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LAS VEGAS — Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables could soon get a boost from Washington.


Republican New York Congressman Peter King proposed federal regulations Thursday that would rescue online gambling from the legal gray zone where it currently languishes.


The federal government cracked down on online poker in 2011. But the same year, the U.S. Justice Department issued a ruling making online gambling legal so long as it's permitted on the state level.


Congress flirted with an online gambling bill last year, but industry infighting and partisan disagreement ultimately doomed it. When that legislation failed, states began moving ahead on their own...........


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Probably as good as we're going to get. It also heartens me that the summary does not include a "bad actor" clause that seems to be popping up in every bill these days.


That said, California is on an opt out track, based on current legislative efforts in the state, which makes me sad.

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