Andrew Yang Wants to Legalize Online Poker in All 50 States

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2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang has tweeted out in support of legalizing online poker in all 50 states.

In a tweet on Saturday, the 44-year-old former entrepreneur cites the risks of allowing illegal offshore sites and called attention to added tax revenue if poker was regulated at a federal level, Cardplayer noted.

According to Online Poker Report, there are actually five states where online poker is legal: Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

While the first three states have been regulating online poker for years, the latter two have yet to launch under new laws.

Yang’s background in mathematics, as well as his campaign slogan, Make America Think Harder (MATH), has resonated with poker players nationwide, including poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu, who tweeted:

Poker YouTuber Joey Ingram invited Andrew Yang to come on his show, tweeting, “The situation for American players is in need of help. Players are being taken advantage of w/ few safeguards in place.”

Yang replied by saying he would “love to sit down” with Ingram.

Professional poker player Phil Galfond, who co-founded the online poker training site RunItOnce.com, further added to Yang’s original tweet:

While some poker players have become part of the #YangGang after his statement, others, such as Ben Wilinofsky, were not as supportive:

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