Legalizing online poker is the number one topic of discussion in Las Vegas at the Global Gaming Expo
. Industry bigwigs are nervously waiting out the election before a major push
for legislation gets cranking. Despite stiff opposition, the hope is that the threat collapsing federal and state budgets will make extra revenue irresistible. The stat that tells it all: 33M players worldwide will wager almost $35B this year on the Internet gaming outside the U.S.