Washington DC residents back online poker

Washington DC residents back online poker

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

It was feared that the latest news about Full Tilt could have have a terrible impact on the perception of the game to the non-playing public, especially in America where attempts to legalise online poker continue. Initial figures suggest otherwise though.

A poll conducted by the Washington Times found that 85% of respondents answered yes to the question, “Do you think online poker should be legalised”, with only 14% of people asked saying no (we don't know what the other 1% were thinking).

The District of Columbia passed an initial online poker bill in April with a period of public scrutiny expected to be completed later this autumn.

Proponents of online poker say that it could raise the District around $13m in revenue over the next three years.

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Tags: Law, online poker, Black Friday, Full Tilt