Get to your congressman to fight this US BS
Best description of our problem I've seen ever in your post title!
The problem as I see it isn't that the haven't figured out the taxation. It's that they are
1) AGAINST GAMBLING - and by they I mean the republicans.
2) Probably protecting the special interests that lobby them - Vegas, Indian Casinos
etc. (I don't know this as fact but I think it likely.)
If you are reading this now, Barney Frank - My Great House representative from Massachusetts
is introducing a bill on Tuesday that will try and repeal teh UIGEA provisions against poker. He takes thesmart line that it's the government forcing banks to do the work (which hurts our productivity economicaly) and that UIGEA should only conver sports betting, which is what the old wire acts cover.
If you feel strong about this, go to the ppa website- it'll tell you what you can do (poker players alliance)
I think we might be nearing a chance here. Barney's last bill almot made it out of committee- it actually got a tie vote - essentially down party lines.
Here's a writeup on the whole thing: (sorry for the cross-post- hoping there isn't one here)
Online Poker Scene - Frank Introduces HR 6870; Will be Marked Up Tuesday
Poker Players Alliance » Home (http://pokerplayersalliance.org/)
PPA link to send letter to your reps:
PPA: Action Center (http://capwiz.com/pokerplayersalliance/home/)
If this info ought to be in it's own post....let me know I will move it as there is a session this Tuesday and people ought to know!