Colorado Throws Hat Into Online Poker / Gambling Ring

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… or at least buys a hat that they might consider throwing into said ring.

That’s the word from CardPlayer, which is reporting that a group of Colorado casinos has drafted a measure to regulate online gambling in the state.

From CP:

The Colorado Gaming Association has drafted a bill that would aim to legalize online gaming in the state, the group’s executive director Lois Rice told Card Player Tuesday.

The coalition of the state’s casinos considered introducing an Internet poker proposal this year, but had its hands full with another gaming-related issue.

Rice said the Association doesn’t have any formal plans yet for introducing it during the next legislative session, which beings in January 2013. However, she said that online gaming “will be an issue in Colorado” next year.

That makes Colorado the … let’s see … something like the 63rd state to consider regulation of online gambling, which is odd as there are only 50 states total. Colorado online gambling is likely a longshot, however.

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