Welcome to Fight for Poker Rights (PPA)!
I’m excited to have this outlet to advocate for poker rights, and I hope everyone on 2+2 will join us in actively standing up for our rights.
What is the ‘Fight for Poker Rights’ Forum?
Fight for Poker Rights
is the forum for discussion of actions the Poker Players Alliance and individual poker players are taking to advocate for poker -- online, B&M, home, and all other forms -- at the local, state, and federal levels. These efforts focus on legislation and litigation.
Many regular posters on Fight for Poker Rights
are experts in their fields. They write well and know the ins-and-outs of legislation and litigation like the backs of their hands. This makes Fight for Poker Rights
an invaluable resource in the fight for our rights.
However, we all must be mindful of the fact that the high level at which this forum operates can make it intimidating for new users and for those with limited English proficiency. To be as welcoming as possible, I ask that we not be pedantic on grammar. We should correct proposed letters to newspapers, politicians, and others without mercy, but regular posts don't require that level of scrutiny. Please also minimize dismissing questions from new posters with "try the search."
Originally Posted by Berge20
This is not
a place to extensively discuss current political events or theory. The Politics Forum
is the appropriate place for those matters and such posts will be moved there.
Berge has it right, and this is true here as well.
Discussion on taxes is permitted, but should be limited to how tax laws affect poker players. PPA does not give tax advice. Tax-related posts here are informational only and should not be considered tax advice from the Poker Players Alliance.
With the Poker Legislation forum and two PL subforums, how do I decide where to post?
What can we as poker players do to advocate for online poker rights?
Why does PPA push the "Skill vs. Luck" argument?
- If your topic could possibly involve any PPA or grassroots action, the PPA Legal Support Network, or PPA litigation, start the thread here in Fight for Poker Rights. That will allow for an unfettered answer and perhaps creation of actions to take right then and there.
- If your topic could possibly involve any aspect of iMEGA, including iMEGA litigation, start it there.
- If it's about taxes or is a legislation question where the answer doesn't involve PPA or grassroots action, post it in Poker Legislation.
Many state laws already differentiate between games of skill and games of chance, so this works within the existing legal framework. This also helps to demonstrate a clear dividing line between casino gaming and poker, which can help alleviate the fears some may have that allowing poker will lead to an expansion of games of chance.
"Skallagrim" leads the PPA's Litigation Support Team. He maintains a great site on the skill vs. luck issue on the PPA Forum, called “Ask Skallagrim”
. He helped develop a proof that poker is a game of skill that is being used in some state challenges.
PPA used this in the Kentucky case. We filed a brief
proving that poker is a game of skill, not chance. As such, we were able to argue that poker should not be considered "gambling" under Kentucky law. While it wasn't ruled on, it did show that we are able to make a solid case for our position.
Poker has had recent court victories in Pennsylvania and Colorado with the skill vs. luck argument as well.
Do any conservative authors support online poker rights?
Here are some articles from conservatives who oppose federal prohibition of online poker:
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