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Poker Players Alliance Launches

The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) is once again asking poker lovers to petition their politicians to legalize online poker. But this time, the PPA wants poker enthusiasts to use the popular social networking service Twitter.

The PPA launched the "Tweet for Poker" on November 20th, 2009 and online poker supporters can log-in to the site, sign-in and make an appeal for the game to their Congressional representative in about thirty seconds.

PPA executive director John Pappas said that online poker players are always active and they will be the first ones that will be affected in any policy change involving the game. Pappas said that "Tweet for Poker" is PPA's most dynamic tool for their members to contact their representatives in a way that engages the public in healthy debate.

Pappas added that they look forward to hearing what will be the response of their members' representatives on the issue. The PPA members' Tweets will support either the pro-online poker bill of Senator Robert Menendez in the Senate or Representative Barney Frank's poker bill in the House.

Users have the option of picking whether they want Tweets sent to their Senator or Representative. The Twitter-based campaign is just the latest initiative the Poker Players Alliance has started with the intent of legalizing online poker. This summer, the group has launched the National Poker Week and collected more than 375,000 signatures on a petition to President Barack Obama asking for licensing and regulation of online poker.


02/25/2010 12:13 PM