Washington D.C. based political publication Politico is reporting that U.S. Representative Peter King (Republican- New York) is planning to introduce a bill that would legalize online poker in the United States at a federal level.
King, a big proponent of online gambling, is the latest in a string of politicians who will attempt to get some form of internet gambling passed through at a federal level. Others who have attempted such legislation include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (who tried twice), and Texas Representative Joe Barton. All previous attempts have failed, with many politicians not being interested in taking up the measure.
While no details have been formally revealed, it is thought that the bill would address state lotteries and the rights of individual states to pass their own laws.
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