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by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 03, 2010


Frank’s Poker Bill Passes Key Committee Vote Industry Celebrates Rare Political Victory In late July, the House Financial Services Committee passed Rep. Barney Frank’s poker-related legislation out of committee by a 41-22 vote. The result was hailed by poker advocates as a historic vote in the battle to explicitly legalize and completely open up the markets for Internet gaming. The last time that an Internet gaming bill went to the committee for a vote was in 2008, when the legislation failed to garner enough support by virtue of a 32-32 tie. Many industry officials were quick to declare the passage of the bill out of committee a major victory for the poker industry, and, indeed, the vote does represent a significant hurdle that has been overcome. However, those people who expect the laws to change immediately will likely be disappointed. In a news article reporting the vote, The New York ...

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