Online Poker Players in America Have To Wait

Published Tuesday, January 04, 2011 -

The top story for online poker fans in the USA is the negative news that the Republican swing in the House of Representatives has stalled the regulation and legalization of the past time for another indefinite period. 
US politics being very slow to begin with the addition of Spencer Bachus from Alabama being named chairman of the House Financial Services Committee has put a thorn in the sides of many a poker player. The Washington Time recently reported that other GOP lawmakers also were opposed to legal online gambling within the borders of the USA.

The Poker web site posted a comment,  "If 2010 is any sign of what's to come in the future for online poker, the only thing that is really for certain is that the road is a long, bumpy one and the legalization of online poker will be very difficult to come by,"

The news from the States suggests that should this issue be a priority for the House Financial Services Committee Mr. Bachus he could in effect make existing laws that already prohibit the transactions associated with online gambling even more effective. The Republican majority in the house may not be the end of the line for online poker players in America. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid did not attain the critical mass needed to swing the vote to allow U.S. casino companies set up internet poker sites and access at least a share of the multibillion dollar industry that currently leaves the USA for offshore locations.
There is a slim chance that the issue will cross party lines and the freedom loving Republican members will see eye to eye with the Democrats and make playing online poker legal again in America. It has been a rough ride for anyone who wants to see the laws changed, anyone in a hurry that is.





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