A plan by Senator Harry Reid to limit online gambling to poker, horse racing, and lottery...

|By:, SA News Editor

A plan by Senator Harry Reid to limit online gambling to poker, horse racing, and lottery tickets is given a fighting chance to make it through Congress after Mitt Romney failed to win the Presidency. Before any federal framework is in place, Nevada will allow intrastate online poker play in a "proof-of-concept" demo on how states can regulate the activity. Gaming execs remain divided on the issue with proponents expecting brick-and-mortar casinos to realize big benefits from the speed of play and wider audiences online poker offers, while naysers see less liquidity in a game where it's rather easy for all the big fish (pros) to devour the small fish.