is a bit of background as to how I have started spending all my free hours
becoming bleary eyed reading web pages, and getting carpal tunnel from
typing and retyping this proposal.
am an online poker player and have been playing off and on for approximately
The mere act of playing online poker is either entirely legal or, at worst,
in a legal gray area. I won some and lost some, and, over time, I became a
much improved player. Overall my online hobby cost me considerably less
than what my co-worker spent on his boat. I had my choice of a number
of online sites and moved my play from one to another as I pleased. Funding
was not a problem.
this ended with the passage of the Ports Security Bill and the accompanying
rider, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. The UIGEA was aimed
at denying funding options for offshore casinos and sports books, but had the unexpected
effect of creating great difficulties for the online poker community.
passage of this act a number of things began to happen. Some of the online
sites disallowed US players. Many existing payment options were withdrawn.
Eventually the largest ewallet, Neteller, disallowed all transactions with
US players after being dropped from the ACH System.
heavily involved in casino transactions and sports betting, an activity
clearly unlawful under current US statutes, as well as being an ewallet for
playing online poker is troublesome, and funding options are scarce,
expensive, and risky.
personally have no interest in either online casino gambling or sports
am just a guy who wants to play poker at home when I donít feel like
making an hour drive to a cardroom or casino. I am going to make a mighty effort to
make safe, legal, and accessible online poker possible. At the same time
this effort can be of great benefit in helping the troubled finances of the State of California.
Online poker IS coming to the US. The question is when it will happen and
who it will benefit. I vote for Californians to benefit.
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