June 23, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Using the platform of the current World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the immense amounts of media coverage that event is receiving, the Poker Players Association (PPA) has announced the first-ever National Poker Week, which will take place from the 19th to the 25th of July.
According to the PPA, the goal of the event is to draw attention to the online poker legalization issue. During National Poker Week, key figures in the organization will be traveling to Washington, with some well-known poker players in tow.
"Our members — the poker players of America — are our best advocates to protect the future of poker," commented PPA Chairman Alfonse D'Amato, a former U.S. Senator. "National Poker Week, with events in Washington, D.C., and across the country, is the PPA's way to make it clear to my former colleagues in the U.S. Congress that poker is important to voters and is here to stay."