AGA supports Reid online poker bill

10 December 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) supports Sen. Harry Reid's efforts to legalize online poker in the United States.

"This is tough law-and-order legislation that puts in place a solid regulatory framework and legal oversight that will prevent illegal activity and protect the estimated 15 million Americans who already are playing poker online," said Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association. "Ours is a unique industry in that it wants tough regulatory control and strict law enforcement oversight, which ensures the integrity of our business and protects consumers. Current online gambling laws do not provide these safeguards, leaving players and the system open to fraud, cheating and other illegal acts."