Subsequent to Black Friday in the online poker industry, Washington DC is intending to regulate online poker at an intrastate level. Council Member, Michael A Brow, who supported the regulation that made the District of Columbia the first American jurisdiction to action a law that facilitates online poker, is not concerned about the disagreement the DOJ accusations which affected the industry. As a matter of fact, he believes that black Friday would eventually turnout to be beneficial to the DC poker scene.
When the intrastate poker law was passed last year in April, it ended up attracting the attention of online poker players who used to play on Full Tilt or Poker Stars. Now, considering that these online portals are not accessible anymore to US poker players, D.C.’s intrastate poker might be the only option to play poker in the US through the next two years.
In a telephone conversation, Brown mentioned, “”It should have a positive effect for us because now those people who did play those games can come to D.C. and have consumer protections and regulation. I think a lot of folks who play poker as a full-time job will probably consider moving to the District,” he added.
He also mentioned that the poker games played for fun will go live in the web at commercial guns called Platinum Sponsors at the end of July. However, when it comes to the real money poker games, they will follow suit and may be available at the year end.
Brown also stated that he has no not received any objection against the intrastate poker bill or offering online poker in the District of Columbia from the justice department or someone on Capitol Hill. When it comes to intrastate gaming, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is exclusively exempted.
Intralot will handle the D.C. internet poker network, a Greek based organization that provides integrated gaming and transaction processing systems. Also, the all of a sudden dearth of online gambling choices in America will aid DC achieve the anticipated liquidity issues that center around the game in a tiny area that has 600000 people, however the area around Maryland Virginias city has more than 8.5 million people living there, fourth biggest associated statistical area of the US.
According to Brown, “We were doing everything to think out of the box on ways to get revenue while not giving cuts to people who need the government to survive.”