U.S. government is giving online poker is not illegal

On Wednesday, 14 November 2007, the U.S. Judiciary Committee hearings on the legality of online poker, specifically the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act and (UIGEA). We would expect that passionate testimony from professional poker player Annie Duke and others would be the online poker fans to leave with a feeling of optimism. But surprisingly, the most important testimony came during the hearing was given by the other side, and it happened quickly and without fanfare. If you blinked, you missed it. The statement is monumental! Of course he received no coverage in the mainstream press card delivered some government witnesses in favor of the state of affairs and the UIGEA to speak. One such witness was the Honorable Catherine Hanaway, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. She spoke against the prospect of a change in the current season right ridiculous and contradictory though that law may have a point be.At, it was Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the empty their place, when playing poker online survey asked, under the current laws of the United States was illegal, yes or no. Your answer loud and clear, was NO! Apparently not many people heard her answer. At the very least have their response not in sink with mainstream news organizations. But I heard it. And the Poker Players Alliance is heard. In a press release PPA, they state: An important outcome of the consultation was the recognition by the Ministry of Justice witness, the Honorable Catherine Hanaway, that it was not for an individual, a bet on the Internet put illegal. This confirmation … distributes a common misconception that an Internet poker player can commit a crime by online poker. Did you hear that? Do you know the importance of this recording? This is huge Almost everyone – politicians, legal analysts, reporters and humble poker players from all walks of life – believes that is the poker game on the Internet illegally in the United States. Wrong! It is not illegal. Even the ill-conceived and winding UIGEA does not make online poker illegal. (The law only makes the transfer of funds of illicit, maybe.) Virtually everyone is wrong to believe that Internet poker is illegal. I reiterate: The act of playing poker online is not illegal. And now, for the first time we have the U.S. government shows that exactly. Would not you think that this statement would be newsworthy if you play online poker? – Regardless of how you play, whether you are good or bad, whether you win or lose, whether you tight-aggressive or bluff every hand, whether you play play low-stakes Limit and High-stakes no-limit, no matter whether you play or try to cheat pretty – that’s a welcome reception for you. These words from a U.S. Department of Justice witnesses are something we should all celebrate. Finally! This is earthshaking news. It should be shouted from the rooftops far and wide. CNN, Fox News and other news organizations should review their collection of headline news broadcasts with this truth forward-looking disclosure. But no. Not a whisper from anywhere. Well, I’m here to tell you about! The government there was! Poker on the Internet is not illegal in the United States of America! Learn it. Revel in it. Love it!

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