I read this report online (so it must be true, right?) that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada), has been circulating a draft bill that will legalize online poker in the United States.
I knew I liked something about Harry.
Staffers for Reid, as well as supporters of the legislation, have said that such a bill would provide much needed tax on a state and federal level, as well as protect consumers.
The bill calls for the legalization of online poker, while other forms of gambling, including sports betting, would be made illegal.
Not sure I like that part.
What about blackjack?
Several media sources have published a draft of the bill, which uses language that would allow existing casinos, slot machine manufacturers and tracks to run online poker websites for the first couple of years after the bill is passed.
In a way, this is what’s going on in New Jersey. Did you read my casino posting recently?
The passing of such a bill would directly benefit some of Reid’s biggest backers who gave him their full support in the recent elections.
You think Harry did this out of the kindness of his heart.
It’s payback time.
Not that I care. But it’s not a bad idea, although I want to see ALL online gambling legalized.