A lot of poker players are beginning to comment and predict as to what they believe is going to happen to the US online poker industry such as Daniel Negreanu and Doyle Brunson. Phil Hellmuth is the latest poker player to voice his opinion, and he claimed that online poker would not be legalized this year.
Phil Hellmuth was interviewed by Tatjana Pasalic who uses the handle “Tatty Tats.” Hellmuth had initially been of the opinion that online poker would be legalized and regulated in the year 2011 before Christmas. He also mentioned that he was surprised that the legislation had not been passed. Later he believed that it would happen by February but now has changed his mind and believes that it is not likely to get legalized by the year 2012. He claimed that if the US poker legislation was not passed by April, then it would not happen in the year 2012 at all, on account of it being an election year.