Why do you think it will be intrastate? The legislation I'm aware of allows for states to opt out, but if they opt in, they will be playing with all other players from opt in states.
If no federal legislation is passed, I can see some states wanting to legalize it and that will have to be intrastate to appease the DOJ dogs. That will totally suck for us in small states where it probably will not be legalized.
It will be interesting to see the costs for intrastate sites. I think we will be missing the days of reasonable rakes given the propensity of government to suck the life out of every possible chance at getting $.
If they don't have micro-stakes, they will be missing out on a lot of potential customers which makes no sense for an online site.
I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that Washington will do something right for a change and we will at least be able to play nationwide. The population of the US is about 5 times that of Italy, and almost 5 times that of France
so we are in a better position than they are.