Poker Coverage:

Who Is Fighting For Your Right To Play Online Poker In America?

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Apr 30, 2014


The poker boom began a little more than a decade ago and lasted just a handful of years. During that time, many new players were drawn to the game, causing tournament field sizes and cash-game waiting lists to burst at the seams. Many online poker sites popped up, hoping to cater to the growing demand for poker. The game itself was revolutionized, creating a wave of Internet poker wizards. Unfortunately, thanks to some moves by the federal government, most notably in 2006 and 2011, the rush slowed. Americans who love online poker have been enduring a strange landscape over the past few years, as the debate over how to bring online poker back in a more controlled manner rages on. And, to confuse matters even more, in late March of this year a new bill was introduced, led by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (South Carolina), that would make all forms ...

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