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Agreement Made to Add Internet Poker to Payroll Tax Extension Bill

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Feb/10/2012
Agreement Made to Add Internet Poker to Payroll Tax Extension Bill

A tweet by the highly reputable gaming news media outfit GlobalGamingBiz reveals that an amendment to legalize Internet poker in the U.S. is heading for attachment to the upcoming Payroll Tax Extension legislation. 

The tweet was made during the early AM hours.

Roger Gros@GlobalGamingBizReply

"Source: NV Gov. Sandoval calls top casino execs and tells them of agreement between (Harry) Reid & (Jon) Kyl, adding internet poker to payroll tax bill."

For those of you following Gambling911.com these past couple of months, it was well known that both powerful Senators were in talks to develop draft legislation that would add more clarity to the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and, more specifically, exempt poker as a “game of skill”.

The US Justice Department recently reversed its stance whereby the Wire Act will no longer be applied to poker.

There is no guarantee that the Payroll Tax Extension bill will pass over the next few weeks, however, the likelihood of this happening right now appears to be better than 50 percent. 

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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