|We love poker almost as much as we love freedom and the right to make our own choices. But the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act [UIGE] has now infringed upon Americans rights and freedoms, limiting access and choice to play poker online and we just won't stand for it. Meet the birth of Poker Patriots.|
The Fight For American Poker
A patriot is a defender of individual rights against interference by the federal government - Frist and Goodlatte's efforts are pure interference.
America is the birthplace of poker and is an institution, a tradition, a legend - Poker is America. It is inherent in all American poker players to defend their rights against these special interests and become Poker Patriots. We call on them to join the fight for the right to play at http://www.pokerpatriots.com.
What's at Stake?
Freedom. Fairness. Security. The recent arrests and the ban on transactions have forced the most reputable, licensed, publicly-traded companies out of the market. But poker players play poker - they'll find a way to play. So as the industry goes further underground, players will be more unprotected than ever.
The Poker Patriot Mandate
Poker Patriots will strive to create a community of players and advocates with a purpose - to reverse the UIGE and demand the US government license and regulate the industry. We all know that this 'prohibition' is more 'protectionism' disguised as morality, so let's face reality together. We will fight for freedom and choice through petitions, lobbying, protests, debates and discussion. The http://www.pokerpatriots.com blog will be a central source of information, opinion and the actions required to fight this battle.
We need to spread the word. Only by building partnerships with the entire community will we have the strength and capacity to fight the ban, regain our freedom, and achieve positive change.
We thank you for your attention and participation,
Hank Tamerlane & Doug Savoy