I disagree it takes revenue away from B&M casino. If it was not for online poker there would not be such a large poker community. The argument makes no sense, most people do not live near casino's and if you can build up the minor leagues and create more interest. Just look at the numbers of people who use to play in WSOP
before online poker, it was tiny.
Your $30 bucks might not matter, but if all poker players stop going there they would change their stance very quickly.