The Poker Players Alliance President, Michael Bolcerek, and former New York Senator, Alfonse D’Amato accompanied Congressman Wexler to Las Vegas. Wexler appears to endorse the actions of the PPA, saying, “The PPA has an incredible product to sell and there are good people behind it. What they’re talking to members of Situs Judi Online Congress about is that no prohibition has worked in American history. Prohibition on alcohol didn’t work and prohibition regarding poker on the internet ultimately won’t work. What the PPA is accomplishing is educating members of Congress as to the current situation and also showing them that there are reasonable ways to fix it. My bill, I would respectfully suggest, is one of them.”
“Congressman Wexler’s bill is a positive development for the millions of American poker players who enjoy one of our nation’s great pastimes,” said Senator Alfonse D’Amato, PPA Chairman of the Board. “Poker and other games of skill have fallen victim to bad public policy. Wexler’s plan will give skill games the rightful protection Situs Judi Online they deserve and it will require the proper safeguards to protect children and those prone to abuse.”
Wexler’s bill is expected to clarify the existing law on the types of skill games that should be exempt as well as encourage the adoption of safeguards for consumers. These could include requiring the Websites to use top-of-the-line age verification technology, provide services for problem gamblers, and help crack down on money-laundering activities.
Senator D’Amato believes, “Congressman Wexler’s legislation is necessary to provide equitable treatment for true games of intellect and competitions among individuals. This skill based competition is the true spirit of the game, and the reason for its popularity whether it is played at the World Series of Poker, over the Internet or at your kitchen table. Americans have played poker responsibly throughout our history and the Wexler bill will ensure that the game is enjoyed for years to come.”
Congressman Wexler said, “Poker is a game, it is Situs Judi Online not a crime. Millions of Americans enjoy competing with each other in games of skill on the Internet. We should protect the freedom of law-abiding adults to participate in these great American pastimes.” Thousands of poker players around the country look forward to a positive reinforcement of this freedom and exemption from the current ban on online gambling.