In the end, there is no good reason for the federal government to prohibit citizens from engaging in a peaceful, popular and enjoyable activity that almost all of them can handle responsibly. Nor is there any point, since those citizens are going to do it anyway. Congress would be wise to accept that age-old reality and settle for harvesting the tax revenues Internet betting can generate.
-Steve Chapman, "More Freedom is a Sound Bet," Aug. 1, 2010
I was at my parents' home on Sunday in Chicago after running in the Rock'n'Roll Chicago Half Marathon earlier that morning when the fiancee showed me an editorial column from a member of the Chicago Tribune's editorial board.
It will be interesting to see if the tide is finally turning toward the regulation of online poker in the U.S.