John Pappas Steps Down as PPA Executive Director

john-pappas-ppaJohn Pappas has been very influential in lobbying for poker players’ rights over the last decade.

However, Pappas will now step down as Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA).

Pappas will officially vacate the role at the end of February, allowing PPA Vice President Rich Muny to take over.

Pappas Proud of His Work

Pappas is very happy with the work that he and the PPA as a whole have done to further America’s online poker scene. He also appreciates how the US is moving forward towards legal online poker, casino, and sports betting in various states.

“I am proud of the work I have done with the PPA board of directors and the amazing PPA staff to bring us to this point,” said Pappas.

“I will miss working for the poker community on a day-to-day basis, but I am confident that the PPA will continue its great work with Rich Muny at the helm.”

Pappas will still Work with PPA

While Pappas may no longer be the Executive Director of the PPA, he’ll stay on the D.C. lobbying group’s Board of Directors. This is a big help, because he can offer advice and recommendations using his wealth of experience.

Poker Hall of Fame member Linda Johnson is very appreciative of the work that Pappas has done for the poker advocacy.

“For almost a decade, he has been the political voice and face of the poker community and regulated internet gaming advocates,” said Johnson. “He leaves the organization in a strong position to continue to ensure that consumer voices drive the internet gaming debate.”

As for Muny, he’s very active on poker forums and continues to devote a full-time effort to legalizing online poker in more states. That said, he should make a fine choice as the new PPA Executive Director.

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