Press Release: Iowa Poker Players Oppose Internet Gambling Legislation (8/30/06)

Regulation, NOT Prohibition Will Address Gambling Concerns and Raise Significant Revenue for Iowa

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the recently scheduled “field hearing” on the issue of Internet gambling hosted by Rep. Jim Leach (R- IA) and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) in Cedar Rapids tomorrow, Michael Bolcerek, president of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) a grassroots organization of more than 100,000 members, released the following statement:

“The Poker Players Alliance supports an open dialogue to discuss this issue and we sincerely hope that the interests of poker enthusiasts in the state of Iowa will be heard at the field hearing. At the same time, while millions of poker players across the country care about this issue, we do not believe that Internet poker is of critical importance to the average Iowan. Field hearings focusing on high gas prices, quality education and healthcare, or the escalating war on terror would be a much more appropriate and productive use of taxpayer dollars…”

source: “Iowa Poker Players Oppose Internet Gambling Legislation” (Poker Players Alliance, Aug.30,2006)

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