The Poker Players Alliance has given an update on the petition for the legalization of online poker which forms part of their National Poker Week initative, and advises that so far some 300 428 American poker lovers have added their signatures.
PPA chief John Pappas says that the process is streamlined and takes less than 30 seconds, with those interested entering in their first names, last name, e-mail address, street address, city, state, zip code, and a special authentication code.
The introductory paragraph of the petition affirms: “I am a voter and a fellow poker player asking for your support of my right to play games of skill like poker on the internet.”
The PPA plans to present the petition to President Obama on July 22nd during a Washington DC fly-in by leading poker personalities, also a part of the National Poker Week activities to create awareness of the demand for a more enlightened legislative approach to the legalised online poker.
PPA and other personalities will meet with politicians to push for their support of Congressman Barney Frank's HR 2267, a bill to regulate and license online gambling in the United States that has already attracted 42 sponsors. The PPA also plans to host a charity poker tournament.
The response to "My Poker Story" – a website that allows players to submit videos explaining why the game is important to them – has also been positive, with personalities like Mike Sexton, Kenna James and Howard Lederer all submitting videos.