Another year is in the books, and little tangible progress was made in terms of legitimizing online poker in the United States.
At the beginning of 2012, I presented that this was the first time I thought it was realistically possible that federal online poker legislation could pass by the end of the year. Reasons for optimism included the Justice Department's decision late in 2011 that The Wire Act did not apply to forms of Internet gambling other than sports betting, giving permission to individual states to move on all forms of Internet gambling and potentially join in compacts. Also, it...
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