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Phil would really like online poker to return to the
Phil would really like online poker to return to the USA and seems Mark Cuban is very aware of the with the latest announcement of the Supreme Court decision to rescind the federal ban on Sports Betting.
So, do you feel the same way as Phil H. and Mark?
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Glad to see some big names like Mark Cuban talking about it!
May 17th, 2018, 3:53 PM
Shady Slim 
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But already more than 20 states have shown interest in legalizing sports betting by introducing at least preliminary bills.
I wonder which 20 states with preliminary bills they are referring to. Seems to me they should be targeted with a campaign to have online poker added to those bills. This would be a good opportunity to get the debate rolling in state senates now, rather than later.
May 17th, 2018, 5:19 PM
Shady Slim 
I found a well-balanced article on ESPN from yesterday that tries to answer what the Supreme Court decision meant for online poker.
Originally Posted by ESPN
One of the ways the fall of PASPA could help online poker is through piggybacking on sports betting and other gambling legislation as states look to join the likes of New Jersey and others in offering sports betting.
A push to limit the influence of offshore, unregulated sports betting platforms would be paralleled by a similar move to push any remaining unregulated online poker platforms out of the picture.
The second part popped out. Made me wonder which poker rooms will close their doors in the future.
The article also made a bold statement that they believed New York will be on board by the end of the year:
Outside of the four states that have passed online poker legislation, a handful of other states have considered or made pushes towards making online poker a reality. New York appears to be the likeliest to make such legislation a reality in 2018.
Online poker bills have passed through the State Senate in each of the last two years, only to get hung up in the State Assembly. With Senator John Bonacic, the leading force in online poker, daily fantasy sports and sports betting legislation, set to retire this year, the impetus for such a bill to get done by the end of the calendar year is high,