Federal Online Poker Bill Expected Next Month
A new federal online poker bill is expected to be introduced in June according to the Executive Director of the Poker Players Alliance, John Pappas. According to Pappas a real effort is being made to raise support for an internet casino and poker bill.
As legislation slowly progresses on a state level, federal lawmakers are trying to put together a workable online gambling bill which all states could benefit from as long as it is approved by state legislature. States would have the option of opting in or out of the bill.
It is expected that a second federal bill will be introduced later this summer.
Pappas recently met with Rep. Joe Barton, who is sponsoring the bill, and was told that it is a work in progress. Previous attempts by Barton to introduce bills have failed to gain enough support.
While there has been successful state legislation, players are eager for federal legislation as it will eliminate many problems that could arise on the state level. Furthermore the whole country will be able to begin playing much more quickly if there is an opt-in federal plan.