I am both a conservative and a professional poker player, and it disappoints me to see the ignorance displayed in this article. Ray Bitar, Chirs Ferguson, and Howard Lederer are thieves and criminals who stole around $300 million from poker players around the world, including about $150 million from US citizens. You can't criticize the Bitar arrest or the Full Tilt seizures. These are important steps toward both getting people paid back and bringing the criminals to justice.
Legalizing & regulating online poker in the US is the proper solution. If you want to criticize the left, you can accurately state that Obama has come out against legalization. The entire ban on online poker is an affront to our country's free market system.