WASHINGTON, DC - Many suggestions have been made on Barack Obama's "Citizens Briefing Book" website. Even with all the core issues facing Americans today, one of the most popular suggestions
Obama's briefing book showing online poker as a top tech issue for American raised has been to legalize online poker in the United States.
The site has been set up by Obama's transition team to allow American's to express their opinions and suggestions on what should be key issues for the President-elect to tackle during his term.
People can log onto the website citizensbriefingbook.change.gov to read ideas and suggestions, as well as vote on whether they agree or disagree with the suggestions. Items that receive the greatest amount of votes will be brought to the attention of Obama's transition team and promised to be seen by the President-elect.
On Monday, January 12th a citizen with the username AAHue posted the following suggestion which quickly rose to the second most popular idea and is promised to be seen by the President-elect:
Boost America's Economy with Legal Online Poker
Let online poker players in the United States play legally and without fear of prosecution. Reform the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act to exempt poker, a game of skill, from the law. Boost the economy by letting American companies and Ameican (sic) players make money and pay taxes instead of sending online poker businesses offshore. Protect online poker players by regulating the industry to ensure that no one is ever cheated.
More than 38,000 people have already voted on this suggestion and it is growing in popularity every day. There are also more than 1100 comments on the subject of legal online poker. If you would like to cast your vote and increase the popularity of this suggestion, simply go to citizensbriefingbook.change.gov/ideas/viewIdea.apexp?id=087800000004m5M to view and vote on the suggestion.
Individuals must register to cast their opinion and make suggestions, but the process takes less than a minute. Let your voice be heard whether you are for or against online poker.
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