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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Casino giant Harrah's Entertainment Inc.'s chief executive Gary Loveman said Wednesday he's looking at taking the World Series of Poker brand into the realm of Internet poker in the U.K. and continental Europe.
Loveman made the comment at the Global Gaming Expo, the largest trade show of the year for the North American casino industry.
Banks and payment processors are prohibited from handling cash transactions from U.S.-based players to and from online poker sites under legislation President Bush signed into law last year.
But Internet gambling businesses are treated vastly differently around the world.
"If you take a look at the legal landscape in continental Europe and the United Kingdom, there are countries where it's demonstrably legal and there's absolutely no encumbrance," Loveman said. "Those are areas that are very attractive to us."
Tournament spokesman Gary Thompson said ....