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I think you might see some states legalize it as they will with sportsbetting, but the player pools are pretty small. I wonder if players from all 50 states play together, or with players from all over the world.
Louisiana just used their Nov. 6 state elections to get Peoples votes on Parish/county online Sports Betting legalization.
Roughly 78% of the state said yes. ( can't remember exact % ) the only parts of the state that said no where the least populated areas.
Back in March of 2018, a bill was put up for online gambling but turned down due to insufficient/incomplete investigation that was being done on online revenue and potential taxing.
Hopefully, before the end of the year, Louisiana joins Nevada, Jersey, and Philly in U.S. Online Poker market.
I've seen a number of states are trying to legalize sports betting and/or poker. New york, Michigan, California, Illinois, West Virginia, Connecticut, now Kentucky are some that I've seen news on recently. I haven't seen much traction at the federal level though.
Pennsylvania is supposed to be launching this year sometime.
But at same time apparently the US federal government recently ruled that the Wire Act does not allow for interstate online poker across state lines and a few politicians, pockets lined by one casino billionaire are pushing to revise it to state that in order to operate a poker site the servers, payment processors, and all players must be physically located in the state it's being played in.
My guess is sites such as Bovada/Ignition and ACR/WPN will continue to scoop up the unregulated online poker market while our politicians fight for their donors and not for common sense. Can't legally offer penny game wagers for online poker but can walk in to your local casino and drop hundreds on a poker hand in minutes. Ironic.
Patience and discipline are two skills you must master to succeed at poker long term.
Has anyone heard of any new news on the BS restrictions the US has for online gaming?
I have been waiting for some prosecutor with nothing better to do to make a UIGEA case since the reversal of the DOJ wire act opinion stating the wire act only applies to sports betting. Now that the DOJ says poker is back in the game relative to the wire act, it makes it pretty easy to use the UIGEA again.
"you can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook" Attributed in different variations to President Harry S. Truman and very true.