Group is Still Pushing for Online Poker Claiming it won’t Hurt the Lottery

A group that is backed by casinos is pushing to make online poker explicitly legal is trying to convince the whole nation that doing so is not going to hurt the lottery. There is no correlation between the US lottery and poker playing, which is why a lot of people think it should be illegal. Poker and the lottery are actually much different from each other than you would think. Yes, they both have to do with gambling, but they are totally different ways to gamble. Both satisfy different customers appeal, and they both will not be affected by one or the other since they are so different. They are hoping for the states to offer gambling, and to collect taxes on it much like they do for the lottery. This will give them an incentive to make gambling and poker legal in the United States.

Financial institutions are stopped from processing the transactions. A lot of people continued to play, even with the law in place until they started cracking down more on those that were breaking the law by playing online poker. The websites also had to stop accepting any players that are in the United States, or be forced to shut down because they are doing something against the law. Some of the largest casinos out there such as MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment Corp back up the fact of making online poker legal. The Public Gaming Research Institute opposes internet gambling and states that they would lose $1.4 billion of their funding if they come on board with allowing online poker.

They are pushing for making online poker legal, but giving states the option of opting out of allowing their residents to play if the state chooses not to. This will make online poker legal in some states, but not others throughout the United States. 

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