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Poker Pros Take Up Political Campaigning for Online Gaming Laws

Mon, 17 Aug 2015

World famous poker champions Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker were among the poker pros that took part in a recent tournament in the American Canyon who were promoting online gambling laws that would make it easier for everyone to play cards online.

Negreanu is a poker pro that has over $30 million in career winnings and has also been known as the owner of his own poker site. He owns six World Series of Poker bracelets and has been one of the biggest promoters of the game and has long campaigned for online access to poker for players in the United States who have constantly had to do end runs around their oppressive government dating back to the money transfer laws of 2006.

Moneymaker made his fame from online poker as he won the World Series of Poker championship thanks only to having access online. Players such as Moneymaker would otherwise not have a chance at World Series of Poker Glory without what are commonly called "satellite" tournaments that are played exclusively online.

Since 2011 there has been a nationwide crackdown on online gambling and nowhere has it been tougher than in California to gain access to it. Negreanu and Moneymaker were taking part in what has been called Let California Play Pro Poker Tour and the Californians for Responsible iPoker which is a grassroots movement that seeks authorization for online gambling in the state.

Brick and Mortar casinos in California are said to be the biggest opponents to the cause.

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