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Twitter and Online Poker: PPA Launches New Campaign

November 19, 2009 (CAP Newswire) — Continuing its string of high-profile initiatives to get Internet poker fully legalized and regulated in the United States, the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has kicked off an ambitious new campaign to leverage the incredible popularity at Twitter to get the issue greater exposure.

Introducing "Tweet for Poker", a new online poker-themed website set up to enable Twitter users to tweet messages supportive of the repeal of the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which has effectively banned online poker from the U.S.

“Twitter users who would like to participate enter information on the site and it redirects them to their Twitter account which will have a stock message ready to send to their lawmaker,” the popular political Internet hotspot The Hill describes the new site. “Visitors to the site can also follow others who are contacting their member of Congress from around the country.”

“A sample tweet is ‘Protect my right to play poker online. Support S1597 #poker.’”

"Poker players are online, they’re active, and they’re weighing in on the policy battles that impact their right to play," PPA Executive Director John Pappas said. "Tweet for poker is PPA’s most instant and dynamic tool for our members to directly contact their legislators in a way that engages the public in the debate."

Click here to read more at the PPA; and here to view the Tweet for Poker website. Click here to read the article at The Hill.