It’s seriously painful that US online poker players are still stuck in the mire of mud wrestling - rules supplied by the DoJ. I still can’t grasp the fact that the ‘big 3′ went down on April 15th but there are others still running that serve US players – or as those sites would like it phrased ‘everyone in the world can play.’ Why isn’t someone suing the DoJ for unfair practices? If one is guilty, they are all guilty, right? Did the DoJ spend all those months and millions of dollars just finding ways to trap the big 3? It should have been a net that got everyone – or nothing at all.
So while the US players are locked out of PokerStars, there’s a league going on that has a $10,000 final event – with tournaments, leaderboard points, and cash added along the way THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD can play in. I’m jealous. Read all about it here – and then make sure you pick your *wild card* event for double points and leave a comment with the required info here.
BTW – The PPA is still busy, still working on online poker in the US. Visiting this page brings you updates on how to contact your representatives in congress and how to get things done – all from the comfort of your chair. This is the latest ‘we the people’ poker petition to President Obama! Just do it!
We the People is a new addition to the White House website that allows Americans to petition the Obama Administration on a range of issues. Per the site, “if a petition gets enough support, White House staff will review it, ensure it is sent to the appropriate policy experts, and issue an official response.”
- Go HERE and click “CREATE AN ACCOUNT.”
- The site will send a confirmation email. Click on the link in that email to continue.
- Click “? SIGN THIS PETITION” to vote (if you are not redirected automatically, go HERE to vote). (Please note that even if you sign the petition you can voluntarily exclude yourself from receiving emails and information from the White House.)
- Send a prefilled, editable Twitter message to invite others to sign this petition HERE.