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Poker News | Gambling and the Law

Internet Gambling Prohibition Act

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The following information is taken from an email sent to me by The Poker Player's Alliance. Please do NOT delay in contacting your representative and letting them know that you play poker on the Internet and that you find it unbelievable that anyone would try to prohibit people in the United States from their right to freedom in usage of the Internet. You might also question why the United States is aware that other countries rake in revenue from hosting and licensing Internet gaming sites yet refuses to share in the regulation and profit of these sites.

Don't delay in taking action to preserve your right to choice. CALL NOW!


In the coming days, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on H.R. 4777, Internet Gambling Prohibition Act, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA). This legislation turns private companies into the government's "morality police." It requires Internet service providers (ISPs) to remove gambling related hyperlinks and forces banks to monitor your purchases and transactions to ensure that you are not gambling online. The plan is an affront to civil liberties. If the committee passes the bill, your ability to enjoy poker online will be at serious risk.

Each member of the Poker Players Alliance has a critical voice in this debate. The members of the committee, listed below, need to know that Americans think this legislation is a bad idea.

Please Call! Tell these Representatives to oppose the Goodlatte plan.


Last Name

First Name

State

Phone Number

Bachus

Spencer

AL

(202) 225-4921

Berman

Howard

CA

(202) 225-4695

Boucher

Rick

VA

(202) 225-3861

Cannon

Chris

UT

(202) 225-7751

Chabot

Steve

OH

(202) 225-2216

Coble

Howard

NC

(202) 225-3065

Conyers

John

MI

(202) 225-5126

Delahunt

Bill

MA

(202) 225-3111

Feeney

Tom

FL

(202) 225-2706

Flake

Jeff

AZ

(202) 225-2635

Forbes

Randy

VA

(202) 225-6365

Franks

Trent

AZ

(202) 225-4576

Gallegly

Elton

CA

(202) 225-5811

Gohmert

Louie

TX

(202) 225-3035

Goodlatte

Bob

VA

(202) 225-5431

Green

Mark

WI

(202) 225-5665

Hostettler

John

IN

(202) 225-4636

Hyde

Henry

IL

(202) 225-4561

Inglis

Bob

SC

(202) 225-6030

Issa

Darrell

CA

(202) 225-3906

Jackson Lee

Sheila

TX

(202) 225-3816

Jenkins

Bill

TN

(202) 225-6356

Keller

Ric

FL

(202) 225-2176

King

Steve

IA

(202) 225-4426

Lofgren

Zoe

CA

(202) 225-3072

Lungren

Dan

CA

(202) 225-5716

Meehan

Marty

MA

(202) 225-3411

Nadler

Jerry

NY

(202) 225-5635

Pence

Mike

IN

(202) 225-3021

Sanchez

Linda

CA

(202) 225-6676

Schiff

Adam

CA

(202) 225-4176

Scott

Bobby

VA

(202) 225-8351

Sensenbrenner

Jim

WI

(202) 225-5101

Smith

Lamar

TX

(202) 225-4236

Van Hollen

Chris

MD

(202) 225-5341

Wasserman Schultz

Debbie

FL

(202) 225-7931

Waters

Maxine

CA

(202) 225-2201

Weiner

Anthony

NY

(202) 225-6616

Wexler

Bob

FL

(202) 225-3001

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