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PPA Statement on Fair Play USA
WASHINGTON, DC. (July 26, 2011) – John Pappas, executive director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), the leading poker grassroots advocacy group with more than one million members nationwide, today issued the following statement on the launch of FairPlayUSA. “On behalf of our 1.2 million members nationwide, the PPA is pleased to see another group dedicated to restoring and protecting Americans’ freedom to play Internet poker. The PPA has been at the leading edge of the fight for U.S. regulation for nearly six years and we welcome the addition of another voice – and one that represents a new constituency – to the chorus of supporters for a sensible federal policy towards online poker. “FairPlayUSA will be made up of variety of non-poker constituencies and can help the PPA deliver a powerful message to Capitol Hill that regulation will strengthen consumer protections and aid law enforcement. We look forward to working with FairPlayUSA to keep the interests of the poker playing community at the forefront, and we hope they will add their support to current and future legislation that provides for a safe, competitive and thriving Internet poker market in the U.S.”
About The Poker Players Alliance The Poker Players Alliance (www.theppa.org) is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of over 1,200,000 online and offline poker players and enthusiasts from around the United States who have joined together to speak with one voice to promote the game and to protect poker players' rights.

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