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Daily Archive for Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Poker: Public Policy, Politics, Skill

Invitation to the Poker Players Alliance Policy Forum

October 24, 2007 10:00 am – 11:00 am in Rayburn 2200

Poker in its many different variants has seen a proliferation across the United States of unprecedented proportions. Despite its growing popularity, poker is still a controversial
activity that sparks emotions and debates in elections and legislative battles. A year after the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was signed into law, this panel will
discuss its impact on the poker community and the current Congressional proposals that seek to create a U.S. regulatory framework for Internet gaming and classify poker as a game of skill.

John Pappas, Executive Director, Poker Players Alliance
Howard Lederer, professional poker player
Professor Charles Nesson, Harvard University Law School
Andrew Woods, Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society
Radley Balko, Sr. Editor, Reason Magazine (
Kenneth Adams, lead attorney in federal poker tax appeal, Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

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Questions? Contact the Poker Players Alliance in Washington D.C.
1111 19 th
Street NW, Ste. 1150
Washington, D.C. 20036

Yesterday our second club tournament.