Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and the PPA still think there's a shot to pass a bill that would regulate online poker in the U.S. at a federal level.
http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20...WIRE/120719954"My bill is needed now more than ever. It creates one federal standard that protects the integrity of the game and the financial interests of players -- while protecting American consumers from nefarious and predatory overseas gambling operations," Barton said.
But his staff admit "time is not working in our favor". No further hearings have been set yet -- the last House hearings were held in October and November last year.
"If Congress doesn't act soon we could end up with fractured rules and regulations that vary state to state, leaving more opportunity for fraud and fewer safeguards for players," Barton said.
Buzzy isn't holding his breath on this one ...
What do you think? Any chance this gets passed before end of this Congressional session?