03/20/2012 :  IS THE REID-KYL ONLINE POKER BILL REALLY DEAD?
 
Latest communication from the PPA suggests it may not be
 
Hopes recently faded that influential US senators Harry Reid and Jon Kyl may be putting their weight behind a fresh federal internet poker legalization attempt, but the trade association Poker Players Alliance appears to believe that the project is still alive.
 
Membership director Bryan Spadaro wrote in a recent email to members that the PPA is hopeful that a Reid-Kyl initiative could still act as a catalyst to get legalization through before the end of 2012.
 
“If these two well-regarded, highly-influential Senators can reach an agreement, the chances of the bill’s success are greatly enhanced, even during a highly-charged presidential campaign,” Spadaro opined.
 
In an interview with Poker News, Frank Fahrenkopf, chief exec of the American Gaming Association, appeared to confirm the PPA perception, sayng: “I know that Senator Reid and others are working very hard on a piece of legalization which would allow online poker with states’ rights being respected … I haven’t given up hope that something may yet be accomplished in the regular session.”