A vote on legalizing poker in the United States is expected to happen soon. The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act also known as HR 2267 has been the first step in the process of regulatin online gambling in the United States.
In 2009, Congressman Barney Frank presented a proposal legislation in order to legalize online gambling in the US. The proposed legislation allows US based online gambling companies to get licenses and operate under federal regulation. The bill would also authorize that US customers are able to make deposits and bet at the online gambling sites.
HR 2267was extremely well-received (compared to some prior ones) and the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) has stated that they are feeling very confident about it. Everyone expects that by this spring the bill will move forward to a congressional mark-up in which members of theÂ House Financial Services Committee can express their concerns and study its amends.
The committee will then vote and if the votes in favor are overwhelming the bill will pass and change the course of online gambling in the US. Fingers crossed for this!