Players try to vote poker onto Obama agenda

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Online poker players and poker supporters in general now have a chance to get their thoughts on legalizing online poker onto President-Elect Barack Obama's radar.

Obama has asked the American people for input on what they would like to see him do over the next four years. In order to make that happen, the Obama transition team has set up an area of their Web site,, to gather that input.

The section is called the Citizen's Briefing Book, and gives people a place to submit their ideas for Obama to focus on as well as to vote on the ideas already there that they agree with.

One topic already suggested on the site is the legalization and regulation of online poker. There are four topics on the subject, but one in particular, "Boost America's Economy with Legal Online Poker," already has more than 1,000 comments and is ranked among the top vote getters on the site.

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