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Reid Reveals Online Poker is NOT a Priority

15 December 2014 , By: compncards
Harry Reid
Directly after the mid-term elections, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he would be willing to work with Republicans moving forward. Knowing that he will become the Minority Leader come 2015, this was to be expected from Reid. When Reid made this statement, I commented that this would not be good for online poker's chances of being legalized at the federal level anytime soon. I hate to say it.
Categories: Harry Reid, online gambling, Online poker

Shutting Down Brothels = Job Growth According to Reid

24 February 2011 , By: compncards
Brothel 399x300
So let me get this straight, Harry Reid is for online poker, but he is against legalized brothels. On Tuesday, Reid addressed the Nevada State Legislature and said that brothels should be shut down because they are stifling job growth in Nevada. He claims that getting rid of them will get rid of the tarnished image of the state. Really? Legalized sex is the reason Nevada has a tarnished image? Yes, when I hear people talk about Nevada, I hear them say "You know, I would go out there except for those damned brothels.
Categories: Harry Reid, Legalized Brothels, Sex Industry

Online Poker Legalization Nearly a Reality?

1 6 December 2010 , By: compncards
US Flag of Chips
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid from Nevada has introduced the Internet Poker Act of 2010 that would effectively make online poker legal.   While many poker players and companies are waiting with anticipation for the passage of this bill, I figured I would take a couple of minutes and review what this new bill would mean for internet poker as it currently stands. First, only existing casinos, race tracks, and slot machine makers will be authorized to have a license within the first two years after the bill being passed.   Furthermore, existing online poker rooms are prohibited from transferring their assets to a licensed entity.
Categories: Harry Reid, Internet Poker Act of 2010, Legalized Online Poker