The Poker Players Alliance has been spending months doing everything it possibly could to legalize online poker in the United States. Although they concede that Black Friday was a setback for the poker industry, they are optimistic that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The PPA has been working even harder since the Justice Department changed its position on the legality of online poker. The lobbying group wants to remind the poker community that April 15 will be the one year anniversary of the day the Justice Department seized the domains of Full Tilt, Pokerstars and Absolute Poker.
While Black Friday was a roadblock for the movement to legalize online poker, the PPA said it had its share of positives as well. Black Friday helped players, industry members and politicians band together for a common cause: regulating online poker.
As the one year anniversary of Black Friday approaches, the PPA is launching a new campaign that will help spread the awareness they need to get an online poker bill passed through Washington. Some of the strategies they are using in their campaign include:
Facilitating communication between concerned citizens and Congress.
Providing Black Friday logos for bloggers and site owners to display to draw attention to the cause.
Accepting donations to help make the cause a success. They are calling this donation program the “Never Fold Money Bomb.”
The PPA is also looking for new members. They are convinced that regulation has a better chance of making it through Washington if they have more people rallying behind them.
The PPA website states that it is time to “tell Congress that the poker players enthusiasts of this great nation will never fold in the fight for the right to play America’s favorite card game.”