Sen. Kyl May Consider Internet Poker Legalisation

Legalising US Online Poker

Sen. Kyl May Consider Internet Poker Legalisation

The Budget Control Act of 2011, signed by President Obama in August, created a Congressional committee composed of 12 members – six republicans and six democrats. These members were tasked with raising $1.5 trillion. When they write the bill that will do just that, the Congress will not be allowed to filibuster it. They can only vote on it.

 

Poker Players Alliance

The Poker Players Alliance and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid both believe that this will lead to the legalisation of Internet poker.

Legalising Internet Poker

Legalising Internet poker would lead to instant revenue without tampering with anyone’s tax rate. Unfortunately, one member of the super committee is Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl. While Kyl was one of the biggest backers of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

The act is what led to Black Friday. However, Kyl has now made it known that he may be willing to consider some kind of legislation that was for poker only.

August 22, 2011 by : posted in Recent News No Comments