With the Presidential elections round the corner online poker players have been hoping for some positive signs from Senator Obama, especially since he is considered to be a good poker player.
In fact an Illinois constituent sent him a pointed missive on the issue. Senator Obama was at his diplomatic best in responding to the letter. He laid out a brief history of the Federal gambling legislation and ended up by writing, “I recognize both the need to comply with federal and state laws and the desire of many Illinoisans to not have the federal government over-regulate their behavior.
As opportunities to reexamine this issue arise, I will certainly keep your concerns in mind.” With the Republicans have adopted an anti online gambling stance the Democrats feel that the online poker players have nowhere else to go. Even the Republican Doyle Brunson has come out in support of Barack Obama. Therefore Senator Obama refuses to commit.