Markup of HR 2267 Delayed

HR 2267, the bill to regulate online gambling in the US, including legalising and taxing online poker, was originally scheduled for markup on Tuesday, 27 July. While listed 3rd among the seven bills to discuss, it was eventually delayed and will be voted on today.

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HR 2267: Shall it pass? (photo:

Those of you who followed the related 2+2 thread might have been disappointed how elaborate it is for the Committee to come to a decision. According to Pokerati, the last time online gambling was the subject of a bill, the vote was a draw (32-32) which meant it didn’t pass. They calculated that this time there should be 34 Yeas and 22 Nays with an additional 16 undecided votes as of yet.

Meanwhile, as we were still anticipating some results yesterday, Fox Business interviewed 2004 WSOP Main Event winner Greg ’Fossilman’ Raymer on how this bill was going to affect online poker.

It seems we are in for another long day of anxiety. 

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