Tuesday, 29 November 2011
US poker players are set to lose an influential political voice with the news that Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank will not be standing for re-election in 2012.
Frank has been a firm backer of the legalisation and regulation of online poker in the USA and spoke last week at the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade hearing into internet poker. The Democrat was as a sponsor for Republican John Campbell's recent Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act (H.R.1174).Frank's departure doesn't spell the death knell for online poker legislation in the US though according to gaming lawyer Rich Geiger who tweeted, “Barney Frank leaving Congress will not impact the online gambling/poker bills. He is good supporter, but the discussion is past him now.”Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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