Replacing Sen. Bill Frist who did not seek re-election is Sen Harry Reid who served five years as chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission in the late 1970s.

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Unfortunately Sen Kyl survived, but with the Democrats in control of the House and hopefully soon the Senate, more of those who are in favor of regulating and not banning online gambling and poker will be in place.