Harry Reid's push to legalize online poker is a favor to the casinos that helped get him re-elected. But…

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Dec. 10 2010 5:50 PM

Don't Hate the Player—or the Game

Sure, Harry Reid's push to legalize online poker is a favor to the casinos that helped get him re-elected. But it's also good policy.

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Correction, Dec. 16, 2010: This article incorrectly stated that the Wire Act was passed in 1964. ( Return to the corrected sentence.)

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.