Washington's Rousso Hits Another Road Block
March 24, 2022

Lee Rousso, the Washington State Director for the Poker Players Alliance, recently weathered another major setback in his ongoing battle to curb the state's extreme anti-online poker laws when a state appeals court rejected his argument that a 2006 law (which makes playing online poker in Washington a felony) is unconstitutional.

According to a recent article from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (, a three judge panel from division 1 of the appeals court disagreed with Rousso that the Washington law oversteps it's jurisdiction and violates the U.S. Constitution, which puts the regulation of interstate commerce in the hands of the federal government.

With this setback, Rousso's next step would be to appeal again, this time to the state Supreme Court, which according to the article he is currently considering.

For more information on this and other ongoing fights concerning the legality of poker visit the Poker Players Alliance - poker's largest grassroots advocacy group.

Story by Mark Anderson

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