I joined the Poker Players Alliance today. This is a lobbying group looking to protect our rights as poker players, and to promote poker as a game of skill that should be regulated and taxed, not banned. The PPA has the support of a number of big name players, including Howard Lederer, Jesus Ferguson, Linda Johnson, Greg Raymer, and a host of others.
Join the organization today if you want to see this sport continue to grow and thrive, and to combat the forces of big government and the religious right that want take away Internet poker.
On a similar note, I noticed that the Alliance is holding a fund-raising rally (link requires a PR Newswire account) at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on July 28th, 2006. Contact the PPA for more information, as the rally has not yet been added to the organization’s Web site.