Senators have given up on pushing through an online poker bill before the end of the year after...

|By:, SA News Editor

Senators have given up on pushing through an online poker bill before the end of the year after Republicans failed to line enough support on their side of the aisle. With most major players in the gaming industry supporting a federal framework under which Internet poker is legalized across state lines, Senator Harry Reid says the bill will get pushed forward sometime in 2013. The poker payday down the road: MGM Resorts (MGM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN), and Caesars Entertainment (CZR) think the power of their brand will help them beat back challenges from Internet upstarts in the space, although Zynga and Facebook could still be a factor.