20 Most Influential People
#7: Dean Heller
If any form of iGaming is to be legalized in the U.S. at the federal level, it’s unlikely to be without the help of Republican Senator from Nevada Dean Heller. Heller has recently worked with Senator Harry Reid in a bi-partisan effort to appease their campaign backers who control Nevada casinos by seeking to pass legislation to regulate online poker nationwide. Heller’s efforts fell short in 2012, but he remains a name to watch in the future of iGaming legislation in the U.S.