Congressman Frank wondered why the feds felt compelled to protect "the public from the scourge of inside straights." At PokerWorks we wonder why the feds feel compelled to protect us too.
The problem with the feds protection is that U.S. citizens are being nannied and controlled; freedoms are lost; and all the man hours and money spent sending U.S. citizens to search for jobs has protected us all so well, many online players are relocating to other countries to continue playing for a living.
The NewTimes News has a rather lengthy but great article that walks you through the whole insane trip in time, from the question if anyone really understood what happened and if legislators even read the final bill - that being the UIGEA.
Statements from online poker players, gaming attorneys, and politicians build the entire picture of the United States head-hunting tendencies towards anything involving online poker in the article. Take a reading...