Poker Players Hoping Obama Will End Ban On Online Gambling
The ban that has been placed on online gambling in America is bordering on absurdity. The way the current law is set up, it is asking the banks to police themselves in dealing with transactions from gambling websites.
While the law is ridiculous, it is still the law. Poker players at the World Series of Poker are hoping that law soon changes, and they believe their man to lead them to that change is Barack Obama.
While the WSOP has been going on over the past few weeks, there has been much talk about the next president, and which candidate will be most likely to overturn the UIGEA. Even life long Republicans are putting their money on Obama.
Doyle Brunson, one of the legendary figures in the world of professional poker, and a life long Republican, has come out and endorsed Obama. He believes Obama is the one that will lift the ill-placed ban on Internet gambling.
Other pros also believe an Obama victory in November is the quickest way to overturn the UIGEA. Obama has come out and said that he would prefer to regulate the online gambling industry rather than make criminals out of the industry.
"Poker players have to support Obama. God help the Internet gambling business if McCain does happen to win," said Brunson. The good news for poker players and other online gamblers is that Obama is currently leading in most projections.
It has been well documented that Obama is a card player, and a good one at that. "If he runs his presidency the way he plays poker, I'll sleep good at night," said fellow state Senator Terry Link, to Time magazine.
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