United States: The future of online poker threatened by Mitt Romney
Candidate for the next U.S. presidential election, Mitt Romney is a threat to the future of online poker in the U.S.A. In fact, his program that was approved at the Republican Convention of August 28 in Tampa, Florida has a negative consideration on gambling. In the document, Mitt Romney expressed his desire to "make Internet a family-friendly." In another word, it means that he intends to destroy for ever the opening procedures of the online poker market. As a reminder, the Department of Justice stated that the regulations included in the "Wire Act" does not apply to online poker. It turns out that the Republican Party also called on the Justice Department to reconsider his decision by refering in this subject.
The real reason of this strict decision to ban online poker in the U.S.A is still unclear. But according to a statement made by Mitt Romney in the past, online gambling cause many problems in we only mention the risk of addiction. However, he himself is a big fan of gambling as he launched a $ 10,000 bet to Rick Perry during the Republican Primary debate. His meetings with the CEO of Sands casinos, Adelson Ashton and the owner of the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Donald Trump could be a sign about his reluctance about it. In any case, fans of the game and the Poker Player's Alliance will be in a difficult situation if the Republican party wins the next elections.
Source: Jack SMITH
Wednesday, 05 September 2012
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