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U.S./N.Y. State - Gamblers who prefer laptops to blackjack tables could be getting a boost from Washington.
Legislation introduced this week could fully regulate online gambling. If passed, the legislation could move the practice from its current legal gray zone.
The feds cracked down on online poker in 2011. However, that same year - the justice department OK'd online gambling so long as it was permitted by state law.
Online gambling is expected to be a $9 billion industry by 2020. That puts it on par with gambling in Las Vegas and Atlantic City combined.