As the anniversary of Black Friday is upon us, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), is celebrating the leaps and bounds the online poker industry has made with a new campaign: Never Fold. Since Black Friday, the PPA has fought for the rights of US poker players and is now asking players to “Never Fold” and continue fighting for their rights to play online poker.
Executive director of the PPA, John Pappas, says, “It’s been a full year since the rights of millions of American poker players were trampled and, as a united front, we are calling on Congress to reverse this wrong and reinstate our basic freedoms.
“As players’ frustration over their frozen funds and inability to play the game they love grows, it is crucial that Congress hears our voices and knows that the players will keep fighting until online poker is licensed and regulated in the United States.
“Throughout all of our efforts over the past year, our strongest asset has been the players themselves.
“With more than 200,000 letters sent and thousands of calls placed to Congress, not to mention a steady up rise in social media outreach, players across the country have been voicing their frustration over the lack of legislative action.
“The millions of players across our country who were affected on ‘Black Friday’ will never forget the dramatic impact the actions taken on that single day has had on their lives. While the players still wait for their government to provide a solution, the time is now for Congress to protect those they serve and pass legislation to license and regulate online poker in the United States.”