Would US Poker Fans be Able to Play Online?

Alfonse D’Amato, the chairman of the Poker Players Alliance (PPA), speaking at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas claimed that online poker (before other internet casino games) would be made legal in the US within two years. Terrence Lanni, chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage, Gary Loveman, chairman, CEO and president for Harrah’s Entertainment and Andre Wilsenach, CEO of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission support Mr D’Amato.

Still, the common opinion is that there is little player protection as long as the US ban on online gambling keeps reputable organizations from regulating.

The former Senator’s predictions are based on pending sanctions by the World Trade Organization following the government’s current policy on internet gambling. Any sanctions ensued could affect non-gaming corporations.

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About Mark Newman

Mark Newman - was born in 1971 in Pictou, a town located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1998 he graduated from Acadia University (Nova Scotia, Wolfville) with the Master’s degree in social studies. Mark simply adores his wife and sons. Considers poker to be one of the most exquisite kinds of art and rarely misses his chance of practicing.