Tax and destroy
Some in Congress are beginning to recognize the potential financial windfall of legalized online gaming.
Back when the mob ran the numbers game the payouts averaged 60% of the take, now that the state runs it a Pick 3 pays $500, 50% of the average take.
It's even worse for the big prizes. State lotteries target the million dollar payouts at 50% of projected sales, but that's the nominal payout, the actual payout is discounted from that based on a 20 year payout.
You got a better deal when crooks ran it.
Excessive taxation is destroying horseracing. Even New York City is in danger of losing it's off track parlors to high state taxes.
Find another arguement for justification of keeping poker legal. Don't use "if you legalize it you can destroy it and make money while you're destroying it" as your arguement. It's really self-destructive.