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Federal Online Poker Bill Will Not Be Passed This Year

American poker players looking for legalized internet option will have to wait until next year at the earliest as Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced that the poker bill he and Senator Jon Kyl wrote will not be passed through Congress during this session.

Senator Reid spoke out about the issue saying that he was disappointed and that getting a federal option on the table next year will remain a priority for him.

Regulated online poker was thought to have a chance during the current lame duck session of Congress, but negotiations regarding the United States' upcoming fiscal cliff have made the feasibility of passing such a bill impossible.

American Gaming Association Chief Executive Frank Fahrenkopf came out in strong support of the bill and said that he respect's Senator Reid's decision to wait until a more opportune time to introduce the internet poker bill.

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