Tuesday, July 21, 2009

National Poker Week

This week is National Poker Week. What does this have to do with politics? Quite a lot actually. There is a group called the Poker Players Alliance. It is headed by former Senator Alphonse Di Motto. The PPA wants Poker legalized, especially online Poker, in the United States.

The PPA is mobilizing it's members, reportedly over 1 million strong, to send emails to Congress to show their support for poker. A couple of Online Poker Sites are even offering entry into tournaments in exchange for either signing up as a member of the PPA or sending an email to their member of Congress.

What is my stand on this? While I would like to see online Poker legalized, regulated and taxed, I do not see it happening soon. And while my Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito would probably not vote for it, I value her as my representative. I am not a one issue voter. I know she will vote for the best interest of West Virginia.