Ultimately, it will be legal, here, but how long it takes is uncertain. This is where the market is.

Steve Lipscomb had the vision and foresight to create the World Poker Tour, one of the important events that launched the current poker boom. Along with Jeffery Pollack, who runs the oldest and most respected poker tour, Lipscomb will reveal the global reach of the game and how it is penetrating international markets.

In terms of legislation that has gone through either state or federal houses that has told players specifically you can't do it, there really isn't anything on the books. So this industry is a lawyer's dream, because there is no clarity on the law.

Online poker operators are facing increasing competition at all levels. The World Poker Congress will highlight the strategies, products and services that will help any online poker room stay at the top of their game.