Democrat Harry Reid rewarding his casino backers with monopolies
That really didn’t take long at all. Only a month after winning re-election with hundreds of thousands of dollars in casino contributions, Harry Reid is working to reward his campaign contributors by re-legalizing, then granting them with monopolies in online gambling.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is pushing behind the scenes for lame-duck legislation that would allow poker games over the Internet but restrict initial licenses to casinos and racetrack operators that have been in businesses at least five years.
Some of the biggest casino operators in Reid’s home state of Nevada are eager to get a piece of the online gambling industry, which generates an estimated $5 billion a year for offshore operators.