Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2006
Poker players across the country are banding together to protect their rights. Due to Washington’s recent assault on online poker, players have no other choice but to raise the pot. LetThePeoplePlayer.org, recently founded by entertainment executive Philip Ittleson, is the forum for just that. This all-volunteer army aims to educate the estimated 70 million patriotic poker playing Americans and rally them to defend their game and their rights. Now provoked, this war is imminent.
Executive producer of the highly anticipated poker documentary No Limit, (http://www.nolimitmovie.com) due out in October, Philip Ittleson was recently quoted as saying, "The whole internet gaming ban is a joke, poker players are not terrorists, lets get our priorities straight. The biggest crime is that we are not regulating and taxing it." Online poker has propelled the game to unprecedented levels. With up to 70 million Americans playing poker and billions of dollars wagered every day, this is the largest "sport" in the world, if you look at it from a cash basis. Ittleson says "Playing poker online is the best training tool a player could ask for. Learning poker is all about seeing a lot of hands presented in different situations. By playing online you can accomplish this a lot quicker and easier then at a weekly game or by going to the local card room or casino."
LetThePeoplePlay.org has just recruited hot new LA songstress Lucie Jourdan (http://www.luciejourdan.com) as their spokeswoman. A poker enthusiast and musician, Lucie Jourdan says “It is utterly ridiculous that online poker is under assault. Why not address important issues, like the current chaos in the Middle East, Global Warming, Gulf Coast revitalization, etc, etc, blah blah blah! When put into perspective it sickens me that Washington is wasting valuable time and our hard earned tax dollars on this frivolous bill.”
The organization is encouraging all Americans to help repel Washington’s attack on our personal freedoms. To volunteer please go to http://www.LetThePeoplePlay.org and sign up. It’s your turn to act. Don’t let Washington put a “bad beat” on poker.