Originally Posted by Zorba
Is 100,000 the magic No that will make the govt reverse it's decision.
I feel sorry for you guys but it looks like your govt's agenda is set.
Zorba I think you're missing the point. Nothing scares politicians more than thinking they won't get re-elected. The more our poker playing US citizen colleagues tell their politicians that the single issue that will determine their vote is how a politician will act to ensure that online poker is legalised, the more something will be done.
Whether a petition makes 50,000 or 100,000 doesn't matter in the sense that there is no magic number but it does show a strength of feeling. Allied to this US players should write to their representatives stating that their vote depends on that issue - if that politician receives enough of those letters he/she is going to get the message. I accept that you then have the difficulty of ensuring that the politician honours any promises they make to you but that's the next stage.
To me it's important that US players get behind the PPA and act on their proposals. But don't give up and realise that your vote - together with the votes of the other 8-10 million online players in the US - is a valuable commodity.