What YOU Can Do Right Now to Defeat UIGEA

by Lou on November 10, 2008

The Poker Players Alliance emailed their membership today, telling them that they’re “… in a fight to keep anti-Internet poker regulations from being enacted and we NEED YOUR HELP!” I’m reposting an edited version of it here, in hopes that you may want to help too.

The current Administration is hastily finalizing a number of “midnight rules” before they leave office and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) is on the list. Just like UIGEA was snuck into legislation in the dark of night in 2006, poker’s opponents are again trying an 11th hour sneak job. We need you to help us expose and stop this reckless rulemaking.Please call the U.S. Federal Reserve and tell them not to approve the UIGEA regulations — Consumer Complaints, 888-851-1920 or Public Affairs, 202-452-2955.Tell them:

* The federal agencies responsible for our nation’s economy should not be focused on Internet poker regulations.
* Finalization of the UIGEA rules will add additional burdens on our already crippled financial systems.
* Internet poker is a game of skill and form of recreation for millions of Americans; it should be exempted from the UIGEA.
* Please do not finalize the UIGEA regulations until their impact on our banking systems and average Americans has been fully studied.

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