Originally Posted by SaltyPickles
I am confused. A federally ban would mean that states would not be allowed to legalize it? Wouldn't that require a constitutional amendment? What happens when something is illegal under a federal law but not under a state law?
Hypothetically it would be like the medical marijuana situation, where states license people but the feds still raid them, but in reality a ban would only get through congress (given the power of the b&m casino lobbies) if it included a Reid/Barton/Frank type carve-out for online poker.
Conservative groups will either need to play ball on poker or sit back and watch as states legalize any form of online betting they think might generate the most revenue.