Will Online Poker become legal in US or will sites like Pureplay winout?

So will Senate Bill 3616 be the lifeline for online poker?  And will Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey be the one that saved it all?  Senator Menendez introduced a bill now known as the “The Internet Skill Game Licensing and Control Act of 2008” to the senate this week and if passed it would regulate online poker in the United States. The bill not only pertains to poker but all skill games including the ever so popular mahjong. 

If passed the bill would allow poker and other skill games to be regulated and taxed. According to John Pappas, Executive Director for the Poker Players Alliance, “This is really a bill that poker players could love.”

This is a bill the congress will take up next year which makes the upcoming elections just as important as ever for all you poker players.  So be sure to study up on whose who with your elected officials. 

Will online poker become legal in the US or will sites like Pureplay.com win out?  For those of you who don’t know Pure Play have been around since 2005 and charge a membership fee so you can play online poker for prizes.  Does anyone out there have any experiences with Pureplay.com?  And if so be sure to include them in your comments.  So the hot button question of today, will the US finally start to get back on track when it comes to our gambling freedoms or will sites Pureplay.com take over???? Notice I used the word start because casinos are not included in the new bill, but hey we have to start somewhere right? Have a great weekend and happy betting!!

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