Fitch Ratings, a prominent credit rating agency, sees the passage of online gambling legislation either on a regional basis or at a federal level as "increasingly likely."

From the Boston Herald:

“Multiple states have been considering intrastate online gaming proposals, new federal proposals are being discussed, and the budget outlook at both state and federal levels remains strained,” according to the Fitch analysis. “Companies have been ramping up online initiatives and/or entering into alliances, such as Wynn-PokerStars and Caeasars-888 Holdings.”