The Poker Players Alliance is organizing a rally to promote the legalization of online poker in the state of Washington. The rally will take place Thursday, May 27th in front of the Washington State Supreme Court building.
As a part of the event, the PPA will also hold a press conference, dealing with the issue of legalization of online poker.
The venue and timing of the rally was chosen in conjunction with a hearing held in the Washington State Supreme Court on the subject, where Lee Rousso, Washington State Director for PPA will present the case supporting the legalization of online poker.
According to the PPA it is highly unreasonable that in a state where playing poker in land based institutions is perfectly legal, playing online may turn you into a criminal.
As was discussed in length several time in our site, online poker is basically not legal in the US. The UIGEA (Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) from 2006 prevents any type of online gambling, by prohibiting financial, gambling related transactions. It is supposed to come into effect on June 1st. That’s only two weeks away.
The PPA (Poker Players Alliance) has done tremendous efforts to battle the enforcement of the UIGEA, and has managed to delay its imposition. But now it seems that its efforts will prevail no more, and the UIGEA will come into effect, thus preventing any type of online gambling in the US.