PPA is a fraud
The PPA claims to be an organization of poker players, but that's simply not true. They're an organization of secret commercial interests who has a list of poker player names which they use as a front.
Individuals can join with no dues. They don't raise money at all from their "members", they raise money from un-named commercial interests and that's who they're going to serve, not you. They serve the money. You're just a name for them to put on a list and wave around in the air.
What does the PPA support? They support the idea that poker is illegal. According to John Pappas, the new head of PPA
Well, to be clear, there's really only one piece of legislation that's specific to poker and games of skill. That is the Wexler bill, and that is the bill that the PPA promised to deliver to its members. As soon as the UIGEA passed in the dark of night last year, we were going to get an exemption. And that's exactly what the Skill Game Protection Act, HR 2610, introduced by Robert Wexler, seeks to do. So that is the only bill that's specific to poker.
The UIGEA only applies to poker if poker on the internet violates US law. No US court has found that to be the case, but PPA supports the argument that internet poker does violate US law.
Why would they do that?
To give their commercial supporters monopoly control over online poker by giving the US government the power to regulate content on the internet. BoDog does not support PPA. FullTilt does. PPA is an organization of commercial interests who don't want their identity known who's goal is to establish monopoly control of internet poker.
But they constantly lie about who they represent. Don't trust the sonsofbitches and don't trust anybody who tries to tell you otherwise.