20 Most Influential People
#3: Harry Reid
The man who holds the keys to any possibility of legalized online gaming at the federal level in the United States is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Protecting interests of casino groups in his home state, Reid has been pushing for legal online poker in the U.S. for years now. Unfortunately for U.S. poker players, Reid’s influence has not been overpowering as of yet. Recently, Reid’s efforts to legalize online poker in 2012 died.