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Most FL lawmakers say they’d like to see an overall reduction, but as lawmakers look at pushing gaming legislation first one way and then the other, activists say each move could lead to a massive expansion.

Poker Players Association, whose executive director, John Pappas, said the original law was designed to stop unregulated online gambling from offshore locations, not state-regulated websites. The PPA boosted its lobbying spending to $535,000 in 2014 from $350,000 in 2013.    "This is something the states have done very effectively," Pappas said. "There shouldn't be a federal bill that prevents states from offering their citizens a safe and regulated place to play online poker."

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