1. At what point do we get worried that online poker legislation is dropping off the radar screen of law makers ?

    Since Black Friday (April, 2011) we have seen NJ, NV, (and Delaware) regulate online poker.

    Since then, we have heard lots of talk about California, and some recent rumblings from PA and NY.

    But as usual, in the end, these efforts fail to advance online poker.

    FIVE + years come and gone, and we have Regulated Poker in NJ/NV (and DE).

    Fantasy Sports just got approved by NY Senate & Assembly but Poker got left behind ???

    Who are the primary political backers of DFS ? Who will own the licenses for these DFS sites ? (not Casinos.......right ???)

    How did they succeed in NY, where Poker failed ?

    It seems we rely on the Casino Industry to push the online poker/gaming agenda, (as if they are the only ones who could manage it), even tho the OLD (in their thinking if not their age) people who own these lucrative business licenses in each state seem far from eager to advance online gaming.

    The Massachusetts Attorney General has sent overtures that she would be in favor of Regulated online gaming, and yet, (I presume because B&M Casinos wont be fully operational for years), that any talk of such matters will wait. Despite her statements, there seems no real discussion of it on Beacon Hill.

    Why is Poker stalling and DFS forging ahead ??
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  2. I've never seen you in the Poker Daily Action thread. That might be a symptom of what you feel (which isn't reality). We need more participation and more activism in general.

    We're in a real fight, with Sheldon Adelson spending $100K monthly on the baseline lobbying to ban us, with extra for specific issues. DFS really doesn't have much resistance. They're up against inertia. They also don't have the stigma of being a game played in a casino, so they aren't seen as "gambling" the way poker can be. Our issue tends to be seen as expanding gambling, while DFS seems be seen as clarification of current law, along with consumer protection.

    All that being said, we have all the momentum. The NY Senate passed the poker bill 53-5. We simply ran out of time there, but start at the front of the line in January. In CA, the issue is stakeholder infighting. CA wants to go forward. Many poker players and advocates are doing a great job advocating for our game, but we need all hands on deck to push this over the finish line.

    What I find interesting about your comment is that you seem to think this should be easy. This should be hard, as it is. We all need to do our part to ensure lawmakers know we demand our right to play.
     
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  3. Seems stalled to me - hardly seems like "momentum"
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  4. Still seems stalled.
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  5. Still kind of seems stalled.
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  7. Can we call it stalled yet ?
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  8. how about now ?
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  10. FUGGIT PLAY ON GLOBAL POKER
    ITS UP AND RUNNING
    USA CAN PLAY
    THEY PAY IN 1 DAY
    MY BANK SAYS THE $$$ IS REAL
    PRINTING $$$ THERE IS A STEAL
    FUCK BEGGING ALL THESE SO CALLED LAW MAKERS
    GO PLAY THERE IS LIKE 5 SITES TO PLAY ON THAT PAY
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