May 21, 2014: The United Front Disintegrates

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Online gambling becomes a wedge issue among members of the American Gaming Association.  With the debate threatening to fracture its membership, President Geoff Freeman and the organization abandon ship.

The about-face garners plenty of criticism, considering the AGA was publicly opposing Adelson as late as January 2014. The trade group’s new position is one of “no position” when it comes to online gambling.

With the AGA sitting on the sidelines — and Adelson making good on his promise to “spend whatever it takes” — online gambling progress comes to a grinding halt across the country.

- Steve covers nearly every angle of online poker in his job as a full-time freelance poker writer. His primary focus for OPR is the developing legal and legislative picture for regulated US online poker and gambling.
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