Poker Alliance News

3 Jun 2016
The Poker Players Alliance applauds the action and, starting today, will run a series of digital advertisements to remind state lawmakers that regulation can and should happen this year.
3 Feb 2016
The Poker Players Alliance has more than 40,000 activists in New York.
28 Dec 2015
On Christmas Eve, John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance, issued the following statement in response to Franklin Country Circuit Court Judge Thomas Wingate's ruling on Wednesday that the state was entitled to triple damages in the 2010 lawsuit against Amaya, the parent company to PokerStars.
7 Dec 2015
PPA Executive Director John Pappas called the Commonwealth's lawsuit "a cynical big government money grab of private consumer dollars to pay for political excesses."
29 Oct 2015
The Republican representative from Utah is pursuing a federal ban on Internet gambling that is aimed largely at online poker, but would keep the current exemptions for fantasy sports and horse racing.
6 Jul 2015
The Poker Players Alliance brought the Republican Congressman from Texas to the World Series of Poker to recognize him for his work on behalf of legalizing online poker in the U.S.
9 Dec 2014
Seven sources on Capitol Hill and in the gaming industry said Monday they had knowledge that House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has turned thumbs down on provisions sought by Adelson to reinstate a policy making it illegal to gamble using Internet technology.
26 Nov 2014
The measure most likely won’t be taken up until Congress convenes in January.
27 Mar 2014
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today condemns legislation introduced by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that seeks to amend the Wire Act of 1961 expanding it to ban Internet poker and select forms of Internet gambling.
12 Jul 2013
The bill, titled the Internet Poker Freedom Act of 2013, marks the second time Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, has tried to push federal Internet poker legislation through Congress.
24 Jun 2013
With federal Internet poker legalization prospects seemingly at a standstill, Poker Players Alliance Executive Director John Pappas focused efforts of the 1.2 million-member lobbying organization on various individual state legislative activities.
29 Apr 2013
The land-based and online gaming worlds converged at the Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) last week to discuss the future of the online gaming industry in the U.S. Vin Narayanan offers 10 key storylines that emerged from the conference.
25 Apr 2013
In this week's edition of The Gang, Vin Narayanan joins host Aaron Todd live from the Global iGaming Summit and Expo in San Francisco. They discuss a testy exchange between Jan Jones of Caesars and John Pappas from the Poker Players Alliance at the conference. They also examine Foxwoods' new partnership with GameAccount and New Jersey governor Chris Christie's administration's overly-rosy revenue expectations for online gaming revenues.
6 Feb 2013
The Poker Players Alliance have issued two white papers in support of New Jersey's internet gambling bill.
28 Jan 2013
The Poker Players Alliance has activated New Jersey members to urge Governor Chris Christie to sign legislation legalizing online gaming before the February 7th deadline.
14 Nov 2012
John A. Pappas, Executive Director, Poker Players Alliance, has issued a statement regarding a meeting yesterday with the Department of Justice on account balances being made available to players through the remission process.