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Online Poker Players Short of Winning Hand on Hill

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Since the federal government largely shut down the Internet poker industry in April 2011, poker players and the casino industry have been lobbying furiously for the legalization and regulation of the online game at the federal level.

“The battleground has shifted. Everyone who has been a keen policy observer recognizes that federal legislation would be preferable, but we’re not going to sit and twiddle our thumbs as Congress decides what they want to do,” Pappas said. “We gotta go where the fight is, and the fight is in the states.”

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