

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PPA iPhone App

PPA iPhone App
Stay connected to the latest news, tweets, and updates from the PPA using your phone. You can contact your elected officials straight from your iPhone, and do much more.

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Grassroots Tools

PPA Social NetworksThe PPA is growing leaps and bounds thanks in part to our cutting edge social networking grassroots abilities. Did you know that the PPA has over 42,000 followers on Facebook and over 7,800 on Twitter. To join any of our groups you can find us at:

As a member, you will be able access information as it happens about current poker news and legislation that’s important to every poker player. By joining the thousands of other poker players who are already members of our groups, you are sending a strong message that you support the rights of poker players to play the game we all enjoy!

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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.

Contact Us
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Phone: 1-888-448-4PPA
Email:
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