IMPORTANT! Please read and act quickly - Internet Gambling Prohibition Act

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Poker bill nears a vote

Here is some info from the Poker Players Alliance.

www.pokerplayersalliance.org

In the coming days, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on H.R. 4777, Internet gambling Prohibition Act, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). This legislation turns private companies into the government’s “morality police.”

It requires Internet service providers (ISPs) to remove gambling related hyperlinks and forces banks to monitor your purchases and transactions to ensure that you are not gambling online. The plan is an affront to civil liberties. If the committee passes the bill, your ability to enjoy poker online will be at serious risk.

Each member of the Poker Players Alliance has a critical voice in this debate. The members of the committee, listed below, need to know that Americans think this legislation is a bad idea.

For more information about H.R. 4777, go to the Poker Players Alliance Web site, www.pokerplayersalliance.org.


Please Call! Tell these Representatives to oppose the Goodlatte plan.

Spencer Bachus AL (202) 225-4921

Howard Berman CA (202) 225-4695

Rick Boucher VA (202) 225-3861

Chris Cannon UT (202) 225-7751

Steve Chabot OH (202) 225-2216

Howard Coble NC (202) 225-3065

John Conyers MI (202) 225-5126

Bill Delahunt MA (202) 225-3111

Tom Feeney FL (202) 225-2706

Jeff Flake AZ (202) 225-2635

Randy Forbes VA (202) 225-6365

Trent Franks AZ (202) 225-4576

Elton Gallegly CA (202) 225-5811

Louie Gohmert TX (202) 225-3035

Bob Goodlatte VA (202) 225-5431

Mark Green WI (202) 225-5665

John Hostettler IN (202) 225-4636

Henry Hyde IL (202) 225-4561

Bob Inglis SC (202) 225-6030

Darrell Issa CA (202) 225-3906

Sheila Jackson Lee TX (202) 225-3816

Bill Jenkins TN (202) 225-6356

Ric Keller FL (202) 225-2176

Steve King IA (202) 225-4426

Zoe Lofgren CA (202) 225-3072

Dan Lungren CA (202) 225-5716

Marty Meehan MA (202) 225-3411

Jerry Nadler NY (202) 225-5635

Mike Pence IN (202) 225-3021

Linda Sanchez CA (202) 225-6676

Adam Schiff CA (202) 225-4176

Bobby Scott VA (202) 225-8351

Jim Sensenbrenner WI (202) 225-5101

Lamar Smith TX (202) 225-4236

Chris Van Hollen MD (202) 225-5341

Debbie Wasserman Schultz FL (202) 225-7931

Maxine Waters CA (202) 225-2201

Anthony Weiner NY (202) 225-6616

Bob Wexler FL (202) 225-3001
 
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This is huge. I would strongly urge all U.S. members to get on the horn ASAP!!! I will be putting a call in to Dan Lungren's office as soon as I log off. Very nice post, VG. Rep'd! ++
 
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I don't see a possibility of this passing. There's numerous casinos in every state as it is...but give 'em a ring anyway!


oh...and if they televise this vote...c-pan will have its biggest ratings ever! lol

...I browsed the link in the first post and noticed they closed down the Hellmuth charity tournament. Can't wait to see him whine about that on espn later this year!
 
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I've said it before and I'll say it again...

It's good to be Canadian :)
 
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what, drinkin real beer in an igloo doesn't interest you?
 
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And the polar bears are friendly this time of year. Just watch out for flying hockey pucks!!!
 
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i have a sudden craving for bacon and maple syrop mmmm
 
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lol. Well, we can all thank the Canadians for making a giant silver ashtray as the prize for the best club in the league!

Go Sabres!
 
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what percent of the sabres are canadian? :)
though i can't argue...leafs didn't fare too well this year...
 
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Briere is Canadian. . . short but deadly! lol . . . I'm not sure about the rest of the team...
 
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eh. I would agree. The only problem with that is the team doesn't get to keep it. . . but I guess that's what adds to the mystique.
 
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i'm a current member of the poker players alliance..but what can i do?..is there some sort of petition or vote i can involve myself?:questionm
 
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Call the Congressman/woman in your state and voice your opinion. Call every states rep. It won't hurt, and they wont know the difference! lol
You'll most definitely be talking to a voice mail system after 6pm est...I just checked. The numbers are listed above. They're 202 area codes because you'll be dialing into the district of columbia...Where the Congressmen/woman meet and will vote shortly. Cell phone 'em.
 
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nevermind i followed the hyperlink to the website im allready a member of and direct e-mailed the senators<you can to just follow the link in the first post>:stupido:
 
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let's not forget folks, we live in america, and our elected officials are going to do whatever they please. I've said this before and i'll say it again, that's what our democracy has become. I still don't think anything will come of it, especially considering this is the only place i have ever heard of such things. I mean, what's next, are banks going to refuse to allow their customers to withdraw money because they're chronic gamblers or drug users? We supposedly live in a free society, and as cynical as i may be, i think we still do, and things like this are little more then fear mongering; certain politicians playing to their electorate, and it's just about getting votes and nothing else. And, unfortunatly, if this is real, and it is a legitiment threat to our passtime, then there's absolutly nothing we can do about it. bend over folks. this is America after all. Our elected officials don't care what we think. i know it sucks, but it's true

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The richer get richer and the poor stay poor...Corruption and greed...poker and sex...America's favorite past times.

The congressman/woman want to be re-elected eventually so they can make hundreds of thousands of $ while doing nothing. . . They might quite possibly listen to a large amount of people telling them what to do or they'll have to go back to chasing ambulances! It's why they're elected. . . so they can do what we tell em .


I'm not a history buff...so I wouldn't know. . . but I'm sure every country goes through a rough patch every couple hundred years...unless you're country's name is switzerland!
 
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Honestly even if this passes, I see it being kind of like how downloading music is illegal. Sure it's illegal, but it's pretty damn hard to get caught and that doesn't stop people from doing it anyway.

The law will make all credit card companies deny payments for gambling websites, but I think a lot of them already do. But how are they going to stop U.S. players from using FirePay, neteller and other middleman sites?

My conclusion is that internet gambling prohibition = illegalized music downloading
 
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It's not that it's hard to get caught. It's that no one wants to regulate both of them. We've got bigger problems such as border issues and drug trafficking and are in a deficit...(thank you bush).

This is a quick fix for the government and banks will abide by the law. Try and withdraw and you've wasted a lot of time and money. Banks can have their computers disallow any transactions between you and poker companies. It's as easy as that.
 
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But unless I'm misunderstanding something, you don't have to make the transaction directly between your bank and the poker company. You use a middle man, make the transaction with your bank into that middle man account. Then use that money for poker. That way there's no direct interaction between the poker company and your bank.
 
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Banks would disallow transactions between the middle man...This would be easily solved IMO, if there was some sort of tax involved for each state/nation to make free money on...the article above shows how big a business gambling is already in the U.S. and shows why online poker/ and in casinos should be legalized... Stopping the Native American monopoly of nation wide casinos...
 
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The whole reason this has come about is so the damn government can get there share. Since it is offshore, America can't tax you on it, so if they consider legallizing online gambling here in the states then they would get there cut, which is more than likely what they will do. It's only a matter of time before this country gets pissed off enough at the government. Keep raising and taxing gas, cigerette and alcohol prices and you will piss us off....eventually.
 
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