Black Friday: One Year Later
While legal online poker in the post-Black Friday world appears to be a certainty, it still hasn’t happened. Nevada will almost certainly be the first to offer intrastate poker, but they won’t be the last. Should online poker move back into the mainstream, it could open the floodgates to lots of other legal online gaming options. Remember, the DOJ says the UIGEA only applies to sports betting. (Of course states like New Jersey, and possibly California, are looking to change that too.)
How the new poker world will actually look is anybody’s guess. It’s possible that states may enter some sort of revenue sharing deal allowing players from one state to gamble online at sites based in another. Conspicuously absent in this discussion is the affiliate marketing world, but it seems safe to say that the new poker world will have a place for affiliate partners.