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July 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Tribes fear that legalizing online poker would hurt casinos

Online poker, which is already legal in 85 countries, has the potential to change the rules of gambling forever, much as online shopping reshaped the retail industry. The president of the Seneca Nation of Indians said that if Congress insisted on approving it, lawmakers at least must allow tribes to help write the rules and take the lead in running the enterprise.

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