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Harry Reid Working On New Internet Poker Legislation

Published by on July 19, 2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has disclosed he is indeed working with fellow Nevada Senator Dean Heller to draft new Internet poker legislation.

Reid made his comments following a Senate Subcommittee hearing on the subject Wednesday.

“This was a very, very good hearing. I helped him prepare for this,” Reid said of Wednesday’s hearing that was led by his Republican colleague.

Two bills are currently circulating in the House. Reid has previously suggested there was not enough interest to get the necessary number of votes.

Heller said after Wednesday’s hearing that online gambling is here to stay and must be regulated at the federal level as individual states begin pursuing their own patchwork legislation.

“This was a good foundation, to make sure people know, one, we have a problem, and two, let’s fix the problem. And when we fix the problem, Internet poker ought to be part of the solution,” Heller said.

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