..

Senator Jon Kyl May Support Legalized Online Poker?

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Apr/28/2011
Senator Jon Kyl Online Poker

The very man who co-authored legislation prohibiting most forms of Internet gambling, outgoing Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl, may consider a measure that would exempt online poker.

Kyl, a long time industry opponent, helped draft the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) in 2006.  Exemptions were made for horse racing, state lotteries and fantasy sports. 

The revelation from Senator Kyl comes right from his own website, under the heading of Updating the Law to Account for New Technologies

As technology evolves, so too must the law.  New media like the Internet can provide a wealth of information and opportunity to those who use it with good intentions.  But it can also present new opportunities for those who would use it to prey on their fellow citizens.  I have sponsored bills designed to crack down on criminals who evade the law by using new technology.

"I have opposed efforts to legalize Internet gambling in the past because evidence suggests that it fosters problems unlike any other forms of gambling. Online players can gamble 24 hours a day from home; children can play without sufficient age verification; and betting with a credit card can undercut a player’s perception of the value of cash — leading to possible addiction and, in turn, bankruptcy, crime, and even suicide.

Efforts to carve out an exception for games like poker, which many believe is a game of skill, may be considered later this year.Until I have the chance to review them, I cannot make a judgment about their merits; but I will consider them carefully as long as they leave in place the broader proscriptions against online betting."

- Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

 

Follow breaking headlines around the clock at Gambling911.com Twitter Here

Poker News

California Attorney General Orders Shutdown of Magnolia Card Room

California Attorney General Orders Shutdown of Magnolia Card Room

Attorney General Xavier Becerra has ordered the shutdown of a California card room out of concerns that the establishment is ‘seriously underfunded’ and will be unable to pay poker players.

Ho Yeah! Winstar World Resort and Maria Ho on How to Play Pai Gow Poker

Learn the basics from WinStar World Casino and Resort Ambassador and Pro Card Player, the amazing Maria Ho.

Latest Poker News

Welcome to our new Poker News blog, all the latest tournament, player and juicy stories related to the game.

ACR Launches Blitz Bonus Builder

ACR Launches Blitz Bonus Builder

If your New Year’s resolution is to make more money in 2020, The Americas Cardroom Blitz Bonus Builder promo is a great way to start.  From January 1st until January 10th, you’ll earn $10 bonus cash for every 250 Blitz Poker hands you’re dealt.  Earn up to $100 bonus cash daily ($1,000 total).

PokerStars Winter Series 2020: 84 Events, Buy-ins Starting at $5.50, $50 Mil in Prizes

PokerStars Winter Series 2020: 84 Events, Buy-ins Starting at $5.50, $50 Mil in Prizes

PokerStars this week announced over 80 events will take place from now through January 13 in its Winter Series 2020 extravaganza with $50 million in prizes guaranteed.  The odds of winning the $5,200 Winter Series Main Event were set at 50 in 1,000,000.

Syndicate