Important Developments in Texas Poker

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If you’ve been keeping up with Pokerati, you know that Texas has a poker bill working its way through the legislature. Tomorrow is in important step in the fight to legalize poker in Texas, and if you’re in Austin your presence will be a major asset. Sadly, I’ll likely miss the hearing due to that pesky school thing, but I encourage all our Texas readers to contact your reps and make sure they know where you stand on this issue. Below is the press release from the Texas Poker PAC.

Major Poker Bill To Be Heard In House Committee Tuesday
Witnesses To Include World Famous Poker Professionals

Austin, TX// On Tuesday, April 3rd the House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures will hear testimony on HB 3186. This is the most comprehensive poker legislation in Texas History.

This legislation is supported by the Texas Poker PAC, Texas Card Players Association and the Poker Players Alliance.

HB 3186 would allow real Texas Hold’em to be played in certain Texas bars and racetracks, as well as allowing charitable poker tournaments. The legislation would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars for state coffers and much needed money for Texas charities.

Lyle Berman (founder of the World Poker Tour), Erick Lindgren (top 5 ranked player) and Michael Bolcerek (President of the National Poker Players Alliance) among others are scheduled to testify.

What: Public Hearing on HB 3186 (Texas Poker Act) in the Texas House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedure

Who: Lyle Berman (founder of the World Poker Tour), Erick Lindgren (top 5 ranked player) and Michael Bolcerek (President of the National Poker Players Alliance) among others

When: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 Upon Adjournment of the House

Where: Texas Capitol
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