Summary Box: Online Gambling Fight About When, Who

Published January 3, 2012 3:00PM (EST)

IT'S INEVITABLE: The fight to fully legalize online gambling in the U.S. is now less about whether Americans will be able to play and more about who will bring the action to them — and when.

WHAT PROMPTED IT: A recent U.S. Justice Department opinion says federal law only prevents players from wagering on sports outcomes. Other bets such as lottery tickets are OK.

TO BE DETERMINED: Should each state have its own regulatory system, or should there be a nationwide law?

By Salon Staff

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