6/29/10 – Building on the momentum of the past year, the Poker Players Alliance announced this week that it will drop a fundraising "money bomb" on July 1st in order to raise additional funds leading up to a crucial vote this summer on legalization to license and regulate online poker.
A money bomb is when an organisation asks all of its members and supporters to make a financial donation – of any amount – to the group on one specific day. The PPA hopes to raise $25,000 from its over one million members throughout the United States.
"We would not be where we are today without the support and dedication of the poker community. Yet, there is much more to be done to assure that every American has the right to enjoy a game of poker from their computer, in a casino or at their kitchen table," said Alfonse D'Amato, chairman of the PPA.
"This unique fundraising effort is another way for our members and all players to demonstrate to lawmakers the broad support for online poker, while at the same time helping PPA continues its advocacy efforts."
As a reminder to donate on July 1st, players can visit www.pokermoneybomb.com to download the event to their calendars. Even if individuals are not members of the PPA, they are able to donate for this drive and will not be required to become a member.