June 23, 2009 (PAP 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.”

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