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National Poker Week Coming to Promote Online Poker Legislation

The Poker Players Alliance will hold a press conference Monday during WSOP events to announce dates for National Poker Week.

The Poker Players Alliance has announced a formal press conference will be held Monday at the World Series of Poker to release the dates for National Poker Week. The official poker celebration will be a designated time to advocate for regulated online poker, as well as press for fair poker laws in states around the country.

The press conference, held at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, which also is hosting the WSOP, will feature ex-Senator Alfonse D'Amato and Representative Shelley Berkley. Also speaking will be John Pappas, executive director of the PPA, as well as a number of professional players.

National Poker Week will be a time for poker players to unite and make their voices heard. Educating lawmakers as to the number of concerned poker supporters, who have issues with existing US government policy toward poker, will be a priority.

A united response to such moves as the Department of Justice's seizure of bank accounts holding payments to online poker players will be effective, if poker players all speak together, says OCA gambling analyst Sherman Bradley.

"The more visible, vociferous, and noticeable the poker playing patrons of the US become, the harder it will be to ignore their political will," Bradley stated.

Published on June 18, 2009 by VirginiaMaddox

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