Senator Reid Plans to Retire Taking Online Gambling with Him

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Senator Reid Plans to Retire Taking Online Gambling with HimSenator Harry Reid has announced that he is ready to take a step back and retire. Before Reid retires though, he is going to do everything he can to add the abolishing of online gambling in the United States to his legacy card.

The interesting thing is that what Reid is proposing is a contradiction. Reid still wants to keep online poker in Nevada, but abolish everything else. According to, “In the past, Reid has supported exempting online poker, which is legal in Nevada, from a broader online gaming ban. But in the interview on KNPR’s “State of Nevada” talk show, Reid wasn’t clear about whether he would try to carve out a poker exemption in the current bill, which is backed by Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson.”

It is still unclear what Reid is trying to do with this ban. What is clear, however, is that he wants gambling done live in the state of Nevada, at the casinos, and not via the Internet.

The ban Reid is pushing is something that has also been flying around the House of Representatives. However, even if passed, it is unknown how the Senate feels on such a ban. In addition, casino corporations are fighting back as they feel online gambling will benefit their companies. Until a final decision is made, states just continue to plug along trying to expand, and legalize online gambling in their own states.

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