Web gaming backers face bleak prospects after election, analysts say | Las Vegas Review-Journal

By | November 6, 2014


Bill Hornbuckle, MGM Resorts International president

Supporters of federal legalization of Internet gaming could be the biggest losers following the 2014 midterm elections, according to analysts.

The issue is not expected to gain traction in Washington, D.C., come January, after the new Congress is seated.

With Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate and gaining a larger majority in the House of Representatives, various federal bills to legalize, tax and regulate aspects of Internet gaming have little chance of surfacing.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Las Vegas, will no longer hold the same title in January. Reid had been a supporter of legalizing online poker on a federal level.

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