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In the midst of the 2007 World Series of Poker, the online poker world has been abuzz with some exciting news regarding the future of the industry. On Thursday, Congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2610, the “Skill Game Protection Act,” which would essentially carve out a place for games defined as “skill games” from the UIGEA, which was passed late last year. On Friday, Congressman Barney Frank’s (D-MA) “Internet Gambling Regulation and Enforcement Act of 2007” was discussed in committee. The bill would carve out exemptions for properly licensed gaming operators from the UIGEA. Both bills are extremely important for online poker players everywhere.Congressman Wexler’s bill focuses on carving out an exemption for skill games from the UIGEA. The bill emphasizes that minors should not be allowed to access gaming websites, that “persons with compulsive behavior should be identified and referred to treatment,” that money laundering issues will be addressed, and finally, that the industry will be taxed. The bill specifically refers to poker, chess, bridge, mahjong, or any other game where the action is essentially player versus player and not player versus the house. Most importantly, according to the Poker Players Alliance, the bill clarifies the Wire Act of 1961 to allow skill games to exist.

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