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Uncle Sam's eyes are on the online poker.

Created: 2010-04-26 13:04:23
The online poker industry is huge! Did you know that 3.8% of all adults in the U.S. play online poker for money. That makes U.S. the largest online poker market in the on the planet of Earth.
Online poker industry revenue is estimated to reach $6.7 billion in 2010. That's more than double of what it was before the legislation was passed to restrict online gambling in the U.S.
The top 3 online poker websites combined average anywhere from 30,000 to 70,000 cash players at any given time.
The largest site - PokerStars.com - has dealt over 40 billion hands since its opening in 2001. That would take a regular player, playing 24 hours per day over 100,000 (one hundred thousand) years to accomplish.
With all that action, it's no surprise that a Congressional report from 2009 estimated that online gambling would generate over $50 billion in tax revenue over the course of 10 years if it is regulated and taxed.
That much money could:
*** Cover the entire CIA's budget for almost a decade
*** Keep the United States Postal Service running for almost 12 years
*** Pay all costs for the National Park Service for almost 25 years
*** Fund the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for almost 25 years
*** Build 2,500 full-size urban high schools
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