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PokerStars Rewards Signing PPA Poker Petition with Freerolls

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

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


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.


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.


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