Saturday: November 5, 2011
Let's all start reaching out to members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee via Facebook regarding their Nov. 17th hearing to examine the impact of Internet gaming regulation on Indian tribes. Perhaps say something along the lines of:
The U.S. Congress is considering legislation to license and regulate online poker. As a poker enthusiast, I encourage a competitive marketplace for Internet poker. I welcome a variety of entities to be eligible for Internet poker licensure, including Indian tribes, state lotteries, pari-mutuel racing, commercial gaming companies, and others that meet appropriate suitability requirements. By allowing for a competitive market, we can ensure the best consumer product and also ensure the greatest amount of revenue.
If you have not done so already, I urge you to please support HR 2366, the bipartisan Online Poker Act.
Let's all pick out at least four Facebook walls on which to post and like pro-poker comments this weekend. If you wish to do more, please work through all of them. When done, please reply in this thread with tweeted, posted, done, etc. to encourage others to participate. The past 67 actions have generated triple-digit participation, so let's keep it growing. Thanks!
Senate Indian Affairs Committee:
Daniel Akaka, HI, Chairman: HERE
John Barrasso, WY, Vice Chairman: HERE
Daniel Inouye, HI: HERE
Kent Conrad, ND: HERE
Tim Johnson, SD: HERE
Maria Cantwell: HERE
Jon Tester, MT: HERE and HERE
Tom Udall, NM: HERE
Al Franken, MN: HERE
John McCain, AZ: HERE
Lisa Murkowski, AK: HERE
John Hoeven, ND: HERE
Michael Crapo, ID: HERE
Mike Johanns, NE: HERE