analyzes current legality of online poker

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 30, 2012 Posted in PR | No Comments »

In one of the most in-depth articles available on the subject, has broken down the current state of online poker in the United Sates, as well as offering up a detailed forecast for what poker players can expect on the legislative front in the coming months and years.

Less than a year after Black Friday turned the poker world in the United States on its head there is now legislation being proposed in states from Nevada to Iowa, as well as at the federal level, not to mention new opinions on old laws coming from the Department of Justice. The whole online gaming fiasco is making the current legality of online poker in the US one of the most convoluted stories to follow, and’s recent article all the more important.

In the article, has taken a look at the recent developments in the online poker world, including the game-changing decision by the Department of Justice to reverse its stance on the 1961 Wire Act, and the proposed legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) that would strengthen the UIGEA legislation passed in 2006, while at the same time carving out an exemption for online poker.

The article continues on by looking at the current models offered in European countries that have legalized and regulated the industry, as well as what the 2012 elections hold in terms of legislation. finishes there look at the current and future online poker climate in the US by comparing and contrasting online poker legislation at the State and Federal level, and the overall prospects for Inter-State and Intra-State online poker.

Factoring in Governors in key states like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Brian Sandoval of Nevada, as well as the Barton Bill currently kicking around the Congress, offers a comprehensive look at the path online poker legislation will have to take in order to become law. The article also looks at the stances the current crop of presidential candidates have taken on online poker, and what their administration’s stance would likely be.

Based on their analysis, has taken an optimistic outlook on the chances for legal real money poker sites to soon be a reality in the United States.

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