Online poker players have gotten some great news from the state of Florida where Governor Charles Grist has signed off on a new bill passed by the state legislature earlier in May this year. This bill authorized an in depth study of the impact that legalising online poker in certain states will have on the economy and on the people.
If the report should come out showing a positive result it would provide a lot of leverage for the politicians such as Brney Frank who wants to see online gambling regulated and licensed by the US Government to provide additional income streams for the Government.
The objective of the bill is to research what needs to be done in order to protect the state residents from online gambling offered by offshore companies. It is also important for the Government to implement a system to prevent the underage from being able to access online gambling.
Apparantly the results of this research will be ready to be published and be taken in to consideration by the Senate in December 2009.
At the same time the state of California is looking in to getting a similar bill passed as they too are interested in offering onlien gambling within the state borders to generate additional tax income.