"LONDON--PokerStars, the world's second-biggest Internet poker firm, said on Thursday that a looming U.S. ban on online gaming would not apply to poker, as it is a game of skill, and its business would continue as usual.
The gambling industry was left reeling this month after the U.S. Congress unexpectedly approved a bill that would make it illegal for companies to accept Internet wagers or for banks to process payments to online gaming companies."
For those of you not up to date on current events, here's the initial bill:No internet gambling, says congress
"The House of Representatives and Senate approved the measure and sent it to President George W. Bush to sign into law.
The bill, a compromise between earlier versions passed by the two chambers, would make it illegal for banks and credit card companies to make payments to online gambling sites."
Pokerstars, you guys are awesome. This bill is ludicrous. Give 'em hell.
What about the people that don't live in Vegas or Atlantic City? You selfish SOBs in congress...