Originally Posted by FairPlayUSA
Just wanted to take a moment to introduce ourselves. We’re FairPlayUSA, a coalition of poker players, law enforcement officials, consumer protection experts, and companies in the commercial gaming industry. Our goal is to educate policymakers and the public on the need to regulate online poker. Most importantly, we believe it’s time for Congress to make clear that online poker is legal in the U.S., and ensure rigorous consumer protections for the millions of Americans who responsibly enjoy the game.
You mention a "need to regulate", then declare that Congress should make it clear that online poker is already U.S. legal. I don't know of any U.S. legal online poker, but if there is some, I am convinced it is already regulated.
Also, if there is U.S. legal online poker, why do we need Congress to point to it...wouldn't the sites be advertising heavily? Maybe you can subvert the system and just tell the players where to find this site(s).
Elsewhere is a sentence "The status quo is unacceptable. Americans who want to play poker online deserve a strictly regulated, safe industry here in the United States." And we are advised to demand Congress act. Why won't Congress just ignore that and point out, like you asked above,that the status quo includes legal, regulated U.S. online poker?
I'm don't support your "coalition" doing tasks like educating policymakers if you don't make more sense than this. What do I not get?
BTW, how many poker players are in the "coalition"? What is needed to sign up? Fees? Requirements?