Originally Posted by Tuff_Fish
How do you propose to get such a law passed?
If a law containing those provisions is not forthcoming, and instead the law is proposed more or less as currently written, do you intend to team with FOF and try to defeat it?
The best thing would be for Harrah's to become a big name in the world of online poker then maybe those donkeys in Washington DC will start to see things differently.
But even if that happens, that looks years away...
The point is that politicians look bent on periodically recreating 1930s style protectionism (the more global economic crisis we create the less we learn!). Hell even at the best of times they wanna protect! It's in their blood. Maybe it's natural, they have a constituency and they seem to care very little about anyone beyond.
It seems the global growth of any markets only gets encouraged when everyone gets a share of the pie, governments, corporations. If not, you see trade barriers being erected and the strict protection of the national interest which is one dangerous step towards fascism. When markets become multi-polar with interests spread out, politicians keep their mouths shut and stop ruining everything! They become scared of the hand that feeds them!! Maybe that's a good thing.
So the ideal long term solution would be for a major US player to succesfully enter the market and by so doing, cement the place of online poker in the american economic landscape.