Thursday, January 25, 2007

A sensible poker law

Following is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Rep. Steve Conway (R-Mercer Island), and cc:ed to my local state senator and representative. (Hyperlink added)

Subject: In Support of HB 1243: Please schedule a hearing
From: [me]
Date: Thu, January 25, 2007 10:11 am
Priority: Normal

Mr. Conway:

I am writing in support of House Bill 1243, "Providing an affirmative defense to unlawful internet gambling if the defendant committed the offense in his or her primary residence." Please schedule a hearing for this bill.

I am a lifelong resident of Lakewood, and believe it is incongruent of the state of Washington to have made online poker a class C felony, while still permitting home poker games, licensing local casinos, and advocating the state's sale of lottery tickets.


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cc: 28th District legislators Mike Carrell, Tami Green, and Troy Kelley

Props to the Poker Players Alliance for the heads up on the existence of this bill.

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