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Two Glaring Holes in Barton's Poker Freedom Act

12 July 2013 , By: compncards
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The Poker Freedom Act was filed today by US Representative Joe Barton (R-TX) and is the latest attempt to legalize online poker in the United States. The bill covers most bases in regards to legalizing the game but there are a couple of glaring holes in this bill that need to be either clarified or closed to prevent controversy. Small Casinos May Get Shut Out Via Current Definitions John Mehaffey broke down the Barton bill over on LegalPokerSites. com and made an interesting point regarding what qualifies as a "Qualified Card Room.
Categories: Barton Bill, Joe Barton Poker Bill, online poker legalization, online poker legislation, Poker Freedom Act

Reports Claim Barton Bill Could Pass By June

1 April 2012 , By: compncards
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In an unexpected turn of events, it now appears that the Barton bill will not only come up for a vote, but may actually pass. Sources close to Capitol Hill reveal that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reed and Rep. Joe Barton have been in negotiations with key leaders in Congress over the last two weeks and have even met briefly with President Obama on the bill. As sources have reported, recent jobless news has helped to change the minds of many Congressmen that were on the fence regarding the bills.
Categories: Barton Bill, online poker legalization

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