|10-29-2007, 06:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2003
October 29, 2007 -- Poker players who descended on Capitol Hill last week face long odds in trying to convince Congress to legalize playing the card game on the Internet.
But one wild card could force Washington's hand: an international trade dispute with Antigua over online gambling that could end up leaving the U.S. on the hook for billions of dollars.
The World Trade Organization recently ruled that the U.S. violated its international treaty commitments by going after offshore online gambling outfits without cracking down on American operators offering remote betting on horse and dog racing.