Internet Gaming: Is It Too Late to Reboot?

Engage Volume 12, Issue 1, June 2011

As the 111th Congress wound down in December 2010, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid was busy circulating legislation that would authorize Internet poker in the United States. Earlier in the year, similar legislation to allow Internet gaming was being advanced by Representative Barney Frank. H.R. 2267 ultimately passed the House Financial Services Committee by a nearly two to one margin with demonstrable bipartisan support. While these most recent efforts to legalize Internet gaming were not successful at reaching a full floor vote in the House, it is a good bet that efforts to expand gambling on the Internet will continue at both the federal and state level...