Originally Posted by permafrost
I hold out hope that Reid will push a simple, cheap bill that regulates state legal poker sites as to their interstate offerings (like for racing). I say that because I don't think "this" ever left the state level, and now that some states are taking a more serious look, that type of fed bill makes more sense. Why wouldn't Reid or another be successful
2012 is an election year.
For starters, I do not see the House passing anything Harry Reid sponsors in the Senate. The bill will have to go in some other route than a stand-alone with Harry's name on it. If you take the "no bill" side of the proposition, then you can breath easy after February through the Elections.
If anything stands a chance of federal passage, it would be a simple "States' poker compact" bill coupled with a Wire Act death knell for unlicensed online poker/casinos.
Such a bill would effectively kick everything to the States level.
That is NOT what the AGA/casinos want federally however, as they hate mutliple state regulation and taxation ..... We will see if they settle for what they can get.