Visit us at:

PokerPages > Poker News > Poker News

Poker News - Poker News

PokerStars Rewards Signing PPA Poker Petition with Freerolls

by PokerPages.com
Wed, Jun 24th, 2009 @ 12:00am

PokerStars has an innovative way to support National Poker Week (July 19-26), a drive by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) encouraging supporters to send messages to the President and Congress backing Barney Frank's initiatives to regulate online gambling and to repeal the UIGEA (see list below), and to also include support for the right to play games of skill, like online poker (which was the number one issue on technology policy on Obama's Citizen's Briefing Book website).

In an email invitation to PokerStars players from Greg "FossilMan" Raymer (2004 WSOP World Champion and PPA Board Member), PokerStars announced they will reward anyone who signs the poker petition (see special page link below) by making petition signers eligible to participate in a $3,500 freeroll tournament on PokerStars. The petition will be presented to President Obama on July 22.

Prize pools of $3,500 will be awarded to the finishers of the freerolls. Each tournament is limited to 20,000 players. The freerolls take place each Saturday between June 27-July 25 at 14:30 ET (mark your calendars: June 27, and July 4, 11, 18 and 25).

To read and sign the Presidential Poker Petition, please visit the special Pokerstars PPA Petition page at http://www.pokerpetition.com/pokerstars.

Registrants will receive a ticket to be eligible to play in one of the special PPA Petition Freerolls at PokerStars.

ANOTHER PIECE OF GOOD NEWS

The further support efforts to contact Congress during National Poker Week, PokerStars will send an email during the week of July 12, and anyone who sends a letter to their Senator or Representative will receive a ticket to a special $10,000 freeroll to be held on PokerStars.

INITIATIVES

The initiatives associated with Barney Frank's efforts to repeal the UIGEA, and the links to monitor their progress are:

  • H.R. 2267- provides for licensing of Internet gambling activities by the Secretary of the Treasury, provides for consumer protections on the Internet, and to enforce the tax code. To monitor the progress of bill 2267, click here.
  • H.R. 2266- to delay UIGEA enforcement 1 year To monitor the progress of bill 2266, click here.
  • H.R. 2268- to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to regulate and tax Internet gambling. To monitor the progress of bill 2268, click here.
  •  

     
     

    More Poker News Articles

    PokerStars to Sponsor Irish Poker Championship
    12am Wed Mar 31st, 2010

    PokerStars.com, the world's largest online poker site, just announced that they will throw their substantial weight behind one of Ireland's major poker festivals, The Irish Poker Championship (IPC), as part of the new PokerStars.com UK and Ireland Poker Tour.

    UIGEA Delayed 6 Months in Temporary Victory for Online Poker
    12am Thu Dec 3rd, 2009

    Days before the December 1 deadline for implementing the UIGEA, the U.S. government announced a six-month postponement of the poorly defined anti-gambling regulations. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board jointly released a statement moving the deadline for UIGEA compliance to June 1, 2010.

    Fabrice Soulier Joins Everest Poker's Pro Roster
    12am Thu Nov 26th, 2009

    To further strengthen its support for French poker in anticipation of the opening of that market, Everest Poker has signed renowned French poker pro Fabrice Soulier as its latest ambassador.

    HHPT Co-Sponsors Bayou Poker Challenge Ladies Event Dec. 20
    12am Wed Nov 25th, 2009

    The HighHeelsPokerTour (HHPT), the first all women's poker tour launched on the East coast, will wrap up their 2009 schedule at Harrah's New Orleans on December 20th where they will co-sponsor the Ladies Event #14 no-limit Hold'em at 12 pm.

    OPPAGA Reports on Florida's Online Poker Options
    12am Tue Nov 24th, 2009

    Given that UIGEA permits individual states to regulate online poker, the Florida Legislature's Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) published a report this week presenting three options available to Florida State lawmakers in order to protect consumers from unlawful internet poker: regulate it, prohibit it, or carry on with the status quo pending federal legislation.

    BC Poker Champion Arrested, Charged with Manslaughter
    12am Tue Nov 24th, 2009

    Just two days after taking down the BC Poker Championships Main Event, Sophon Sek of Cloverdale, BC, was arrested in connection with one of the most storied crimes in the Province's history.

    Local Businessman Bags European Poker Tour Vilamoura Bling
    12am Sun Nov 22nd, 2009

    The European Poker Tour rolled into the Casino Vilamoura last week, instantly generating the richest poker prize pool in the nation of Portugal's history.

    Keikoan Captures Harvey's Lake Tahoe WSOPC Championship
    12am Thu Nov 19th, 2009

    This week marked the finale of the biggest annual tournament series in Northern Nevada, the WSOP Circuit championship at Harvey's Lake Tahoe. While the Main Event saw only a modest turnout, it did boast of a tough final table, and a WSOP bracelet owner as the eventual champion.

    WSOP Main Event Champ Joe Cada to Appear on Letterman
    12am Wed Nov 18th, 2009

    The poker world will receive some late night attention tonight as "The Kid" Joe Cada, the youngest champion in the four decade history of the World Series of Poker Main Event, takes a seat next to embattled talk show host David Letterman.

    First Korean Champ of Asia Pacific Poker Tour Crowned in Cebu
    12am Tue Nov 17th, 2009

    Another stop on the Asia Pacific Poker Tour is in the books, this time it's the APPT Cebu in the Philippines, and for the very first time a Korean player has come out on top.