Fossilman Talks "Frank" About Poker
March 13, 2022

Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion and lately poker's unofficial ambassador to the political right, appeared on Fox Business recently to discuss the state of poker in America. During the nearly five minute interview, Raymer discussed Barney Frank's upcoming legislation that seeks to undo the damage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, as well as his goal to license and regulate the online poker companies in hopes of generating significant tax revenues for America.

Throughout Raymer's brief appearance, representing both PokerStars and the Poker Players Alliance, the "Fossilman" did a good job expressing quite a few of the points that many poker players have been anxious to get across to the main stream media for some time now. Not only did Raymer explain his interpretation of the UIGEA, speaking as a former patent lawyer, but also how the UIGEA got through in the first place and the need for regulation, not just to generate revenue, but also to protect citizens and minors in a currently barely policed industry.

"As far as I can see in my own analysis there is no Federal legislation that makes online poker illegal."
"I don't think the UIGEA applies to online poker, at all."
-Greg Raymer

To see the interview in its entirety, posted on YouTube by the Poker Players Alliance, just click here.

Story by Mark Anderson

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