Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Call Your Senator Now!!!!

I just received an urgent message from Full Tilt Poker and the Poker Players Alliance. Apparently the bills the US House passed earlier this year may actually get onto the Senate's calendar. And of course since it is an election year and one third of the Senate is up for re-election they will be trying to position themselves in a way that they think will get them the most votes. Unfortunately, online poker may get in the way.

I urge you all to call your Senators and tell your friends to call their Senators as well.

Not sure how? Here's how...

The U.S. Senate is Seeking to Ban Online Poker - PPA Phone March on Capitol
Hill Scheduled for September 12, 2006.

Your urgent action is needed! On September 12th, 2006 the Poker Players Alliance is teaming up with Full
Tilt Poker, along with some of online poker's other notable card rooms, poker
blogs, and forums to organize a "Phone March" on Capitol Hill.

From 9AM ET until 5:30PM ET on Tuesday, September 12th, we are asking
all Tilters and anyone else interested in defending poker to call this toll free
number - 800-289-1136 - and be patched through to one of your two U.S. Senators
in Washington D.C.

When you call the 800 number, you will hear a recording from PPA member
Greg "Fossilman" Raymer and then you will be prompted to enter your five digit
zip code so you can be directed, free of charge, to your Senator's office.

Once you reach your senator's office, please let them know you support
online poker, and make the following key points in your message:
  • I am voter in your state.
  • I strongly oppose any legislation that would prohibit online poker and urge
    the Senator to vote against such legislation.
  • Poker is a skill game enjoyed by 70 million Americans.
  • The Senator should seek to regulate online poker much like the government
    regulates other forms of gaming, like lotteries.
  • Prohibitions don't work - any legislation that tries to ban online poker
    will only drive those players underground.
  • Again, I urge the Senator to oppose any attempts to prohibit me from playing
    the great American game of poker on the Internet.

The threat to poker is real. Please forward this information to everyone you
know who cares about poker and an American's freedom to use the Internet. We
need everyone possible to make their voice heard on September 12th!


Note: The 800 number will only be active between 9AM ET and 5:30PM ET on
Tuesday September 12th.

Sincerely,

Team Full Tilt

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