It’s the aim of the Poker Players Alliance to alleviate the sufferings of online poker players in the United States by making a bill that will go against the very discriminating UIGEA bill. It’s popularly known that the UIGEA has denied the players in the US to play poker online, categorizing poker as similar with other types of pure gambling when poker has been tested as a game of skill rather than luck generally.
But it seems that the change people expect that will take place when the Democrats won the Congress in 2006 did not progress like the analysts have predicted.
Now a lot of people deliberate that the House of Representatives will be in charge to cause the downfall of the UIGEA by making the online poker legal and regulated and also with the assumption to tax the industry as well.
Even if Barney Franklin’s bill has gathered a number of sponsors it’s still been stopped and it only means that the passing of the bill will take time in a realistic point of view.
But it’s been the overwhelming happiness of the PPA when New Jersey senator Robert Menendez introduced the Internet Poker and Games of Skill Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act which gives hope to the large number of US poker players who itch to play again in the Internet.
This bill is unlike the UIGEA which prohibits online gambling completely. It gives guidelines on how to make poker online legitimate and how to regulate the said gambling activity, and other online gambling operations as well.
The bill can assists in clearing a huge part of the debate about online gambling. It will help by making the government identify the illegitimate online gambling establishments and authorizing the right people to enforce authority over the Web and making sure that underage people won’t be having online gambling parts.
It will also add up the budget for counseling for gambling addiction and will consent the collection of taxes from the registered online poker establishment. It will also help explain the Wire Act in order to stop illegal grabbing of funds to ever happen again.