Foreign Money Fuels Faltering Bid to Push Online Poker
By ERIC LIPTON
Published: April 18, 2011
WASHINGTON — For the past four years, the foreign companies that control the global Internet poker industry have helped bankroll an elaborate lobbying campaign here, seeking to keep the United States from shutting their American operations down.
This is a common ploy in local, state and federal races, to contend that a particular candidate or lobby is funded by someone foreign to the area, so that lobby's interests are less important because they didn't originate from the electorate.
How do you see this as favorable? The story calls the PPA a stooge organization for Poker Stars and Full Tilt.
Edit/ bottom of story states, "A version of this article appeared in print on April 19, 2011, on page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: Big Setback for Online Poker, Despite Lobbying Campaign."