Robert Wexler is at stage right
Online poker players are still hopeful of a fast and complete rescue—in an unfettered poker carve-out from UIGEA; one that excludes poker from any gambling prohibitions, by treating it as a game of skill. This is the road that Representative Wexler is reportedly poised to travel. Passage of a bill based on this strategy is a near-term long shot according to most everyone’s calculations on the Hill. But the jury is still out as to who is whistling Dixie and who will actually make headway in Congress with favorable online gambling legislation this year.