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Shocking News - Survey by Pro-Poker Groups Show Poker Players Support Legalized Poker

30 January 2012 , By: compncards
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I just read an article about a survey that US Gaming Survey did in conjunction with the Poker Players Alliance.   The survey had around 8,000 respondents and included poker players primarily in the 30 to 60 year range. The survey produced the following results.  I’ll paraphrase: Most poker players don’t play the lottery Many poker players quit playing online after Black Friday 70% of poker players don’t care where they play if it is legal Poker is a game of skill Most people spend less than $100 a week on poker.
Categories: online poker legalization, Poker Legalization, Poker Players Alliance, US gaming survey

PPA Supports Online Poker - Just Not the Facts

2 22 December 2011 , By: compncards
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I have never had a tremendous amount of respect for the Poker Players Alliance. I always have thought they were extremely unorganized and seemed to have very little value true value to poker players. Let's not even discuss their Full Tilt Poker connections. Now, they have released a statement regarding statements made by I.
Categories: Barton Bill, I Nelson Rose, Joe Barton, Poker Players Alliance, PPA, UIGEA

Full Tilt "Ponzi Scheme" Rantings

23 September 2011 , By: compncards
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Since the US DOJ released their amended complaint on Tuesday and called Full Tilt a "Ponzi scheme" there has been a ton of outcry, speculation, rumors, interview, etc from all over the poker world. Here are a few tidbits that I have been personally contemplating.   A few I have expressed, and some I have not. First, am I really one of the only people that finds it both ironic and almost hypocritical that the Poker Player's Alliance is being so vocal during all of this.
Categories: Durrrr, Full Tilt Poker, Full Tilt Ponzi Scheme, Poker Players Alliance, Poker Players Ponzi Scheme, PPA, Tom Dwan

Don't Be a Lemming in the Upcoming Election

21 October 2010 , By: compncards
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The Poker Player's Alliance put out a list of 58 candidates that they support in the upcoming election in November. I was looking at the list and the candidate they support in my area is by far one that is not well supported, especially after his voting record the last two years over major issues. I don't normally get into politics that much or speak my mind on it because it is usually a battle of people who think they cannot be wrong. But in this case, the PPA is trying to get you to go out and vote on the basis of one issue.
Categories: Mid-Term Elections, Poker Players Alliance, PPA

So, I Was Wrong

26 November 2009 , By: compncards
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"December 1st is approaching and the UIGEA enforcement will commence. I am not even going to say it is scheduled to commence as I fully believe that it will get there. There will be no delays. A "Hail Mary" bill will not be signed in time to stop the banks.
Categories: Poker Players Alliance, UIGEA