Well, as you’ve surely heard by now, we’re in the midst of National Poker Week, the week-long online poker political rally created by the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) to generate greater support in overturning the anti-online poker laws in the United States. Sure, it’s been covered in such mainstream publications as The Wall Street Journal, but maybe the biggest coverage it’s received so far is from the King of Media himself, Howard Stern.
Today, Stern not only announced that he had joined the PPA, he also interviewed former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, the PPA’s Chairman. Stern has his fans and his haters, but no one can deny that he’s a hugely influential force in American culture.
What do you think? Is this kind of media attention going to help the legal movement in the U.S. to fully regulate and legalize online poker? Will it help inspire casual Internet poker players to political action? (Is that even possible, given online gamers’ tendency to isolate themselves?) Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think.
To watch an interview of the PPA’s Executive Director John Pappas about National Poker Week by PokerAffiliatePrograms.com’s sister company, CAP TV, click here. To read an entertaining summary of the Stern inteview, click here.