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Bill to legalize web poker introduced in Congress

June 6, 2013 • Entertainment


FILE – In this Oct. 4, 2011 file photo, casino industry representatives and exhibitors watch an online poker game during industry’s G2E conference in Las Vegas. Republican New York Congressman Peter King introduced legislation Thursday June 6, 2013, that would rescue online gambling from a legal gray zone and fully regulate it. The federal government cracked down on online poker in 2011, but that same year, the Justice Department issued a ruling making online gambling legal so long as it is permitted on the state level. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables could soon get a boost from Washington.

Republican New York Congressman Peter King proposed federal regulations Thursday that would rescue online gambling from the legal gray zone where it currently languishes.

The federal government cracked down on online poker in 2011. But the same year, the Login to read more

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