South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham is one of the most prominent ‘jokers’ on the PPA’s target list of anti-online gambling proponents.
The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has established a list of 22 politicians that the business is referring to as ‘jokers,’ highlighting lawmakers who are up for election in November and who also oppose Web poker. The people on the list include candidates for the Senate, House of Representatives and positions that are gubernatorial and feature both Republicans and Democrats whom have compared online gambling.
‘Over the year that is past these ‘jokers’ have advocated for federal and/or state prohibitions for Internet poker. Some have even sought to criminalize those who perform,’ the PPA’s declaration claims. ‘We wish you will take the time to contact these lawmakers before Election and let your voice be heard day. It’s the perfect time to take the ‘jokers’ out from the deck!’
Most on List Are Likely to Win Elections
Many of the targets are anticipated to cruise to reelection victories this year. Those include big names, such as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who sponsored bills favored by Sheldon Adelson which would redefine the Wire Act to ban most forms of on line gambling.
Perhaps the most name that is vulnerable the list is that of Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida. He could be locked in a very tight battle with p Continue reading