The current legislative session is set to end in the next few days.
US.- Michigan is currently the last state in the country that has an active online poker discussion in treatment. As the legislative session is set to finish in the following days, authorities believe that they will resume the debate sometime in 2017.
Despite efforts being made to extend to next week the legislative session to try to pass the gambling bill, the discussions won’t be extended. According to Gambling Compliance, similar efforts had failed in 2016 in Pennsylvania, New York and California. The Midwestern state was trying to be the fourth state in the United States to offer regulated online poker. It has been more than three years since the country authorised a state to offer the activity.
Earlier this month, the attorney general of Nevada became the tenth representative to join Sheldon Adelson in his plan to outlaw online poker across the United States. The attorney generals are asking Donald Trump and VP elected Mike Pence to restore the original provisions of the 1961 Wire Act. Whilst Trump has an important background in being friendly to the gaming industry, Pence is an historical opponent to the online gaming market. If their complaint moves forward, the bill would eliminate legal and regulated online gambling and poker in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.