Stephen A. Murphy of Cardplayer.com just announced that today Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced two new bills that are intended to help Americans who (want to) play poker online. Peter King (R-NY) and Shelley Berkley (D-NV) signed on as co-sponsors. Mr. Murphy notes that the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) worked closely with Mr. Frank in composing the bill.
One bill seeks to repeal the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, while the second bill proposes to delay the UIGEA implementations, which are set to begin Dec. 1.
Frank’s bill would explicitly allow Americans to gamble online with companies that are licensed by the Treasury Department. It would not, however, legalize sports betting.
“The best thing for the poker community to do now is to rally behind Congressman Frank and his bill,” said John Pappas, the executive director of the PPA. “You need to make sure you tell your congressman or congresswoman how important this bill is to you.”
Mr. Frank thinks that the bills will not hit the floor for votes until September… so ACT NOW!!
Read the entire post –> Barney Frank Introduces Two Poker-Related Bills
Story on the Poker Players Alliance website –>Frank Unveils Internet Gambling Legislation
Note: The Poker Players Alliance website has a section that will help you figure out whom to contact. At the bottom of the story, click on the Send a Letter to Congress button and you will be taken to that section.