Full Tilt Helps P.P.A. Recruiting Drive
Full Tilt bonuses for player who join the Poker Players'
In a move to boost recruitment for the Poker Players'
Full Tilt Poker.com site has informed its members that
they can get up to a thousand dollars in bonuses if they
sign up for the poker advocacy body.
In an email to members, the site encouraged enrolment in
the PPA and suggested that it was time for poker players to
react over the recent crackdown on online gaming sites by
the U.S. Government. The letter, in part, reads:
"Although many legal scholars would argue that online poker
should not be affected by the UIGEA, we believe the law's
lack of clarity can only harm the game unless an express
exemption is granted under the UIGEA. You should be outraged
that, in a rush to passage, poker did not receive the
objective review it deserves, and did not already get this
express exemption while lotteries, horse racing, and fantasy
sports were all given free passes. We demand that Congress
address this grievous oversight now.”
The letter explained that the Alliance's top goal for
2007 was to achieve an exemption from the Unlawful Internet
Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) for poker.
The UIGEA did include one provision that was actually
friendly to Internet gambling companies: It gives states the
ability to regulate Internet gambling within state borders,
giving the PPA another avenue to recognition.
Players can earn bonuses based on what level of PPA
membership they register for. Membership fees escalate
through the different levels, and the bonuses are based on
- Standard member, $20, players receive a $50 bonus
- Supporting member, $40, players receive a $100 bonus
- Contributing member, $100, players receive a $200
- Distinguished member, $1,000, players receive a
Players can also sign up for free and receive a freeroll
to the PPA tournament where 18 personalised Full Tilt
jerseys will be given away. All players who sign up at any
level before March 5 receive an entry into this event.
With a membership already in excess of 100 000, the PPA
should receive a surge of new blood as a result of the Full
Tilt initiative, and the increase will not only grow its
financial resources, but its influence.