After Black Friday, the online poker industry in America started worrying and many poker rooms and websites closed their door upon US players. Online poker and gambling is prohibited in America, and to make the administration think about it once again many petitions have been filed. There was one petition for which people as well as poker patrons were waiting to be replied to. The White House addressed a thoughtful reply for the delay as a long time has elapsed since the petition was filed.
About the original poker petition:
An initiative was taken by the Poker Players Alliance on 22nd of September, 2011 for promotion of petition, “We the People”. People too had heavily responded with 10,000 signatures to end upon.
Motive behind original poker petition:
There was urgency for licensing and regulating the functionaries of online game of poker for safeguarding the interests of the players.
Official response to the original poker petition:
A four paragraph response was being issued on 18th May, 2012 by the National Economic Council’s deputy director, Brian Deese, along with the President’s special assistant. The first paragraph was surely an introductory one with a final conclusion after two paragraphs as the official reply.
Details of Obama’s response on Federal outlook:
The first paragraph started with a note of thanks to those who had participated in the petition, “We the People”. It is now that they understand how the players themselves are eager to legalize the online poker.
The second paragraph gives a proper explanatory as to what does the administration feels about this legal step. Definitely many of the Americans are involved in various forms of entertainment: online gambling and that this violates the federal law. But the ultimate decision is now being laid on the state whether the legalization is needed or not.
It was the third one that pointed out the specific areas of concern, like the fraudulency, money laundering and prevention of minor playing. Thus they seem to be open to welcome any kind of solutions in order to regulate and protect the illegal activities taking place via online gambling.
On the whole, there was no clarity being offered in the regions of consumer protection, providing jobs and raising a huge avenue with online poker.